June 23, 2024

Keeping Media and Government Accountable.

Tag: special education

KPR correction shows journalistic integrity

Media rightfully gets a lot of criticism for bias, but Kansas Public Radio (KPR) deserves credit today for having the…

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Education establishment gearing up for new lawsuit over SPED funding

The State Supreme Court in 2019 determined that the Legislature met the Court’s definition of adequate funding of schools, including…

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KASB SPED claim is its latest deliberate deception

If Benjamin Franklin were alive today, he would say there are four things certain in life: death, taxes, there will…

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USD 469 superintendent uses property tax deception to oppose open enrollment

Comments made at the Lansing school board meeting on November 13 exposed a consciously false claim and several school funding…

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Newspapers deny reality on CRT, achievement to push status quo in school board races

Videos, teacher training materials, and even school teacher testimony shows the tenets of critical race theory (CRT) are embedded 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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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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Shawnee Mission School District must pay $400K to family in special education dispute

A federal court in Kansas ordered the Shawnee Mission School District (SMSD) to pay a Westwood family $400,000 for legal…

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SMSD used $4 million extra at-risk state aid to boost SPED cash reserves

The Kansas Legislature provides over $500 million of at-risk funding to deliver services to students at risk of academic failure.[i] …

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Kansas Reflector gaslights readers on school funding, makes false accusations of legislators

A recent story about school funding in the Kansas Reflector reminded me of a quote by Winston Churchill – a…

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SCOTUS: parents of SPED students can sue districts under ADA

A United States Supreme Court decision handed down Tuesday related to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) has enormous implications…

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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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Special education formula doesn’t count all the funding

School funding advocates met at the Capitol in Topeka recently to make the case that special education in Kansas is…

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