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House panel sets aside governor’s school finance plan, advances its own

A House panel quickly shelved Gov. Laura Kelly's school finance plan Thursday, moving its own alternative that faces questions about whether it will comply...

House Republicans introduce new education plan

House Republican leadership on Tuesday rolled out a wide-ranging school finance plan that includes accountability measures and a hotly debated program that would let...

Governor’s education finance plan advances to full Senate

Gov. Laura Kelly's education finance plan advanced out of a Senate committee on Wednesday despite opposition from a key school group that initially supported...

Key senator: Schools for Fair Funding ‘harmed themselves’

The group suing the state over school funding damaged its credibility when it reversed positions and backed away from Gov. Laura Kelly's plan to...

School plaintiffs ID error in education funding plan, back away from legislation

The group of schools suing over public education funding has identified what it believes is an error in Gov. Laura Kelly's plan to comply...

UPDATED: Attorney general suggests deadline for passing school finance bill; Democrats call for quick...

(Updated to include response from House speaker) Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt is recommending the Legislature pass a new school finance plan by March 15...

Governor’s Council on Education members introduced

Gov. Laura Kelly on Thursday signed an executive order creating the Governor's Council on Education. Here are the members she appointed: Co-chair Cynthia Lane, retired...

Ryckman says lawmakers may revisit education finance

Kansas House Speaker Ron Ryckman Jr. said Monday the Legislature could rework the school finance plan passed last year to meet a Supreme Court...

School requests for security grants reach $13 million statewide

School districts across Kansas asked for about $13 million in security grants, more than twice the amount that the Legislature authorized this year to...

Latest Supreme Court ruling on education could be hard to fund, leading lawmakers say

Less than a day after the Kansas Supreme Court ordered the state to put maybe as much $400 million more into schools, leading lawmakers...