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College athlete endorsement bill dies in Senate

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(Updated to clarify that the issues are linked but not necessarily packaged together) A major piece of legislation that was seen as vital for keeping...

Budget director warns of loss of federal funds

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The state budget director is warning lawmakers that they may have to add as much as $105 million to the budget for higher educuation...

Board gently opposes civics, financial literacy mandates

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The Kansas State Board of Education on Wednesday sent a soft message to the governor opposing legislation requiring a civics test, a financial literacy...

Senate president not optimistic about school choice bill

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Senate President Ty Masterson is not offering a promising outlook for a bill intended to provide school choice for at-risk students to attend private...

Legislature passes civics test, financial literacy bill

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In the hours before the Legislature adjourned for its spring break, it approved a bill requiring Kansas students to pass an American civics test...

Education bill falls vote short in Senate

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Public education advocates on Friday prevailed in their efforts to sideline a broad education bill they said would benefit private schools at the expense...

Broad education bill passes House, heads to Senate

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(Developing: Will be updated following Senate vote) The Kansas House on Thursday passed a broad education bill linking public school funding with two proposals that...

Transgender athletics bill gains new life

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A House-Senate conference committee on Thursday revived a bill that would ban transgender girls and women from participating in interscholastic sports for females. The Senate...

Senate passes civics test requirement

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The Kansas Senate on Wednesday night passed a bill requiring Kansas students to pass an American civics test to graduate from high school. However, the...

Schools seek exemption from tax ‘transparency’ bill

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School officials are asking lawmakers to exempt them from a bill that puts limits on the longstanding practice of local governments collecting extra revenue...