Beginning with next year’s freshmen, Lawrence school district high schoolers must pass an additional STEM credit and a financial planning course to graduate, among other new requirements.
The Lawrence school board on Monday will consider approving new high school graduation requirements that would add a required STEM credit and a financial planning course, as well as an MOU to address surging mental health needs.
The Lawrence school board on Monday will look to approve proposed high school graduation requirements for next year.
A new labor report revealed the current annual rate of degree and certificate completion at Kansas colleges and universities would be insufficient to meet anticipated growth in demand for young, educated workers.
The Kansas State Board of Education voted unanimously to recommend a four-year initiative raising state aid to special education by $86.6 million annually to bring Kansas into compliance with the law.
Legal counsel to the state Board of Education says a flurry of abstentions could be consequential because the tactic might be used to undermine a requirement the state board register at least six votes among the 10 members to take formal action.
Rep. Patrick Penn, R-Wichita, said the Kansas Legislature should put politics aside and pass a bill requiring the Kansas State Board of Education to approve curriculum on gun safety incorporating the National Rifle Association’s trademarked Eddie Eagle program to broaden gun safety efforts in K-12 public schools. (Sherman Smith/Kansas Reflector)
The number of K-12 students in Kansas classified as chronically absent from school surged to 24.5% during the 2021-2022 academic year as educators emerged from the darkest depths of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Kansas Board of Education is calling on the state’s public schools to eliminate Native American-themed mascots within five years.
Unofficial results show four seats on the Kansas State Board of Education were won by conservative candidates who want to restrict how race and social-emotional learning are taught in schools.
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