April 11, 2023

Public School Options-Kansas Celebrates Signing of Kansas House Bill 2080 into Law

What’s a Rich Text element?

What’s a Rich Text element?

What’s a Rich Text element?

What’s a Rich Text element?

What’s a Rich Text element?
What’s a Rich Text element?

The rich text element allows you to create and format headings, paragraphs, blockquotes, images, and video all in one place instead of having to add and format them individually. Just double-click and easily create content.

  1. testing number bullets
  2. and two
  3. and now threeee

Static and dynamic content editing

A rich text element can be used with static or dynamic content. For static content, just drop it into any page and begin editing. For dynamic content, add a rich text field to any collection and then connect a rich text element to that field in the settings panel. Voila!

  • Testnig one bullet
  • two bullets
  • and now three

How to customize formatting for each rich text

Headings, paragraphs, blockquotes, figures, images, and figure captions can all be styled after a class is added to the rich text element using the "When inside of" nested selector system.

HB 2080 will enable full-time online students to take statewide assessment tests in a virtual setting

Topeka, Kansas – The Kansas Chapter of the National Coalition for Public School Options (PSO-KS) today applauded the signing of Kansas House Bill 2080 into law by Governor Laura Kelly. This legislation provides students enrolled full-time in an online school with the flexibility to take the growth assessment tests online.

“This is a huge victory for Kansas students and families," said Letrisha Weber, Board President of PSO. “Virtual schools offer a flexible and personalized learning option that can meet the needs of a wide range of students. This bill will ensure that all students have the opportunity to test in a setting that works best for their learning needs."

The bill, sponsored by State Representative Adam Thomas (R-Olathe) and State Senator Molly Baumgardner (R-Louisburg) was signed into law by Gov. Kelly on Friday, April 7.

“We are grateful to Rep. Thomas, Sen. Baumgardner, and the members of the Kansas Legislature for their support of this important bill,” said Weber. “This is a commonsense measure that will allow students to take state assessments in a way that is convenient and comfortable for them. We are also grateful to Governor Kelly for signing this bill into law.”

The law will help address challenges faced by virtual students and teachers as they miss instructional time to travel to testing sites. Parents of virtual schools students also struggle with travel, childcare and missing work as a result of in-person testing requirements.

Remote testing also results in better testing outcomes or students. Research by the Education Freedom Institute also reveals that "tests taken remotely better correlate with other measures of academic performance than do tests taken at designated facilities, indicating they better capture academic progress."

The new Kansas Law comes on the heels of a similar bill signed into law by Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin on March 27.

Back to Blog PostsBack to News PostsBack to News Posts