school funding

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School Police & Common Core Standards on Agenda for Kansas City, Kansas Board of Education

The Kansas City, Kansas School District’s Board of Education met Tuesday, June 26, at 5 p.m. In addition to routine agenda items — such as declaring a nacho warmer and rolling pins to be surplus property and paying the bills — board members had a full schedule. They reviewed a contract to provide police service in … Continue reading »

MO State Board of Education Approves Tobacco Tax Initiative to Fund Schools

Missouri’s State Board of Education has issued a press release with news of their approval of a proposed new sales tax on tobacco products. This tax would raise funds for public education in the state. Approval came at the board’s June meeting last week in Jefferson City: Missouri State Board of Education Affirms the Healthy … Continue reading »

Missouri Supremes Listen to Arguments on November Ballot Issues

Reblogged from 20 Pounds Of Headlines: (AP) — The Missouri Supreme Court questioned Monday whether voters should still get a say on a trio of pocketbook initiatives this November if it rules that the auditor didn’t have the authority to estimate the measures’ effect on state revenues. At issue before the seven-member high court are … Continue reading »

Latest Kansas School Money Case Starts in Topeka

Reblogged from 20 Pounds Of Headlines: (AP) – An attorney representing the state of Kansas says legislators did the best they could to maintain education funding while faced with a struggling state economy in recent years. Arthur Chalmers is a Wichita attorney hired by the state in the latest school finance litigation. During opening statements … Continue reading »

Kansas City, Kansas School District to Hold Town Hall Meeting Thursday Evening

The Kansas City, Kansas School District will hold a Community Town Hall Meeting Thursday, March 29, at 6 p.m. Topics of discussion will include school funding, college and career readiness and new ways for students to learn. This event, which is open to the public, will take place at the district’s Central Office and Training … 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 »

Platte County R-3 Board of Education to Meet This Evening

The Platte County R-3 School District’s Board of Education is scheduled to meet this evening, December 15, in a closed executive session at 5:30 p.m. and a regular board meeting at 6:30. The regular board meeting is open to the public. According to the open meeting agenda, the board is planning to consider three action … 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 »

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 »

Government Report on School Funding Formula in MO (Comic Book Version) — Part Two

If you missed Part One last Friday, you might want to start reading here. *Pittner, N.A., Carleton, M.M., & Casto, C. (2010). School funding in Ohio: From DeRolph to the evidence-based model (EBM) and beyond. Journal of Education Finance, 36(2), 111-142. Click here to read Part Three. If you have some education news to share … Continue reading »


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