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Education Laws on Tap in Kansas

Education is a critical issue at the Kansas Statehouse this session. Lawmakers are wrangling with bills about vouchers, teacher raises, parent rights, transgender sports rules, and special education funding. Our sister station in Wichita had a conversation with experts to make sense of it all.

There are a lot of education-related topics before the legislature this year, some of which will have significant impacts, but aren’t making headlines. We're discussing what’s going to be up for a vote, and what’s at stake. Our panelists are:

  • Terrell Davis, The Independent School
  • Leah Fliter, Kansas Association of School Boards
  • Suzanne Perez, KMUW/KNS Education Reporter

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Since 2017 Fred Fletcher-Fierro has driven up Highway 171 through thunderstorms, downpours, snow, and ice storms to host KRPS’s Morning Edition. He’s also a daily reporter for the station, covering city government, elections, public safety, arts, entertainment, culture, sports and more. Fred has also spearheaded and overseen a sea change in programming for KRPS from a legacy classical station to one that airs a balance of classical, news, jazz, and cultural programming that better reflects the diverse audience of the Four States. For over two months in the fall of 2022 he worked remotely with NPR staff to relaunch to an NPR style news and information website.

In the fall of 2023 Fred was promoted to Interim General Manager and was appointed GM in Feburary of 2024.
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