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
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.