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UPDATED: House passes fix to education finance bill; Senate plans to run Monday

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(Will be updated as warranted; corrects Denning title) The Kanas House dodged potential political landmines Saturday as it mended a glitch in an education finance...

Federal PAC targets local school board races

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In what may be a first for Kansas, a federal political action committee is targeting local school board races in an effort to elect...

Coalition forming to push constitutional amendment on education

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A broad and potentially influential coalition is forming to push a constitutional amendment that's aimed at ending the legal wrangling over state funding for...

House panel approves constitutional amendment; Senate to debate education plan Thursday

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The battle over education funding escalated Wednesday when a House panel approved a constitutional amendment giving the Legislature exclusive authority to decide whether Kansas...

Gun-safety class stalls in House

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An effort to give school districts explicit authority to offer gun-safety classes crafted by the National Rifle Association stalled Thursday in the Kansas House. House...

Senate cool on teacher due process bill

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The Kansas House on Thursday moved to restore teacher due process rights that were peeled away four years ago. The House voted 73-48 to approve...

Legislature passes fix to education finance bill; constitutional questions persist

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Kansas lawmakers finished their work fixing a school finance bill Monday as the Senate passed legislation that prompted more questions about the constitutionality of...

Report recommends up to $2 billion for school funding

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A school-funding study surprised skeptics Friday with a recommendation to spend up to $2 billion more on education to answer a state Supreme Court...

Consultants offer lower school-funding options; Top senators oppose taxes, budget cuts

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Education consultants on Monday gave Kansas lawmakers a lower set of pricing options for improving education with reduced benchmarks for educational achievement. As they reviewed...

Legislature approves new school funding plan: Next up Supreme Court

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(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...