July 18, 2024

Keeping Media and Government Accountable.

Tag: school choice

Some Kansas schools support Open Enrollment law, others seem hostile

The bipartisan Open Enrollment legislation signed into law in 2022 offered hope for students who are trapped by their zip…

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Kansas legislators should follow the principled lead of these three Democrats

“As I watch children in poverty, trapped in failing schools, who can hardly read, I’d be damned if I will…

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Alabama CHOOSEs to become 11th state to approve universal school choice

With the stroke of her pen, Alabama Governor Kay Ivey signed into law the state’s Creating Hope & Opportunity for…

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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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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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Survey: Bipartisan majorities in JOCO want education savings accounts

In our current political climate, it seems nearly impossible to get Democrats and Republicans to agree on what day it…

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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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Homeschooling jumps 57% in Kansas while public school enrollment declines

Calling it “the most detailed look to date at an unprecedented period of growth in American homeschooling,” the Washington Post has…

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2023 ACT scores drop beyond 30 year low

A little more than a week after the Kansas Association of School Boards touted Kansas as one of only six…

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Group claiming to be moderate wants to protect education status quo

Declaring that rural communities in Kansas are threatened by school choice advocates, a group of former legislators have founded Kansans…

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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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North Carolina becomes ninth state to approve universal school choice

North Carolina lawmakers have approved a sweeping expansion of its Opportunity Scholarship Program, providing more school choice for children in…

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Kansans show micro schools and hybrids offer innovations in learning

Micro schools are the reimagining of the one-room schoolhouse, where class sizes are usually fewer than 15 students of varying…

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Hybrid and micro school summit: One size doesn’t fit all in education

Ten years ago, MIT engineer Kelly Smith began volunteering at his local library teaching computer programming to neighborhood kids along…

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Mesha Mainor refuses to use the poor and minorities for political gain

Hypocrisy – claiming to have beliefs to which one’s behavior does not conform – has long been a defining characteristic…

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2023 state assessment results reflect Einstein’s definition of insanity

The preliminary 2023 state assessment results once again demonstrate that student achievement will remain stubbornly low until the Legislature steps…

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Ohio becomes 8th state to enact universal school choice in the last two years

With a stroke of his pen, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine signed into law the nation’s eighth School Choice legislation, all…

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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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Microschools continue to gain traction in Kansas

Microschools, which provide opportunities for enterprising teachers and parents to find alternatives to the public school system, are gaining traction…

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Bi-partisan self-interest in politics destroys education opportunities

The struggle to get kids a decent education validates Thomas Sowell’s premise on the priorities of most politicians – their…

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Chances for school choice this session narrow substantially

School choice legislation is not yet entirely dead in Kansas this year, although opportunities for passage this session are narrowing.…

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While Kansas parents wait, Florida, other states expand choice

While Kansas parents wait to see if the Kansas Legislature and Governor Laura Kelly will give them the opportunity to…

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Kansas Values Institute doesn’t value honesty

Kansas Values Institute, which says it promotes “traditional Kansas values,” must not think that Kansans value honesty. An email blast…

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School choice ESA bill passes the Kansas House in SB 83

In a major victory for school choice advocates in the Sunflower State, the Kansas House of Representatives passed the “Sunflower…

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