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TOPEKA – After several months of discussion, the Kansas State Board of Education (KSBE) voted to approve the Coalition of Innovative School Districts’ (CISD) request to implement a Specialized Teaching Certificate that would provide these districts the flexibility to hire non-licensed professionals or licensed professionals in areas outside of their area of licensure in order to fill hard to fill teacher vacancies.
TOPEKA, KS - The Kansas Volunteer Commission (KVC) is pleased to announce two mini-grant opportunities which will support local organizations leveraging volunteers to meet the many needs across Kansas. 
First Choice Support Services, a Salina-based organization specializing in Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) reimbursement and nutrition related issues, was recognized by the National CACFP Sponsors Association with a certificate, letter of congratulations and $250 for its successful outreach in the community to spread the word about the Child and Adult Care Food Program during National CACFP Week held in March. 
TOPEKA – KSDE was recently notified that Kansas is one of 19 states to have received the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education Programs’ (OSEP) highest level of achievement in 2015 for providing educational services to children and youth with disabilities.
Olathe East High School math teacher Patrick Flynn and Indian Trail Middle School science teacher Jeremi Wonch have been named 2013 National Finalists for the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching.
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