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Kansas Standard for Federal Education Law Excludes Thousands of Minority Students

A Kansas education policy has raised concerns among advocacy groups who say it may exclude thousands of students in academic achievement gaps. That includes students with disabilities, like Rachel Mast, right, a senior at Olathe South High School.  (Photo by Celia Llopis-Jepsen / Kansas News Service)

The state of Kansas wants its students to do better in math and reading – much better. It’s asking schools to significantly boost standardized test scores, and graduation rates, by 2030. But as Celia Llopis-Jepsen reports from the Kansas News Service, not all schools will be held to the same standard. 

The Kansas News Service is a multi-station collaboration covering education, health and politics across the state. 

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