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It is a new day in Kansas education. 

With the input of more than 2,000 Kansans, the Kansas State Board of Education has set a new Vision for Kansas education where “Kansas leads the world in the success of each student.” 

Kansans are demanding higher standards in academic skills, as well as employability and citizenship skills, and the need to move away from a “one-size-fits-all” system that relies exclusively on state assessments from No Child Left Behind. This new vision for education calls for a more student-focused system that provides support and resources for individual success and will require everyone to work together to make it a reality.

Kansans have never backed down from a challenge and certainly not where our children are concerned.  

With your support, Kansans Can! 

Take a moment to find out how you can become a part of helping us share the Vision.

Click here to view Commissioner Watson's video concerning the Kansans Can Vision on the KSDE Livemedia YouTube site.


Official Kansans Can video - click here to view it on KSDE Livemedia YouTube site | Commissioner Dr. Randy Watson presentation at the 2015 KSDE Annual Conference click here to view it on the KSDE Livemedia YouTube site | Educator Brad LeDuc click here to view it on the KSDE Livemedia YouTube site.

Kansans Can Outcome Videos

Kansas Commissioner of Education Dr. Randy Watson will speak about the 5 outcomes on a monthly basis.

February 2016: Individual Plan of Study (IPS) | March 2016: Social/emotional growth | April 2016: Kindergarten Readiness 


May 2016: Graduation Rates | June 2016: Postsecondary Completion/Attendance | July 2016: Accreditation

Kansans Can Educator Voices


Emily Fleming, Kansas City, Kan. USD 500 | Rhonda White, Assistant Principal, Pittsburg High School, Pittsburg USD 250


 Ivone Damian, Kansas City, Kan. USD 500 | Bill Smithyman, teacher, Blue Valley USD 229

Share the Vision

Kansas leads the world in the success of each student. This is our moonshot, Kansas, and we need your support to help make this new vision a reality for Kansas education. 

Here is how you can share the vision: 

  • Proudly display the Kansans Can logo on your website with a link to information about the vision. 
  • Consider starting a blog on your website about the new Vision: Kansas leads the world in the success of each student. 
  • Display the Kansans Can poster in your schools or businesses. 
  • Talk with students, staff members and parents about the new Vision using these Talking Points to help get the conversation started. 
  • Hold a special event using this PowerPoint presentation to discuss the vision with boards, committees, staff members, parents and others.

Together, we can educate Kansans about the future of the state’s educational system.

Thank you for your support..

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Ann M. Bush
Communications Specialist

Cheryl Franklin
Graphic Design Specialist

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