July 22, 2024

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Tag: Kansas

DOJ issues damning report on discrimination in Wichita Public Schools

A report from the Department of Justice found pervasive evidence of discrimination in Wichita Public Schools against students based on…

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Point Forward tax filings raise more questions about the Pittsburg non-profit

New questions are being raised about Point Forward, a Pittsburg, Kansas, non-profit that is remodeling the former Washington School into…

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Districts that leave KASB can still participate in insurance pool

Emails obtained by The Sentinel show Kansas school districts that choose to leave the Kansas Association of School Boards can…

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More controversy embroils Prairie Village as 9th Mikkelson recall effort moves forward

Invoices and emails show that some of the accusations that prompted a recall effort against Prairie Village Mayor Eric Mikkelson…

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USD 413 Chanute attempts to stifle, marginalize board members

Chanute Board of Education President Heather Guernsey and Superintendent of Schools Matt Koester refuse to answer questions about a “board…

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Retired immigration judge says the federal immigration system is broken

Calling it “anarchy,” former Federal Immigration Judge Elliot Kaplan said, in an exclusive interview with The Sentinel, that the federal…

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Johnson County hires Government Relations Coordinator as taxpayer-funded lobbyist

Johnson County has hired a Government Relations Coordinator at a salary of $122,000 per year.  The new position increases county…

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JoCo Commissioners release Peg Trent opinion on library funding after Sentinel publication

In a victory for transparency, within hours of publishing a story about Johnson County Chief Counsel Peg Trent refusing to…

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Johnson County avoiding questions about Library retirement funds

Johnson County Chief Counsel Peg Trent is refusing to answer questions about the legality of using more than $6 million…

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Most Kansas cities lost population over the last three years

Most of the largest cities in Kansas have lost population over the last three years. According to data from the…

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Kobach sues federal government over new Title IX rules

Kansas Attorney General Kris Kobach is suing the federal government over changes to Title IX requirements that are supposed to…

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USD 434 Santa Fe Trail seems in violation of building needs assessments law

Unified School District 434 Santa Fe Trail appears to be in violation of state law K.S.A. 72-1163, which requires local…

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USD 233 Olathe surrenders records after nearly a month of obfuscations and denials

After weeks of back and forth reminiscent of a Franz Kafka novel, USS 233 Olathe finally sent the records they…

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Kansas House fails to override veto of youth “gender-affirming care”

A bill that would have banned so-called “gender-affirming care” for minors in the state is dead, at least for this…

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Olathe school district dodging questions about legal fees

The Olathe Unified School District administration and board of education are either refusing to answer questions about legal fees defending…

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Prairie Village resident sues over council appointment procedures

A Prairie Village man is suing over the appointment to a vacancy in the Prairie Village City Council. In his…

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Judge orders Olathe school board to pay $259k legal fees for plaintiff in 1st Amendment case

Federal District Court Judge Holly Teeter on April 4 ordered the Olathe school board to pay Jennifer Gilmore’s attorney, Linus Baker,…

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Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly vetoes bill to ban ‘gender-affirming care’ for minors

A new law that would have banned so-called “gender-affirming care” for minors has been vetoed by Governor Laura Kelly. Senate…

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Kansas Blueprint for Literacy requires ‘science of reading’ in comprehensive education reform

Using the science of reading to teach literacy will soon be required in Kansas schools — and to train new…

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‘United Kansas’ pushes fusion voting scheme in Sunflower State

A new political party, “United Kansas,” wants to institute fusion voting, which allows a candidate to be listed twice on…

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Wolf Springs, Blue Valley refuse to answer questions about alleged ‘murder list’

More than a year after an alleged “incident” involving an alleged “murder list” at Wolf Springs Elementary School, questions remain…

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Kansas Justice Institute wins civil asset forfeiture case

A Geary County woman will soon have her vehicle back after a state court dismissed the civil asset forfeiture case…

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SB 428 reinforces school board members’ ability to conduct needs assessments

Senate Bill 428 (SB 428), currently in front of the Kansas Senate Committee on Education, would force district administrations to…

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Senate Bill 509 would create a tax credit for private and home school families

A bill that would provide a tax credit to families whose children are in either private school or are homeschooled…

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