KPI has created a state public education employment metrics report for FY 2014 and the file can be accessed here. The file contains employment totals and also five categories of pupil-per-employee ratios. Here are some highlights and analysis.
Media reports on the just-passed legislation that will fund schools on block grants for the current year are loaded with school administrator claims that school funding is being cut this year, and legislators continue to be bombarded with phone calls and emails making the same claim.
This legislative session saw five bills float around under the newly refinished capitol dome that deal with collective bargaining between teachers and school boards. Here is a brief summary of what they would do.
(March 24, 2015) DAVE TRABERT Proponents of Medicaid expansion encouraging legislators to get that ‘free’ federal money ignored two big realities – the federal government is broke but even if it were solvent, there is no such thing as free money.
(March 24, 2015) ANDREW UJIFUSA The fight over how much to spend on Kansas' public schools—and how that money gets spent—appears ready to enter the next stage of a long-running battle, now that the state legislature has approved a plan to ditch the state's K-12 funding formula and replace it with...