February 22, 2024

Keeping Media and Government Accountable.

Tag: KASB

Education establishment hostile to accreditation requirement to follow state law

The Kansas education establishment is pushing back hard against a bill that simply requires districts to comply with state law…

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Some Kansas school districts send board members to NSBA training

At least 25 state school board associations canceled their membership with the National School Boards Association (NSBA) after it labeled…

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Progress made in Wetmore land transfers

The ongoing controversy over land once a part of the now-closed Wetmore Academic Center appears near resolution after agreement was…

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Jackson Heights School District leaving KASB, citing political differences

Jackson Heights USD 335 is leaving the Kansas Association of School Boards (KASB) saying KASB no longer reflects the district’s…

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LVCO superintendents lobby legislators and try to exclude board members

A decision to leave local school board members off an invitation list for Leavenworth County superintendents to lobby state legislators…

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Gov. Kelly, KASB gaslight parents with 2023 student achievement claims

Gaslight is a term used by some mental health practitioners to clinically describe a form of prolonged coercive control in…

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K-12 bureaucracy ignores flaws in special education funding formula, calls for more money

Despite testimony that some K-12 funding related to special education (SPED) services is not counted toward SPED funding, the Kansas…

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Education bureaucracy pushing the status quo in hearings

Legislative hearings over this and last week are focusing on how to improve outcomes in Kansas education, perhaps unsurprisingly, the education…

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Recommendations to improve achievement by changing adult behaviors

Testimony submitted this week to the Special Committee on Education crystalized three unfortunate realities: (1) student achievement is low and…

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KASB hits new low, trying to explain away achievement declines

A new flyer from the Kansas Association of School Boards (KASB) would be right at home as satire at The…

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Stanford CREDO study shows charter schools outperform traditional public school

A new study by Stanford University’s Center For Research on Education Outcomes (CREDO) shows that charter school students outperform traditional…

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SCOTUS to decide if public officials can block critics on their social media platforms

Free speech rights in the era of social media are on the docket in the U.S. Supreme Court as justices…

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School Board Member Free Speech and Transparency Act has hearing

HB 2382, the School District Board of Education Member Free Speech and Transparency Act, was introduced at a hearing before…

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Rose Hill superintendent’s student achievement deception is all too typical

Frustrated with district officials’ refusal to acknowledge a student achievement crisis, a group of Rose Hill parents mailed a postcard…

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KS education establishment out of touch with parents, student needs

The education establishment in Kansas appears to remain remarkably out of step with parents’ and students’ needs. While polling in…

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Legislators ridicule KASB deception, praise Virginia governor’s honesty

Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin’s bleak but refreshingly honest end-of-the-school-year report on K-12 education in the commonwealth focused on many of…

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KSDE shirks responsibility to school districts, promotes KASB membership

The Kansas Department of Education purports to be a “dedicated service agency” that provides leadership, resources, and support.  But like…

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KASB report is a modern-day Emperor’s New Clothes tale

In Hans Christian Andersen’s The Emperor’s New Clothes, two swindlers arrive at the capital city of an emperor who spends…

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House fails to override Kelly’s veto of civil rights bills

The Kansas House of Representatives failed on April 28, 2022, to override Governor Laura Kelly’s veto of two civil rights…

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KPI supports teacher merit pay, school boards opposed

A legislative proposal to earmark about $50 million of school funding for teacher merit pay is being opposed by the…

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‘Shall conduct needs assessment’ confuses K-12 officials

Two state senators last week bluntly rebuked the Kansas Association of School Boards and the United School Administrators when they…

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K-12 officials: choice for the system, not for students

“Today we’ve have heard about ways to give kids more choice and what we have received back would be all…

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NSBA wants schools to effectively have “one free rape”

The National Schools Boards Association (NSBA) and Fairfax County Public Schools want the U.S. Supreme to hear a case that…

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Threat of mask-related accreditation loss appears to be bogus

The latest mask mandate excuse from education officials – ‘we have to follow county orders or we will lose accreditation’…

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