KSDE Weekly

Accountability, Accreditation and Assessments

Posted: May 23, 2024
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Making peer-to-peer and community-level connections is one way Kansas teens are trying to help each other navigate the complexities of mental health and substance use.

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Posted: May 23, 2024
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There will be a special meeting of the Kansas State Board of Education at 10 a.m., Friday, May 24.

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Posted: May 23, 2024
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Starting July 1, 2024, the Kansas Bureau of Investigation will increase the costs of providing fingerprint-based record checks to state agencies.  

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Posted: May 23, 2024
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The window to submit chronic absentee data is now open until June 30 and is submitted on the End of Year Assessment (EOYA) record.

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Posted: May 23, 2024
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As part of Kansas’ dyslexia initiative, all systems are reminded to upload their spring screening data for K-3, and eighth-grade student readers to the Kansas Individual Data on Students (KIDS) system. 

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Posted: May 23, 2024
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There is one week left for Kansas Preschool Pilot (KKP) grantees to submit their end of year survey in the Early Childhood Foundations for School Success authenticated web application. These must be submitted by May 31 as required by program assurances.   

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Posted: May 23, 2024
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ESSER staff will host online office hours on Wednesday, May 29, beginning at 10 a.m., to address any ESSER related questions.

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Posted: May 23, 2024
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The Kansas State Department of Education’s School Bus Safety Unit wishes to thank the school districts who participated in the Kansas One Day Stop Arm Violation Count which was conducted on April 17, 2024.

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Posted: May 23, 2024
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The Kansas School Transportation Safety Conference and State Driving Competition will be held June 5-7, at the Drury Plaza Hotel Broadview, in Wichita. During this three-day event, school transportation professionals will connect and learn how to improve operations and safety for their transportation teams. 

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Posted: May 23, 2024
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Forms for bus and school vehicle inspections have changed.

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Posted: May 23, 2024
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The KSDE School Bus Safety Unit is strongly recommending district transportation directors, or someone on the transportation staff, take time this summer to check the CDL status and medical self-certification category for all district bus drivers.

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Posted: May 23, 2024
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The Environmental Protection Agency anticipates awarding up to $932 million in competitive grant funding under the 2024 Clean Heavy-Duty Vehicles Grants Program Notice of Funding Opportunity.  

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Posted: May 23, 2024
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Thank you to all who have signed up to be facilitators for the Kansas Education Systems Accreditation (KESA). All who have applied will play a role. 

We have reopened the application until 5 p.m., Friday, May 31, to allow anyone else interested to be a part of the process.

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Posted: May 23, 2024
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Join KSDE Science and Maize South High School from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., on May 30-31, for a science summit centered around the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and standards alignment/storyline process.  

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Posted: May 23, 2024
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The KSDE Child Nutrition and Wellness (CNW) team will be hosting School Nutrition Program (SNP) Administrative Training from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 4. At least one representative from each sponsor must complete this training. 

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Posted: May 23, 2024
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Registration is open for the 2024 KSDE Great Ideas in Education Conference: Lighting the Path Forward.  

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Posted: May 23, 2024
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Are you a Kansas educator who wants to integrate STEM and literacy in your elementary classroom? 

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Posted: May 23, 2024
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Districts with Star Assessments should be sure to schedule their customized virtual learning before it expires in September.

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Posted: May 23, 2024
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KSDE’s Information Technology (IT) team has assembled a team of experts to help school technology directors and staff members, along with superintendents, principals and others who are interested, navigate the complex and critical practices of cybersecurity and data privacy. 

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Posted: May 23, 2024
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The Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) is hosting a free two-day Learning Through the Arts workshop for all K-12 teachers, June 10-11, at Wichita Northwest High School, 1220 N. Tyler, in Wichita. 

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Posted: May 23, 2024
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The 2024 Sunflower Summer season, operated by Kansas Tourism, will run May 25 through August 11 and will include more than 220 tourism attractions.

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Posted: May 23, 2024
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Researchers at the Center for Public Partnerships and Research at the University of Kansas (KU-CPPR) are teaming up with the Kansas Department of Health and Environment’s Maternal and Child Health Program to learn more about beliefs about systems of care for women, infants, children and adolescents across the state.  

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Posted: May 23, 2024
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27: KSDE offices closed in observance of Memorial Day. 

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Posted: May 16, 2024
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Gov. Laura Kelly on Wednesday, May 15, signed House Substitute for Senate Bill 387 into law.

The bill fully funds K-12 education, including special education.

Nine different bills were added into House Sub for SB 387 during the 2024 Kansas Legislative session.

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Posted: May 16, 2024
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At nearly 100 years old, Randolph Elementary in Topeka Unified School District 501 is the only continuously operating school building that was part of the 1954 landmark Brown v. Board of Education school desegregation case.

The colonial style building was one of the all-white schools that Topeka children attended prior to 1954.

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Posted: May 16, 2024
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Take a look in a modern-day classroom and you’ll see children of varying races, integrated and working toward the same goal of earning an education. Seventy years ago and beyond, that was not the case.

Despite being a free state, Kansas allowed segregation of elementary schools in cities with populations of 15,000 or more. Parents began to challenge these laws as early as 1881.

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Posted: May 16, 2024
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Members of the Kansas State Board of Education approved amendments to state regulations, K.A.R. 91-31-35, governing minimum graduation requirements during their May business meeting. The new minimum requirements will go into effect this fall for the graduating class of 2028.

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Posted: May 16, 2024
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Members of the Kansas State Board of Education (KSBE) have approved amendments to the Kansas Administrative Regulations (K.A.R.). that govern new minimum high school graduation requirements that will go into effect for the class of 2028, this fall’s incoming freshmen. 

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Posted: May 16, 2024
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Starting July 1, 2024, the Kansas Bureau of Investigation will increase the costs of providing fingerprint-based record checks to state agencies.

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Posted: May 16, 2024
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The window to submit chronic absentee data is now open until June 30 and is submitted on the End of Year Assessment (EOYA) record.

