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Kansas Newspaper Clippings - Education

2014

Ben Unglesbee

KU Chancellor joins opposition to boycott of Israeli academic institutions
Lawrence Journal World, 01/03/2014

Associated Press
Kansas professors ask Regents to suspend social media policy
Topeka Capital Journal, 01/10/2014

Brad Cooper
School funding case holds the key for Kansas
Kansas City Star, 01/10/2014

Celia Llopis-Jepsen
Mixed results for Kansas education on annual report
Topeka Capital Journal, 01/11/2014

Angie Haflich
GCCC officials weigh in on Regents' policy
The Garden City Telegram, 01/11/2014

Dion Lefler and Bryan Lowry
School-finance lawsuit hangs over 2014 legislative session
Wichita Eagle, 01/12/2014

John Hanna
Lawmakers convene amid uncertainty on schools
Hutchinson News, 01/12/2014

Dion Lefler and Bryan Lowry
School-finance lawsuit hangs over 2014 legislative session
Wichita Eagle, 01/12/2014

Suzanne Perez Tobias
Kansas schools brace for new assessment tests this spring
Wichita Eagle, 01/12/2014

Peter Hancock
Kansas School Board to review 2013 progress, and lack thereof
Lawrence Journal World, 01/13/2014

Darcy Gray
Counselors tell USD 308 board about bullying prevention efforts
Hutchinson News, 01/13/2014

Phil Wilke
Hearing on elementary school closings delayed
Topeka Capital Journal, 01/13/2014

Suzanne Perez Tobias
Wichita school board hears about changes for substitute teachers
Wichita Eagle, 01/13/2014

Joe Robertson
CEE-Trust presents its proposal to remake Kansas City's public schools
Kansas City Star, 01/13/2014

Associated Press
Lawrence district will manage virtual high school
Emporia Gazette, 01/14/2014

Marcella Brooks
Mulvane Education Foundation to award $23,000 in grants
Wichita Eagle, 01/14/2014

Associated Press
Cargill contributes $120K to global trading center at Wichita State
Topeka Capital Journal, 01/14/2014

Joe Robertson
Kansas City school district releases its own turnaround plan
Kansas City Star, 01/14/2014

Associated Press
Chamber looks at energy, education
Parsons Sun, 01/14/2014

Associated Press
Lawrence district will manage virtual high school
Salina Journal, 01/14/2014

Bryan Lowry
All-day kindergarten, budget adjustments among topics for Brownback's State of the State address
Wichita Eagle, 01/14/2014

Associated Press
Capital Insight: GOP considers all-day kindergarten funding
Topeka Capital Journal, 01/14/2014

Celia Llopis-Jepsen
State board seeks tailored study plans for students
Topeka Capital Journal, 01/14/2014

Celia Llopis-Jepsen
Top teachers speak to legislative committees
Topeka Capital Journal, 01/14/2014

Lynn Horsley
City manager's budget deals with Kansas City's mounting pension costs
Kansas City Star, 01/15/2014

Associated Press
KU Med receives $10M in federal grants
Topeka Capital Journal, 01/15/2014

Associated Press
Kansas Board of Ed recommends individual student study plans
Topeka Capital Journal, 01/15/2014

Chad Frey
Board hears proposal for 'flexible classroom'
Newton Kansan, 01/15/2014

Andrew Nash
Schools getting started on Reading Roadmap
Pittsburg Morning Sun, 01/15/2014

Jill Sederstrom
North Kansas City School District takes bond and levy requests to voters
Kansas City Star, 01/15/2014

Bryan Lowry
Brownback hints at how all-day kindergarten will be funded
Wichita Eagle, 01/15/2014

Dion Lefler and Bryan Lowry
Brownback calls for all-day kindergarten in State of the State address
Wichita Eagle, 01/15/2014

Associated Press
Kansas Board of Regents unlikely to suspend social media policy
Topeka Capital Journal, 01/16/2014

Suzanne Perez Tobias
Kansas state school board recommends individual study plans
Wichita Eagle, 01/16/2014

Angie Haflich
Facility overhaul
The Garden City Telegram, 01/16/2014

Jill Sederstrom
North Kansas City district finds support as two schools switch to year-round schedule
Kansas City Star, 01/16/2014

Pierre Dumont
Late starts hit middle and elementary schools
Dodge City Daily Globe, 01/16/2014

Associated Press
Online university moving from Kansas City to Lenexa
Topeka Capital Journal, 01/16/2014

Scott Rothschild
Likely opponents Brownback, Davis speak on school funding
Lawrence Journal World, 01/16/2014

