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Kansas ranked 4th worst for school budget cuts

Updated: 11/21/2013 - A new report by the Center of Budget and Policy Priorities states that Kansas ranks as the fourth worst state in the country in depth of cuts to school funding since the start of the recession.

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Board closes elementary school, 3 members resign

Posted: 11/21/2013 - A school board in one of Kansas' smallest and poorest districts voted to close an elementary school after three of the board members resigned their positions.

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KHP report on Douglass school bus accident released

Updated: 11/20/2013 - Investigation report on October 31st Douglas school bus crash released by highway patrol says there was too much water on the bridge for the bus driver to safely pass.

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KU students don empty gun holsters in protest

Posted: 11/19/2013 - More than a dozen University of Kansas students wore empty gun holsters to class to protest the university's decision to delay implementation of full conceal-and-carry rights on campus.

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Expert: Linking pupil tests, teacher ratings risky

Posted: 11/15/2013 - A leading expert says using student test scores to evaluate teachers based on the test scores of their students is risky and potentially misjudges the work of otherwise good teachers.

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Former KU lab director files whistleblower lawsuit

Posted: 11/14/2013 - A former University of Kansas lab director has filed suit claiming he was fired for reporting possible fictitious charging to federal grant funds for the use of an electron microscope and other equipment.

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Kansas agency to update student test results

Posted: 11/12/2013 - Kansas education officials are releasing the results of assessment tests taken by students during the spring in math, reading, social studies and science.

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Kansas education board to consider new standardized tests

Posted: 11/11/2013 - The Kansas State Board of Education is expected to be asked next week to switch to standardized math and English tests called Smarter Balanced, which would end a 30-year reliance on the University of Kansas to create annual state exams.

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UPDATE: Kansas NAEP scores flat in 2013

Updated: 11/08/2013 - A new report shows Kansas students continued to score above the national averages in tests of math and reading exams, though state gains were mixed.

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