School districts have been forced to shoulder the burden of paying for special education services that are underfunded by the Kansas Legislature. Advocates say there’s a dire need for more money.
The Lawrence school board on Monday will hear a report on the district’s initiatives to support marginalized students and the outcomes of those efforts.
A new law requiring Kansas schools to get parental permission before surveying students’ personal attitudes or beliefs has put lessons on hold in many schools.
Kansas Board of Education member Betty Arnold believes a program offering lower-income students nine credit hours of college courses while in high school can propel more toward two- or four-year degrees — on one condition.
Open enrollment in Kansas public schools will worsen existing inequities and funding issues as well as diminish the importance of voters’ representation on local school boards, some local leaders say.
The ACLU of Kansas condemned a school district’s discussed transgender policy as potentially illegal and harmful, in anticipation of a deciding vote on the matter.
Attorneys for Pamela Ricard say the teacher’s First Amendment rights were violated when she was disciplined for refusing to use a student’s preferred name and pronouns.
Educators tout social-emotional learning as a way to make children into better students and more empathetic people. Critics see it as a way to push social justice issues.
The Kansas State Board of Education has established a temporary advisory council that is intended to improve and reform K-12 American Indian education, but may also help guide higher education.
A group in charge of evaluating Kansas graduation requirements says classroom time is a poor yardstick for measuring learning. It’s arguing for ways to let local school districts sub in real-world experiences and other metrics more calibrated to the 21st century.
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