Board of Education http://kmuw.org en Kansas Board To Revise Teacher Licensing Rules http://kmuw.org/post/kansas-board-revise-teacher-licensing-rules <p></p><p>The State Board of Education has voted to require all Kansas teachers renewing their licenses to submit fingerprints for checks against a state criminal database. Tue, 17 Sep 2013 22:24:22 +0000 Associated Press 23590 at http://kmuw.org Walt Chappell: Kansas Schools Don't Need More Money http://kmuw.org/post/walt-chappell-kansas-schools-dont-need-more-money <p>A former member of the Kansas State Board of Education says schools don't need more money and he opposes a school finance suit.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Wichita Republican Walt Chappell submitted an </span>amicus<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> brief to the Kansas Supreme Court this month.</span></p> Mon, 16 Sep 2013 12:16:51 +0000 Associated Press 23488 at http://kmuw.org Science Standards Raise Cost Concerns http://kmuw.org/post/science-standards-raise-cost-concerns <p></p><p>Kansas officials involved in drafting new science standards for public schools are trying to reassure the State Board of Education that retraining teachers and buying new classroom materials won't be unusually expensive. Tue, 16 Apr 2013 23:01:30 +0000 Associated Press 15787 at http://kmuw.org KS Board Of Education To Consider Cursive Writing Recommendation http://kmuw.org/post/ks-board-education-consider-cursive-writing-recommendation <p>The Kansas Board of Education could develop a set of recommendations for teaching cursive writing in Kansas schools. The board discussed the issue Wednesday at a meeting in Topeka.</p><p>Cursive writing is not required to be taught in Kansas, but some members have heard from their constituents about the issue.&nbsp;</p><p>Education officials surveyed Kansas school districts and 90 percent of the ones that responded said they do teach cursive.</p><p>Janet Waugh is a board member from Kansas City, Kan.</p> Thu, 15 Nov 2012 11:52:06 +0000 Stephen Koranda 8537 at http://kmuw.org KS Board Of Education To Consider Cursive Writing Recommendation Top Morning News 11.15.12 http://kmuw.org/post/top-morning-news-111512 <p><em>Kline hearing in Kansas Supreme Court today; More Kansas families are struggling to make ends meet; Board of Education to consider cursive writing standards.</em></p><p><strong>Kline Ethics Case Before Kansas Supreme Court</strong></p><p>The Kansas Supreme Court is preparing to take up an ethics case against former Attorney General Phill Kline over his actions during investigations of abortion providers.&nbsp;The court will hear arguments from attorneys Thursday.</p> Thu, 15 Nov 2012 11:42:06 +0000 Briana O’Higgins 8538 at http://kmuw.org Top Morning News 11.15.12 ACT Scores Will Not Be Included In KS Report Card http://kmuw.org/post/act-scores-will-not-be-included-ks-report-card-0 <p></p><p style="padding: 0px; margin-bottom: 16px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-size: 11.818181991577148px; font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', Arial, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(85, 85, 85); line-height: 14.545454025268555px; ">Three school districts in Kansas have stopped using the official state assessment tests for student performance. The districts have switched to tests prepared by ACT, which is known for college entrance exams.</p> Thu, 18 Oct 2012 11:13:22 +0000 Stephen Koranda 7266 at http://kmuw.org KS School Board Reviews Science Standards Work http://kmuw.org/post/ks-school-board-reviews-science-standards-work <p></p><h3 style="padding: 0px; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 6px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-size: 11.818181991577148px; font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', Arial, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; line-height: 14.545454025268555px; ">&nbsp;</h3><p style="padding: 0px; margin-bottom: 16px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-size: 11.818181991577148px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(85, 85, 85); line-height: 14.545454025268555px; ">State Board of Education members are reviewing the progress of Kansas and other states in drafting common science standards.</p> Tue, 16 Oct 2012 13:35:43 +0000 Associated Press 7098 at http://kmuw.org KS School Board Reviews Science Standards Work Candidates In 8th District BOE Race Discuss NCLB, Evolution http://kmuw.org/post/candidates-8th-district-boe-race-discuss-nclb-evolution <p></p><p style="padding: 0px; margin-bottom: 16px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-size: 11.818181991577148px; font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', Arial, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(85, 85, 85); line-height: 14.545454025268555px; ">Half of the Kansas Board of Education&rsquo;s 10 seats are on the ballot in this year&rsquo;s elections.&nbsp; The August 7 primary will most likely settle the race in Wichita&rsquo;s 8th district. Both Republican candidates say they&rsquo;re ready to serve.</p> Thu, 02 Aug 2012 11:18:02 +0000 Carla Eckels 3387 at http://kmuw.org Board of Ed Supports Districts Seeking To Use Alternate Student Tests http://kmuw.org/post/board-ed-supports-districts-seeking-use-alternate-student-tests <p>The Kansas State Board of Education is supporting three school districts that want to use an alternative to state approved tests.</p><p>The schools want to use tests from the group ACT to measure student performance instead of state assessments.</p><p>The districts are Clifton - Clyde, McPherson and Kansas City, Kansas.</p><p>The districts will have to apply to the federal government for a waiver to use the alternative tests.</p><p>The board voted unanimously Wednesday to support the request.</p> Thu, 12 Jul 2012 13:44:41 +0000 Kansas Public Radio 2233 at http://kmuw.org BOE To Work On Education Funding Proposal http://kmuw.org/post/boe-work-education-funding-proposal <p>The Kansas Board of Education will work on their proposal for state education funding this week.&nbsp;</p><p>They&rsquo;re taking comments from organizations on what they should pursue.</p><p>One group is urging them to push for a big funding increase.</p> Mon, 09 Jul 2012 13:27:21 +0000 Stephen Koranda 2039 at http://kmuw.org