Celia Llopis-Jepsen
USD 501 mulls over changes to high school schedules
Topeka Capital Journal, 01/16/2014
Celia Llopis-Jepsen
Brownback, Davis take message to school boards
Topeka Capital Journal, 01/16/2014
Suzanne Perez Tobias
Kansas education officials seeking extension of No Child Left Behind waiver
Wichita Eagle, 01/17/2014
Celia Llopis-Jepsen
Legislators hear report on reading program that received $12M earmark
Topeka Capital Journal, 01/17/2014
John Hanna
Defiance of conservative Republicans on Kansas school funding turns heads nationally
Kansas City Star, 01/19/2014
Celia Llopis-Jepsen
School finance shaped by history of lawsuits
Topeka Capital Journal, 01/19/2014
Samantha Foster
Parents, children visit Brown v. Board site on MLK holiday
Topeka Capital Journal, 01/20/2014

Jenna Quent
NHS partners with French high school
Newton Kansan, 01/21/2014

Celia Llopis-Jepsen
USD 501 plans mail vote on bonds
Topeka Capital Journal, 01/21/2014

Celia Llopis-Jepsen
Shawnee Heights unveils attendance zone proposals
Topeka Capital Journal, 01/21/2014

Aly Van Dyke
Topeka City Council expresses debt concern; approves $9.5M in bonded projects
Topeka Capital Journal, 01/21/2014

Associated Press
KU law school grad donates $1M to help other aspiring attorneys
Topeka Capital Journal, 01/22/2014

Megan Hart
Kansas officials see bigger role for technical education
Topeka Capital Journal, 01/22/2014

Suzanne Perez Tobias
Pre-IB informational meetings to be held at Robinson Middle School
Wichita Eagle, 01/22/2014

Brad Cooper
Will waiving some rules help Kansas schools?
Kansas City Star, 01/22/2014

Colleen Williamson
Schools budget calls for slight increase
Parsons Sun, 01/22/2014

Ben Fitch
Students call for revised calendar; board approves for 2015
Emporia Gazette, 01/23/2014

Celia Llopis-Jepsen
Teachers from fifth school district decertify from KNEA
Topeka Capital Journal, 01/23/2014

Associated Press
Brownback visits Shawnee Mission school on kindergarten campaign
Topeka Capital Journal, 01/23/2014

Celia Llopis-Jepsen
Emporia school district faces legislative scrutiny
Topeka Capital Journal, 01/23/2014

Associated Press
Couple gives $1.25 million to KU business school
Hutchinson News, 01/24/2014

Suzanne Perez Tobias
Wichita school district considers $500,000 settlement in lawsuit alleging student's chemical burns
Wichita Eagle, 01/24/2014

Samantha Foster
Boundary change proposal upsets Shawnee Heights parents
Topeka Capital Journal, 01/24/2014

Megan Hart
Businesses partner with education to build Kansas work force
Topeka Capital Journal, 01/25/2014

Associated Press
Kansas special ed students running own business
Topeka Capital Journal, 01/26/2014

Ashley Bergner
Legislators watch budget, education
Newton Kansan, 01/26/2014

Peter Hancock
Some high school course fees may be eliminated
Lawrence Journal World, 01/26/2014

Peter Hancock
Lawrence schools moving from desktop to mobile environments
Lawrence Journal World, 01/27/2014

Scott Rothschild
Legislator fears more higher ed cuts
Lawrence Journal World, 01/27/2014

Suzanne Perez Tobias
Federal program gives $3.6 million to Kansas for school improvement
Wichita Eagle, 01/28/2014

Scott Rothschild
Bill would require Kansas to count undocumented school students
Lawrence Journal World, 01/28/2014

Joe Robertson
Shawnee Mission to provide take-home computers to all students
Kansas City Star, 01/28/2014

Joshua Vail
Gov. Brownback promotes funding all-day kindergarten-USD 413 provides full day for 5-year-olds
Chanute Tribune, 01/27/2014

Celia Llopis-Jepsen
Bill would eliminate aid for new school bond issues
Topeka Capital Journal, 01/28/2014

Joshua Vail
King introduces bill increasing state aid to USD 413, other districts
Chanute Tribune, 01/28/2014

Associated Press
Kansas bill would require documentation of students
Kansas City Star, 01/29/2014

Michael Strand
First students to enter alternative high school soon
Salina Journal, 01/29/2014

Joe Robertson
Parents sound off to state board about the future of KC schools
Kansas City Star, 01/29/2014

Celia Llopis-Jepsen
Parents react to Shawnee Heights boundary proposals
Topeka Capital Journal, 01/29/2014

Colleen Williamson
USD 505 board, teachers at impasse
Parsons Sun, 01/29/2014

Associated Press
Kansas study links exercise, education success
Kansas City Star, 01/30/2014

Casey Hutchins
House bill aims to fix Stilwell crossing guard woe
Topeka Capital Journal, 01/30/2014

Ashleigh Tidwell
Local book drive collects more than 2,000 books for underprivledged kids
Lawrence Journal World, 01/31/2014

Brad Cooper
Advocates for the disabled dread KanCare shift from Medicaid to managed care
Kansas City Star, 02/01/2014

Celia Llopis-Jepsen
State highway dollars tapped for K-12 education costs
Topeka Capital Journal, 02/02/2014

