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TOPEKA – During its recent meeting, the Kansas State Board of Education (KSBE) voted to adopt an amendment to regulation KAR 91-1-214 Criminal History Records Check that will require individuals applying for renewal of a valid Kansas teaching certificate or license to submit fingerprints, if the person has never submitted fingerprints as part of any previous application for a Kansas certificate or license issued by the KSBE.
As AmeriCorps marks its 20th anniversary, Kansas AmeriCorps members, alumni, and supporters will gather at the Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum on September 12th at 10:00 AM to celebrate the contributions of AmeriCorps to Kansas.
TOPEKA – Jennifer Hofferber, a special education teacher for students in grades 4-6 at Sunflower Intermediate School in Liberal (Liberal USD 480), and Shannon Ralph, a high school biology teacher at Dodge City High School (Dodge City USD 443), were named Region 1 finalists for the 2015 Kansas Teacher of the Year award during a ceremony held today at the Salina Country Club. This award recognizes excellent teaching in the elementary and secondary classrooms of the state.
TOPEKA – Jamie McDaniel, a fifth-grade teacher at Sunflower Elementary School in Paola (Paola USD 368), and Abby Hedrick, a seventh-grade mathematics teacher at Paola Middle School (Paola USD 368), were named Region 2 finalists for the 2015 Kansas Teacher of the Year award during a ceremony today at the Ramada Downtown Hotel and Convention Center in Topeka.  This award recognizes excellent teaching in the elementary and secondary classrooms of the state.
TOPEKA – Beau Bragg, an elementary physical education teacher at Bonner Springs Elementary School (Bonner Springs USD 204), and Kimberly Nelson, a sixth-grade English language arts teacher at Robert E. Clark Middle School in Bonner Springs (Bonner Springs USD 204), were named Region 3 finalists for the 2015 Kansas Teacher of the Year award during a ceremony this evening at the Marriott Hotel in Overland Park. This award recognizes excellent teaching in the elementary and secondary classrooms of the state.
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