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Senate Ed chair cautions state school board on CRT

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The chair of the Senate Education Committee on Wednesday warned the state school board that its statement on critical race theory is being viewed...

Desetti leaving KNEA at end of ’21

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Longtime Kansas teacher union lobbyist Mark Desetti will retire at the end of the year, saying he wants to travel, spend more time with...

Many school districts without basic IT security, audit shows

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Many Kansas school districts do not employ basic security controls for information technology in an era when schools are at an increased risk of...

Higher ed enrollment inches up, but down over 5 years

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The state's higher education system saw enrollment in student headcount inch up slightly this year while seeing a multiyear slide in enrollment continue. New numbers...

Federal PAC targets local school board races

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In what may be a first for Kansas, a federal political action committee is targeting local school board races in an effort to elect...

UPDATED: Johnson gains support from more than 40 lawmakers

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(Updated to include comments from Lee) Republican state Rep. Steven Johnson on Thursday revealed support from about a quarter of the Kansas Legislature in his...

Roberts named to K-State search committee

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Gov. Laura Kelly got what she wanted. The Kansas Board of Regents on Friday named a 25-member committee to help search for a new president...

Education panel denies Legislature’s COVID spending plan

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The Kansas State Board of Education parted ways with the Legislature Wednesday when it agreed not to spend $9 million in federal COVID-19 relief...

State education board: CRT not part of academic standards

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As the battle over critical race theory escalates in Kansas and nationally, the Kansas State Board of Education fought back with a statement arguing...

Health order grievances tied to end of emergency declaration

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When leading lawmakers decided not to extend Gov. Laura Kelly's ongoing COVID-19 emergency declaration, they likely brought an end to the ability of parents...