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Posted: May 16, 2024
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As part of Kansas’ dyslexia initiative, all systems are reminded to upload their spring screening data for K-3, and eighth-grade student readers to the Kansas Individual Data on Students (KIDS) system. 

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Posted: May 16, 2024
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ESSER staff will host online office hours beginning at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, May 29, to address any ESSER related questions systems may have.

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Posted: May 16, 2024
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The window to enter data into the Early Childhood Foundations for School Success authenticated web application is open.

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Posted: May 16, 2024
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The Kansas State Department of Education’s School Bus Safety Unit wishes to thank the school districts who participated in the Kansas One Day Stop Arm Violation Count which was conducted on April 17, 2024.

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Posted: May 16, 2024
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As the end of the 2023-2024 school year quickly approaches, the KSDE School Bus Safety Unit is providing the following information about events and workshops:

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Posted: May 16, 2024
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The Environmental Protection Agency anticipates awarding up to $932 million in competitive grant funding under the 2024 Clean Heavy-Duty Vehicles Grants Program Notice of Funding Opportunity. 

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Posted: May 16, 2024
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The Kansas School Transportation Safety Conference and State Driving Competition will be held June 5-7, at the Drury Plaza Hotel Broadview, in Wichita.

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Posted: May 16, 2024
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Does your district have concerns about vaping policies, practices or procedures?

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Posted: May 16, 2024
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A virtual KESA 2.0 informational session has been scheduled for anyone who was unable to attend an in-person session this spring.

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Posted: May 16, 2024
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Join KSDE Science and Maize South High School from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., on May 30-31, for a science summit centered around the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and standards alignment/storyline process.

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Posted: May 16, 2024
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The KSDE Child Nutrition and Wellness (CNW) team will be hosting two required trainings for School Nutrition Program (SNP) sponsors.

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Posted: May 16, 2024
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Body Venture is KSDE’s traveling health education exhibit for students in grades K-5. This exciting exhibit has been updated and can visit approximately 100 schools during the 2024-25 school year. 

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Posted: May 16, 2024
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Click here to register for the 2024 KSDE Great Ideas in Education conference, Oct. 23-25. Hotel reservation information is also posted on this site.

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Posted: May 16, 2024
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Summers in Kansas are an exciting time thanks to Sunflower Summer! Entering its fourth year, the program offers Kansas K-12 students and their families a way to explore and fall in love with Kansas by providing complimentary access to tourism attractions across the state.

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Posted: May 16, 2024
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You can help shape the future of health services for Kansas families!

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Posted: May 16, 2024
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Are you a Kansas educator who wants to integrate STEM and literacy in your elementary classroom?

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Posted: May 16, 2024
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The Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) is sponsoring several professional learning opportunities.

Now is a great time to start planning and scheduling your back-to-school professional learning! The fall calendar will fill up before you know it.

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Posted: May 16, 2024
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KSDE’s Information Technology (IT) team has assembled a team of experts to help school technology directors and staff members, along with superintendents, principals and others who are interested, navigate the complex and critical practices of cybersecurity and data privacy.

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Posted: May 16, 2024
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The Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) is hosting a free two-day Learning Through the Arts workshop for all K-12 teachers, June 10-11, at Wichita Northwest High School, 1220 N. Tyler, in Wichita.

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Posted: May 16, 2024
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25: The 2024 Sunflower Summer season opens on May 25 and runs through August 11. For a complete list of participating locations and more information about the program, click here.

27: KSDE offices closed in observance of Memorial Day.

30-31: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Science Summit centered around the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and standards alignment/storyline process at Maize South High School, 3701 N. Tyler Road, in Wichita.

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Posted: May 9, 2024
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Recognizing the skills current paraprofessionals and other district staff have to become teachers is the first step in the Kansas Registered Teacher Apprenticeship Program, or RTAP, that is wrapping up its first year. 

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Posted: May 9, 2024
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Nine Topeka Unified School District 501 high school students recently signed letters of intent to pursue teaching careers. In addition to the letter of intent each student a signed contract, guaranteeing them a teaching job in the district when they graduate college. 

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Posted: May 9, 2024
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After six years under the direction of the Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE), the Mental Health Intervention Team (MHIT) will be under the umbrella of the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services (KDADS) as of July 1, 2024.

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Posted: May 9, 2024
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Members of the Kansas State Board of Education (KSBE) are expected during their May meeting to act on proposed amendments to Kansas Administrative Regulations (K.A.R.). reflecting new minimum high school graduation requirements. They are also expected to take final action on literacy requirements for teacher licensure.

 

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Posted: May 9, 2024
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The window to enter data into the Early Childhood Foundations for School Success authenticated web application is open.

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Posted: May 9, 2024
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Educate Kansas https://educatekansas.org/ has shared free marketing materials for the past several weeks leading up to Teacher Appreciation Week, May 6-10, to help support your teacher recruitment efforts and promote the teaching profession.

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Posted: May 9, 2024
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As the end of the 2023-2024 school year quickly approaches, the KSDE School Bus Safety Unit is providing the following information about events and workshops.

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Posted: May 9, 2024
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The Environmental Protection Agency anticipates awarding up to $932 million in competitive grant funding under the 2024 Clean Heavy-Duty Vehicles Grants Program Notice of Funding Opportunity. 

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Posted: May 9, 2024
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The Kansas School Transportation Safety Conference and State Driving Competition will be held June 5-7, at the Drury Plaza Hotel Broadview, in Wichita. During this three-day event, school transportation professionals will connect and learn how to improve operations and safety for their transportation teams.

The early bird registration deadline is Friday, May 10.

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Posted: May 9, 2024
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Does your district have concerns about vaping policies, practices or procedures?

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Posted: May 9, 2024
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Assignments for KSDE’s School Improvement Days are now available. These days are full-day and in-person to maximize collaboration and will be facilitated by those who have volunteered and been selected and trained in the School Improvement Model. 

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Posted: May 9, 2024
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Join KSDE Science and Maize South High School from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., on May 30-31, for a science summit centered around the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and standards alignment/storyline process.

