• Audit shows targeted funding misses at-risk students

    Audit shows targeted funding misses at-risk students0

    (M)ost at-risk spending was used for teachers and programs for all students and did not appear to specifically address at-risk students as required by state law. This statement is the heart of the findings reported by Legislative Post Audit (LPA) in their performance audit K-12 Education: Evaluating At-Risk Student Counts, Weights, and Expenditures released this

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  • NAEP scores leave Kansas Association of School Boards making excuses

    NAEP scores leave Kansas Association of School Boards making excuses0

    In a recent response  to the precipitous decline in the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) scores, the Kansas Association of School Boards (KASB) has spun the results to: -> minimize the importance of NAEP, -> identify spurious excuses, and -> ultimately point the finger of blame at…you guessed it, not enough money. KASB trivialized

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  • With no accountability, Gannon plaintiffs prioritize non-Instruction hiring

    With no accountability, Gannon plaintiffs prioritize non-Instruction hiring0

    After suing taxpayers for more than $1 billion on the premise that funding wasn’t adequate to educate students, the four plaintiff districts collectively allocated just 15% of their new hires last year to teachers, teacher aides, and special education paras. USD 500 Kansas City was the worst offender, eliminating 32 classroom positions while added 253

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