July 20, 2024

Keeping Media and Government Accountable.

Tag: Rep. Kristey Williams

New state assessment at odds with Legislature’s improvement targets

Deputy Education Commissioner Dr. Ben Proctor revealed that a new state assessment plan will be given to students during the…

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School Choice rally brings cheering supporters to State Capitol

An estimated crowd of over 150 renewed their call for Kansas to join the growing ranks of states offering School…

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Special Education Task Force recommends more funding without required study

Legislation that created the Special Education Task Force directs it to “study and make recommendations for changes in the existing…

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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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Arkansas teachers freed from compulsory union membership; what about Kansas?

Arkansas Governor Sarah Huckabee Sanders recently signed into law the “Teacher Paycheck Protection” bill removing union membership as a condition of…

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KC Star in the running for journalistic malpractice award

If there was an award for journalistic malpractice, the Kansas City Star would be a leading contender. The most recent…

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KSDE, state board cover up disappointing 2022 state assessment results

You might expect that Kansas Commissioner of Education Randy Watson would give the Kansas Board of Education a detailed analysis…

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Open Enrollment bill narrowly approved in House

Kansas K-12 students will be able to transfer and attend any school district in the state, depending on capacity limitations,…

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KC Star makes false accusations on Parents Bill of Rights

Yesterday, a Kansas City Star article alleging that the Parents Bill of Rights legislative hearings wasn’t fair to transparency opponents…

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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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KC Star denies CRT in schools, OK with shaming children

Parents across Kansas are furious that schools are teaching children things like ‘white people are inherently racist and oppress students…

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2020 ACT score falls again, Kansas now below national average

The average 2020 ACT score in Kansas declined for the fourth consecutive year, to 20.4, and the decline in college-readiness…

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School districts lose 12,000 students but add 46 managers

(Editor’s note – this article has been updated with a revised calculation of virtual enrollment; the original article showed a…

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Kansas Reading Readiness Act to benefit students below grade level

Students in the 3rd and 4th grades who are struggling to read would benefit from the provisions of House Bill…

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Rationale of government incentives

Incentives, also known as taxpayer-funded subsidies, are the predominant methods used by government and elected officials to encourage economic development. …

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Cato: Spending more on schools doesn’t improve achievement

A recent study from Cato Institute contradicts two common beliefs about the Kansas education system.  The authors of a 50-state…

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