Phil Wilke
Shawnee Heights Elementary parents speak against boundary changes
Topeka Capital Journal, 02/03/2014

Tim Carpenter
House bill may cut university property insurance premium
Topeka Capital Journal, 02/03/2014

Tim Hrenchir
USD 501 meeting seeks to drum up support for bond issue
Topeka Capital Journal, 02/03/2014

Ryan McCarthy
Researcher tells legislators to focus on teacher quality
Topeka Capital Journal, 02/03/2014

Joshua Vail
School district to open bids for storm shelter
Chanute Tribune, 02/04/2014

Gay students, school safety
Salina Journal, 02/04/2014

Celia Llopis-Jepsen
U.S. DOE awards $3.67 million for Kansas schools
Topeka Capital Journal, 02/04/2014

Celia Llopis-Jepsen
Report warns of achievement gap for low-income students
Topeka Capital Journal, 02/05/2014

Celia Llopis-Jepsen
Topeka West to drop eight-period schedule
Topeka Capital Journal, 02/06/2014

Celia Llopis-Jepsen
Washburn Regents look at finances, discuss retention
Topeka Capital Journal, 02/06/2014

Tim Carpenter
Education policy rivals concur on rich, poor testing gap
Topeka Capital Journal, 02/06/2014

Peter Hancock
Link between school funding, performance debated
Lawrence Journal World, 02/06/2014

Allison Prang
Missouri bill would let parents pull kids from evolution classes
Kansas City Star, 02/06/2014

Associated Press
Kansas State Board of Education to receive draft of fingerprint regulation
Topeka Capital Journal, 02/09/2014

Scott Rothschild
Legislative committee endorses goal of more post-secondary education
Lawrence Journal World, 02/10/2014

Celia Llopis-Jepsen
Shawnee Heights board continues to study boundary options
Topeka Capital Journal, 02/10/2014

Phil Wilke
Rochester, Pleasant Hill schools to close at end of 2015-16 year
Topeka Capital Journal, 02/10/2014

Ryan McCarthy
Legislators debate requiring financial literacy course
Topeka Capital Journal, 02/10/2014

Scott Rothschild
Proposal to impose drug screening on school districts raises concerns
Lawrence Journal World, 02/10/2014

Christopher Guinn
Church and state separation activists ask Spearville schools to take down cross
Dodge City Daily Globe, 02/11/2014

Tim Carpenter
Bill requires collaboration of school, emergency officials
Topeka Capital Journal, 02/11/2014

Celia Llopis-Jepsen
State board considers changes to teacher licensure
Topeka Capital Journal, 02/11/2014

Aly Van Dyke
Shawnee County looking for contractor to run preschools
Topeka Capital Journal, 02/11/2014

Colleen Williamson
USD 504 parents question drug policy
Parsons Sun, 02/12/2014

Peter Hancock
State education board moves forward on fingerprinting requirements
Lawrence Journal World, 02/12/2014

Bryan Lowry
Corrections budget approved in House cuts funds for educating young offenders
Wichita Eagle, 02/12/2014

Celia Llopis-Jepsen
Bill attacks Kansas' math, reading standards
Topeka Capital Journal, 02/12/2014

Peter Hancock
Kansas to ask for extension and changes to No Child Left Behind waiver
Lawrence Journal World, 02/12/2014

Associated Press
House bill would void academic standards
Topeka Capital Journal, 02/13/2014

Aly Van Dyke
Shawnee County seeks contractor for preschools
Topeka Capital Journal, 02/13/2014

Tim Carpenter
Senate bill frees private school transcripts of transfer students
Topeka Capital Journal, 02/13/2014

Pierre Dumont
USD 443 revises emergency plan
Dodge City Daily Globe, 02/15/2014

Associated Press
Central Kansas town losing last remaining school
Kansas City Star, 02/16/2014

Associated Press
State ed board considers changes to teacher licensing
Wichita Eagle, 02/17/2014

Phil Wilke
Shawnee Heights school board discards one boundary change option
Topeka Capital Journal, 02/17/2014

Tim Carpenter
Senate bill targets K-12 sex education materials
Topeka Capital Journal, 02/18/2014

Brad Cooper
Kansas bill would require parents to give consent to their children's sex education
Kansas City Star, 02/18/2014

Celia Llopis-Jepsen
Common Core opponents rally at Statehouse
Topeka Capital Journal, 02/19/2014

Bryan Lowry
Kansas House Committee to hear debate on Common Core standards
Wichita Eagle, 02/19/2014

Associated Press
New bill passes unanimously to give students tax break on textbooks
Topeka Capital Journal, 02/19/2014

Associated Press
Kansas House panel to review school standards bill
Lawrence Journal World, 02/19/2014

Celia Llopis-Jepsen
Common Core debate returns to Legislature
Topeka Capital Journal, 02/19/2014

Scott Rothschild
Committee debates pros and cons of full-day kindergarten
Lawrence Journal World, 02/20/2014

