Higher Education

 Data indicates many students fall off seeking post-secondary (2/14/2017) 
   The information based on National Student Clearinghouse data should help educators as they push to increase the number of Kansas students to continue education and training after high school.
 Senate cancels vote on school cuts, tax increase (2/9/2017) 
   No school cuts, for now, but they are definitely still in play. The Kansas Senate cancelled debate Thursday after Republican leaders couldn’t persuade their GOP members to agree to a 5 percent cut in general state aid to public schools.
 Career expo fair scheduled in Hutchinson in November (10/6/2016) 
   Officials are inviting high school students, community members, educators, school board members and others.
 House Overwhelmingly Approves CTE bill (9/14/2016) 
   H.R. 5587 would reauthorize the Perkins Act for six years, covering fiscal years 2017 through 2022.
 House Education Committee Approves Bill to Strengthen Career and Technical Education (7/20/2016) 
   The bill would reauthorize the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act (CTE).
 Legislature approves budget, several other education measures, then adjourns (5/2/2016) 
   The Kansas Legislature early Monday approved a state budget that supporters of the bill said would protect K-12 funding but will require cuts in other areas.
 House offer would shield school funding from Governor’s cuts (4/30/2016) 
   House budget negotiators Friday night proposed an amendment that would prohibit the Governor from using special allotment authority to reduce K-12 funding to balance the budget.
 House Ed Committee approves college due process bill; considers bond aid program (3/15/2016) 
   The bill was passed out favorably on a vote of 11-6.
 House Ed, Ed Budget pass bills out favorably (1/26/2016) 
   The House Education Budget Committee passed out two bills favorably Monday. Both targeted higher education programs.
 12ACTResultsTestimony (12/22/2015) 
   2012 ACT Results and Kansas College Readiness
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