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Posted: Jan 19, 2018
Categories: KSDE
Author: Ann Bush

TOPEKA — Kansas’ Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) plan has been approved by the U.S. Department of Education (USDOE), the Kansas State Department of Education announced Friday, Jan. 19.

Posted: Jan 16, 2018
Categories: KSDE
Author: Ann Bush

Two Kansas students have been selected as delegates to the 56th annual United States Senate Youth Program (USSYP) that will take place March 3-10, 2018, in Washington, D.C.

Posted: Jan 12, 2018
Author: Ann Bush

Another phase of the Kansans Can School Redesign Project was announced by Kansas Commissioner of Education Randy Watson on Tuesday, Jan. 9, at the Kansas State Board of Education meeting in Topeka.

Posted: Jan 12, 2018
Categories: KSDE
Author: Ann Bush

Kennedy Elementary School in Wellington Unified School District USD 353 was ready for a change, so when principal Stephanie Smith learned about the Mercury 7 school redesign project, she leapt at the opportunity.

Posted: Jan 9, 2018
Categories: KSDE
Author: Ann Bush

TOPEKA – Thirty-two first-year educators from Kansas are being recognized for their outstanding teaching skills through the 2018 Kansas Horizon Award program.

Posted: Dec 15, 2017
Author: Ann Bush

Kansas State Board of Education members discussed several issues during their meeting Tuesday, Dec. 12, and Wednesday, Dec. 13, including reading initiatives, and recommendations from the Teacher Vacancy and Supply Committee (TVSC) and Kansas State Schools for the Deaf and Blind.

Posted: Dec 5, 2017
Categories: KSDE
Author: Ann Bush

TOPEKA — Two Kansas schools are being nationally recognized for exceptional student achievement in 2017.

Posted: Dec 4, 2017
Categories: KSDE
Author: Ann Bush

Flexible schedules, more one-on-one time, breakfast clubs, increasing teacher collaboration time and personalized learning are a few steps Mercury redesign districts are considering to help reshape the face of education in Kansas.

Posted: Nov 29, 2017
Author: Ann Bush

AmeriCorps Kansas supports wide range of local service programs, engaging more than 100 Kansans in intensive community service each year

TOPEKA — In an effort to address community needs statewide, the Kansas Volunteer Commission has opened the 2018-2019 application process for potential AmeriCorps Kansas programs. 

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.

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