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Dr. Randy Watson

Randy Watson

Kansas Commissioner of Education

The Commissioner is the appointed Chief Administrative Officer over the Kansas State Department of Education.  The Kansas Department of Education is organized into two divisions, Fiscal and Administrative Services and the Learning Services Division.







Commissioner Videos


Dr. Randy Watson Speaks About School Funding
June 3, 2016


Kansas Commissioner of Education Dr. Randy Watson shares a message about the five outcomes.

February 2016: Individual Plan of Study (IPS) | March 2016: Social/emotional growth | April 2016: Kindergarten Readiness 

May 2016: Graduation Rates | June 2016: Postsecondary Completion/Attendance | July 2016: Accreditation

 August 2016: Assessments | November 2016: The Vision, Past 12 Months | January 2017: What's Next?

 February 2017: Teacher Voices | March/April 2017: Business Engagement



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