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Posted: Sep 29, 2017
Categories: KSDE
Author: Ann Bush

Two Kansas State Department of Education redesign specialists, as well as other KSDE staff members, received a first-hand look at how other states are changing the face of education.

Posted: Sep 28, 2017
Categories: KSDE
Author: Ann Bush

Five Kansas schools were among 342 schools that were designated National Blue Ribbon Schools for 2017, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced Thursday.

Posted: Sep 21, 2017
Author: Ann Bush

The Kansas State Department of Education submitted the Kansas Consolidated State Plan to the federal government on Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017, to meet the requirements of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), Kansas State Board of Education members learned during their September meeting.

Posted: Sep 13, 2017
Categories: KSDE
Author: Ann Bush

The first round of visits to the seven school districts taking part in the Kansans Can School Redesign Project was a success, and districts are excited about the upcoming year, redesign specialists Jay Scott and Tammy Mitchell said.

Posted: Sep 10, 2017
Author: Ann Bush

Jennifer L. Donovan, an elementary music teacher at Clear Creek Elementary School in Shawnee (De Soto Unified School District 232), and Angela “Angie” R. Powers, a high school English teacher at Olathe Northwest High School (Olathe USD 233), were named Region 3 finalists for the 2018 Kansas Teacher of the Year award during a ceremony Sunday, Sept. 10, in Overland Park. This award recognizes excellent teaching in the elementary and secondary classrooms of the state.

Posted: Sep 10, 2017
Author: Ann Bush

Bradley “Brad” W. Weaver, an elementary music teacher at Atchison Elementary School (Atchison Unified School District 409), and Jamie D. Manhart, a junior high and high school journalism teacher at Silver Lake Jr.-Sr. High School (Silver Lake USD 372), were named Region 2 finalists for the 2018 Kansas Teacher of the Year award during a ceremony Sunday, Sept. 10, in Topeka. This award recognizes excellent teaching in the elementary and secondary classrooms of the state.  

Posted: Sep 9, 2017
Author: Ann Bush

Megan E. Nagel, a sixth-grade English language arts and science teacher at Santa Fe 5/6 Center in Newton (Newton Unified School District 373), and Sarah C. VenJohn, a high school mathematics teacher at Winfield High School (Winfield USD 465), were named Region 4 finalists for the 2018 Kansas Teacher of the Year award during a ceremony Saturday, Sept. 9, in Wichita. This award recognizes excellent teaching in the elementary and secondary classrooms of the state.

Posted: Sep 9, 2017
Author: Ann Bush

Gilbert “Gil” R. Still Jr., a fourth-grade teacher at Northwest Elementary School in Dodge City (Dodge City Unified School District 443), and Samantha “Sam” J. Neill, a high school English language arts teacher at Buhler High School (Buhler USD 313), were named Region 1 finalists for the 2018 Kansas Teacher of the Year award during a ceremony held Saturday, Sept. 9, in Salina. This award recognizes excellent teaching in the elementary and secondary classrooms of the state.

Posted: Sep 7, 2017
Categories: KSDE
Author: Ann Bush

State’s students continue to outperform national averages on ACT exam

The number of Kansas students taking the ACT continues to rise as the state continues to outperform the nation in all four assessed areas — English, reading, mathematics and science.

Posted: Sep 6, 2017
Author: Ann Bush

15 organizations across country receive grants totaling more than $3.7 million

The Kansas Volunteer Commission (KVC) has received a $113,899 grant that will allow it to help organizations across the state increase volunteerism.

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