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  • Teacher quality report gives low grades to Kansas teacher prep programs

    Teacher quality report gives low grades to Kansas teacher prep programs0

    The National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ) released a report in May on the state of teacher preparation programs in teaching elementary math. Unfortunately, but not surprising, the collegiate institutions across the country, and those specific to Kansas, do not fare well in preparing individuals to teach math. NCTQ graded hundreds of higher education teacher

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  • Give kids a fighting chance with choice, transparency, and accountability

    Give kids a fighting chance with choice, transparency, and accountability0

    The Kansas Association of School Board’s June 14 report on the Governor’s Education Council tells you everything you need to know about the future of K-12 education, and it’s not pretty.  The Education Council measures success in dollars, not improving academic achievement. Governor Kelly appointed two retired school superintendents from Kansas City and Dodge CityREAD MORE
  • Kansas #11 in COL-adjusted spending per student for 2020

    Kansas #11 in COL-adjusted spending per student for 20200

    Education officials contend schools are underfunded, but Kansas had the 11th-highest spending per student in 2020, adjusted for the cost of living in each state.  Education officials also believe the states that spend the most have the best outcomes, yet achievement continues to decline in Kansas while spending shoots significantly higher.  So predictably, school officialsREAD MORE