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Posted: Nov 18, 2017
Author: Ann Bush

WICHITA – Samantha “Sam” Neill, an English language arts teacher at Buhler High School, Buhler Unified School District 313, was named the 2018 Kansas Teacher of the Year on Saturday, Nov. 18, during a special ceremony in Wichita.

Posted: Nov 15, 2017
Categories: KSDE
Author: Ann Bush

TOPEKA — Kansas Commissioner of Education Dr. Randy Watson on Tuesday recommended that the Kansas State Board of Education take a closer look at the current teacher licensing process to make the teaching field more accessible to professionals in order to address teacher vacancies.

Posted: Nov 9, 2017
Categories: KSDE
Author: Ann Bush

Heidi Albin, a science teacher at Complete High School Maize in Maize Unified School District 266, on Thursday, Nov. 9 was named the 2017-2018 Milken Family Foundation Educator by the Milken Family Foundation in a surprise ceremony at the school in Maize.

Posted: Nov 1, 2017
Categories: KSDE
Author: Ann Bush

TOPEKA — Two 2017 Kansas high school graduates have received the College Board’s State Advanced Placement (AP) Scholar Award based on their outstanding performances on 2017 AP exams.

Posted: Oct 24, 2017
Categories: KSDE
Author: Ann Bush

Kansas State Department of Education’s redesign specialists Jay Scott and Tammy Mitchell began the third Mercury 7 Redesign support cycle on Tuesday, Sept. 26, with a visit to Coffeyville Unified School District 445, followed by Wellington USD 353 on Sept. 27. They traveled to McPherson USD 418 on Sept. 28, followed by trips to Olathe USD 233 on Sept. 29, Twin Valley USD 240 on Oct. 3, Stockton USD 271 on Oct. 4 and Liberal USD 480 on Oct. 5.

Posted: Oct 19, 2017
Author: Ann Bush

The Kansas State Board of Education received an update on the progress of the vision during a meeting Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017.

Posted: Oct 17, 2017
Author: Ann Bush

Two years ago, the Kansas State Board of Education launched a new vision for Kansas education — Kansas leads the world in the success of each student. Board members on Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017, received an update on the progress the state has made toward that goal.

Posted: Oct 11, 2017
Categories: KSDE
Author: Ann Bush

School bus drivers play an important role in the safety of Kansas’ students. To honor them, Gov. Sam Brownback has proclaimed Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017, as School Bus Drivers’ Appreciation Day.

Posted: Oct 2, 2017
Categories: KSDE
Author: Ann Bush

Federal award one of largest competitive grants ever received by agency

Kansas received a $27 million federal grant — one of the largest competitive grants ever received by the Kansas State Department of Education — to help create comprehensive literacy programs at schools across the state, the agency announced Monday.

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.

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