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Board Vision for Kansas Education


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.” The Kansans CAN vision calls for a more student-focused system that provides support and resources for individual success.

Kansans CAN Vision Statement

Definition of a successful Kansas high school graduate: 
A successful Kansas high school graduate has the academic preparation, cognitive preparation, technical skills, employability skills and civic engagement to be successful in postsecondary education, in the attainment of an industry recognized certification or in the workforce, without the need for remediation. (Approved by State Board in January 2016)

Outcomes for Measuring Progress:

  • Kindergarten readiness
  • Individual Plan of Study focused on career interest
  • High school graduation rates
  • Postsecondary completion/attendance
  • Social/emotional growth measured locally

To prepare Kansas students for lifelong success through rigorous, quality academic instruction, career training, and character development according to each student's gifts and talents.


  1. Provide a flexible and efficient delivery system to meet our students’ varied and changing needs
  2. Provide an effective educator in every classroom
  3. Ensure effective, visionary leaders in every school
  4. Promote and encourage best practices for early childhood programs
  5. Develop active communication and partnerships with families, communities, business stakeholders, constituents, and policy partners



Board Secretary
Peggy Hill

Board Member Contact Information  (PDF)  

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