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UPDATED: Supreme Court upholds school finance plan

(Updated to reflect comments from Denning, Kelly, Hensley, Baumgardner, Pilcher-Cook with edits throughout) A nearly decadelong legal battle over funding public education culminated Friday when...

Universities present tuition requests to Board of Regents

The state's higher education community on Wednesday presented its tuition proposals to the Board of Regents for fiscal year 2020. The tuition requests cover full-time...

Supreme Court presses school district plaintiffs on funding

Kansas Supreme Court justices on Thursday pressed the school district plaintiffs on just how much money it would take to constitutionally fund public education. They...

UPDATED: State asks Supreme Court to dismiss school funding lawsuit; plaintiffs say not...

(Updated with contents from plaintiffs' briefs and links to the documents.) The state of Kansas on Monday asked the state Supreme Court to end the...

Legislature approves new school funding plan: Next up Supreme Court

(Updated to reflect Senate approval of education plan) Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly won a key legislative victory Thursday when the Republican-controlled Legislature agreed on a...

House agrees to Senate school finance plan amid tense negotiations

After three days of sometimes testy and confrontational negotiations, House lawmakers agreed to accept the Senate's plan for funding public education to satisfy a...

UPDATED: House introduces last-minute education plan

(Updated to clarify numbers in education plan, add quotes from second lawmaker and spells out policy proposals) Republican House leadership on Wednesday morning rolled out...

Senate starts education talks with House, sticks firm to school financing plan

Senate negotiators remained steadfast in support of their school finance proposal as talks started Monday to hammer out a funding plan to satisfy the...

UPDATED: House narrowly passes school policy bill

(Updated to reflect more substance of the debate, comment from school boards association with edits throughout) The Kansas House on Tuesday narrowly passed a bill...

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...