• KSDE awards $30 million to KU to perpetuate low achievement

    KSDE awards $30 million to KU to perpetuate low achievement0

    The Kansas Department of Education recently gave KU a 5-year, $30 million contract to help KSDE perpetuate abysmally low student achievement in Kansas.   OK, that’s not exactly the way the deal is described in the University of Kansas press release, but it’s an honest reflection of history and another example of students getting the short

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  • K-12 Instruction spending allocation hits new low

    K-12 Instruction spending allocation hits new low0

    The Kansas Education Accounting Manual tells school districts that Instruction – 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 regardless

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  • KSDE: school funding will be $15,105 per pupil this year

    KSDE: school funding will be $15,105 per pupil this year0

    The Kansas Department of Education (KSDE) says school funding will average $15,105 per pupil for the current school year.  That’s more than a 7% increase over last year’s record of $14,085 per pupil.  KSDE Deputy Commissioner Dale Dennis provided the information in an email to Kansas Policy Institute this week. KSDE estimates total aid at

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