In November, the State Board will conduct its monthly meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 12 and Thursday, Nov. 13. The altered schedule is due to the Veteran's Day holiday on the 11th.
The annual conference of the National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE) was Oct. 16-18 in Colorado. Two Kansas State Board of Education members serve on the NASBE Board of Directors -- Ken Willard is treasurer and Jim McNiece is president-elect. Other Kansas Board members in attendance at the conference were Deena Horst and John Bacon, as well as Board secretary Peggy Hill. This year's conference theme was "Leaders Learning from Leaders."
Among Board member activities this month were presentations to pre-service teachers at several of the state's colleges and universities, panel participation at the Kansas Reading Association conference, and attendance at KSDE's Annual Conference in Wichita.