Kansas State Department of Education

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Division of Learning Services

Brad Neuenswander

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).


DLS Vision Statement

The field sees us as ...

Partners serving to develop, lead, and support

the best learning experiences for Kansans.


DLS Mission

Empowering passionate professionals to

improve educational excellence!


Additional Resources & Information

Lunchtime/Hot Topics (aired the 1st Wednesday of each month)
Required Staff and Student Training
Postsecondary Reports User Guide
Kansas Vision for Education chart
Timelines for KSDE Reports (Web Apps) and Data Collection


Curriculum Leaders


KSDE Listservs

DLS Newsletters




December 2, 2021


April 1, 2021

November 21-22, 2019

KSDE Annual Conference Art Design Contest Guidelines

Deputy Commissioner
Dr. Brad Neuenswander

Elementary Redesign Specialist
Tammy Mitchell

Secondary Redesign Specialist
Jay Scott

Redesign Coordinator
Sarah Perryman

Questions about this page contact:

Senior Administrative Specialist
Pat Bone

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