Higher Education

 Career expo fair scheduled in Hutchinson in November (10/6/2016) 
   Officials are inviting high school students, community members, educators, school board members and others.
 House Overwhelmingly Approves CTE bill (9/14/2016) 
   H.R. 5587 would reauthorize the Perkins Act for six years, covering fiscal years 2017 through 2022.
 House Education Committee Approves Bill to Strengthen Career and Technical Education (7/20/2016) 
   The bill would reauthorize the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act (CTE).
 Legislature approves budget, several other education measures, then adjourns (5/2/2016) 
   The Kansas Legislature early Monday approved a state budget that supporters of the bill said would protect K-12 funding but will require cuts in other areas.
 House offer would shield school funding from Governor’s cuts (4/30/2016) 
   House budget negotiators Friday night proposed an amendment that would prohibit the Governor from using special allotment authority to reduce K-12 funding to balance the budget.
 House Ed Committee approves college due process bill; considers bond aid program (3/15/2016) 
   The bill was passed out favorably on a vote of 11-6.
 House Ed, Ed Budget pass bills out favorably (1/26/2016) 
   The House Education Budget Committee passed out two bills favorably Monday. Both targeted higher education programs.
 12ACTResultsTestimony (12/22/2015) 
   2012 ACT Results and Kansas College Readiness
 Kansas City USD 500 touts Diploma Plus program (11/19/2015) 
   The program includes numerous methods of keeping students on track and monitoring their progress.
 State officials have launched new effort to get high school seniors to apply for college (10/19/2015) 
   Students will receive assistance in gathering the necessary application information and reviewing admission standards to apply to the college of their choice.
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