Kansas House debates school aid; Senate OKs plan

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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) – The Kansas House is taking up a plan to boost aid to poor school districts.

The House debate is expected to begin Friday morning. The Senate approved a less generous plan overnight that also blocks the multistate Common Core reading and math standards, and makes it easier to fire teachers.

The House plan would increase aid to the state’s poorest school districts by $141 million during the next school year. The Senate approved its plan early Friday, and a single proposal will need to be negotiated before the legislation goes to the governor

The proposals come in response to a Kansas Supreme Court ruling that ordered the state to increase aid to poor districts.

 

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