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State To Kansas Teachers: Use Only Research-Backed Methods So Kids Don't Fall Behind

First grade teacher Shauna Hammett focuses on phonics with her students, deploying a method that's backed by research — something state rules will soon demand. (photo credit: Celia Llopis Jepsen / Kansas News Service)

The Kansas Supreme Court is demanding not just that state lawmakers put up millions more for K-through-12 schools, but also that the money be used to close achievement gaps. So schools are trying to figure out what works to keep kids from falling behind in math and reading. Celia Llopis-Jepsen from the Kansas News Service explains.

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