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Major K-12 issues unresolved as Legislature reconvenes April 25

Major K-12 issues unresolved as Legislature reconvenes April 25

Posted Date: 04/19/2022

Note to education advocates: When it comes to school funding and policy this session, nothing has been resolved yet.   With vetoes of bills on transgender athletes and parents’ bill of rights, and . . .

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The Angie Address: Dollars and Sense

The Angie Address: Dollars and Sense

Posted Date: 04/19/2022

Math is hard, and mastering school finance is harder still. Every time I find myself reviewing a legislative appropriations bill or just listening to Mark Tallman talk about the impact of potential . . .

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Teacher vacancies increase since fall

Teacher vacancies increase since fall

Posted Date: 04/13/2022

Teacher vacancies in Kansas public schools have increased 10 percent since the fall, according to state officials.  The number of vacancies increased from 1,253 to 1,381, according to a report by . . .

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Understanding State Assessments

Understanding State Assessments

Posted Date: 04/21/2022

Kansas tests most K-12 students every year in reading and math. The results are a big part of discussions about public education.  Some legislators and critics of public schools say state . . .

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State Board of Education increases its ask for special ed

State Board of Education increases its ask for special ed

Posted Date: 04/13/2022

When legislators return for the omnibus session to work on school funding, they will be asked to increase special education by $155 million.  The State Board of Education on Tuesday voted 6-4 to . . .

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Being Brian: Anything you want

Being Brian: Anything you want

Posted Date: 04/12/2022

I often tell school board members through the strategic planning process they can do anything they want as a school district, just not everything. It is the time of the year when school boards . . .

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Taking notes: Stay vigilant for schools as legislative session restarts April 25

Taking notes: Stay vigilant for schools as legislative session restarts April 25

Posted Date: 04/07/2022

No one likes to be accused of something they’re not. When the 2022 legislative session started, public schools were depicted by some legislators as places where CRT was being taught and parents . . .

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KBS, Inc. Announced as KASBO Premier Partner

KBS, Inc. Announced as KASBO Premier Partner

Posted Date: 04/06/2022

Kansas Board Solutions, Inc. (KBS) was recently announced as a Premier Partner of the Kansas Association of School Business Officials (KASBO). Along with supporting KASBO members as a Premier . . .

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Graduation Requirements Task Force seeks input by April 15

Graduation Requirements Task Force seeks input by April 15

Posted Date: 04/04/2022

State education officials are seeking feedback by April 15 to help guide the work of the Graduation Requirements Task Force.    The task force was established to examine high school graduation . . .

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KASB Legislative Update, Saturday, April 2

KASB Legislative Update, Saturday, April 2

Posted Date: 04/02/2022

The Legislature failed to pass the K-12 budget bill before first adjournment. That means legislators will tackle the issue again when the omnibus session starts April 25.  Meanwhile, the House and . . .

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