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Report recommends up to $2 billion for school funding

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...

The education funding report: What they’re saying on Twitter this weekend

Lots of Internet chatter this weekend about the stunning consultant's report recommending up to $2 billion for schools as a possible answer to a...

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

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...

Senate Republicans question value of education funding study

Senate Republicans tried to regroup Tuesday to find a path forward following a study that recommended spending up to $2 billion more on schools. The...

Senate committee votes down creating education inspector general

A Senate committee voted down a proposal to create an inspector general who would keep a close eye on public school spending. The Senate Education Committee...

Coalition forming to push constitutional amendment on education

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...

Kansas House approves $5 million school security program

The Kansas House on Wednesday approved a $5 million plan for security upgrades at elementary and secondary schools across Kansas. The bill requires the state...

House panel recommends $500 million for schools

A House committee early Wednesday evening recommended spending about $522 million more on schools to meet a Kansas Supreme Court ruling that found the state was...

Constitutional amendment on school finance introduced

A constitutional amendment giving the Kansas Legislature exclusive power to finance education was introduced Thursday afternoon. The House tax committee introduced the resolution calling for...

Coalition discloses members campaigning for constitutional amendment on schools

A coalition leading a campaign for a constitutional amendment on school funding revealed its members Monday afternoon, just before the Kansas House was set...