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Tax day discussion of Kansas' tax cuts. Looks like the economic outlook is improving. http://www.kansaspolicy.org/KPIBlog/116713.aspx


Rich States, Poor States: Kansas 15th Best Economic Outlook
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The 2014 edition of Rich States, Poor States released today ranks Kansas at #15 for Economic Outlook and #32 for Economic Performance.  Economic Outlook is a forward-looking forecast based on each state’s standing in 15 important state polic
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"a need for charter schools to help them escape that cycle of failure and dropout." https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x5rdU9tiLww&list=UUNthK1nbhLRYoiCXqjih3bw


Real Charters Schools Needed in Kansas
A failed charter school and someone looking to start a charter school in Kansas can only look to Kansas City, MO and wonder what impact high-performing publi...
Mon, 14 Apr 2014 18:55:40 +0000
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"An economic system that simply doles out favors to established stakeholders becomes less dynamic and makes job growth less likely."

Want to hear more like this? Click the link in the first comment to hear Jonah Goldberg in person later this month in Overland Park. http://www.nationalreview.com/article/375309/pro-business-or-pro-market-jonah-goldberg


Jonah Goldberg - Pro-Business or Pro-Market
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The GOP can’t have it both ways anymore.
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Studies & Analysis
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KPI Policy Brief - Student-Focused Funding Solutions for Public Education.pdf
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An analysis for K-12 finance in the state of Kansas.
KPI Analysis - Regents Historical Perspective on State Aid Tuition and Spending.pdf
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A look at spending, tuition, and state aid at Kansas' six state-funded universities over the past ten years.
KSDE Reduced Standards UPDATE Final.pdf
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In June 2012, KPI re-released an analysis entitled "Removing Barriers to Better Public Education," initially released in February 2012. This statement explains the changes in, and reasons for, the update.
KPI Analysis - UPDATED Removing Barriers to Better Public Education.pdf
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After receiving updated information from KSDE, KPI updated this paper from the version that was originally published in February 2012.
KPI Analysis - Removing Barries To Better Public Education.pdf
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This analysis from KPI examines historical data for several measures of student achievement (e.g., ACT tests, NAEP, state exams, etc.) and spending on public education. It concludes that while spending has increased dramatically several different achievement metrics demonstrate that student achievement is relatively flat.
KPI Paper - Expanding Educational Opportunities in Kansas through Online Learning.pdf
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An examination of the history, future, and potential student achievement gains through online education.
KPI Paper - Reinventing The Kansas K-12 School System To Engage More Children in Productive Learning.pdf
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What steps can Kansas take right now to increase student achievement. KPI Education Policy Fellow, Dr. John Merrifield, examines where Kansas students are and where they could go.
KPI - Profile and Comparison of Kansas K-12 Education Levels - Hall December 2010.pdf
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This study investigates links between K-12 education spending and employment levels.
Kansas Policy Institute - Kansas K-12 Spending and Achievement Comparison.pdf
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This study explores whether student achievement is linked to increasing Kansas K-12 education spending.
Education V4.pdf
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Despite the unprecedented controversy, surprisingly little is understood about how much money schools actually receive, how that money is spent or even the basis upon which the court ruled in Montoy.
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