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Why special education costs are rising; more special education students

Why special education costs are rising; more special education students

Posted Date: 04/28/2022

As the Kansas Legislature has been debating special education funding, there have been questions about how many students are served by special education and how those numbers have changed. The . . .

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What do school districts spend per pupil and why

What do school districts spend per pupil and why

Posted Date: 04/28/2022

A frequent question about public education is how much districts spend per pupil to educate students. KASB estimates that Kansas invested about $16,000 per pupil last year from all sources: state, . . .

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KASB Legislative Update for Wednesday, April 27

KASB Legislative Update for Wednesday, April 27

Posted Date: 04/28/2022

Republicans on the K-12 Education Conference Committee on Wednesday came to an agreement on the mega education bill, which may go to the full House and Senate for consideration as early as . . .

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KASB Legislative Update, Tuesday, April 26

KASB Legislative Update, Tuesday, April 26

Posted Date: 04/27/2022

The Senate on Tuesday overrode Gov. Laura Kelly’s vetoes of the anti-transgender bill and the so-called parents’ bill of rights.   The measures will next go to the House for consideration, but no . . .

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What the 2022 Legislative session means for school finance

What the 2022 Legislative session means for school finance

Posted Date: 04/26/2022

As the 2022 Kansas Legislature convenes for the final part of the session, almost none of the major education issues have been settled. Several bills have been vetoed but overrides could be . . .

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School funding for the Gannon plan falling behind inflation

School funding for the Gannon plan falling behind inflation

Posted Date: 04/22/2022

For the second year in a row, the increase in Kansas K-12 funding for school district general funds, local option budgets and special education aid will be less than inflation, according to . . .

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Governor's amendment for special education funding rejected

Governor's amendment for special education funding rejected

Posted Date: 04/21/2022

Gov. Laura Kelly on Thursday proposed a $30 million increase for special education, but Republicans on the House Appropriations Committee shot it down.  . . .

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Understanding requests for special education funding

Understanding requests for special education funding

Posted Date: 04/20/2022

Many school leaders are encouraging Governor Laura Kelly and the Kansas Legislature to support an increase in state aid for special education services before the session ends. Although the . . .

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Kansas Special Education Funding

Kansas Special Education Funding

Posted Date: 04/20/2022

There is always something new to experience in the Kansas State Capitol. As a legislative Intern for KASB, this has been especially true. Not only have I . . .

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Kansas educational attainment improving but others states catching up

Kansas educational attainment improving but others states catching up

Posted Date: 04/20/2022

The percentage of Kansans attaining higher levels of education increased at all levels from 2010 to 2020, to reach a record high for completing high school, any college and four-year degrees or . . .

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