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  • Iowa and Utah expand school choice, pass universal ESA laws

    Iowa and Utah expand school choice, pass universal ESA laws0

    The last few weeks have been very good for those in favor of giving parents more options in their children’s educational experiences. First, Iowa, followed by Utah,  passed laws creating educational spending accounts (ESA) that will provide state funding for students to attend private schools as well as other education-related expenses. Both states will provide

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  • Low-income students in private schools again outperform public school counterparts

    Low-income students in private schools again outperform public school counterparts0

    With the 2023 National School Choice Week upon us, it is the perfect time to show that once again in Kansas low-income students in private schools outperform low-income students in public schools. Data from KSDE indicates for the 2022 state assessments private school students are more college/career ready on the Kansas state assessment than those

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  • Research shows Kansas students left behind despite huge spending increases

    Research shows Kansas students left behind despite huge spending increases0

    A KPI analysis of education spending and student achievement in Kansas over the last 30 years shows that despite huge spending increases, many students have been academically left behind. The study, conducted by Dr. Ben Scafidi, a professor of economics and director of the Education Economics Center at Kennesaw State University, compared public school funding

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    Public education data important as 2023 legislative session approaches Education will be a key focus when the 2023 legislative session begins next month. Issues dealing with transparency, accountability and school choice will undoubtedly be on the table as the Legislature grapples with the changing landscape of post-pandemic public education. Kansas public education continues down the

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