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TOPEKA – Kansas students continue to outperform the nation in all four assessed areas of the 2015 ACT college entrance exam: English, reading, mathematics and science, and earned an average composite score of 21.9 compared to the national average score of 21. 
The Kansas State Board of Education (KSBE) is reviewing the tabulated results from the Community Conversation events held throughout the state earlier this year where education officials asked Kansas residents and members of the business community what they want from their state education system.
TOPEKA – With most Kansas schools now back in full swing, residents will once again see that familiar influx of school buses on the roadway. While school buses are some of the safest vehicles on the road, the greatest danger for children riding buses is traveling to and from the bus stop and getting on and off the bus.
The Kansas Volunteer Commission (KVC), joined by Wendy Spencer, CEO of the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), the federal agency that administers AmeriCorps, today announced new federal investments totaling nearly $1.4 million to support 160 AmeriCorps members, supporting programs related to education, disaster services, environmental stewardship, healthy futures, and economic opportunity. 
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Tuesday, August 11, at 10:00 a.m., Board Room, Kansas State Department of Education, Landon State Office Building, 900 SW Jackson Street, Topeka  

Wednesday, August 12,  9:00 a.m. Vision Planning/Board Retreat, Kansas State High School Activities Association Bldg., 601 SW Commerce Place, Topeka

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