The Kansas State Board of Education has delayed a vote on a plan to let some school districts hire unlicensed teachers.
The proposal would have affected a group of six Kansas districts, known as the Coalition of Innovative School Districts. As Stephen Koranda reports, the board had been set to vote on the plan Thursday.
The delay came after deans of education schools at Kansas universities raised concerns, as did teachers. Nicole Meier is a Kindergarten teacher from Topeka and a Teacher of the Year finalist.
Despite pleas from parents, the Haven school board has reaffirmed an earlier decision to close an elementary school.
The board voted 4-3 Monday night to close Mount Hope Elementary School at the end of the current school year. The south central Kansas school has fewer than 40 students in kindergarten through eighth grades.
Parents, students and Mount Hope residents showed up at Monday's meeting to argue that closing the school would devastate Mount Hope.
Wichita Public Schools has canceled all after school activities due to severe weather predicted for today. KMUW’s Abigail Wilson has more...
The district announced that all after-school and evening activities, including athletic practices and competitions, fine arts rehearsals, student clubs and other such activities will be canceled today due to storms that are predicted to hit Wichita this afternoon.
Republican Governor Sam Brownback has signed a $4.1 billion plan to overhaul Kansas' school funding system.
The governor signed the bill into law Wednesday during a private ceremony in the presence of GOP leaders.
It scraps the current formula for determining state aid and replaces it with "block grants" to school districts based on their current aid. The grant system will be in place for two years while the Legislature develops a new formula.
A bill that scraps the school funding system in Kansas has passed out of the Legislature and is heading to the governor’s desk for consideration.
The Senate voted 25-14 to concur with a bill that had previously passed the Kansas House. As Stephen Koranda reports, it would temporarily create a block grant system while lawmakers write a new funding formula.
Supporters of the bill say it has $300 million in new funding and gives Kansas schools more flexibility.