Division of Learning Services (DLS)

Dr. Ben Proctor Dr. Ben Proctor
Deputy Commissioner

The Division of Learning Services assists the State Board of Education in leading the world in the success of each student. 

Division staff oversee all federal and statewide education and services in the areas of:  Teacher Licensure, Federal Title Programs, Career and Technical Education and School Accreditation.  In addition, the division oversees the state's assessed and non-assessed curriculum standards, the state assessments; and research, data analysis aand reporting requirements.  Staff all ensure compliance with all state and federal education legislation including the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and the Kansas Education Systems Accreditation (KESA).


KSDE - State Board Vision

Kansas leads the world in the success of each student.

DLS Vision Statement
Kansas Educators see us as ...
Partners serving to develop, lead, and support the best learning experiences for Kansans.
DLS Mission

Empowering passionate professionals to improve educational excellence!


DLS Teams

Additional Resources & Information

Curriculum Leaders Webpage

To be added to the curriculum leaders listserv, please email Pat Bone. pbone@ksde.org


KSDE Listservs


Required Staff and Student Training


Timelines for KSDE Reports (Web Apps) and Data Collection




2023 KSDE Annual Conference Art Design Contest Guidelines


Learning Services Contacts

Deputy Commissioner
Ben Proctor

Questions about this page contact:

Senior Administrative Specialist
Pat Bone


Next Curriculum Leaders Meeting

January 19, 2024
Bettis Sports Complex
Lake Shawnee
3025 SE Croco Rd
Topeka, KS
This facility has no internet!


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