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Division of Learning Services

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).


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

Curriculum Leaders


KSDE Listservs


Lunchtime/Hot Topics (aired the 1st Wednesday of each month)

May 4, 2022

April 6, 2022

  • Accreditation and Design: 4:18
  • American Rescue Plan–Homeless Children & Youth (ARP-HCY) Initiative: 24:09 Slides Only
  • Indicator 5: Educational Environments (Children 6-21): 25:45
  • American Rescue Plan for New McKinney Vento Liaisons: 31:01
  • Significant Disproportionality: 39:31

Required Staff and Student Training


Timelines for KSDE Reports (Web Apps) and Data Collection




2022 KSDE Annual Conference Art Design Contest Guidelines

Deputy Commissioner
Ben Proctor

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Senior Administrative Specialist
Pat Bone

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