New order in the Gannon Case

NEIGHBORS: The Kansas Supreme Court issued its fifth ruling in the Gannon case on October 2. This time the court was ruling on whether or not SB 19 (The Kansas School Equity and Enhancement Act), the school funding bill passed by the Legislature in the 2017 session, met constitutional muster. The Court was looking at two key things: 1) does…

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Kansas school moon shot

NEIGHBORS: The State Board of Education met this week. What an exciting time for education in Kansas! Details follow. MERCURY 7 PROJECT  “We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard.” President John F. Kennedy, 1962   Using the inspiration of the moon shot…

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School issues update

NEIGHBORS: It’s been a busy month for me with State Board activities. I enjoyed visiting the Jeff West and Wabaunsee district school boards. Also had a good discussion with the Santa Fe Trail administrators. Everyone is working hard to help students succeed and trying new ideas that work. Here is an update on recent State Board of Ed activities. SCHOOL…

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All about schools

NEIGHBORS: Good news on the school funding bill. Details below. I also wanted to share some good news stories from Kansas public schools. Hope you find them interesting! SCHOOLS STAY OPEN The Kansas Supreme Court extended the July 1 deadline for closing schools, and that’s good!  The Court said the new school funding law could stay in place until it…

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