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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Campus free-speech bill fails to win Senate approval

A campus free-speech bill failed to gain enough support in the Kansas Senate on Thursday afternoon after concerns were raised that it would adversely...

Senate cool on teacher due process bill

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...