Even before state courts decide whether Kansas spends enough money on its public schools, a lawsuit over education funding is complicating efforts by legislators and Gov. Sam Brownback to close the state’s projected budget shortfalls.
Two Kansas universities are going to offer some of their field sites for scientists and the National Science Foundation to study climate change, land use and invasive species, according to a prepared statement from the University of Kansas.
A state commission on school spending scrutinized paid leave for teachers serving as union officials and retirement benefits that districts offer beyond the state’s pension plan at its Friday meeting in Topeka.
A Kansas education official says a newly revised Advanced Placement U.S. history course is “not telling kids what to think or teachers … what to teach,” after criticism that the course omits crucial elements of the nation’s history.
“Regardless of who got elected, our concern all along has been decisions that would be made regarding funding for education,” said Wichita superintendent John Allison. “So far what we’ve seen hasn’t been positive.”