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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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Friends University President resigns

Posted: 03/18/2014 - The board of trustees at Wichita’s Friends University announced Tuesday that it has accepted the resignation of President T.J. Arant,

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KU grad students nervous over possible hour cuts

Posted: 03/17/2014 - Some graduate students at the University of Kansas are concerned about a proposal that would cut back the number of hours they are allowed to work on campus because of questions about health care reform.

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Kansas school ruling noted by credit rater Moody's

Posted: 03/15/2014 - A leading credit rating firm says a recent Kansas Supreme Court ruling on school funding was a "negative" event that puts even more pressure on the state's ability to pay its debts.

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Garden City school to offer 4-year degrees

Posted: 03/11/2014 - Garden City Community College officials say the school is discussing the possibility of offering some four-year degrees to students.

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Kansas court ruling to help property-poor areas

Posted: 03/11/2014 - Kansas school districts with the lowest property valuations stand to receive the bulk of any new money approved by legislators in response to last week's state Supreme Court ruling.

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