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TOPEKA – The United States Department of Education today announced that it has approved Kansas’ request for a one-year extension for flexibility from certain provisions of the Elementary and Secondary Education ACT, also known as No Child Left Behind (NCLB), and has removed the state’s high risk status, which was placed on Kansas one year ago.
TOPEKA – Kansas is one of 20 states selected to receive Team Nutrition Training Grant Funding from the United States Department of Agriculture, which will be used to help schools serve healthier meals and snacks this school year. 
TOPEKA – Kansas is one of 11 states participating in the English Language Proficiency Assessment for the 21st Century (ELPA21) consortium, which was recently awarded an additional $2.8 million in funding from the U.S. Department of Education (US DOE).
TOPEKA – The National Association of State Directors for Pupil Transportation Services recently released the results of its annual survey of illegal passing of school buses.

TOPEKA – The percentage of Kansas high school graduates meeting college readiness benchmarks in all areas measured on the ACT college entrance exam, increased for the fourth year in a row, and the average composite score recorded its largest increase since 2011.



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