Emporia State’s new sleep pods have stirred a lot of reaction on social media. ESU Professor Michael Smith reviewed the hard facts about sleep deprivation in Kansas, in last week’s column.
The Kansas State Department of Education recently won a major Preschool Birth through Five Grant. Sharon Iorio explained why that is important, and discussed what it takes to have a successful early childhood program, in last week’s column.
Governor Kelly’s new tax commission is a step in the right direction, argues Ed Flentje. He offered the commissioners some tips in last week’s column.
Kansas has made some progress this century toward reducing racial disparities in the criminal justice system. But that is just the beginning. There is plenty more to be done, wrote Patrick Miller in last week’s column.
The Docking Building was once a state-of-the-art center of Kansas government. Today, its legacy of deferred maintenance and poor planning leave the state with few good choices. This is a perfect metaphor for neglected governance, too, wrote Burdett Loomis in last week’s column.
Can Congresswomen Sharice Davids hold on for her first post-wave election and redistricting? What does her success in the 3rd District mean for the rest of Kansas? Michael Smith tackled these questions in last week’s column.
A new project called Kansas Can partners the Kansas Board of Education with certain school districts to focus on early childhood development. Sharon Iorio described the program and assessed its promise and potential pitfalls in last week’s column.
Kansas’ incarceration rates are too high, and it is time for criminal justice reform, wrote Patrick Miller in last week’s column.
Burdett Loomis wondered about the integrity of Kansas politicians in last week’s column. Is the classic Tip O’Neill quote still true?
H. Edward Flentje explored this curious distinction in last week’s column.