February 24, 2024

Keeping Media and Government Accountable.

Tag: Wichita School District

Study: diversity administrators do not improve student achievement

The achievement gap between white and minority students likely increases when K-12 school districts hire chief diversity officers. That’s the…

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Gardner school board rejects pleas to open schools

Despite hours of heartfelt pleas from parents and students, members of the Gardner Edgerton USD 231 school board declined to…

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School boards still diverting money to Schools for Fair Funding

Kansas school districts continue to pump money into Schools for Fair Funding, a coalition of school districts that successfully sued…

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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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Schools Have Reserves to Refund Dennis’ Overpayment of Transportation Funding

The state of Kansas paid 25 school districts more than they were legally allocated by the state legislature. Senate Majority…

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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 Teachers Average 6 Percent Raise, Super Gets $14K Bump

Wichita School Superintendent Alicia Thompson will sweeten her salary by more than $14,000 this school year, and district teachers won’t…

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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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Three Day School Funding Hearing Ends

Lawmakers in the Kansas House wrapped up hearings on a school funding proposal on March 27. HB2410 would funnel an…

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Wichita Eagle Lauds School Choice-Kind of

A Wichita Eagle reporter revealed soft support for school choice with a story earlier this week about how longer school…

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