Corey Jones
Shawnee Heights board readies two boundary plans for final vote
Topeka Capital Journal, 02/20/2014

Celia Llopis-Jepsen
Summer school program for USD 501 at-risk students outlined
Topeka Capital Journal, 02/20/2014

Celia Llopis-Jepsen
Charter school CEO address lawmakers
Topeka Capital Journal, 02/20/2014

Celia Llopis-Jepsen
Lawmakers eye tax credits for private school tuition
Topeka Capital Journal, 02/21/2014

Scott Rothschild
Kansas higher education budget approved by House committee
Lawrence Journal World, 02/24/2014

Celia Llopis-Jepsen
Amendment waters down sex education bill
Topeka Capital Journal, 02/24/2014

Celia Llopis-Jepsen
KNEA responds to NEA position on Common Core
Topeka Capital Journal, 02/25/2014

Scott Rothschild
House budget committee not done with higher education budget
Lawrence Journal World, 02/25/2014

Bryan Lowry
Kan. legislators show bipartisan support for Student Data Privacy Act
Wichita Eagle, 02/25/2014

Celia Llopis-Jepsen
Education panel passes teacher drug-testing bill
Topeka Capital Journal, 02/25/2014

Celia Llopis-Jepsen
Election commission prepares for USD 501 bond vote
Topeka Capital Journal, 02/28/2014

Phil Anderson
Seaman board approves change in contract
Topeka Capital Journal, 02/28/2014

Celia Llopis-Jepsen
Concordia school district hopes to lead path toward innovation
Topeka Capital Journal, 03/01/2014

Sara Shepherd
Full-day kindergarten not all fun and games
Lawrence Journal World, 03/01/2014

Phil Wilke
Shawnee Heights board votes to change elementary school boundaries
Topeka Capital Journal, 03/03/2014

Celia Llopis-Jepsen
USD 501 hopes for higher voter turnout with mail ballots
Topeka Capital Journal, 03/03/2014

Giles Bruce
As Kansas weighs restrictions on sex ed, sexuality experts say it's already inadequate
Lawrence Journal World, 03/04/2014

Celia Llopis-Jepsen
Parents as Teachers supporters take their case to the Capitol
Topeka Capital Journal, 03/05/2014

Associated Press
Kansas legislators to discuss at-risk students
Topeka Capital Journal, 03/06/2014

Tim Carpenter
Supreme Court to issue school-finance ruling Friday
Topeka Capital Journal, 03/06/2014

Celia Llopis-Jepsen
House, Senate committees talk school finance
Topeka Capital Journal, 03/06/2014

Celia Llopis-Jepsen
USD 501 equity council presents recommendations
Topeka Capital Journal, 03/06/2014

Scott Rothschild
Kansas Supreme Court to announce long-awaited school finance ruling
Lawrence Journal World, 03/06/2014

Mike McGraw
Kansas lawmaker files complaint against Gardner Edgerton school board's attorney
Kansas City Star, 03/06/2014

Andy Marso
Court decision gives little clarity on adequacy of K-12 funding
Topeka Capital Journal, 03/07/2014

Peter Hancock
Kansas Supreme Court on school finance: A summary of the ruling
Lawrence Journal World, 03/07/2014

Peter Hancock
School finance ruling may add more weight to standardized test scores
Lawrence Journal World, 03/08/2014

Scott Rothschild
Higher ed funding increase, all-day kindergarten may be in jeopardy in light of school finance decision
Lawrence Journal World, 03/08/2014

John Milburn
Kansas school funding fight far from over
Topeka Capital Journal, 03/09/2014

Celia Llopis-Jepsen
Superintendents say at-risk dollars are crucial
Topeka Capital Journal, 03/10/2014

Celia Llopis-Jepsen
Kansas schools start new tests amid service delays
Topeka Capital Journal, 03/10/2014

Associated Press
$5 million more needed to repair Wichita school damaged by fire
Topeka Capital Journal, 03/11/2014

Celia Llopis-Jepsen
KSDE questions constitutionality of innovative districts
Topeka Capital Journal, 03/11/2014

Associated Press
Senate panel to discuss education budgets
Hutchinson News, 03/12/2014

Associated Press
Kansas Senate committee delays education budget to discuss Supreme Court ruling
Topeka Capital Journal, 03/12/2014

Celia Llopis-Jepsen
School district braces for losses under cement bill
Topeka Capital Journal, 03/12/2014

Tim Carpenter
Democrats offering bill to deliver $129M to K-12 schools
Topeka Capital Journal, 03/13/2014

Jason Johnston
Emporia schools may get $1.25 million from state
Emporia Gazette, 03/13/2014

Peter Hancock
Moody's calls school finance ruling a 'credit negative' for Kansas
Lawrence Journal World, 3/14/2014

John Milburn
Kansas legislators considering school finance Thursday
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/17/2014

