Kansas National Education Association http://kmuw.org en Brownback, Santorum Greeted By Protesters In Visit To Wichita http://kmuw.org/post/brownback-santorum-greeted-protesters-visit-wichita <p></p><p>The Kansas gubernatorial race is in full swing—incumbent Sam Brownback took his campaign to a movie theater in east Wichita Monday afternoon. Joining him was former presidential hopeful and Republican senator from Pennsylvania, Rick Santorum. Greeting them were teachers protesting an education bill signed into law in April. &nbsp;</p><p></p> Mon, 14 Jul 2014 23:56:58 +0000 Sean Sandefur 37466 at http://kmuw.org Brownback, Santorum Greeted By Protesters In Visit To Wichita Education Funding Ruling May Prompt Constitutional Change http://kmuw.org/post/education-funding-ruling-may-prompt-constitutional-change <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Education funding took center stage on the first day of the 2013 Kansas legislative session.</span></p><p>Lawmakers returned to Topeka just days after a district court ruled that the state needs to increase school funding.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">Some lawmakers may try to change the Kansas Constitution in response to the ruling. </span></p> Tue, 15 Jan 2013 11:08:26 +0000 Stephen Koranda 11195 at http://kmuw.org Education Funding Ruling May Prompt Constitutional Change Kansas School Boards Want To Change Union Bargaining http://kmuw.org/post/kansas-school-boards-want-change-union-bargaining <p>The Kansas Association of School Boards says it wants teacher evaluations to be separate from union negotiations.</p><p>The association voted at its convention last week to lobby lawmakers to remove evaluations from items that must be negotiated with teachers.</p><p>Kansas school districts currently are changing the evaluation process for educators and administrators.</p><p>By the 2014-2015 school year, districts must meet several federal requirements, including evaluating teachers based in part on students' progress.</p> Wed, 05 Dec 2012 17:56:15 +0000 Associated Press 9447 at http://kmuw.org