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Posted: May 9, 2024
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The Kansas Instructional Leaders’ Association (KILA), formerly known as the Kansas Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development (KASCD), is seeking nominations for an outstanding curriculum leader.

Applications are due by Sunday, May 12.

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Posted: May 9, 2024
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The KSDE Child Nutrition and Wellness (CNW) team will be hosting two required trainings for School Nutrition Program (SNP) sponsors.

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Posted: May 9, 2024
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Body Venture is KSDE’s traveling health education exhibit for students in grades K-5. This exciting exhibit has been updated and can visit approximately 100 schools during the 2024-25 school year. 

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Posted: May 9, 2024
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Summers in Kansas are an exciting time thanks to Sunflower Summer! Entering its fourth year, the program offers Kansas K-12 students and their families a way to explore and fall in love with Kansas by providing complimentary access to tourism attractions across the state.

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Posted: May 9, 2024
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Registration is now open!  https://events.ksde.org/Default.aspx?tabid=771

The 2024 Great Ideas in Education Conference: Lighting the Path Forward, will focus on the tools necessary to strengthen school improvement efforts to support each Kansas student. Through professional development and networking opportunities, the KSDE Great Ideas in Education Conference will help school personnel improve policies and strategies to produce safe learning environments and quality teaching and learning practices for each student.

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Posted: May 9, 2024
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Submissions for the 2024 KSDE Great Ideas in Education conference’s student art contest must be postmarked by Friday, May 24.

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Posted: May 9, 2024
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You can help shape the future of health services for Kansas families!

Researchers at the Center for Public Partnerships and Research at the University of Kansas (KU-CPPR) are teaming up with the Kansas Department of Health and Environment’s Maternal and Child Health Program to learn more about beliefs about systems of care for women, infants, children and adolescents across the state.

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Posted: May 9, 2024
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Are you a Kansas educator who wants to integrate STEM and literacy in your elementary classroom? 

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Posted: May 9, 2024
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The Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) is sponsoring several professional learning opportunities.

Now is a great time to start planning and scheduling your back-to-school professional learning! The fall calendar will fill up before you know it.

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Posted: May 9, 2024
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KSDE’s Information Technology (IT) team has assembled a team of experts to help school technology directors and staff members, along with superintendents, principals and others who are interested, navigate the complex and critical practices of cybersecurity and data privacy.

 

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Posted: May 9, 2024
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The Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) is hosting a free two-day Learning Through the Arts workshop for all K-12 teachers,June 10-11, at Wichita Northwest High School, 1220 N. Tyler, in Wichita.

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Posted: May 9, 2024
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14-15: Kansas State Board of Education meeting, in Topeka.

14: The Sunflower Foundation, Kansas Fights Addiction Grant Review Board in the Kansas Attorney General’s Office, and The University of Kansas Center for Public Partnership and Research (KU-CPPR) are hosting a webinar, “Intergenerational Response to Substance Use Prevention,” from noon – 1 p.m. on Tuesday, May 14.

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Posted: May 2, 2024
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The Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) is hosting a free two-day professional learning workshop for all K-12 teachers on June 10-11 at Wichita Northwest High School, 1220 N. Tyler, in Wichita.

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Posted: May 2, 2024
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Juggling long hours, building maintenance emergencies and staff and student issues, can all take a toll on a principal’s physical and mental health.

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Posted: May 2, 2024
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When Mac Carr was five weeks old, his parents began noticing his eyes were making different movements that weren’t typical for a child his age. 

His mom, Nicole, called an ophthalmologist to get him checked out. He was diagnosed with optic nerve hypoplasia, which Nicole said means someone could be sighted, otherwise seemingly typical, or totally blind and anywhere in between. They also did functional vision assessments, but that didn’t indicate blindness. So, it was a game of wait and see. 

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Posted: May 2, 2024
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Educate Kansas https://educatekansas.org/ is sharing free marketing materials every week through the first full week of May, Teacher Appreciation Week, to help support your teacher recruitment efforts and promote the teaching profession. These resources are shared through a Canva link, with the ability to edit and share on your own media platforms.  

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Posted: May 2, 2024
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The Environmental Protection Agency anticipates awarding up to $932 million in competitive grant funding under the 2024 Clean Heavy-Duty Vehicles Grants Program Notice of Funding Opportunity. 

 

 

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Posted: May 2, 2024
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The Kansas School Transportation Safety Conference and State Driving Competition will be held June 5-7, at the Drury Plaza Hotel Broadview, in Wichita. During this three-day event, school transportation professionals will connect and learn how to improve operations and safety for their transportation teams.

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Posted: May 2, 2024
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Does your district have concerns about vaping policies, practices, or procedures?  Then you are cordially invited to engage with the Project ECHO (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes) team to engage in a year-long process to learn more about vaping education and best practices for cessation. 

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Posted: May 2, 2024
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Assignments for KSDE’s School Improvement Days are now available.

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Posted: May 2, 2024
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High-Quality Instructional Materials Survey

Thank you to everyone who completed the high-quality instructional materials survey. The New Teacher Project (TNTP) is reviewing and summarizing the data for review. The data will be used to help KSDE determine next steps that will be taken to support districts in their selection of high-quality instructional materials. 

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Posted: May 2, 2024
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Join KSDE Science and Maize South High School from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., on May 30-31, for a science summit centered around the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and standards alignment/storyline process.

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Posted: May 2, 2024
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This annual award recognizes an individual currently serving in an educational-related position (curriculum director, supervisor, administrator, college instructor, etc.), for outstanding leadership in curriculum and supervision of instruction in his/her respective educational-related occupation.

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Posted: May 2, 2024
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The Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) Child Nutrition and Wellness (CNW) team is hosting a virtual town hall meeting at 2 p.m., on Thursday, May 9, to discuss the School Nutrition Program (SNP) renewal process for the 2024-2025 school year.

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Posted: May 2, 2024
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Body Venture is KSDE’s traveling health education exhibit for students in grades K-5. This exciting exhibit has been updated and can visit approximately 100 schools during the 2024-25 school year. 

