KASB Advocacy Blog - Mark Tallman

KASB Advocacy Blog - Mark Tallman

Preparing for the 2020 Legislature: Key Education Issues

It’s less than two months before the start of the 2020 Legislative Session on Jan. 13. From Thanksgiving to the KASB Convention to Christmas and New Year’s Day, that will go fast. School  leaders are encouraged to determine district priorities and discuss them with legislators before the session. Here are some of the top education issues on the horizon, and links to more information. Please contact KASB if we can assist in any way. Gannon school finance case. After years of trial arguments, appeals, legislative action and judicial response, the Kansas Supreme Court last summer accepted the plan to restore...

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New Kansas educational attainment data show continued long-term improvement

New data from the U.S. Census for 2018 show long-term Kansas educational attainment levels have continued to improve. The Census Bureau annually provides estimates for the Kansas population and the percentage of residents by age groups who have completed various levels of education. The 2018 report demonstrates that as Kansas school districts added programs and expanded their facilities, educational outcomes improved even as student demographics changed. Here are some highlights: More Kansans ages 18 to 24 are completing high school, starting postsecondary education and completing four-year degrees Kansans from age 18 to 24 are the most recent products of the public system....

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