education http://hppr.org en Brownback pushes for all-day kindergarten http://hppr.org/post/brownback-pushes-all-day-kindergarten <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback wants to fully fund all-day kindergarten. &nbsp;Brownback proposes spending $80 million for the nearly 40,000 children across the state. &nbsp;He calls it a strategic investment to ensure children are better positioned to succeed in school.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Thu, 30 Jan 2014 06:00:03 +0000 Cindee Talley 27325 at http://hppr.org Brownback pushes for all-day kindergarten Brownback Tries to Back Off Supreme Court Justices in State of the State Speech http://hppr.org/post/brownback-tries-back-supreme-court-justices-state-state-speech <p></p><p>Governor Sam Brownback said the number one item in the state budget is education in his recent State of the State speech according to <a href="http://www.khi.org/news/2014/jan/15/governor-takes-swipe-courts-state-state-speech/">a recent article from the Kansas Health Institute</a>. &nbsp;</p><p> Sat, 18 Jan 2014 06:00:03 +0000 Cindee Talley 26852 at http://hppr.org Brownback Tries to Back Off Supreme Court Justices in State of the State Speech Kansas Board of Regents social media policy criticized http://hppr.org/post/kansas-board-regents-social-media-policy-criticized <p>A social media use policy adopted by the Kansas Board of Regents is drawing criticism from university faculty and education groups, who claim the new rule raises First Amendment and academic freedom concerns. Fri, 27 Dec 2013 06:01:00 +0000 Adam Vos 26075 at http://hppr.org Kansas Board of Regents social media policy criticized Migrant Education Program looks to give farmworkers’ children a boost http://hppr.org/post/migrant-education-program-looks-give-farmworkers-children-boost <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>Several hundred teenagers filed into a swanky event center in Heber in California’s Imperial Valley on a recent Friday morning. By all accounts, they look like typical high schoolers — smacking gum and texting away.&nbsp;The vast majority were Latino.

 Fri, 15 Nov 2013 06:01:00 +0000 Jill Replogle 24326 at http://hppr.org Migrant Education Program looks to give farmworkers’ children a boost Explaining Colorado's Amendment 66 http://hppr.org/post/explaining-colorados-amendment-66 <p>Next week, Colorado voters go to the polls to vote on a state constitutional amendment to increase income taxes and fundamentally change how money goes to public schools.</p><p>Amendment 66 proposes to change Colorado from a flat-tax state and replace the structure with a progressive or graduated two-tier income tax system. Thu, 31 Oct 2013 05:01:01 +0000 Adam Vos 23642 at http://hppr.org Explaining Colorado's Amendment 66 In the Shadows of the Slaughterhouse: Noel, MO Schools build safety net for immigrant children http://hppr.org/post/shadows-slaughterhouse-noel-mo-schools-build-safety-net-immigrant-children <p><strong>NOEL, MO</strong> - It’s almost 9 a.m., and Noel Primary School teacher Erin McPherson is helping a group of Spanish-speaking students complete English language exercises. But it’s tough going.</p><p>One student in a bright blue T-shirt – 9-year-old Isac Martinez – has not yet picked up his pencil. He’s clearly sick. When McPherson asks him what’s wrong, Isac’s small voice is barely audible in between coughs. He says he threw up four times last night but did not go to a doctor. Mon, 28 Oct 2013 15:15:13 +0000 Abbie Fentress Swanson 23526 at http://hppr.org In the Shadows of the Slaughterhouse: Noel, MO Schools build safety net for immigrant children Record Breaking Year for Fort Hays State University http://hppr.org/post/record-breaking-year-fort-hays-state-university <p></p><p>Enrollment figures are in for Kansas, and it&rsquo;s a record setting year for Fort Hays State University according to a recent press release from FHSU.&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 02 Oct 2013 05:00:01 +0000 Cindee Talley 22372 at http://hppr.org Record Breaking Year for Fort Hays State University Last Minute Budget Addendum and Deadline Pressure Leads to Questionable Program Approval http://hppr.org/post/last-minute-budget-addendum-and-deadline-pressure-leads-questionable-program-approval <p>In the midst of conference committee negotiations, with dozens of bargaining items on the table, Representative and House Appropriations Committee Chair, Marc Rhoades, presented a $12 million grant program earmarked for Educational Design Solutions.&nbsp; Dave Ranney reported in a&nbsp; recent article by the <strong><a href="http://khi.org">Kansas Institute of Health</a></strong> the Senate agreed to this addition partially out of desire to end the drawn out session to a close.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 19 Jun 2013 14:26:06 +0000 Cindee Talley 17603 at http://hppr.org Last Minute Budget Addendum and Deadline Pressure Leads to Questionable Program Approval Constitutional Showdown Looming Over Kansas and Texas http://hppr.org/post/constitutional-showdown-looming-over-kansas-and-texas <p>State legislatures are constitutionally mandated to provide adequate funding for schools.&nbsp; Courts in both Kansas and Texas recently ruled this directive is not being met.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 07 Jun 2013 21:20:32 +0000 Cindee Talley 17112 at http://hppr.org Constitutional Showdown Looming Over Kansas and Texas Unique Teaching Tool Found at High Plains Museum http://hppr.org/post/unique-teaching-tool-found-high-plains-museum <p>If you google the galaxy planetary system made by The Thomas Kane &amp; Company, you won't find it.&nbsp; You will find information about their manufacture of blackboards, furniture, and maps, but not this interesting little galaxy gizmo made in 1881.&nbsp; However, the one place you can see and learn about it is at the <a href="http://highplainsmuseum.org/">High Plains Museum</a> in Goodland, Kansas.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 04 Jun 2013 05:01:00 +0000 Cindee Talley 16871 at http://hppr.org Unique Teaching Tool Found at High Plains Museum Life is What You Paint It http://hppr.org/post/life-what-you-paint-it <p>Can you imagine living over 100 years and only having two regrets?&nbsp; I can't.&nbsp;&nbsp; It is one of the things that amazed me about Velma Wancura.&nbsp; Wed, 13 Mar 2013 05:01:00 +0000 Cindee Talley 13282 at http://hppr.org Life is What You Paint It High School report card: TX 88%, KS 83%, CO 74%, OK no report http://hppr.org/post/high-school-report-card-tx-88-ks-83-co-74-ok-no-report <p></p><p></p> Wed, 28 Nov 2012 03:05:36 +0000 Quentin Hope 9358 at http://hppr.org High School report card: TX 88%, KS 83%, CO 74%, OK no report