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The Clock Is Running

The most recent Supreme Court ruling on school finance affirmed, once again, that the system to fund public education in Kansas remains unconstitutional. I have been intimately involved in advocating for equitable and adequate school funding for years, and I … Continue reading

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We Need Your Constructive Feedback

   “Success is never owned, it’s only rented – and the rent is due every day.”    Rory Vaden, best selling author and consultant, shared this comment in a presentation I heard a few years ago. These words have stayed … Continue reading

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Journey of a Superintendent: Testifying Before the House Education Committee

On Tuesday, January 24, I will testify before the Kansas House Education Committee. Here is the message that I plan to share . . . Testimony to the Kansas House Education Committee The story of the Kansas City, Kansas Public … Continue reading

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Journey of a Superintendent: Who Will Speak for Our Children?

This week the Kansas Governor’s office released the framework of a new school finance formula that “increases local control, transparency, accountability, breaks the cycle of litigation, and focuses more resources on the classroom.” Sounds good, doesn’t it? On the surface, … Continue reading

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Journey of a Superintendent: Education Divide

Funding our public schools consistently is in the headlines, and is certainly in the forefront of the conversations of superintendents and boards of education. Recently the American Association of School Administrators featured several articles about the challenges school boards and … Continue reading

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Journey of a Superintendent: Simply Unacceptable

It’s not old news, but rather news that is growing old. Once again, we will begin a new school year with a cut in state funding. At the time of this posting, we stand $8.7 million below our 2010-2011 budget, … Continue reading

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Journey of a Superintendent: Providing Funding for a ‘Suitable’ Education

Winter storms mean many sleepless nights for school superintendents and their staffs. Making the decision about whether or not to have school in session brings criticism regardless of the end result. There are always good arguments on both sides. Earlier … Continue reading

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