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KU libraries hosting Brown v. Board symposium

Posted: 04/07/2014 - The University of Kansas is hosting a symposium in commemoration of the 60th anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education, the landmark Supreme Court ruling on racial segregation.

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Kansas legislators reach deal on school funding

Updated: 04/05/2014 - The deal reached Saturday would increase state spending in an effort to address unconstitutional funding levels flagged by the Kansas Supreme Court in its March 7 ruling.

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UPDATE: Kansas House passes school funding plan

Updated: 04/04/2014 - The Kansas House has given first-round approval to a plan for boosting aid to poor school districts after Gov. Sam Brownback urged fellow Republicans to support it.

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Cyber attacks hit state assessment tests

Updated: 04/03/2014 - State Education Department trying to fix glitches in the state math and reading assessment tests after cyber attacks hit the testing web site.

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Tax credit clouds Kansas Senate school bill

Posted: 04/02/2014 - Critics of an amendment to give a property tax credit to parents of students attending private schools in Kansas are questioning its legality and financial impact.

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Kansas House panel's leader resigns over school bill

Posted: 03/31/2014 - The House Appropriations Committee's chairman has resigned from the committee because he says he can't support a school funding plan drafted by the chamber's Republican leaders.

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Kansas House panel to open school funding hearings

Posted: 03/31/2014 - A Kansas House committee is set to begin two days of hearings on a proposal to increase funding for public schools in an effort to satisfy a state Supreme Court ruling.

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Kansas school funding solution proves elusive

Posted: 03/30/2014 - It would seem a simple task. Write a check for $129 million and satisfy a Kansas Supreme Court ruling regarding the constitutionality of school funding.

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Kansas Senate GOP unveils schools plan

Posted: 03/26/2014 - Republican leaders in the Kansas Senate have outlined a new school funding plan that would give local districts extra authority to increase property taxes to supplement their state funds.

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UPDATE: Dodge City Community College OKs Fort Hays plan

Updated: 03/26/2014 - Despite concerns expressed by faculty members and others, the Dodge City Community College Board of Trustees approved a proposal that would eventually give administrative control of the school to Fort Hays State University.

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UPDATE: Governor pleased with Kansas school bill progress

Updated: 03/25/2014 - Republican Gov. Sam Brownback is optimistic legislators are getting closer to a school funding solution to satisfy a Kansas Supreme Court ruling, though he would like to see more of the new spending directed toward classrooms.

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