school funding en Richard Crowson: We Need Some Education <p></p><p>You know that soccer mom who jogs by your house every morning? The other day she went right up to your son’s third grade teacher and stripped her naked of the due process rights she’s had for the last 57 years here in Kansas.</p><p>And that guy who was smiling and joking with me in the checkout line at the grocery last Saturday? He lit a firebomb, taped a tax credit for private school supporters on it, and flung it through the window of a first grade classroom in the wee hours of Sunday morning.</p> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Richard Crowson 32836 at Richard Crowson: We Need Some Education UPDATE: Kansas Supreme Court Finds Current School Funding Levels Unconstitutional <p><em><strong>Update:</strong> The Kansas Supreme Court said Friday the state's current public school funding levels are unconstitutional.</em></p><p><em><a href="">In the much-anticipated ruling</a>, the court said Kansas' poor school districts were harmed when the state made the decision to cut certain payments when tax revenues declined during the Great Recession.</em></p><p>The Kansas Supreme Court will hand down a decision Friday in a lawsuit over school funding.</p> Fri, 07 Mar 2014 16:44:34 +0000 Associated Press 31148 at Education Lawsuit Could Prompt Budget Rewrite <p>Legislators return to the Kansas Statehouse Monday to kick off the 2014 legislative session. Mon, 13 Jan 2014 14:29:20 +0000 Stephen Koranda 28827 at Court Ruling To Dictate Way Forward On School Funding <p>A long fight over how Kansas funds its public schools will move from the courts to the Capitol next year after the state Supreme Court issues a ruling. Tue, 24 Dec 2013 23:39:47 +0000 Associated Press 28087 at KU Med To Lose 31 Student Slots In Kansas City <p>The University of Kansas is wrestling with how to cut $13.5 million dollars from its budget over the next two years, but the funding reduction will not prompt the closing of the KU School of Medicine's campus in Salina.<br><br><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The KU Medical Center, which operates the school, will have to absorb more than $8 million dollars in cuts. </span></p> Tue, 18 Jun 2013 11:05:37 +0000 Bryan Thompson 19048 at Top Morning News 3.18.13 <p><em>House and Senate have different sales tax proposals; Woman walking 60 miles to draw attention to school funding issues; Legally obtained pot still illegal in Kansas.</em></p><p><strong>Kan. House, Senate Differ On Sales Tax Issue</strong></p><p>The Kansas House and Senate are working on two bills that would cut income taxes. The bill that passed the Senate would make permanent a temporary sales tax that's set to expire later this year. The House plan would let the sales tax expire as planned.</p><p><a href="">More...</a></p> Mon, 18 Mar 2013 10:17:03 +0000 Briana O’Higgins & Kate Clause 14294 at Top Morning News 3.18.13 Education, Taxes Hot Topics At Legislative Forum <p>More than 300 people including teachers from Wichita and surrounding districts attended the South-Central Delegation legislative forum held at the National Center for Aviation Training in Wichita Saturday.</p><p>Several issues were raised including the importance of funding public education.</p><p>Tracy Callard is an elementary school teacher at Wichita's Horace Mann Duel Language Magnet. Callard says she's very concerned about program cuts.</p> Mon, 04 Mar 2013 11:53:23 +0000 Carla Eckels 13589 at Education, Taxes Hot Topics At Legislative Forum Top Morning News 3.04.13 (Updated) <p><strong>&nbsp;Updated: 9:00am </strong></p><p><em>Senate President Wagle calls for further cuts to state budget; Gov. Brownback praises Wichita's water plan; Education is a hot topic at legislative forum; KS Cosmosphere build viewing room for space restoration work.</em></p><p><strong>Kan. Senate Could Cut Gov's Budget</strong></p><p>Leaders in the Kansas Senate say they'll pursue the budget cuts recommended by Gov. Sam Brownback. A Senate committee recently endorsed a plan that would cut income tax rates.</p><p><a href="">More...</a></p> Mon, 04 Mar 2013 11:40:29 +0000 Briana O’Higgins & Kate Clause 13594 at Top Morning News 3.04.13 (Updated) Top Morning News 2.20.13 <p><em>Kansas senator expecting announcement on NBAF; Action expected on school funding formula; Gas explosion destroys restaurant in KC.</em></p><p><strong>Sen. Roberts Anticipates NBAF&nbsp;'Breakthrough'</strong></p><p>The stalemate over federal funding for a state-of-the-art animal disease laboratory at Kansas State may soon be over.</p><p><a href="">More...</a></p><p><strong>Panel OKs&nbsp;School Amendment</strong></p> Wed, 20 Feb 2013 11:38:07 +0000 Briana O’Higgins & Kate Clause 12990 at Top Morning News 2.20.13 KS Schools Could See Small Boost In Per-Pupil Funding <p>Kansas' public schools could receive a slight increases in per-student spending starting in fiscal year 2015.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The State House Appropriations Committee accepted a subcommittee's report on K-12 spending Monday morning. The subcommittee's budget allocates more than $3 billion dollars for all public schools. Funding per pupil would remain at $3,838 &nbsp;for fiscal year 2014 but would increase marginally by $14 per pupil starting July 1, 2014. </span></p> Mon, 18 Feb 2013 18:20:04 +0000 Associated Press 12897 at