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UPDATED: Johnson gains support from more than 40 lawmakers

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(Updated to include comments from Lee) Republican state Rep. Steven Johnson on Thursday revealed support from about a quarter of the Kansas Legislature in his...

Roberts named to K-State search committee

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Gov. Laura Kelly got what she wanted. The Kansas Board of Regents on Friday named a 25-member committee to help search for a new president...

Education panel denies Legislature’s COVID spending plan

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The Kansas State Board of Education parted ways with the Legislature Wednesday when it agreed not to spend $9 million in federal COVID-19 relief...

State education board: CRT not part of academic standards

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As the battle over critical race theory escalates in Kansas and nationally, the Kansas State Board of Education fought back with a statement arguing...

Health order grievances tied to end of emergency declaration

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When leading lawmakers decided not to extend Gov. Laura Kelly's ongoing COVID-19 emergency declaration, they likely brought an end to the ability of parents...

Kelly signs school funding bill but cool to some elements

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Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly on Monday signed a bill constitutionally funding schools although acknowledging she had misgivings about certain provisions intended to encourage school...

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...