Kansas Education Commission Begins Work on Reauthorization of Elementary and Secondary Education Act
TOPEKA – July 14, 2010 – The first meeting of the Kansas Education Commission took place Tuesday, July 6, 2010 at the Kansas State High School Activities Association to discuss the purpose and objectives of the commission.
During the May meeting of the Kansas State Board of Education, the decision was made to form the Kansas Education Commission in order to prepare Kansas schools for the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). Reauthorization of ESEA, as outlined in the Blueprint for Reform released in March 2010, will set the direction for education in the United States for years to come.
Made up of education and industry professionals throughout Kansas, the commission, divided into five subcommittees, will examine each of the key priorities of the reauthorization; College- and Career-Ready Students, Great Teachers and Leaders in Every School, Equity and Opportunity for All Students, Raise the Bar and Reward Excellence and Promote Innovation and Continuous Improvement.
Information regarding the Kansas Education Commission, including purpose and objectives, members and meeting agenda is available on the Kansas State Department of Education’s website (http://www.ksde.org/Default.aspx?tabid=1646#kec) along with a copy of the Blueprint for Reform.
# # #