• 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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  • School reopening plans a reminder that K-12 education in Kansas is building based

    School reopening plans a reminder that K-12 education in Kansas is building based0

    “We are cautiously optimistic we will be in school in August 2020…There are too many students who cannot grow socially and emotionally if they are not in the building.” – Education Commissioner Randy Watson to the Kansas Association of School Boards Those few words speak volumes about how the education establishment in Kansas sees K-12

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  • Low-income students in private schools shine

    Low-income students in private schools shine0

    As we celebrate the tenth annual National School Choice Week, it is once more time to show how most private schools outperform their public school counterparts in getting low-income students college and/or career ready. Yet again in 2019, a much higher percentage of students attending parochial schools in Kansas urban areas scored more college/career ready

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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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  • 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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