Peter Hancock
Education officials ponder application of Rose standards
Lawrence Journal World, 3/18/2014

Associated Press
Lawrence educators ready to run virtual school
Hutchinson News, 3/18/2014

Peter Hancock
Kansas attorney general urges lawmakers to heed Supreme Court ruling
Lawrence Journal World, 3/18/2014

Peter Hancock
School funding fix may get linked to teacher licensing, other policy changes
Lawrence Journal World, 3/19/2014

Peter Hancock
Brownback calls for full K-12 equalization funding
Lawrence Journal World, 3/19/2014

Associated Press
Legislative committees to take up school funding question
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/20/2014

Associated Press
Brownback: Fully fund aid to poor Kansas schools
Hutchinson News, 3/20/2014

Celia Llopis-Jepsen
USD 501 reflects on ongoing goals
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/20/2014

John Hanna
Kansas House GOP unveils school funding proposal
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/21/2014

Peter Hancock
House Republicans offer school finance fix
Lawrence Journal World, 3/21/2014

Peter Hancock
Plaintiffs respond to GOP school finance bill
Lawrence Journal World, 3/22/2014

Tim Hrenchir
Commissioner concerned ballot will be mistaken for junk mail
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/24/2014

Tim Carpenter
Bucklin students leave imprint on education politics
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/24/2014

Peter Hancock and Scott Rothschild
House GOP leaders introduce school finance plan, policy changes
Lawrence Journal World, 3/24/2014

Phil Wilke
Shawnee Heights school board receives update on district construction
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/24/2014

Andy Marso
School finance debate further delayed
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/25/2014

Scott Rothschild
House speaker says state funding of full-day kindergarten probably not happening this session
Lawrence Journal World, 3/25/2014

Associated Press
Kansas school finance bill cuts $15 million in transportation aid
Lawrence Journal World, 3/25/2014

The Capital-Journal
USD 345 celebrates start of construction on new elementary school
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/25/2014

Colleen Williamson
Auditors find cost savings for USD 503
Parsons Sun, 3/25/2014

Andy Marso
Chairman: All school finance options still in play
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/26/2014

Associated Press
Republicans in Kansas Senate unveil school funding plan that would let districts increase property taxes
Lawrence Journal World, 3/26/2014

Peter Hancock
Kansas House passes student data privacy bill
Lawrence Journal World, 3/26/2014

Peter Hancock
Kansas Senate Republicans offer two school finance plans
Lawrence Journal World, 3/26/2014

Associated Press
Republicans in Kansas Senate unveil school funding plan that would let districts increase property taxes
Lawrence Journal World, 3/26/2014

Associated Press
Kansas House to debate student data privacy bill
Lawrence Journal World, 3/26/2014

Tim Carpenter
House repels amendment to end most K-12 data collection
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/26/2014

Celia Llopis-Jepsen
Educators set sights on expanding preschool opportunities
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/29/2014

Scott Rothschild
Questions surrounding higher education funding persist
Lawrence Journal World, 3/29/2014

Peter Hancock
School finance to dominate final week of regular session
Lawrence Journal World, 3/29/2014

John Milburn
Kansas school funding solution proves elusive
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/30/2014

Associated Press
Kansas school funding solution proves elusive
Lawrence Journal World, 3/30/2014

Suzanne Perez Tobias
Kansas education officials extend state testing period amid computer glitches
Kansas City Star, 3/30/2014

Dion Lefler
Group marches to Capitol, calls for more funding for Kansas schools
Kansas City Star, 3/31/2014

Andy Marso
School finance discussion continues with talk of 'choice'
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/1/2014

Celia Llopis-Jepsen
Kickapoo chairman: K-12 bill could hurt Native American students
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/1/2014

Celia Llopis-Jepsen
External factors frustrating Kansas' math and reading test system
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/1/2014

Tim Carpenter
Senate panel adopts school finance reform bill
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/1/2014

Celia Llopis-Jepsen
Cyber attacks paralyze state math and reading tests
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/1/2014

Scott Rothschild
School finance bills include major higher ed provisions
Lawrence Journal World, 4/1/2014

Andy Marso
House plans to debate school fiance Thursday night
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/2/2014

Andy Marso
Johnson County emerges as key school finance vote
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/2/2014

Bryan Lowry
Kansas Senate to debate school-finance fix; House plan stalls
Wichita Eagle, 4/2/2014

Associated Press
Kansas schools ear agriculture grants
Hutchinson News, 4/3/2014

Andy Marso
Friday still target date for school finance legislation
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/3/2014

Peter Hancock
Lawrence school officials growing impatient with state tests
Lawrence Journal World, 4/3/2014

Brad Cooper
Kansas Seante OKs school finance bill, promotes school choice, blocks Common Core spending
Kansas City Star, 4/3/2014

Peter Hancock
Kansas teachers to take lessons from Statehouse back to classrooms
Lawrence Journal World, 4/6/2014

