• Kansas should forge ahead with state assessments

    Kansas should forge ahead with state assessments0

    As the calendar turns to a new year and with it the school spring semester, one question for K-12 education is garnering attention: Given the impact of COVID-19, should/will there be state assessments in 2021? It is vital that the state board and KSDE do everything possible to make sure those tests are administered. As

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  • It’s time to change the rules on the Kansas charter school law

    It’s time to change the rules on the Kansas charter school law0

    Lost in the fog of COVID, the Center for Education Reform (CER) released their 2020 national charter school law rankings. To what should be no surprise to anyone, Kansas’s charter school law once again received a grade of F, ranking 45th out of 46 states (including D.C.) that have charter school laws. All you need

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  • Barely half of $7 billion school funding is spent on Instruction

    Barely half of $7 billion school funding is spent on Instruction0

    The Kansas Education Accounting Manual tells school districts that Instruction spending – direct interaction between teachers and students – is “…the most important part of the education program, the very foundation on which everything else is built. If this function fails to perform at the needed level, the whole educational program is doomed to failure

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