December 6, 2023

Keeping Media and Government Accountable.

Tag: Kansas State Board of Education

Civic learning survey shows room for improvement in Kansas

March 6th-10th is designated as National Civic Learning Week. But a 50-state survey of curriculum and legislative initiatives shows Kansas…

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Interstate compact could bring out-of-state teachers to fill Kansas vacancies, state board hesitates

An interstate compact that would recognize teacher licenses from other states and alleviate the classroom instructor shortage is stalled in…

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State BOE recommends districts shed Native American mascots

The Kansas State Board of Education (BOE) issued a “strong recommendation” to districts to discontinue their use of Native American…

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State Board of Education discusses changes in high school graduation requirements

The Kansas State Board of Education continued its review this month on a proposal to alter high school graduation requirements…

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KSHSAA seeks “Fairness” for public schools, but not for biological girls

The Kansas Board of Education will consider a recommendation approved by the Kansas State High School Activities Association (KSHSAA) to…

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Two incumbents ousted in State Board of Education primaries

Two newcomers won seats on the Kansas State Board of Education in Republican primaries, each defeating an incumbent. In District…

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KS Board of Ed: districts withhold services to get more money

A half-empty bus passes a Wichita elementary student each morning as he walks more than two miles to the same…

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CRT debate intensifies as school officials argue no one teaches it

Debates about teaching critical race theory in Kansas schools boil across the state and the nation. However, officials at the…

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State school board may sue the Legislature to protect its authority

The Kansas State Board of Education intends to put lawmakers on notice that its members wield constitutional authority. Calling themselves…

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Blue Valley asymptomatic testing stirs controversy

A local pediatrician is questioning the logic behind a Blue Valley School District initiative that tests asymptomatic students for COVID-19. …

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Alarming trends suggest undereducated future Kansas workforce

Recent high school graduates set aside plans to attend technical school, community college, and university last year, slowing entry to…

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Lawmakers debate mandating personal finance class to graduate

Kansas students can graduate from high school without taking any classes on personal finance. A bill before the Kansas Legislature…

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CDC, KS school board issue stringent school opening guidance

The Center for Disease Control and the Kansas State Department of Education issued new, stringent school opening guidance week, but…

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63 Lawmakers Sign Letter in Support of Dale Dennis

Nearly half of Kansas lawmakers signed a letter expressing their support for Deputy Education Commissioner Dale Dennis. The Jan. 26…

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AG’s Office: State Law Does Not Allow KSDE to Set Minimum Transportation Funding

State law doesn’t allow the Kansas State Department of Education to allocate a minimum amount of funding for transportation, Kansas…

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AG’S Office Monitoring Possible Audit of Deputy Education Commissioner

The Kansas Attorney General’s Office isn’t investigating reports that the Kansas Deputy Education Commissioner unlawfully allocated extra transportation funding to…

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School Funding Debate Likely To Dominate 2018 Session

Debate on how to best deal with the Kansas Supreme Court’s ruling requiring the legislature to craft a new school…

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