• Kansas, just say no to feds push to teach critical race theory

    Kansas, just say no to feds push to teach critical race theory0

    The U.S. Department of Education has published a proposed rule in support of a grant program that would give money to schools that incorporate critical race theory in teaching American history.  Specifically, the feds are looking for history teachings “That Incorporate Racially, Ethnically, Culturally, and Linguistically into Teaching and Learning.” Joe Biden’s education department is

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  • The time is now to overhaul the K-12 at-risk program

    The time is now to overhaul the K-12 at-risk program0

    The focus of schools should be on student achievement and now is the time for a K-12 at-risk program model that does just that. The new model has three basic components: (1) programmatic, (2) financial, and (3) accountability/oversight. Why is the new approach necessary? Since its inception in 1992, the Kansas K-12 at-risk program has

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  • Despite promises, the Biden presidency will have little effect on K-12 education

    Despite promises, the Biden presidency will have little effect on K-12 education0

    Don’t look for much impact on K-12 education when the new administration is ushered in. Why? First and foremost, public education is a state and local function. There is no mention of education in the U.S. Constitution nor any of the amendments pursuant. It was not until 1965 that there was any comprehensive federal education

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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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  • Who’s really in charge of how schools will reopen?

    Who’s really in charge of how schools will reopen?0

    The Johnson County Department of Health and Environment (JCDHE) has opened a can of worms and left Johnson County students and parents wondering how schools will reopen and what the beginning of the school year will look like. The JCDHE director, Samni Areola,  released recommendations for schools to follow as far as in-person and remote

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  • What the Espinoza decision means for school choice in Kansas

    What the Espinoza decision means for school choice in Kansas0

    The U.S. Supreme Court decision in Espinoza v. Montana Department of Revenue is hailed as a victory by school choice advocates. In short, the court held that public money can be used by students and families for education in a religious school. It struck down the doctrine held in what are known as Blaine Amendments

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