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Posted: May 2, 2024
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The Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) Child Nutrition and Wellness (CNW) team is hosting a virtual town hall meeting at 2 p.m., on Thursday, May 9, to discuss the School Nutrition Program (SNP) renewal process for the 2024-2025 school year.

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Posted: May 2, 2024
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Registration is now open!  https://events.ksde.org/Default.aspx?tabid=771

The 2024 Great Ideas in Education Conference: Lighting the Path Forward, will focus on the tools necessary to strengthen school improvement efforts to support each Kansas student.

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Posted: May 2, 2024
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Submissions for the 2024 KSDE Great Ideas in Education conference’s student art contest must be postmarked by Friday, May 24.

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Posted: May 2, 2024
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Safe Kids Kansas and the Topeka Zoo are partnering to host a family safety day from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., on Saturday, May 4, to help teach children and their grown-ups how to be safe and healthy throughout the year. This year’s theme is “Building a safer world for Kansas kids.”

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Posted: May 2, 2024
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The Sunflower Foundation, Kansas Fights Addiction Grant Review Board in the Kansas Attorney General’s Office, and The University of Kansas Center for Public Partnership and Research (KU-CPPR) are hosting a webinar, “Intergenerational Response to Substance Use Prevention,” from noon – 1 p.m. on Tuesday, May 14.

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Posted: May 2, 2024
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You can help shape the future of health services for Kansas families!

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Posted: May 2, 2024
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Are you a Kansas educator who wants to integrate STEM and literacy in your elementary classroom? 

Read more
Posted: May 2, 2024
Comments: 0

The Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) is sponsoring several professional learning opportunities.

Read more
Posted: May 2, 2024
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KSDE’s Information Technology (IT) team has assembled a team of experts to help school technology directors and staff members, along with superintendents, principals and others who are interested, navigate the complex and critical practices of cybersecurity and data privacy.

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Posted: May 2, 2024
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The Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) is hosting a free two-day professional learning workshop for all K-12 teachers on June 10-11 at Wichita Northwest High School, 1220 N. Tyler, in Wichita.

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Posted: May 2, 2024
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KSDE has opened applications statewide to districts for the Kansas Registered Teacher Apprenticeship (RTA) program. To assist districts in learning more about the program and its potential, KSDE is hosting an informational Zoom meeting for districts to gain more information about the program.

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Posted: May 2, 2024
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May

4: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., Kansas Safe Kids “Building a Safer World for Kansas Kids” family safety event at the Topeka Zoo. For more information, go to safekidskansas.org or follow Safe Kids Kansas on Facebook and Instagram.

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Posted: Apr 25, 2024
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Melinda Eddington joined Goddard Unified School District 265’s Parents as Teachers (PAT) program before her son, Jordan, was born in 2012. 

“It was definitely a blessing because I probably wouldn’t have gotten him referred as soon as I did,” Eddington said. 

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Posted: Apr 25, 2024
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Legislators returned to the Kansas Statehouse Thursday, April 25, as the veto session is underway. As of Thursday, the governor has signed five education-related bills into law.

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Posted: Apr 25, 2024
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Always on-the-go as an assistant principal at Andover High School, Andover Unified School District 385, Laura Scaglione gets her days started at 4 a.m. with a run even before she hits her school’s doors.

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Posted: Apr 25, 2024
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The Kansas School Transportation Safety Conference & State Driving Competition will be held June 5-7, at the Drury Plaza Hotel Broadview, in Wichita. During this three-day event, school transportation professionals will connect and learn how to improve operations and safety for their transportation teams.

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Posted: Apr 25, 2024
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This is a reminder that the deadline to apply for Star Recognition is 5 p.m., Friday, May 3. This deadline is for any system wishing to apply or reapply for recognition in kindergarten readiness, social-emotional growth, or individual plan of study.

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Posted: Apr 25, 2024
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Does your district have concerns about vaping policies, practices, or procedures?  Then you are cordially invited to engage with the Project ECHO (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes) team to engage in a year-long process to learn more about vaping education and best practices for cessation.  

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Posted: Apr 25, 2024
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Educate Kansas https://educatekansas.org/ is sharing free marketing materials every week through the first full week of May, Teacher Appreciation Week, to help support your teacher recruitment efforts and promote the teaching profession.

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Posted: Apr 25, 2024
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There’s still time for graduating Kansas seniors to participate in the “Kansans Can, and I Am” social media campaign. The Kansas State Department of Education needs your help to promote these accomplished students through your district’s social media channels and tagging KSDE in your posts beginning May 1.

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Posted: Apr 25, 2024
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In partnership with IXL, the Kansas State Department of Education is providing IXL’s math curriculum at no local cost to Kansas districts. This renewal marks another year of empowering Kansas educators and students with our comprehensive math curriculum.

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Posted: Apr 25, 2024
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The KSDE Mentor Stipends web application (formerly know as Mentor Programs) is currently open to qualifying Local Educational Agencies (LEAs) that entered mentor teachers by Sept. 25, 2023.

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Posted: Apr 25, 2024
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The Kansas State Department of Education’s School Bus Safety Unit thanks all the school districts and bus companies that participated in the Kansas One-Day Stop Arm Violation Count initiative on Wednesday, April 17. 

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Posted: Apr 25, 2024
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Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act (Perkins V) requires states to set their own state determined performance levels (SDPLs) following specific criteria and processes outlined in the law. Kansas is required to establish 2024-2025 SDPLs to continue receiving the federal funding under Perkins V.

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Posted: Apr 25, 2024
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Assignments for KSDE’s School Improvement Days are now available. The School Improvement Days are full-day and in-person to maximize collaboration. 

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Posted: Apr 25, 2024
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In support of school improvement, the Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) is collecting data on instructional materials used in Kansas schools. This data will help KSDE understand statewide material usage and inform resource allocation. 

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Posted: Apr 25, 2024
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Join KSDE Science and Maize South High School from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., on May 30-31, for a science summit centered around the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and standards alignment/storyline process.

