Tag: school funding

Kansas educators want lawmakers to act on health care, bullying and college credits when the Legislature convenes later this month. For over a decade, the school funding battle has dominated any conversation about education in…

One might think the end of her first legislative session as Kansas governor would give Laura Kelly some relief. “Oh, not much,” she said. “We’ve been extraordinarily busy.” With lawmakers out of town until January,…

No doubt, most everyone welcomed the Kansas Supreme Court’s ruling Friday that state legislators have finally met their financial obligation to public K-12 schools with their  most recent boost of $90 million a year for…

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Supreme Court signed off Friday on an increase in spending on public schools that the Democratic governor pushed through the Republican-controlled Legislature, but the justices refused to close the…

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Supreme Court signed off Friday on an increase in spending on public schools that the Democratic governor pushed through the Republican-controlled Legislature, but the justices refused to close the…

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — It was a quiet Sunday morning in 2011 when Jeff Gannon got a warning he’d never forget. A year earlier, he and his family agreed to put their name to one…

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Lawyers for Kansas told the state Supreme Court on Monday that it should sign off on a new law boosting spending on public schools and end a protracted education funding lawsuit…

On April 6 more than 100 people watched Governor Laura Kelly sign a K-12 school finance bill that will increase school funding approximately $90 million in each of the next four years. Some Republicans joined…

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Republican legislators in Kansas are moving closer to passing Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly’s plan to boost spending on public schools after some GOP lawmakers dropped their push for an alternative Wednesday…

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas lawmakers have blown several informal deadlines for boosting funding for public schools to satisfy a court mandate because Republicans who control the Legislature are at odds over how to allocate…