Under the Dome Today
Under the Dome - May 17, 2013
Mea Culpa; Common Core Standards not killed yet!; Take action this weekend!; Gone for the weekend; Looks like another week ahead
Under the Dome - May 16, 2013
Common Core on Legislative Chopping Block
Under the Dome - May 15, 2013
Staring contest over?
Under the Dome - May 14, 2013
Veto Session Day 5; Dragging on; Where did this mess come from?; What options do Legislators have?; In and out again
Under the Dome - May 13, 2013
Veto Session Day 4; Not much continuing to happen
Under the Dome - May 10, 2013
Gone for the weekend; back for the long haul starting Monday, Rep. Bob Grant announces his retirement, Taxes and budgets?
Under the Dome - May 9, 2013
Another Education Conference Committee adopted, off to Governor; Budget and Taxes - the big issues
Under the Dome - April 4, 2013
Retention bill agreed to in conference; Budget and Tax agreements unlikely by tomorrow
Under the Dome - April 3, 2013
Education Conference Committee wraps up; House Ed Budget/Senate Ed Conference Committee making some agreements; Retention once again being debated
Under the Dome - April 2, 2013
Education Conference Committee meets
Under the Dome - March 27, 2013
Floor action over until next week; House actions from last night; Senate passes "read to succeed"; KPERS in the Senate; They're gone for now
Under the Dome - March 25, 2013
Voucher bill fails on House floor!; Senate advances bill giving all insurance salesmen access to school mailboxes, emails
Under the Dome - March 22, 2013
Committees are done. So what is where? Teacher rights; Vouchers, Charters, and opting out of laws; Mandates; School Finance
Under the Dome - March 21, 2013
KPERS DC bill tabled; Collective Bargaining issue sent to study; Senate Education Committee ends charter school discussion; Senate Ed Committee reconsiders, amends, and passes retention bill; House Ed in marathon common core debate
Under the Dome - March 20, 2013
House Ed supports no accountability for certain schools; Senate Education still battling charters
Under the Dome - March 19, 2013
Budget battle on House floor; Senate Education Committee debates charter bill; Merriam parent Heather Ousley completes her 60-mile walk to Topeka; What's happening on the collective bargaining front?
Under the Dome - March 18, 2013
Latest Defined Benefit KPERS Plan called a "Risky Experiment"; New voucher bill in House Education Committee; Shawnee Mission mom to complete a 60-mile walk from Merriam to Topeka in support of public schools
Under the Dome - March 15, 2013
House Education settles two bills; Still watching the anti-union bills
Under the Dome - March 14, 2013
House Ed continues discussion on Charters; And then KPI gets even more time for their propaganda; Senate moves forward
Under the Dome - March 13, 2013
Gun debates go on long; other meetings delayed; Senate Education takes up so-called "access" bill
Under the Dome - March 13, 2013 Special Edition
Open Letter to Our Education Community by Karen Godfrey, KNEA President
Under the Dome - March 12, 2013
Payroll deduction bill amended, moved out of committee; House Education Committee begins debate on charger school law; Speaking of money...
Under the Dome - March 8, 2013
House passes "innovative district" bill on final action; Hearing on anti-collective bargaining bill continues; In the meantime
Under the Dome - March 7, 2013
Competing "innovative district" bills; Hearing to bill to dismantle collective bargaining continues tomorrow
Under the Dome - March 6, 2013
On the used car lot it's called "bait and switch"; Are there less than honest assertions being made?; In the meantime...
Under the Dome - March 1, 2013
Legislature hits "turn-around", They are home for four days!; The Collective Bargaining Battle; Where are other bills?, Senate Bills, House Bills; And what about school funding?; They are home! Talk to them!
Under the Dome - February 28, 2013
KNEA holds statehouse press conference; So here's what we need you to do!; Growing roster of board members, superintendents stand up for teachers
Under the Dome - February 27, 2013
War on Teachers!; Today's report from the front lines!; So here's what we need you to do!
