The state Legislature narrowly backed a bill last night that would boost funding to poor school districts and eliminate tenure for teachers.
Teachers wearing red shirts looked on in protest as 63 House members - the minimum needed - voted in favor of the bill, while 57 voted against it.
Hours earlier, the Senate approved it with a 22-16 vote. It needed 21 votes to pass.
The bill now heads to Governor Sam Brownback, who has already released a statement praising it.