• 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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  • Is more money helping Kansas students?

    Is more money helping Kansas students?0

    There’s a lot of disagreement right now in the Kansas legislature about K-12 education in Kansas. Funding set a record last year at $13,600 per-pupil, and another billion dollar increase is planned. Governor Laura Kelly says schools still need more money while others, like Senate President Susan Wagle, say decades of school litigation and costly

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  • Once again low-income students do better in Kansas private schools

    Once again low-income students do better in Kansas private schools0

    With National School Choice Week (NSCW) another rousing success last month , it’s appropriate once again to show how much better private schools prepare low-income students for college/career readiness than Kansas public schools. Results from the 2018 state assessments for each of the five areas listed in the table (Wichita, Kanas City, Dodge City, Salina,

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  • State’s charter school law once again earns an “F”

    State’s charter school law once again earns an “F”0

    Amidst all the turmoil and tumult that defines the state of education finance in Kansas, at least one education issue is a steady-as-she-goes: Kansas gets an “F” in its charter school law. The just-released 2018 National Charter School Law Rankings and Scorecard 2018 once again gives the Sunflower State a failing grade when it comes

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  • Low income students are doing better in KS private schools – School Choice Week

    Low income students are doing better in KS private schools – School Choice Week0

    With the eighth annual National School Choice Week  upon us, it is an appropriate time to once again show how a large portion of private schools in Kansas outperform their public school counterparts in preparing low income students for college and career readiness.  Results from the 2017 Kansas state assessments disclose, that a much higher

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  • School choice, good news in tax credit expansion

    School choice, good news in tax credit expansion0

    As things in life come to a close it is natural to take stock. The end of a year is no different and 2017 gave Kansans plenty of poor policy outcomes to review – not the least of which was a staggering retroactive tax hike. But, the expansion of a tax credit scholarship for low

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