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Education Tension Rises in States Over Who Decides When to Reopen Schools
School administrators in some states are caught up in tensions about who gets the final say about when they can reopen their buildings and what precautions they should take to protect their communities.
Evie Blad, July 19, 2020
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Education Kansas First State to Close Schools for Rest of School Year Due to Coronavirus
While Kansas was the first state to to announce school closures for the remainder of the 2019-20 K-12 school year, there are signs it might not be the last.
Evie Blad, March 17, 2020
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Servepro employee Joseph Felks cleans chairs and other items at Joyner Elementary School in Tupelo, Miss., as the Tupelo Public School District conducts a cleaning of all its campuses to help combat the spread of the coronavirus while the students are on spring break.
Servepro employee Joseph Felks cleans chairs and other items at Joyner Elementary School in Tupelo, Miss., as the Tupelo Public School District conducts a cleaning of all its campuses to help combat the spread of the coronavirus while the students are on spring break.
Thomas Wells/The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal via AP
School & District Management Superintendents on Hot Seat in Executing School Closures
Many are whipsawed by shutdown recommendations aimed at stemming the coronavirus, and the logistical and financial consequences of those actions.
Daarel Burnette II, March 16, 2020
6 min read
States Educational Opportunities and Performance in Kansas
This Quality Counts 2020 Highlights Report captures all the data you need to assess your state's performance on key educational outcomes.
January 21, 2020
5 min read
Law & Courts School Districts Vow to Sue Juul Over Student Vaping
A pair of board resolutions in Kansas put the e-cigarette industry on notice at a time when schools are grappling with rampant use of their products by students.
Mark Walsh, October 3, 2019
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USD 443 Superintendent Dr. Fred Dierksen poses for a photo in Dodge City High School, Thursday, May 30, 2019, in Dodge City, Kan. Dr. Dierksen is the superintend of one of the school districts asking the legislature for more funding for Kansas schools.
USD 443 Superintendent Dr. Fred Dierksen poses for a photo in Dodge City High School, Thursday, May 30, 2019, in Dodge City, Kan. Dr. Dierksen is the superintend of one of the school districts asking the legislature for more funding for Kansas schools.
Brian Hayes for Education Week
Every Student Succeeds Act Student Outcomes: Does More Money Really Matter?
Fresh research bolsters the case for more public school funding—but debate rages on how to spend it in a way that boosts achievement.
Daarel Burnette II, June 4, 2019
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Teachers Brent Ruggles and Adrienne Stenholm participate in a photo challenge at Botanica in Wichita, Kansas, during a field trip on their final day of a two-year professional development program focused on technology, innovation, and community building.
Teachers Brent Ruggles and Adrienne Stenholm participate in a photo challenge at Botanica in Wichita, Kansas, during a field trip on their final day of a two-year professional development program focused on technology, innovation, and community building.
Barrett Emke for Education Week
Teacher Preparation A Whole New World of Disney-Inspired PD
A former Disney World employee who now trains teachers outside Wichita, Kan., aims to give professional learning “elements of surprise and delight.”
Alyson Klein, May 14, 2019
8 min read
States Educational Opportunities and Performance in Kansas
This Quality Counts 2019 Highlights Report captures all the data you need to assess your state's performance on key educational outcomes.
January 16, 2019
5 min read
Education Opinion What This State's School Board Learned From Talking to the Community
The Kansas State Board of Education turned the input of thousands of Kansans into action to focus on the whole child.
Learning Is Social & Emotional Contributor, September 24, 2018
3 min read
Education Opinion How Education Policymakers Can Engage With Their Community (And Why They Should)
The Kansas State Board of Education spoke to thousands of Kansans about what a successful young person should look like. Then they turned that input into action.
Learning Is Social & Emotional Contributor, September 20, 2018
2 min read
Education Kansas Lawmakers Rebuke Court for 'Nightmare' School Funding Ruling
Some state lawmakers said that Monday's ruling is another sign that they should ask voters whether or not the state's highest court should have a say over school spending amounts.
Daarel Burnette II, June 26, 2018
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Education Still Not Enough, Kansas' Supreme Court Says About State's School Funding Amount
The state's courts said the additional $548 million the legislature provided its schools this year is still not enough to ensure a constitutionally adequate education.
Daarel Burnette II, June 25, 2018
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Carol Strickland, director of the National Teachers Hall of Fame in Emporia, Kan., talks to high school seniors at the Memorial to Fallen Educators. The monument to school employees who’ve died on the job will be rededicated as a national memorial this month.
Carol Strickland, director of the National Teachers Hall of Fame in Emporia, Kan., talks to high school seniors at the Memorial to Fallen Educators. The monument to school employees who’ve died on the job will be rededicated as a national memorial this month.
Julie Denesha for Education Week
Student Well-Being For Educators Who Died on the Job, Small Town Offers Big Commemoration
A little-known monument in Emporia, Kan., which recently received federal recognition, will add 10 new names to the list of teachers and support staff who’ve died on the job.
Denisa R. Superville, June 15, 2018
8 min read
Education With $80 Million Fix, Kansas School Funding Heads Back to Court
Kansas will offer up $534 million more this fall to its public schools, an amount it will tell the state's supreme court in the coming weeks is enough to provide students with an "adequate" education.
Daarel Burnette II, May 1, 2018
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