House of Representatives

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Kansas Republican Primary: It’s Not Looking Good for the Future of Education Funding

The clock just struck midnight, and it looks like all votes are in from precincts in the Kansas City-metropolitan area in the Kansas Republican primary elections. Education was one of the most important issues in these races, which tended to feature a moderate pitted against one or more conservatives. Almost all of the moderates favored … Continue reading

August 7: VOTE!

One of the reasons we pay property taxes to support our public schools is they’re supposed to teach us about our duties as citizens as the United States. Tuesday, Aug. 7, is an election day. More than a third of eligible citizens are not registered to vote, and only about half of those registered will … 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

Missouri House Convenes: Democrats & Republicans Differ on How to Support Schools, Agree on Importance of Education

Members of Missouri’s House of Representatives have ambitious plans to tackle tough education issues during their 2012 legislative session, which convened last Wednesday and runs through May. However, Republicans and Democrats in the House appear divided about the type of legislation needed. During his opening speech, Speaker of the House Steven Tilley (R-St. Genevieve), spoke … Continue reading

UPDATE 2:59 p.m. SB 1: Signed and On Its Way to the Governor

Today I am working on an article about the Turner School District. In the meantime, I’ve just received an update from the Missouri National Education Association legislative director regarding Senate Bill 1, a revision of the portion of the Amy Hestir Student Protection Act regulating teacher-student relationships online: Missouri NEA Special Legislative Update By Otto … Continue reading


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