Celia Llopis-Jepsen
State testing makes headway in wake of cyberattacks
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/6/2014

Phil Wilke
Shawnee Heights board discusses passage of school funding legislation
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/7/2014

Associated Press
Attorneys concerned about Kansas school package
Hutchinson News, 4/7/2014

Mary Clarkin
School administrators, teachers react to legislation
Hutchinson News, 4/7/2014

Associated Press
Kansas testing pushes on despite problems
Hutchinson News, 4/7/2014

Associated Press
Attorneys concerned about Kansas school package
Lawrence Journal World, 4/7/2014

John Milburn
Kansas teachers vow to fight for rights
Hutchinson News, 4/8/2014

Corey Jones
USD 437 outlines proposed position eliminations to offset funding losses
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/8/2014

Celia Llopis-Jepsen
USD 501 school bond passes, getting 65 percent of vote
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/8/2014

Celia Llopis-Jepsen
Schools take innovative districts pitch to state board
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/8/2014

Phil Wilke
Silver Lake officials talk school finance
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/9/2014

Ann Marie Bush
After bond issue passes, USD 501 gets busy on plans
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/9/2014

Celia Llopis-Jepsen
Kansas Education Commission Diane DeBacker resigns for Abu Dhabi ed council
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/9/2014

Colleen Williamson
Early childhood education
Parsons Sun, 4/11/2014

Celia Llopis-Jepsen
Results of state math and reading tests may not go public
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/13/2014

Mary Clarkin
USD 308 criticizes school finance bill
Hutchinson News, 4/14/2014

Aly Van Dyke
Voter turnout increases to 33 percent on USD 501 bond with provisional ballots
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/14/2014

Mary Clarkin
DeBacker: State testing more than halfway done
Hutchinson News, 4/16/2014

Celia Llopis-Jepsen
Patrons urge USD 501 to reconsider graduation changes
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/17/2014

Celia Llopis-Jepsen
Michelle Obama to speak at Topeka USD 501 graduation
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/17/2014

Celia Llopis-Jepsen
First lady's visit changes graduation plans, upsets some USD 501 patrons
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/17/2014

Celia Llopis-Jepsen
Auburn-Washburn board passes budget cuts, job cuts
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/21/2014

Associated Press
Wichita-area schools resume testing as bugs appear to be worked out
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/21/2014

Colleen Williamson
School funding measure angers districts
Parsons Sun, 4/22/2014

John Green
Hutchinson school board kills plan to extend pollution cleanup fund
Hutchinson News, 4/29/2014

John Hanna
Kansas classroom aid estimate drops by $12 million
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/29/2014

Angie Haflich
Facing budget crisis, Scott City school district needs transfer to finish school year
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/30/2014

Kansas Senate honors Erie High School design team
Chanute Tribune, 4/30/2014

Bryan Lowry
Vote on separate bill to defund Common Core standards appears less likely
Wichita Eagle, 5/1/2014

Andy Marso
Communities in Schools leader defends Legislature
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/8/2014

Associated Press
Regents to vote on social media policy
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/11/2014

Associated Press
Crime down sharply at University of Kansas
Kansas City Star, 5/12/2014

Suzanne Perez Tobias
Kansas education board to consider new limits on school food fundraisers
Kansas City Star, 5/13/2014

Steve Rosen
Moody's cuts credit rating at KU and Emporia State
Kansas City Star, 5/13/2014

John Milburn
Board stews over Kansas innovative district plans
Hutchinson News, 5/13/2014

Associated Press
Kansas regents to review social media policy
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/14/2014

The Capital-Journal
Guests should arrive early for first lady's Friday speech
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/15/2014

Mara Rose Williams
Kansas universities propose tuition increases
Kansas City Star, 5/15/2014

Celia Llopis-Jepsen
Michelle Obama urges students to be voice for tolerance
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/16/2014

Megan Hart
Topeka graduating seniors give Michelle Obama rave reviews
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/16/2014

Andy Marso
National union leader leads rally for funding, against Brownback
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/17/2014

John Hanna
Teachers protest Gov. Sam Brownback at Kansas Statehouse
Kansas City Star, 5/17/2014

Mary Clarkin
Willard seeking another term on State Board of Ed
Hutchinson News, 5/18/2014

Michael Strand
Legislators critical of final school bill
Salina Journal, 5/18/2014

Jan Biles
Baileyville school rings its final bell this week
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/18/2014

Peter Hancock
Getting a teaching license may become easier for some, but more expensive for all
Lawrence Journal World, 5/19/2014

Celia Llopis-Jepsen
Officials to check whether 2014 state testing data is valid
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/21/2014

Associated Press
Group asks regents to reverse social media policy
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/23/2014

Celia Llopis-Jepsen
Teachers likely to request due process in contracts
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/25/2014

Ben Unglesbee
New contract would raise minimum pay for KU teaching assistants
Lawrence Journal World, 5/27/2014

Kansas board considers making it easier to get teaching license
Kansas City Star, 5/29/2014

