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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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  • More school districts disregard the building needs assessment law

    More school districts disregard the building needs assessment law0

    In September of 2022, we wrote about 27 districts that ignored all or part of the state law requiring an annual needs assessment of every school in Kansas.  Thirteen of those districts hadn’t published the reports online as required, so we checked again earlier this month.  Three districts – Auburn-Washburn, De Soto, and Garden City

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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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