Read more
Posted: Apr 25, 2024
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The Kansas Instructional Leaders’ Association (KILA), formerly known as the Kansas Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development (KASCD), is seeking nominations for an outstanding curriculum leader.

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Posted: Apr 25, 2024
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The Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) Child Nutrition and Wellness (CNW) team is hosting a virtual town hall meeting at 2 p.m., on Thursday, May 2.

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Posted: Apr 25, 2024
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The Dole Institute of Politics in Lawrence is hosting the 17th Annual Civic Engagement and Election Conference for Kansas teachers, July 24-26.

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Posted: Apr 25, 2024
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Are you a Kansas educator who wants to integrate STEM and literacy in your elementary classroom? 

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Posted: Apr 25, 2024
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Kansas students have two opportunities to be showcased during the 2024 Kansas State Department of Education’s (KSDE) Great Ideas in Education Conference.

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Posted: Apr 25, 2024
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The Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) is sponsoring several professional learning opportunities.

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Posted: Apr 25, 2024
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KSDE has opened applications statewide to districts for the Kansas Registered Teacher Apprenticeship (RTA) program. To assist districts in learning more about the program and its potential, KSDE is hosting an informational Zoom meeting for districts to gain more information about the program.

Read more
Posted: Apr 25, 2024
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KSDE’s Information Technology (IT) team has assembled a team of experts to help school technology directors and staff members, along with superintendents, principals and others who are interested, navigate the complex and critical practices of cybersecurity and data privacy.

 

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Posted: Apr 25, 2024
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The Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) is hosting a free two-day professional learning workshop for all K-12 teachers on June 10-11 at Wichita Northwest High School, 1220 N. Tyler, in Wichita.

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Posted: Apr 25, 2024
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April

25: 4 p.m., KSDE’s Teacher Licensure team is hosting an informational Zoom meeting to assist districts in learning more about the Kansas Registered Teacher Apprenticeship program. The meetings can be accessed here: https://ksde.zoom.us/j/89518729747.

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Posted: Apr 18, 2024
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Whether its parents, grandparents or community volunteers, children will always gain more from having caring, compassionate adults working in their classrooms. 

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Posted: Apr 18, 2024
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A simple suggestion by his superintendent now has Rich Yamamoto in the Kansas Registered Teacher Apprenticeship (RTA) program. The 21-year-old instructional assistant and 2021 graduate of the Kansas State School for the Blind (KSSB) in Kansas City, Kansas, said he started looking into the program after Jon Harding, KSSB’s superintendent, had a conversation with him about it.  

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Posted: Apr 18, 2024
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To highlight April as Financial Literacy Month, Misty Poe, a business teacher at Centralia High School in Vermillion USD 380 answered a few questions about what she does to make learning about money and finance fun and meaningful to her students. 

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Posted: Apr 18, 2024
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Legislators will return to the Kansas Statehouse on Thursday, April 25, where they will have a couple of bills to consider for passage and any bills that are vetoed by Gov. Laura Kelly. The veto session is scheduled to begin on Monday, April 29. 

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Posted: Apr 18, 2024
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Does your district have concerns about vaping policies, practices, or procedures?  Then you are cordially invited to engage with the Project ECHO (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes) team to engage in a year-long process to learn more about vaping education and best practices for cessation.  

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Posted: Apr 18, 2024
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The Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) is excited to celebrate Kansas high school graduates once again with the “Kansans Can, and I Am” social media campaign. We are asking for your help to promote these accomplished students through your district social media channels and tagging KSDE in your posts beginning May 1.  

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Posted: Apr 18, 2024
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Educate Kansas is sharing free marketing materials every week through the first full week of May, Teacher Appreciation Week, to help support your teacher recruitment efforts and promote the teaching profession.

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Posted: Apr 18, 2024
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What does this mean for you? In partnership with IXL, the Kansas State Department of Education is providing IXL’s math curriculum at no local cost to Kansas districts. This renewal marks another year of empowering Kansas educators and students with our comprehensive math curriculum. 

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Posted: Apr 18, 2024
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Quarterly reporting for Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) funds will close on the CommonApp on Friday, April 19. 

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Posted: Apr 18, 2024
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The KSDE Mentor Stipends web application (formerly know as Mentor Programs) is currently open to qualifying Local Educational Agencies (LEAs) that entered mentor teachers by Sept. 25, 2023.

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Posted: Apr 18, 2024
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KSDE’s ESSER team will be offering a webinar covering updates on required capital improvement reporting and monitoring for all districts. This information pertains to all districts that expended ESSER funds for a renovation, major remodel, construction, or real property project.

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Posted: Apr 18, 2024
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The Kansas State Department of Education’s School Bus Safety Unit thanks all the school districts and bus companies that participated in the Kansas One-Day Stop Arm Violation Count initiative on Wednesday, April 17.  

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Posted: Apr 18, 2024
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Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act (Perkins V) requires states to set their own state determined performance levels (SDPLs) following specific criteria and processes outlined in the law.

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Posted: Apr 18, 2024
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Assignments for KSDE’s School Improvement Days are now available. The School Improvement Days are full-day and in-person to maximize collaboration. These days will be facilitated by those who have volunteered and been selected and trained in the School Improvement Model to guide the conversations.  

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Posted: Apr 18, 2024
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A goal of KSDE’s Accreditation and Design team is to make accreditation synonymous with school improvement, resulting in teachers being able to see their role clearly in the work of accreditation. 

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Posted: Apr 18, 2024
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Reminders on Core Instructional Materials Support 

In support of school improvement, the Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) is collecting data on instructional materials used in Kansas schools. This data will help KSDE understand statewide material usage and inform resource allocation.  

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Posted: Apr 18, 2024
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The Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) Child Nutrition and Wellness (CNW) team is hosting a virtual town hall meeting at 2 p.m. on May 2.

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Posted: Apr 18, 2024
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Applications are still being accepted for the 17th annual Civic Engagement and Election Conference at the Dole Institute of Politics at The University of Kansas. The event, July 24-26, is for Kansas government, history and social studies teachers.  

