special education

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Local Districts, Students Will Absorb the Impact If Congress Jumps Off the Fiscal Cliff

If you missed our post earlier this week about how a leap off the fiscal cliff could affect public education in Kansas and Missouri, please click HERE. Earlier this week, the KC Education Enterprise asked all 28 local districts about the impact sequestration would have on their budgets if the U.S. Congress decides to jump off … Continue reading

October School Board Reports — Week 3

The Kansas and Missouri State Boards of Education as well as eight local school boards met last week. Kansas Bonner Springs/Edwardsville Highlight: Routine responsibilities of governance Hickman Mills Highlight: Received metal detector search log summary and police report State Board of Education Highlights: Heard an update on the new Kansas Educator Evaluation Protocol (KEEP), the … Continue reading

A National Issue on the Local Level: Use of Seclusion and Restraint to Control Student Behavior in KC-Area Districts (Part 1)

This article is one in an occasional series using data to provide insight into important education-policy issues in the Kansas City metropolitan area. U.S. Senators are holding hearings about seclusion and restraint. Elected officials in Kansas are considering legislation regulating the use of seclusion and restraint. State board of education members are drafting regulations intended … Continue reading

De Soto Board of Education to Meet Monday Evening

The De Soto School District’s Board of Education will meet Monday, March 5, at 6 p.m. In addition to routine items on the agenda, such as considering bids for laser grading athletic fields and approving extended-day trips for students, board members will have a full schedule. Because the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act requires districts to offer special … Continue reading

Two Education Bills Are Introduced as Kansas State Senate Convenes

Education issues should be prominent in this year’s session of the Senate 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. So far only two of eight … Continue reading


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