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Posted: Sep 11, 2020
Author: Ann Bush

Kansas State Board of Education members at their September meeting accredited El Dorado Unified School District 490 through the Kansas Education Systems Accreditation (KESA) and conditionally accredited public system Paola USD 368 and private system Hope Lutheran.

Posted: Sep 8, 2020
Author: Ann Bush

Dr. Craig Neuenswander named new deputy commissioner of fiscal and administrative serviced

After 53 years of serving the state of Kansas and its students, Deputy Commissioner Dale Dennis is retiring effective Sept. 30, 2020.

Posted: Sep 8, 2020
Author: Ann Bush

Programs help support Kansans Can vision

Eight Kansas school districts, three organizations and a group of leaders were honored Tuesday, Sept. 8, for outstanding practices in Child Nutrition and Wellness programs that help support the Kansans Can vision.

Posted: Sep 1, 2020
Author: Marisa Seele

The next regular State Board of Education meeting is Tuesday, Sept. 8 in Topeka.  

The agenda and meeting materials are viewable at:


On Wednesday, Sept. 9, the State Board will convene in its annual joint meeting with the Kansas Board of Regents. This will occur via video conference and will be livestreamed for the public from a link on the KBOR website. 

Posted: Aug 31, 2020
Author: Ann Bush

AmeriCorps members respond to COVID-19 in order to meet the most critical needs

Six AmeriCorps Kansas programs, funded by the Kansas Volunteer Commission, have completed more than 50,000 service hours responding to the needs of Kansans during the time of COVID-19.

Posted: Aug 28, 2020
Categories: KSDE

USA-Kansas executive director surprises Dr. Randy Watson during virtual conference

Kansas Commissioner of Education Dr. Randy Watson was surprised Friday, Aug. 28, with the USA-Kansas Outstanding Service Award during the organization’s virtual annual conference.

Posted: Aug 20, 2020
Author: Ann Bush

The Kansas Volunteer Commission (KVC) awarded a total of $3,900 to eight organizations to support Sept. 11 National Day of Service and Remembrance.

Posted: Aug 14, 2020
Author: Ann Bush
Posted: Aug 4, 2020
Categories: KSDE
Author: Ann Bush

Awardees receive $10,000 cash award from National Science Foundation

Two Kansans are among 107 educators being recognized as national finalists for the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST) program – the nation’s highest honor for math and science teaching.

Posted: Aug 4, 2020
Author: Tamla Miller

The next regular State Board of Education meeting is scheduled for Aug. 11 and 12 in Topeka.  Livestreaming continues to be available as a viewing option for the public.

The agenda and meeting materials are viewable at:    https://www.ksde.org/LinkClick.aspx?fileticket=En4aEEZcW4c%3d&portalid=0 

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