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Posted: Apr 18, 2024
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Are you a Kansas educator who wants to integrate STEM and literacy in your elementary classroom? Learning straight from award-winning NSTA Press authors Karen Ansberry and Emily Morgan, this introductory workshop will help you build a solid understanding of STEM and literacy integration and the 5E Model through participation in engaging picture book-inspired lessons, lively discussion, and interactive learning tasks. 

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Posted: Apr 18, 2024
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Kansas students have two opportunities to be showcased during the 2024 Kansas State Department of Education’s (KSDE) Great Ideas in Education Conference.  

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Posted: Apr 18, 2024
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The Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) is sponsoring several professional learning opportunities. 
 

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Posted: Apr 18, 2024
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KSDE has opened applications statewide to districts for the Kansas Registered Teacher Apprenticeship program. To assist districts in learning more about the program and its potential, KSDE will be hosting a series of informational Zoom meetings over the next several weeks for districts to gain more information about the program.

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Posted: Apr 18, 2024
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KSDE’s Information Technology (IT) team has assembled a team of experts to help school technology directors and staff members, along with superintendents, principals and others who are interested, navigate the complex and critical practices of cybersecurity and data privacy.

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Posted: Apr 18, 2024
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The Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) is hosting a free two-day professional learning workshop for all K-12 teachers this summer. 

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Posted: Apr 18, 2024
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April 

19: Brown v. Board of Education 70th Anniversary Conference, in Lawrence and Topeka. The registration for this event at Burge Union on KU’s Lawrence campus is full; however, click here to be put on a walk-up list for no-shows for this event that will also be live-streamed. The community discussion will take place on Friday, April 19, at the Brown v. Board of Education National Historical Museum, 1515 S.E. Monroe, in Topeka.  

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Posted: Apr 11, 2024
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In March, students at Bonner Springs High School, Bonner Springs Edwardsville Unified School District 204, competed at a regional robotics competition, the school’s first official team to do so.

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Posted: Apr 11, 2024
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The Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) is excited to celebrate Kansas high school graduates once again with the “Kansans Can, and I Am” social media campaign. We are asking for your help to promote these accomplished students through your district social media channels and tagging KSDE in your posts beginning May 1.

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Posted: Apr 11, 2024
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Members of the Kansas State Board of Education during their April business meeting signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to formally establish the Kansas Advisory Council for Indigenous Education (KACIE). This is a partnership with the Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE), Kansas Board of Regents (KBOR) and the state’s four Native American tribes.

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Posted: Apr 11, 2024
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The Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) announced the eight finalists and semi-finalists for the 2025 Kansas Teacher of the Year (KTOY) award during regional banquets attended by more than 500 educators from across the state on April 6-7.

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Posted: Apr 11, 2024
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Kansas legislators are on a three-week break, after they reached First Adjournment last week. They will return to the Kansas Statehouse Thursday, April 25.  When they return, they will have a couple of bills to consider for passage and any bills that are vetoed by the Governor. The veto session begins Monday, April 29.

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Posted: Apr 11, 2024
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Please share the following message with all parents and guardians of Kansas K-12 students. This short survey is designed to measure how parents/guardians define postsecondary success for their children.

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Posted: Apr 11, 2024
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The KSDE Mentor Program web application is currently open to qualifying Local Educational Agencies (LEAs) that entered mentor teachers by Sept. 25, 2023.

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Posted: Apr 11, 2024
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Educate Kansas is sharing free marketing materials every week through the first full week of May, Teacher Appreciation Week, to help support your teacher recruitment efforts and promote the teaching profession. These resources are shared through a Canva link, with the ability to edit and share on your own media platforms.

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Posted: Apr 11, 2024
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KSDE’s ESSER team will be offering a webinar covering updates on required capital improvement reporting and monitoring for all districts.

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Posted: Apr 11, 2024
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The Kansas State Department of Education’s School Bus Safety Unit is seeking assistance from all Kansas school districts during the Kansas One-Day Stop Arm Violation Count initiative on Wednesday, April 17. 

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Posted: Apr 11, 2024
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Quarterly reporting for Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) funds will open in the CommonApp on Monday, April 1, and will close on Friday, April 19. 

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Posted: Apr 11, 2024
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Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act (Perkins V) requires states to set their own state determined performance levels (SDPLs) following specific criteria and processes outlined in the law. Kansas is required to establish 2024-2025 SDPLs to continue receiving the federal funding under Perkins V.

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Posted: Apr 11, 2024
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A goal of KSDE’s Accreditation and Design team is to make accreditation synonymous with school improvement, resulting in teachers being able to see their role clearly in the work of accreditation.

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Posted: Apr 11, 2024
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Core Instructional Materials Support

In support of school improvement, the Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) is collecting data on instructional materials used in Kansas schools. This data will help KSDE understand statewide material usage and inform resource allocation. 

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Posted: Apr 11, 2024
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The Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) is hosting informational webinars on the Kansans Can Star Recognition Program: Individual Plan of Study (IPS).

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Posted: Apr 11, 2024
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The Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) is sponsoring several professional learning opportunities.

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Posted: Apr 11, 2024
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KSDE has opened applications statewide to districts for the Kansas Registered Teacher Apprenticeship program. To assist districts in learning more about the program and its potential, KSDE will be hosting a series of informational Zoom meetings over the next six weeks for districts to gain more information about the program.

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Posted: Apr 11, 2024
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KSDE’s Information Technology (IT) team has assembled a team of experts to help school technology directors and staff members, along with superintendents, principals and others who are interested, navigate the complex and critical practices of cybersecurity and data privacy.

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Posted: Apr 11, 2024
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Kansas students have two opportunities to be showcased during the 2024 Kansas State Department of Education’s (KSDE) Great Ideas in Education Conference.

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Posted: Apr 11, 2024
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The Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) is hosting a free two-day professional learning workshop for all K-12 teachers this summer.

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Posted: Apr 11, 2024
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April

13: Innovative Next Steps in Pre-K-12 Learning Education Conference, Bethany College, in Lindsborg. The registration fee of $40 for teachers and $10 for high school students includes lunch. College credit is available for $150 per credit hour (total of two hours). Register at https://bethanylb.edu/education-conference.

