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Senate backs expansion of private scholarship tax credits

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The Kansas Senate on Thursday night agreed to expand a program that awards tax credits for donations to private school scholarships, reawakening a debate...

UPDATED: Civics bill sent to floor without recommendation

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(Updated to correct that bill requires students to pass test, not course) A bill that would require Kansas students to pass an American civics test to...

Lawmakers tackle second school-choice bill

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Kansas lawmakers dug into a second school choice bill on Monday, this one that would allow students to take their base state aid with...

School choice bills advance to full House, Senate

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Legislation expanding a program that subsidizes private education by exchanging state tax credits for private school scholarship donations is advancing to the full House...

A.G. backs civics test for Kansas students

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Attorney General Derek Schmidt on Wednesday backed a bill that would require Kansas students to pass an American civics course to graduate from high...

Lawmakers seek to expand private school scholarship program

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Lawmakers are renewing the debate over how much the state should subsidize private education with a program that trades tax credits for private school...

Universities facing $1.2 billion maintenance backlog, report says

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A new report shows that state universities are facing a $1.2 billion maintenance backlog, an increase of about $332 million since a less intensive...

UPDATED: Dennis announces retirement after 53 years

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(Updated to include more reporting with edits throughout) Deputy Education Commissioner Dale Dennis, regarded as one of the state's leading authorities on school finance, is...

UPDATED: State school board rejects delaying school year

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(Updated to include more reporting with edits throughout) The Kansas Board of Education on Wednesday set aside Gov. Laura Kelly's executive order delaying the opening...

School opening delayed, state sets new COVID-19 record

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Gov. Laura Kelly on Wednesday said she would delay the opening of elementary and secondary schools as the state continues to set new records...