INSIGHT KANSAS: The hollow state

From the Hays Post: “When considering “failed states,” we often think of Syria or Libya, where civic breakdowns, violence, and the lack of a viable government lead to chaos. So it’s pushing things more than a bit to think of Kansas as a failed state. But it’s certainly a weakened…

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Kansas declines some federal sex education funds

From The Kansas Health Institute: “Public health officials in Wyandotte County and Johnson County say they are seeking funds to continue comprehensive sexual education programs into 2018 after the state declined to renew a federal grant.” “Kansas is one of seven states that decided not to take funding this year…

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Kansas special education students caught in funding dispute

From The Topeka Capital-Journal: By Melissa Hellman The Associated Press “Services for students with disabilities are among the many things Kansas education officials must solve amid the potential threat of school closures on July 1.” “The state’s Supreme Court ruled last month that the Legislature failed to adequately fund the state’s…

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Children’s Cabinet grant programs face imminent cuts

From The Kansas Health Institute: “Children’s programs across the state are scrambling to deal with grant cuts that take effect at the start of July. The cuts come from a $3.3 million reduction in funding for the Kansas Children’s Cabinet, which uses the state’s share of the 1998 master settlement…

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