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Posted: Dec 12, 2018
Categories: KSDE
Author: Ann Bush

Two Kansas schools are being nationally recognized for exceptional student achievement in 2018.

Kathryn O’Loughlin McCarthy Elementary School, Hays Unified School District 489, and Roseland Elementary School, Shawnee Mission USD 512, are two of 100 schools across the nation to be recognized as National ESEA (Elementary and Secondary Education Act) Distinguished Schools, formerly known as the National Title I Distinguished Schools Program.

Posted: Dec 3, 2018
Author: Tamla Miller

The next regular Kansas State Board of Education meeting is Dec. 11 and 12 in Topeka. There will be a reception from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 12, in the Board Room to honor outgoing State Board members John Bacon, Sally Cauble and Ken Willard. They did not seek re-election for another term.

Posted: Nov 17, 2018
Author: Ann Bush

Whitney Morgan is an English language arts and English for Speakers of Other Languages teacher

Whitney Morgan, an English language arts and English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) teacher at Wyandotte High School, Kansas City, Kansas, Unified School District 500, was named the 2019 Kansas Teacher of the Year on Saturday, Nov. 17, during a special ceremony in Wichita.

Posted: Nov 13, 2018
Author: Ann Bush

Students at 42 schools will have better access to breakfast after a total of $142,519 in grants were awarded to programs across the state, the Kansas State Department of Education announced Tuesday, Nov. 13.

Posted: Nov 5, 2018
Author: Tamla Miller

The next regular Kansas State Board of Education meeting is Nov. 13 and 14 in Coffeyville. Members will conduct a brief business meeting on Tuesday, then tour buildings in Coffeyville USD 445 participating in school redesign. 

Posted: Oct 23, 2018
Author: Ann Bush

The Kansas Volunteer Commission (KVC) is seeking organizations to apply for 2019-2020 AmeriCorps Kansas funding. AmeriCorps Kansas provides assistance to programs to recruit, train and supervise AmeriCorps members meeting critical community needs in the areas of education, disaster services, health, environmental stewardship, economic opportunity, and service to veterans and military families.

Posted: Oct 19, 2018
Author: Ann Bush

Funds will support organizations planning projects for MLK Day of Service

The Kansas Volunteer Commission (KVC) is announcing funding of up to $5,000 to support local organizations leveraging at least 10 volunteers in community service or service-learning projects on or around Martin Luther King Jr. Day, which is Jan. 21, 2019.

Posted: Oct 18, 2018
Categories: KSDE
Author: Ann Bush

Kansas School Bus Safety Contest winners invited to Statehouse for proclamation signing

With four Kansas students standing by his side, Gov. Jeff Colyer put pen to paper earlier this month to declare Wednesday, Oct. 24, as School Bus Drivers’ Appreciation Day.

Posted: Oct 12, 2018
Categories: KSDE
Author: Ann Bush

Linda Dishman, a fifth-grade teacher at Berryton Elementary School, on Friday, Oct. 12, became the first teacher in the nation to receive the 2018-2019 Milken Educator Award.

Posted: Oct 1, 2018
Categories: KSDE
Author: Ann Bush

Six Kansas schools have been designated 2018 National Blue Ribbon Schools, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced Monday, Oct. 1.

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