KASB Advocacy Blog - Mark Tallman

KASB Advocacy Blog - Mark Tallman

Evaluating the Impact of Kansas At-Risk Funding

A new report on at-risk student funding is expected to draw Legislative attention. The number of Kansas students not making adequate progress due to poverty, disability, trauma and other factors has been increasing and the real amount of additional funding for these students has not. Student test scores have tended to follow changes in funding, while other measures have improved. Here are key points: Kansas provides additional funding for at-risk students, based on the number of low-income students, but used to assist any student with problems in school. The number and percentage of at-risk Kansas students has been rising on...

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