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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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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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