Giving Kids a Fighting Chance Screening - Emporia

  • January 22, 2021 - Giving Kids a Fighting Chance Movie - Emporia, KS

    Register now for free tickets to a private screening of the documentary, “Giving Kids a Fighting Chance,” followed by a panel discussion of how Kansas students can obtain the same great opportunities.

    PRIVATE SCREENING: GIVING KIDS A FIGHTING CHANCE

    Giving Kids a Fighting ChanceStudent achievement in Lyon County and all across Kansas is disappointingly low.

    According to the Kansas Department of Education, 45% of Lyon County 10th-graders are below grade level in Math; 39% are at grade level but still need remedial training, and only 16% are on track for college and career.

    Achievement unfortunately has been declining over the years in Kansas. But not in Florida.

    Low-income 4th-graders in Florida have gone from about the worst in the nation in 1998 to the best in the nation now.

    Florida’s remarkable turnaround is the subject of a short documentary entitled “Giving Kids a Fighting Chance.”

    Register now for free tickets to the movie followed by a discussion of how Kansas students can obtain the same great opportunities.

    Join us Friday, January 22nd. Doors open at 6:00 p.m., the program starts at 6:30 p.m.

    The program includes:

    • Giving Kids a Fighting Chance – a 35-minute film documenting how Florida officials produced remarkable gains in student achievement
    • Panel discussion  – with Dave Trabert, CEO of Kansas Policy Institute and (invited) Senator Jeff Longbine, Representatives Ron Highland, Mark Schreiber, and Eric Smith, and school district officials.
    • Friday, January 22, 2021
      Doors open at 6:00 pm, the program starts at 6:30 pm
    • Emporia Humanitarian Center
      215 West Sixth Ave.

    Tickets are free, but space is limited to allow for adequate space for social distancing.




Candidate Policy Briefings

  • July 10 - Candidate Policy Briefing - Wichita, KS

    We will offer a unique policy discussion, critical for candidates running for political office. Open also to the general public.

    About this event:

    We will have the opportunity for questions and answers. The rundown of the topics and presenters are as follows:

    * Next Steps in Kansas Education: Achievement and Finance post-Gannon and COVID

    Dave Trabert, CEO of Kansas Policy Institute

    * Relief for Kansas Property Owners: Tax Transparency After Veto

    Michael Austin, Director of Center for Entrepreneurial Government at KPI

    * Creating Economic Opportunity: Licensure and Regulatory Reform Ideas

    Elizabeth Patton, State Director of Americans for Prosperity – Kansas

    * Small Business Perspectives on Kickstarting the post-COVID Economy

    Russ McCullough, Ph.D. of Ottawa University (Kansas)

    We’ll be following health guidelines and engaging in a lively discussion about some of the biggest policy questions facing our state. These events are intended to provide educational information to the public about broad economic and education issues that are important to the citizens of our state. They are the product of nonpartisan analysis, study, and research and are not intended to directly or indirectly endorse or oppose any candidate for public office.

  • July 9 - Candidate Policy Briefing - Overland Park, KS

    We will offer a unique policy discussion, critical for candidates running for political office. Open also to the general public.

    About this Event

    We will have the opportunity for questions and answers. The rundown of the topics and presenters are as follows:

    * Next Steps in Kansas Education: Achievement and Finance post-Gannon and COVID

    Dave Trabert, CEO of Kansas Policy Institute

    * Relief for Kansas Property Owners: Tax Transparency After Veto

    Michael Austin, Director of Center for Entrepreneurial Government at KPI

    * Creating Economic Opportunity: Licensure and Regulatory Reform Ideas

    Elizabeth Patton, State Director of Americans for Prosperity – Kansas

    * Small Business Perspectives on Kickstarting the post-COVID Economy

    Russ McCullough, Ph.D. of Ottawa University (Kansas)

    We’ll be following health guidelines and engaging in a lively discussion about some of the biggest policy questions facing our state. These events are intended to provide educational information to the public about broad economic and education issues that are important to the citizens of our state. They are the product of nonpartisan analysis, study, and research and are not intended to directly or indirectly endorse or oppose any candidate for public office.

     




Kansas Policy Institute is able to provide services to allow persons with disabilities to participate in our public events. Please contact our Wichita Office at 316-634-0218 to request an accomodation for an event.