kansas
Courts
Kansas sues federal government over new Title IX rules

(The Sentinel) – Kansas Attorney General Kris Kobach is suing the federal government over changes to Title IX requirements that are supposed to protect women and minorities from… Read More

May 17, 2024
Public Education
Kansas school district seems in violation of building needs assessments law

(The Sentinel) – A Kansas school district appears to be in violation of state law K.S.A. 72-1163, which requires local school boards to conduct annual needs assessments in each school and publish… Read More

May 13, 2024
Culture
Kansas Rep. Sharice Davids has financial ties to backers of groups staging anti-Israel protests, report alleges

Kansas’ U.S. Rep. Sharice Davids is taking money from a funder of some of the groups involved in the anti-Israel protests, according to a report by Fox News. Davids, who represents… Read More

May 13, 2024
Opinion
Kansas school district surrenders records after nearly a month of obfuscations and denials

(The Sentinel) – After weeks of back and forth reminiscent of a Franz Kafka novel, USD 233 Olathe finally sent the records they continually insisted either did not exist or… Read More

May 9, 2024
Public Education
Some Kansas schools support open enrollment law, others seem hostile

(The Sentinel) – The bipartisan Open Enrollment legislation signed into law in 2022 offered hope for students who are trapped by their zip code in underperforming school districts. Read More

May 9, 2024
Legislation
Kansas House fails to override veto of youth ‘gender-affirming care’

(The Sentinel) – A bill that would have banned so-called “gender-affirming care” for minors in the state is dead, at least for this session, after two Kansas House Republicans switched… Read More

May 3, 2024
Public Education
Grades for Kansas schools show continued declines in 2023

(The Sentinel) – The new “A-F Grading for Kansas Schools,” based on 2023 state assessment scores, shows nearly half of Kansas public schools earned a “D” or “F” grade, and overall… Read More

April 29, 2024
Legislation
Kansas legislators should follow the principled lead of these three Democrats

(The Sentinel) – “As I watch children in poverty, trapped in failing schools, who can hardly read, I’d be damned if I will continue to defend the status quo.” This… Read More

April 23, 2024
Courts
Judge orders Olathe school board to pay $259K legal fees for plaintiff in First Amendment case

(The Sentinel) – Federal District Court Judge Holly Teeter on April 4 ordered the Olathe school board to pay Jennifer Gilmore’s attorney, Linus Baker, $259,233 in attorney’s fees… Read More

April 18, 2024
Opinion
KASB congratulates USD 489 Hays on declining student outcomes

(The Sentinel) – If Benjamin Franklin were alive today, he might say there are three things you can count on – death, taxes, and the Kansas Association of School Boards… Read More

April 17, 2024
Public Education
High School senior infiltrates school ‘Satan’ club led by middle-aged satanist

A high school senior in Olathe, Kansas infiltrated a now-defunct after-school Satan club, only to find it led by a middle-aged devil satanist. Media around the country have reported on… Read More

April 17, 2024
Legislation
Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly vetoes bill to ban ‘gender-affirming care’ for minors

(The Sentinel) – A new law that would have banned so-called “gender-affirming care” for minors has been vetoed by Governor Laura Kelly. Senate Bill 233, which passed … Read More

April 15, 2024
Legislation
Kansas Blueprint for Literacy requires ‘science of reading’ in comprehensive education reform

(The Sentinel) – Using the science of reading to teach literacy will soon be required in Kansas schools — and to train new educators in Kansas teacher’s college programs. Read More

April 12, 2024
Opinion
Missouri, Kansas lawsuits remind Biden that student loans remain Congress’ prerogative

(The Daily Signal) – In a lawsuit filed on Monday, Missouri invites the federal courts to recognize that President Joe Biden’s preoccupation with canceling student loans is part of a pattern. Read More

April 12, 2024
Homeschools
Second-generation homeschool graduate reflects on upcoming KC-area ceremony

Gracie Neland graduated high school through her mom’s “alma mater” in 2022 – except this was no school or university, but a homeschool nonprofit. The Midwest Parent Educators (MPE) association… Read More

April 4, 2024
Public Education
Kansas school district refuses to answer questions about alleged ‘murder list’

(The Sentinel) – More than a year after an alleged “incident” involving an alleged “murder list” at Wolf Springs Elementary School in Kansas, questions remain about the… Read More

April 4, 2024
Culture
Kansas county commission allows anti-Christian rant despite policy

(The Sentinel) – Johnson County (Kansas) Commission Chair Mike Kelly has taken steps to stifle citizens who are concerned with or critical of county actions, but he apparently welcomes anti-Christian… Read More

April 3, 2024
Culture
Turning Point USA founder Charlie Kirk’s appearance at KU Wednesday to test campus security, students’ beliefs

Traditional American values of free speech, free markets and limited government are a surprisingly tough sell today – as evidenced by the need for, and the experience of, Turning Point… Read More

April 3, 2024
Courts
Kansas, 10 other states sue Biden administration over latest student loan forgiveness plan

(The Sentinel) – Kansas Attorney General Kris Kobach, along with the attorneys general of ten other states, is suing the Biden Administration over its latest attempt to cancel the debt… Read More

April 2, 2024
Opinion
Students are trapped in the twilight zone of public education

(The Sentinel) – Imagine, if you will, entering the Kansas State Capitol Visitor Center and beginning the long walk through an underground stone hallway. You are about to enter another… Read More

April 1, 2024