Kansas Capital Connection: A weekly summary of education-related developments before the Legislature (2/17/2017) 
   The Kansas Legislature has approved a tax increase to balance the state budget, reversing much of Gov. Sam Brownback’s tax cuts.
 Due process heard in committee (2/15/2017) 
   The House Education Committee on Tuesday held a hearing but did not take action on House Bill 2179, regarding due process rights for teachers.
 HB 2270 Testimony (2/15/2017) 
   Creating the education finance act.
 HB 2179 - Due Process (2/14/2017) 
   Due process for terminating teachers' contracts.
 SB 76 Testimony (2/2/2017) 
   Professional occupations; restrictions on fees and licensing requirements.
 Schools testify they already are collaborating on purchasing (2/2/2017) 
   A bill that would require school districts purchase certain goods and services through the state was challenged Wednesday by school officials as inefficient and harmful to schools.
 Democratic agenda includes restoring teacher due process rights (1/26/2017) 
   House and Senate Democrats on Wednesday unveiled their legislative agenda, which included a measure to reinstate due process rights for teachers.
 New School Board Review has you covered (11/17/2016) 
   If you want to put students first, the latest School Board Review has you covered.
 KNEA files appeal in due process case (11/2/2016) 
   The Kansas National Education Association has appealed to the Kansas Court of Appeals a district judge ruling in a teacher due process case.
 Kansas Bioscience Authority is on the market (9/22/2016) 
   Thirty-one school districts are now in wait-and-see mode to find out if the up to $7.2 million in extraordinary needs funding approved in August will be available to them this fiscal year due to the pending sale of the Kansas Bioscience Authority (KB
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