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KNEA Statement on HB2506 Supreme Court Ruling - KNEA Press Release

KNEA Statement on Supreme Court Ruling - KNEA Press Release

Joint Statement of KASB, USA, KSSA, KNEA on Start of 2016 Legislative Session - KNEA Press Release

U.S. Senate Ushers In New Era In Public Education With Historic Vote - KNEA Press Release

Kansas NEA Names New Executive Director - KNEA Press Release

Kansas NEA Officers Elected to Three-Year Terms - KNEA Press Release

Big Government "Protection?" - KNEA Press Release

Kansas NEA Statement on HB2326 - KNEA Press Release

Op. Ed. from KNEA President Mark Farr

Joint Statement: Collective Bargaining - Press Release

Election Day 2014 Statement by KNEA President Mark Farr - KNEA Press Release

Kansas NEA Appoints New Leaders - KNEA Press Release

Special Needs & Student Success: KNEA Seminar - KNEA Press Release

Santa Fe Trail EA To Sponsore Legislative Forum October 1 - KNEA Press Release

Op. Ed. from KNEA President Mark Farr

Kansas NEA Candidate Recommendation: Margie Wakefield - KNEA Press Release

KNEA considered school bill vote when endorsing candidates (Wichita Eagle, July 15, 2014)

KNEA Releases Preliminary Candidate Recommendations for August Primary - KNEA Press Release

KNEA Legal Challenge of HB 2506 - KNEA Press Release

KNEA Press Conference re: Legal Challenge to Recent Legislative Action - KNEA Press Release

National union leader leads rally for funding, against Brownback (Topeka Capital-Journal, May 17, 2014)

Teachers protest governor at Kansas Statehouse (Emporia Gazette, May 17, 2014)

Raise Your Hands to reclaim the Promise - KNEA press release on Brown v. Board rally

AFT president, Kansas labor leaders plan Brown v. Board education rally (Topeka Capital-Journal, May 15, 2014)

Public invited to free bus ride to mark Brown v. Board of Education anniversary (Hays Post, May 14, 2014)

Educators plan public actions to mark 60th anniversary of Brown v. Board (The Dallas Weekly, May 12, 2014)

Education emerges as key to House races (Topeka Capital-Journal, May 7, 2014)

Kansas teacher group eyes legal challenge to tenure repeal (Lawrence Journal-World, April 24, 2014)

Teacher protests follow Brownback (Lawrence Journal-World, April 23, 2014)

Brownback signs HB 2506 into law - KNEA Press Release

Brownback to sign school finance bill (Wichita Eagle, April 21, 2014)

Teachers react to bill that removes due process (Great Bend Tribune, April 20, 2014)

Kansas school funding measure awaits signature (Topeka Capital-Journal, April 20, 2014)

Analysis: Kansas poised to end K-12 teacher tenure (Topeka Capital-Journal, April 13, 2014)

Kansas bill renews debate about how easy it should be to fire teachers (Kansas City Star, April 12, 2014)

Union says teachers will fight loss of tenure rights (Ottawa Herald, April 11, 2014)

Local educators support due process (McPherson Sentinel, April 10, 2014)

KNEA uses 'thunderclap' to spread word on education bill (Lawrence Journal-World, April 10, 2014)

HB 2506 Editorial Release - response to Rep. Ray Merrick's memo released on Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Funding bill creates loss for some districts (Garden City Telegram, April 8, 2014)

School funding deal in Kansas complicates Governor's campaign for re-election (The NY Times, April 7, 2014)

KNEA willing to fight education bill in court (Topeka Capital-Journal, April 7, 2014)

Bad Policy, Hurts Kids: Legislature Forgoes Clean Funding Bill - Response to HB 2506 (Kansas NEA Press Release)

Kansas lawmakers pass school funding bill that would eliminate teacher tenure (Kansas City Star, April 6, 2014)

House, Senate OK school finance bill that eliminates due process for teachers (Wichita Eagle, April 6, 2014)

