Gov. Sam Brownback

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Kansas State Board of Education Meeting — February 12-13

The Kansas State Board of Education met Tuesday, Feb. 12 and Wednesday, Feb. 13. From a policy standpoint, the highlights of their agenda were: An announcement that the state department of education will cooperate with the State Highway Patrol to offer Active Shooter Training to public school employees. According to Diane DeBacker, state education commissioner, … Continue reading

Two Education Bills Introduced as Kansas House of Representatives Convenes

Education issues should be prominent in this year’s session of the House of Representatives in the Kansas State Legislature, which convened Monday in Topeka. Public schools in the state have not been fully funded since shortly after the start of the Great Recession, which led to a decrease in state revenues. The highlight of this session … Continue reading

How Local Districts Would Fare Under Gov. Brownback’s Proposed School Funding Plan

Most Kansas City metropolitan-area districts wouldn’t fare any better under Gov. Sam Brownback’s proposed school funding formula than they do under the current one. When the governor’s policy director, Landon Fulmer, presented the plan to the Kansas State Board of Education during their meeting this morning, he also provided a spread sheet. It details state … Continue reading

Kansas State Board of Education Hears Details of Governor’s School Finance Proposal

This morning, the Kansas State Board of Education heard details of the school financing formula Gov. Sam Brownback plans to propose to the state legislature when it convenes in January. “Thank you for eliminating some of the original parts of the formula that were so controversial,” Board Member Jana Shaver told Brownback’s policy director, Landon … Continue reading

Occupy Wichita Protesters Speak Out on School Funding & Other Issues, One Arrested

Occupy Wichita disrupted a town hall meeting sponsored by Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback yesterday. Among other issues, protesters spoke out on behalf of public education, criticizing the governor for slashing school funding. Police arrested one protester, who was later released. Reducing childhood poverty was the topic of the town hall meeting, and the speaker was … Continue reading


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