Elections 2020

Election season under way; important dates fast-approaching

The Aug.4 primary election is fast-approaching, so please make sure your voice and the voice of public school education is heard at the ballot box.  KASB encourages education leaders to seek out candidates for office and ask them their positions on K-12 issues.   There are also other important election dates on the horizon: July 14 is the last day to register for the primaries and July 28 is the deadline for voters to apply for advance ballots by mail.   There is probably no larger voting bloc in Kansas with a common interest than public school educators and staff.  More than 72,400 school...

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U.S. Supreme Court rejects Trump administration’s attempt to end DACA

The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday blocked the Trump administration’s attempt to end legal protections for 650,000 young immigrants. In a 5-4 decision, the court rejected President Trump's efforts to upend the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program, commonly referred to as DACA. The court didn’t rule on DACA itself, but faulted the Trump administration on the way it went about trying to rescind the policy. Chief Justice John Roberts wrote, “We do not decide whether DACA or its rescission are sound policies. We address only whether the agency (the Department of Homeland Security) complied with the procedural requirement that...

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