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New DEI battle new centers on higher ed budget; Comments from Regents’ chair draw...

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The battle over diversity, equity and inclusion took a new twist this week when a Senate budget committee agreed to withhold $36 million from...

Senate panel removes $120 million from governor’s education recommendations

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A Senate committee has sliced roughly $120 million from the governor's budget recommendations for public schools, including money targeted for special education and adding...

Lawmakers consider cellphone ban in schools

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Kansas lawmakers are considering a bill that would ban students from using cellphones during normal school hours in an effort that supporters say will...

State fire marshal takes over day care inspections; cites conflicting fire codes

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The state fire marshal is taking control of inspections for Kansas child care providers in what he says is an effort to streamline the...

Senate panel favorably passes out reappointment of Regents chair

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A Senate committee on Tuesday favorably passed out Gov. Laura Kelly's reappointment of Jon Rolph to the Kansas Board of Regents. The panel voted 5-1...

House panel starts work on bill that would change enrollment funding

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Lawmakers on Monday started work on a plan that would change the calculus for school funding in a way that benefits growing school districts,...

Senators question Regents nominee over DEI

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Republican senators on Thursday quizzed Kansas Board of Regents Chair Jon Rolph over diversity, equity and inclusion as they considered confirming his renomination to...

Facing a veto, school choice legislation facing a climb this session

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When addressing the Legislature during her annual State of the State speech last week, Gov. Laura Kelly promised to veto any legislation redirecting tax...

Legislative audit focuses on spending in one or two school districts

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A legislative committee on Tuesday ordered a limited scope audit of possibly two school districts to determine whether they're spending complies with state law. The...

1776 PAC loses most Kansas races

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A federal political action committee that vowed to fight the "left-wing assault" on the classroom saw a dramatic falloff in electing its Kansas candidates...