Diane DeBacker http://kcur.org en Critics of Kan. Common Core Standards Blast Testing http://kcur.org/post/critics-kan-common-core-standards-blast-testing <p>Common Core educational standards were once again a topic at Tuesday’s meeting of the Kansas State Board of Education.</p><p>Opponents are targeting the&nbsp;standardized tests used in meeting Common Core Requirements.&nbsp;</p><p>Megan King is a parent from Lawrence. She said the costs of the tests will be too high and will require technology updates.&nbsp;King&nbsp;wants the state&nbsp;to keep using tests developed by the University of Kansas.</p> Wed, 10 Jul 2013 14:35:14 +0000 Stephen Koranda 39909 at http://kcur.org Critics of Kan. Common Core Standards Blast Testing Testimony Wraps Up In Kansas School Finance Trial http://kcur.org/post/testimony-wraps-kansas-school-finance-trial <p>Testimony in the Kansas school finance trial will draw to a close today as lawyers in the case call their final witnesses.</p><p> Thu, 28 Jun 2012 12:16:02 +0000 Maria Carter 20156 at http://kcur.org Testimony Wraps Up In Kansas School Finance Trial