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Posted: Apr 4, 2024
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Brooke Applegate, a Head Start classroom teacher at Bright Beginnings Early Childhood Center, Dodge City USD 443, and her husband Eli, a physical education teacher at Ross Elementary School, USD 443, started their autism journey when their son, Andrew, was diagnosed at 2 ½ years old, right before the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020.

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Posted: Apr 4, 2024
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Members of the Kansas State Board of Education are expected to act on a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Kansas Board of Regents (KBOR) to establish the Kansas Advisory Council for Indigenous Education (KACIE). This action, expected during the board’s April meeting, will formalize the partnership among the State Board, KBOR and KACIE for consultation related to Indigenous education in Kansas. The four tribal nations in the state – Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation, the Iowa Tribe of Kansas and Nebraska, the Kickapoo Tribe in Kansas, and the Sac and Fox Nation of Missouri in Kansas and Nebraska - have endorsed the proposed MOU that was signed by the regents on March 21, 2024. 

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Posted: Apr 4, 2024
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To recognize April as the Month of the Military Child, Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly signed a proclamation on March 27 with families and administrators from two of the five Purple Star school districts in Kansas.

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Posted: Apr 4, 2024
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Award recognizes outstanding K-12 STEM and computer science teachers

Two Wichita-area teachers and one in Olathe have been named finalists for the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST), the Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) announced this week.

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Posted: Apr 4, 2024
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Kansas students have two opportunities to be showcased during the 2024 Kansas State Department of Education’s (KSDE) Great Ideas in Education Conference.

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Posted: Apr 4, 2024
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The Kansas Statehouse was busy with conference committees during week 13 of the 2024 Kansas Legislative Session.

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Posted: Apr 4, 2024
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Please share the following message with all parents and guardians of Kansas K-12 students. This short survey is designed to measure how parents/guardians define postsecondary success for their children.

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Posted: Apr 4, 2024
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The KSDE web application for mentor programs is currently open to qualifying Local Educational Agencies (LEAs) that entered mentor teachers by Sept. 25, 2023.

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Posted: Apr 4, 2024
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The Fall KSDE 2023 Vacancy report indicated that Kansas had 1,810 certified openings, with the highest numbers being in elementary education and special education.

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Posted: Apr 4, 2024
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KSDE’s ESSER team will be offering a webinar covering updates on required capital improvement reporting and monitoring for all districts. This information pertains to all districts that expended ESSER funds for a renovation, major remodel, construction or real property project.

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Posted: Apr 4, 2024
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The Kansas State Department of Education’s School Bus Safety Unit is seeking assistance from all Kansas school districts during the Kansas One-Day Stop Arm Violation Count initiative on Wednesday, April 17. 

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Posted: Apr 4, 2024
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Applications are now open for the 2024 Renew America’s School Prize, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Renew America’s Schools Team. The team was created to promote the implementation of clean energy improvements at K-12 public schools across the country. It aims to help school communities make energy upgrades that will decrease energy use and cost, improve indoor air quality, and foster healthier learning environments.

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Posted: Apr 4, 2024
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Quarterly reporting for Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) funds will open in the CommonApp on Monday, April 1, and will close on Friday, April 19. 

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Posted: Apr 4, 2024
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By opting into the Kansas State Department of Education and IXL Math contract, school districts are required to provide data on math practice for the 2023-2024 school year twice a year. IXL has provided a reporting webinar to learn how to save and submit the reports.

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Posted: Apr 4, 2024
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Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act (Perkins V) requires states to set their own state determined performance levels (SDPLs) following specific criteria and processes outlined in the law. Kansas is required to establish 2024-2025 SDPLs to continue receiving the federal funding under Perkins V.

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Posted: Apr 4, 2024
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Adaptive Schools training will again be offered to schools in the 2024-2025 school year.

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Posted: Apr 4, 2024
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School Improvement and Accreditation Timeline for progress

The KSDE School Improvement Workgroup and members of the Accreditation and Design team will share the following information with the Kansas State Board of Education during its April 9 meeting.

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Posted: Apr 4, 2024
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The Kansas Department for Children and Families (DCF) invites districts that provide child care to participate in the 2024 Kansas Child Care Market Analysis Survey.

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Posted: Apr 4, 2024
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The Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) is hosting informational webinars on the Kansans Can Star Recognition Program: Individual Plan of Study (IPS).

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Posted: Apr 4, 2024
Comments: 0

The Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) is sponsoring several professional learning opportunities.

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Posted: Apr 4, 2024
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KSDE has opened applications statewide to districts for the Kansas Registered Teacher Apprenticeship program. To assist districts in learning more about the program and its potential, KSDE will be hosting a series of informational Zoom meetings over the next six weeks for districts to gain more information about the program.

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Posted: Apr 4, 2024
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The KSDE Technical Assistance System Network (TASN) will host an in-person, full-day Kansas Early Childhood Outcome (ECO) Rating Process Workshop in Hays on April 5. 

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Posted: Apr 4, 2024
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The Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) is hosting the Safe and Supportive Schools Conference April 15-16 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Manhattan. Colleagues from across Kansas will present on topics to empower, inspire and motivate your staff, and provide information and new ideas to take back to your schools.

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Posted: Apr 4, 2024
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KSDE’s Information Technology (IT) team put together a team of experts to help school technology directors and staff members, along with superintendents, principals and others who are interested, navigate the complex and critical practices of cybersecurity and data privacy.

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Posted: Apr 4, 2024
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To commemorate the 70th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in the Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka case, the University of Kansas and the Brown v. Board of Education National Historical Park will host an event series and conference April 18-19.

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Posted: Apr 4, 2024
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The Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) is hosting a free two-day professional learning workshop for all K-12 teachers this summer.

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Posted: Apr 4, 2024
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The KSDE Kansas Technical Assistance System Network’s (TASN) School Mental Health Initiative (SMHI) is hosting Trauma-Responsive School Community: Facilitation Workshop.