Mary Clarkin
Becker, Doll, Hineman come under attack
Hutchinson News, 5/28/2014

Mary Clarkin
Legislator declines to campaign against peers
Hutchinson News, 5/29/2014

Tim Carpenter
Kobach losing talk radio job during campaign
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/29/2014

Suzanne Perez Tobias
Kansans list preferred qualities for new education chief at State Board of Education's Wichita meeting
Wichita Eagle, 5/29/2014

Mary Clarkin
Hoisington High principal running for State BOE
Hutchinson News, 5/29/2014

Mary Clarkin
Ethics panel to consider candidate literature
Hutchinson News, 5/30/2014

Andy Marso
Moderates targeted as candidate filing deadline approaches
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/31/2014

Celia Llopis-Jepsen
State board of Education chair not seeking re-election
Topeka Capital Journal, 6/2/2014

Scott Rothschild
State Board of Ed approves regulations for hiring teachers with subject expertise but no education degree
Lawrence Journal World, 6/3/2014

Celia Llopis-Jepsen
Kansas loosens teaching requirements for some classes
Topeka Capital Journal, 6/3/2014

Jesse Newell
KU students no longer will sit behind bench at Allen Fieldhouse
Topeka Capital Journal, 6/5/2014

Celia Llopis-Jepsen
USD 501 budget requests include $435K in admin pay hikes
Topeka Capital Journal, 6/6/2014

Associated Press
Kansas teachers' union to challenge part of education law
Lawrence Journal World, 6/6/2014

Scott Rothschild
KNEA announce plans to file lawsuit over teacher tenure
Lawrence Journal World, 6/9/2014

Celia Llopis-Jepsen
Kansas considers withholding annual school test data
Topeka Capital Journal, 6/10/2014

Andy Marso
Trabert, O'Neal appointed to schools commission
Topeka Capital Journal, 6/10/2014

Andy Marso
Ruling: Legislators satisfied part of schools suit
Topeka Capital Journal, 6/11/2014

Andy Marso
Some Kansas House primaries draw education as key issue
Topeka Capital Journal, 6/15/2014

Celia Llopis-Jepsen
Kansas schools moving toward digital learning
Topeka Capital Journal, 6/15/2014

Suzanne Perez Tobias
Wichita still debating whether to apply for free school meals program
Wichita Eagle, 6/16/2014

Suzanne Perez Tobias
Abuse policy reporting requirement to be added to Wichita teachers' contracts
Wichita Eagle, 6/17/2014

Tim Carpenter
Brownback places two on new K-12 commission
Topeka Capital Journal, 6/18/2014

Peter Hancock
Amid election-year criticism on school funding, Brownback touts career and technical education
Lawrence Journal World, 6/18/2014

Associated Press
Regents to consider increasing tuition
Topeka Capital Journal, 6/18/2014

Scott Rothschild
Kansas Board of Regents approves pay raises for chief executive officers
Lawrence Journal World, 6/19/2014

Christopher Guinn
KBOR to hear report on DCCC, FHSU legal issues
Dodge City Daily Globe, 6/19/2014

Staff Reports
Kansas Senate president announces appointments to education panel
Lawrence Journal World, 6/24/2014

Andy Marso
Independent's poll shows lukewarm support for Roberts
Topeka Capital Journal, 6/25/2014

Andy Marso
State education board loosens teacher license rules
Topeka Capital Journal, 6/25/2014

Joe Robertson
New test standards weigh on educators
Kansas City Star, 6/25/2014

Mike Vernom and Jesse Newell
Former student body president questions KU Athletics' tickets-for-bond agreement
Topeka Capital Journal, 6/25/2014

Andrew Nash
KASB hosts advocacy meeting
Pittsburg Morning Sun, 6/26/2014

Regina Stephenson
Brownback names high school principal to education commission
Topeka Capital Journal, 7/2/2014

Ken Corbin
K-State releases 2015 athletic budget
Topeka Capital Journal, 7/2/2014

Mary Clarkin
Appointment casts shadow on ed race
Hutchinson News, 7/4/2014

Associated Press
Kansas school board faces decision on test data after glitches
Kansas City Star, 7/8/2014

Celia Llopis-Jepsen
No results this year for state math, reading tests
Topeka Capital Journal, 7/8/2014

Associated Press
Kansas board proposes big boost in education aid
Lawrence Journal World, 7/8/2014

Celia Llopis-Jepsen
Washburn University confident despite federal investigation
Topeka Capital Journal, 7/9/2014

Mary Clarkin
USD leaders vary about led on test data
Hutchinson News, 7/9/2014

Scott Rothschild
KU seeking state funding commitment for drug, vaccine program
Lawrence Journal World, 7/12/2014

Andy Marso
Legislators wary of expanding teacher fingerprinting
Topeka Capital Journal, 7/14/2014

Celia Llopis-Jepsen
USD 501 super defends Koch-linked entrepreneurship classes
Topeka Capital Journal, 7/16/2014