Kansas Lawmakers back to school funding, tenure plan (My San Antonio, April 6, 2014)

Kansas teachers descend on Capitol to lobby against school funding provision (KAKE, April 6, 2014)

Kansas House votes down school funding compromise (Wichita Eagle, April 5, 2014)

Raise Your Hand Kansas! A Rally for Public Education (Kansas NEA Press Release)

KNEA calls for moving forward together to restore full funding for Kansas public schools - Response to Kansas Supreme Court ruling on Gannon v. Kansas

KNEA responds to NEA position on Common Core

"KNEA Supports State & Local Efforts Implementing Kansas College & Career Ready Standards" - Response to NEA President Dennis Van Roekel's comments on Common Core Implementation (KNEA Press Release)

"Unfulfilled Promises & A Clear Road that Needs No Map" - Response to Governor Brownback's State of the State Address (Kansas NEA Press Release)

Kansas Teachers Recommend Paul Davis for Governor (Kansas NEA Press Release)

American Education Week - "Raise Your Hand for Student Success (Kansas NEA Press Release)

Pitting K-12 Against Higher Education (Kansas NEA Press Release)

The Reauthorization of ESEA This week the U.S. Congress, including both the senate and House of Representative began the process of Reauthorizing the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. Committees in both chambers are beginning the "mark-up" process. Marking up a bill in committees generally resembles, but does not perfectly replicate, the process of amending measures on a chamber floor.

The latest information on the 2013-2014 testing schedule including alternate and modified assessments.

Groups agree to work together on collective bargaining  A meeting was held this morning with representative Marvin Kleeb, Representative Gene Suellentrop, House Speaker Ray Merrick and representatives of the Kansas Association of School Boards, the Kansas School Superintendents Association and the Kansas National Education Association.

Game On for Kansas Teachers   Merriam parent walks 60 miles for her children, her schools, and her teachers

New evaluation system for Kansas educators? The Kansas Educator Evaluation Protocol is being piloted by several Kansas school districts.

KNEA members named 2013 Kansas Master Teachers  Congratulations to the KNEA members Juliann Bliese, Michelle Lynn Bogner, Kathleen Bowen, Kacie Evans, Michele Ann Palmgren and Tara Walrod who were chosen 2013 Kansas Master Teachers.

There is a war on teachers in Kansas  Claiming that the school boards speak for the teachers, Rep. Marvin Kleeb tried to justify his behind closed doors meetings with superintendents and KASB which have resulted in a unconscionable attack on teachers and their right to a voice in the workplace.

How do great schools benefit our local businesses? Working together, public schools and local businesses make great things happen in our communities. This is your opportunity to share your story and thoughts about "How do great schools benefit our local businesses?"

KNEA President Karen Godfrey finds serious concerns for public education in Governor's speech. KNEA President Karen Godfrey was among the many interested Kansans who gathered in the Statehouse last night to listen to Governor Brownback's State-of-the-State Address. She listened with an ear of a classroom teacher as the Governor addressed a number of issues that impact public education and the work educators do every day in our public schools.

District Court decision supports a quality education. Once again a Kansas Court has found that the Legislature has failed to fully fund an appropriate public education for Kansas students.

Why is it that when discussions about education are arranged by policy-makers, the voices of teachers are not sought? Kansas teachers go to their classrooms every day and work hard to breing children to ever higher levels of achievement. And they deliver; Kansas is ranked seventh in the US in student achievement.

Karen Godfrey's Letter to the Editor of the Topeka Capital Journal 12-06-12
Karen Godfrey, KNEA President sent a Letter to the Editor to the Topeka Capital Journal in response to the announcement by the Kansas Association of School Boards that they would pursue legislation to deny teachers a voice in the new, more rigorous educator evaluation system at their local level.

Claudette Johns' Response to Hutchinson News article
KNEA Executive Director, Claudette Johns, response to a recent letter to the editor in the Hutchinson News newspaper.

Advice on Evaluations and ESEA Waiver


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