July 21, 2024

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Tag: USD 259

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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Wichita superintendent Kelly Bielefeld covers up poor student achievement

USD 259 superintendent Kelly Bielefeld spoke to the Wichita Pachyderm Club recently, and like his predecessors, he went out of…

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At least 3 KS school districts hide students’ transgender status from parents

Over 160 school districts nationwide, including three in Kansas, have policies to keep students’ transgender status a secret from their…

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1619 Project, critical race theory in Wichita schools

Red, White, and Black – Rescuing American History from Revisionists and Race Hustlers is, according to its publisher, “corrective to…

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State Treasurer Lynn Rogers deceives taxpayers on ESA programs

State Treasurer Lynn Rogers, a Wichita Democrat, recently took a hard stance against legislation that would expand educational opportunities for…

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Lawmakers consider education savings accounts

A former school board member announced to the Kansas House K-12 budget committee on Monday that she changed her mind…

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Top-heavy Wichita school district shortchanges teachers and students

The Kansas education tradition – suing taxpayers on the pretense of not having enough money to educate students but not…

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Standards-referenced grading de-emphasizes effort, diminishes transparency

Wichita USD 259 is changing grading for K-5 students for the 2019-2020 school year to a system called Standards Reference…

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USD 259: enrollment down, payroll jumps 6%, over 100 non-classroom positions added

Fearful that school districts wouldn’t allocate enough money to classrooms, legislators tried to add accountability measures to the school funding…

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Wichita School District Hires Political Consulting Firm

The Wichita School District hired a political consulting firm to monitor and report to district administration on legislative activities. School…

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Wichita District Gives Superintendent $14K Raise

The Wichita Superintendent of Schools is getting a raise. The USD 259 Board of Education hired Superintendent Alicia Thompson five…

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Transparency Becomes Focus of Wichita School Board Campaigns

Members of the USD 259 Wichita school board are in a sparring match over a letter to the editor outgoing board member Joy…

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