Associated Press
Group's $246K ad campaign praises Brownback over proposed coal plant
Lawrence Journal World, 7/17/2014

Districts discuss adding to membership
Salina Journal, 7/18/2014

Andy Marso
Audit raises questions about Emporia charter school's value
Topeka Capital Journal, 7/22/2014

Scott Rothschild
Kansas regents want schools focusing on tuition requests sooner
Lawrence Journal World, 7/23/2014

Scott Rothschild
School district proposes cut in property tax rate
Lawrence Journal World, 7/24/2014

Associated Press
2 school districts to provide free lunches to all
Topeka Capital Journal, 7/24/2014

Celia Llopis-Jepsen
Legislative audit questions Emporia's block schedule
Topeka Capital Journal, 7/27/2014

Scott Rothschild
KU added to list of schools under investigation for handling of sex assault investigations
Lawrence Journal World, 7/28/2014

Celia Llopis-Jepsen
Some local schools to offer free meals to all students
Topeka Capital Journal, 7/29/2014

Sara Shepherd
KU confident in its sexual assault investigations
Lawrence Journal World, 7/29/2014

Tim Carpenter
Brownback: School finance law will trim property taxes
Topeka Capital Journal, 7/29/2014

Ann Marie Bush
Seaman USD 345 withdraws application to join Coalition of Innovative Districts
Topeka Capital Journal, 7/31/2014

Suzanne Perez Tobias
Wichita school district won't take part in new free meals program
Wichita Eagle, 7/31/2014

Andy Marso
Brownback enlists Regents appointees in university ranking quest
Topeka Capital Journal, 8/1/2014

Peter Hancock
Moderates keep control of Kansas state education board
Lawrence Journal World, 8/7/2014

Celia Llopis-Jepsen
Topeka USD 501 teachers point to paperwork, micromanaging as stressors
Topeka Capital Journal, 8/10/2014

Associated Press
Confidential survey: 10 percent of KU students are victims of sexual harassment, assault
Topeka Capital Journal, 8/11/2014

The News Staff
Libertarian candidate sides with teachers on lawsuit
Hutchinson News, 8/11/2014

Celia Llopis-Jepsen
KNEA challenges controversial education bill in lawsuit
Topeka Capital Journal, 8/11/2014

Celia Llopis-Jepsen
Kansas State Board of Education member challenges Common Core
Topeka Capital Journal, 8/12/2014

Scott Rothschild
Regents to work on performance-based budgeting proposal
Lawrence Journal World, 8/13/2014

Megan Hart
Report: Four fracking wells in Kansas injected kerosene, oil
Topeka Capital Journal, 8/13/2014

Celia Llopis-Jepsen
Kansas schools navigate major changes
Topeka Capital Journal, 8/17/2014

Associated Press
Lawrence schools forgoing state standards on sex ed
Topeka Capital Journal, 8/17/2014

Celia Llopis-Jepsen
USD 501 admits student privacy violations, says breach corrected
Topeka Capital Journal, 8/19/2014

Peter Hancock
Kansas teachers union to efficiency panel; 'Stop cutting'
Lawrence Journal World, 8/19/2014

Celia Llopis-Jepsen
Data leak not fixed as Topeka school leaders thought
Topeka Capital Journal, 8/20/2014

Ben Unglesbee
KU master plan offers glimpse of the university's future
Lawrence Journal World, 8/23/2014

Celia Llopis-Jepsen
Report: Schools not exploiting school finance formula
Topeka Capital Journal, 8/25/2014

Peter Hancock
Brownback outlines education goals for second term
Lawrence Journal World, 8/25/2014

Bryan Lowry
Education spending in Kansas: Both sides 'are telling the truth'
Kansas City Star, 8/25/2014

Brad Cooper
Brownback, Davis clash over Kansas school funding
Kansas City Star, 8/25/2014

Associated Press
Report finds Kansas schools not misusing funding formula
Lawrence Journal World, 8/26/2014

Bryan Lowry
Brownback budget director mixes up education spending in Twitter debate
Kansas City Star, 8/26/2014

J-W Staff Report
Committee approves Brownback's picks to Kansas Board of Regents
Lawrence Journal World, 8/28/2014

Celia Llopis-Jepsen
School administrators revisit student data security
Topeka Capital Journal, 8/31/2014

Associated Press
Kansas gets $350K to push healthier school meals
Topeka Capital Journal, 9/2/2014

Roy Wenzl
$253.3 million in donations to University of Kansas sets record
Kansas City Star, 9/2/2014

Associated Press
Kansas school districts being asked about politician involvement
Topeka Capital Journal, 9/7/2014

Scott Rothschild
KU chancellor responds to criticism about rape investigation
Lawrence Journal World, 9/4/2014

Scott Rothschild
Regents wanting to know if higher education students advancing in math, communications, critical thinking
Lawrence Journal World, 9/7/2014