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.
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.
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.
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.