Board Vision for Kansas Education


Kansans are demanding higher standards in academic skills, as well as employability and citizenship skills, and the need to move away from a “one-size-fits-all” system that relies exclusively on state assessments. The Kansas State Board of Education in October 2015 announced a new vision for education in Kansas, giving direction for a more student-focused system and resources for individual success.

Kansas State Board of Education Mission:
To prepare Kansas students for lifelong success through rigorous, quality academic instruction, career training, and character development according to each student's gifts and talents.

Kansans CAN Vision:
Kansas leads the world in the success of each student. 

Definition of a successful Kansas high school graduate: 
A successful Kansas high school graduate has the academic preparation, cognitive preparation, technical skills, employability skills and civic engagement to be successful in postsecondary education, in the attainment of an industry recognized certification or in the workforce, without the need for remediation. (Approved by State Board in January 2016)

Outcomes for Measuring Progress:

  • Social/emotional growth measured locally
  • Kindergarten readiness
  • Individual Plan of Study focused on career interest
  • High school graduation rates
  • Postsecondary completion/attendance

Board Office

Deborah Bremer, Board Secretary 
(785) 296-3203

Board Contact Information

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