Under the Dome - February 26, 2013
Sneaky stuff?; Do superintendents and school board members really have so little respect for teachers? Let's ask!; Senate Education Committee acts on several bills; House debates bullying bill, revisits vouchers
Under the Dome - February 25, 2013
House rejects voucher bill; House advances "innovative districts" bill; Senate Education Committee handles several bills; Senate hears 3rd grade retention bill; Tomorrow in limbo!
Under the Dome - February 20, 2013
"Innovation" bill in the Senate; House Education Committee digs into charters; Senate passes constitution amendment on school funding; Legislature cancelled for Thursday, pro-forma Friday
Under the Dome - February 19, 2013
Lots of bill hearings today; Two bills heard in the House Education Committee today; Senate Ed bills on bullying and district budgeting; Dyslexia bill soon to be worked; Anti-teacher bills still in limbo
Under the Dome - February 18, 2013
Massive rework on the calendar!; Bills, bills, bills as we head to turn-around!; Still no word on the anti-teacher measurers
Under the Dome - February 15, 2013
Another quiet Friday; Next week? That's another matter!
Under the Dome - February 14, 2013
War on teachers kicks into high gear; Kansas School Superintendents Association; Teachers should be seen not heard; The Governor's "Efficiency Task Force" and Collective Bargaining; KASB supports the complete repeal of fair dismissal procedures in Kansas
Under the Dome - February 13, 2013
KPERS Coalition reacts to latest defined contribution retirement plan; Senate hears bill on internet protection act; One anti-union bill will not move forward; others on hold; House Ed Committee approves insurance salesman access bill
Under the Dome - February 12, 2013
At-risk funding, Bullying in Education Committees
Under the Dome - February 11, 2013
Bill would require schools to give access to teachers for anyone who wants to sell something
Under the Dome - February 8, 2013
Quiet day in the capital; Anti-teacher, anti-union bills; School finance bills; Student bills; Anti-KASB bills
Under the Dome - February 7, 2013
No action on anti-union bills yet; Dyslexia bill heard in Senate Ed Committee; The Kansas Legislature is getting plenty of press; Would you like to weigh in with legislators on HB 2023 or other bills?
Under the Dome - February 6, 2013
Senate Commerce hearing on HB 2023 continues; Senate Education Committee hears two bills; Sorry, Grandma!
Under the Dome - February 5, 2013
Senate Commerce Committee takes up HB 2023; Feel free to weigh in with the Committee members; While you need paycheck protection, it appears that legislators need special job protection!; Trouble in tax paradise?
Under the Dome - February 4, 2013
Quiet Monday; House Appropriations gets School Finance 101; No word on HB 2085; HB 2023 how in the Senate
Under the Dome - January 31, 2013
House approves HB 2023. If the Senate agrees, put on your duct tape!
Under the Dome - January 30, 2013
House advances HB 2023; Final vote tomorrow; The War on Teachers is just beginning!; Senate education introduces bills
Under the Dome - January 29, 2013
Watch out, guys! Teacher might be mad!; Hearing on anti-collective bargaining bill; It gets worse!
Under the Dome - January 28, 2013
"Ramming Speed!"; HB 2023 likely not up for debate until Thursday
Under the Dome - January 25, 2013
Anti-teacher House members launch an attack on collective bargaining rights; Battle for free speech continues; Are Kansas Chamber members thinking twice about the Chamber's War on Public Employees?; Do your part! The battle is not over yet!
Under the Dome - January 24, 2013
House Committee Republicans approve Chamber bill designed to "get rid of public sector unions"
Under the Dome - January 23, 2013
It's not really about political activity; it's about getting rid of public sector unions
Under the Dome - January 22, 2013
Legislature seeks legislation to silence teachers
Under the Dome - January 16, 2013
House Pensions Committee gets initial briefing; Governor's budget recommendations for K-12 education; New Kansas-based economic think tank forms, releases reaction to Governor's budget; KNEA releases statement reacting to the Governor's State-of-the-State address
Under the Dome - January 15, 2013
They're off!; Schodorf changes parties; KNEA releases statement on Gannon school finance court decision