The state House in Kansas on Thursday advanced proposed legislation that would free 10 school districts from state rules so they would have more freedom to implement ideas that could benefit students. The so-called "innovative districts" would be able to avoid the "red tape" that can slow innovation, supporters say. Critics, however, question whether the bill is necessary. "We're trying to fix a problem that does not exist by creating one that could be far worse," said Rep. Ed Trimmer, D-Winfield.
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