• 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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  • Summit Learning – grasping resistance from the jaws of opportunity

    Summit Learning – grasping resistance from the jaws of opportunity0

    Once again, a story about Kansas education graced the front page and opinion page of the New York Times. No, it wasn’t about how much schools are underfunded (although the opinion article does describe Kansas schools as “underfunded”). These articles refer to a “rebellion” that is taking place regarding the use of a curriculum called

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