Forty-five teacher education students from 23 Kansas colleges and universities have been recognized as Teachers of Promise by the Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE).
Ensuring all schools are safe and secure is important in meeting the needs of students and providing quality education. However, school safety includes more than secured doors and a safe schools plan. It also includes the mental health of students and educators, feeling safe in remote learning environments and monitoring a child’s internet and technology usage.
School bus transportation employees play an important role in the safety of Kansas children. There were 4,043 bus drivers during the 2019-2020 school year who transported 223,705 Kansas students more than 60.5 million miles. In order to honor their dedication and expertise, Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly designated Oct. 21 as School Transportation Day.
The Kansas State Board of Education at its October 2020 meeting approved an emergency declaration removing the restrictions on the number of days a substitute can teach in any one assignment through June 30, 2021.
The Kansas Volunteer Commission is seeking organizations to apply for 2021-2022 AmeriCorps Kansas funding.
Schools across the state are observing Kansas Anti-Bullying Awareness Week from Oct. 5-11. This year’s theme is “Choose Peace.”
The Kansas Volunteer Commission, a program of the Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE), has awarded 35 organizations funding to support volunteer and mentor initiatives designed to respond to changing community needs created by the COVID-19 pandemic.
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