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Posted: Apr 4, 2024
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April

5: All programs that want to be funded for Preschool-Aged At-Risk Approval must submit forms by April 5. The Preschool-Aged At-Risk Approval form for the 2024-2025 school year is available on the Early Childhood Preschool Programming Webpage

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Posted: Mar 27, 2024
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Military families from Ft. Leavenworth USD 207 and Derby USD 260 school districts visited the Kansas Statehouse on Wednesday, March 27, for a proclamation signing with Gov. Laura Kelly to recognize April as the Month of the Military Child.

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Posted: Mar 27, 2024
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Several education-related bills were passed in both the House and Senate chambers during week 12 of the 2024 Kansas Legislative Session, including one that will now go back to the Senate to concur or non-concur to changes made to the bill.

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Posted: Mar 27, 2024
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The Kansas State Department of Education’s School Bus Safety Unit is seeking assistance from all Kansas school districts during the Kansas One-Day Stop Arm Violation Count initiative on Wednesday, April 17.

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Posted: Mar 27, 2024
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Applications are now open for the 2024 Renew America’s School Prize, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Renew America’s Schools Team. The team was created to promote the implementation of clean energy improvements at K-12 public schools across the country. It aims to help school communities make energy upgrades that will decrease energy use and cost, improve indoor air quality, and foster healthier learning environments.

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Posted: Mar 27, 2024
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The Fall KSDE 2023 Vacancy report indicated that Kansas had 1,810 certified openings, with the highest numbers being in elementary education and special education.

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Posted: Mar 27, 2024
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Quarterly reporting for Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) funds will open in the CommonApp on Monday, April 1, and will close on Friday, April 19.

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Posted: Mar 27, 2024
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Teacher mentor programs are now open. Districts that entered potential mentor teachers into the system by the fall deadline will now: (1) validate the list of mentors; (2) enter mentees; (3) enter assignments by assigning mentors to mentees; and (4) submit the final stipend request. 

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Posted: Mar 27, 2024
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By opting into the Kansas State Department of Education and IXL Math contract, school districts are required to provide data on math practice for the 2023-2024 school year twice a year. IXL has provided a reporting webinar to learn how to save and submit the reports.

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Posted: Mar 27, 2024
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Teachers are encouraged to use the updated Professional Development Plan guidance with template on the KSDE PD Planning webpage to ensure that their five-year professional development plan meets all requirements established by the Kansas State Board of Education and Kansas statutes and regulations.

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Posted: Mar 27, 2024
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Survey closes end of day Sunday, March 31

Please continue to encourage all parents and guardians of Kansas K-12 students to participate in this year’s Parent Perception Survey. This short survey is designed to measure how parents/guardians define postsecondary success for their children.

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Posted: Mar 27, 2024
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Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act (Perkins V) requires states to set their own state determined performance levels (SDPLs) following specific criteria and processes outlined in the law. Kansas is required to establish 2024-2025 SDPLs to continue receiving the federal funding under Perkins V.

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Posted: Mar 27, 2024
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Adaptive Schools training will again be offered to schools in the 2024-2025 school year.

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Posted: Mar 27, 2024
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All Preschool-Aged At-Risk Approval Forms for the 2024-2025 school year are due by Wednesday, April 3. The link to this form can be found on the Early Childhood Preschool Programming Webpage.

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Posted: Mar 27, 2024
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School Improvement and Accreditation Timeline for progress

The KSDE School Improvement Workgroup and members of the Accreditation and Design team will share the following information with the Kansas State Board of Education during its April 9 meeting.

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Posted: Mar 27, 2024
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April is Child Abuse Prevention (CAP) Month. The Kansas Children’s Service League (KCSL) has provided a tool kit, social media content, graphics and other ideas for promoting awareness and participation in CAP Month. The theme of this year’s campaign is, “Building a Hopeful Future, Together.”

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Posted: Mar 27, 2024
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The Kansas Department for Children and Families (DCF) invites districts that provide child care to participate in the 2024 Kansas Child Care Market Analysis Survey.

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Posted: Mar 27, 2024
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Save the date for the 2024 Kansas State Department of Education Great Ideas in Education Conference.

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Posted: Mar 27, 2024
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The Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) is hosting informational webinars on the Kansans Can Star Recognition Program: Individual Plan of Study (IPS).

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Posted: Mar 27, 2024
Comments: 0

The Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) is sponsoring several professional learning opportunities.

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Posted: Mar 27, 2024
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As recently announced, KSDE has opened applications statewide to districts for the Kansas Registered Teacher Apprenticeship program. To assist districts in learning more about the program and its potential, KSDE will be hosting a series of informational Zoom meetings over the next six weeks for districts to gain more information about the program.

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Posted: Mar 27, 2024
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The Kansas Volunteer Commission and Emporia State University School of Humanities + Social Sciences are excited to announce the 2024 Civic Engagement Conference. The conference will be held Wednesday, April 10 at Emporia State University Memorial Union, in Emporia. The theme of the conference is “Empowering Kansas through Civic Engagement.”

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Posted: Mar 27, 2024
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The Kansas Multi-Tier System of Supports (MTSS) and Alignment is hosting this year’s final in-person session of the Kansas Math Project.

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Posted: Mar 27, 2024
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The KSDE Technical Assistance System Network (TASN) will host an in-person, full-day Kansas Early Childhood Outcome (ECO) Rating Process Workshop in Hays on April 5. 

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Posted: Mar 27, 2024
Comments: 0

The Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) is hosting the Safe and Supportive Schools Conference scheduled for April 15-16 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Manhattan. Colleagues from across Kansas will present on topics to empower, inspire and motivate your staff, and provide information and new ideas to take back to your schools.

Read more
Posted: Mar 27, 2024
Comments: 0

KSDE’s Information Technology (IT) team put together a team of experts to help school technology directors and staff members, along with superintendents, principals and others who are interested, navigate the complex and critical practices of cybersecurity and data privacy.

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Posted: Mar 27, 2024
Comments: 0

To commemorate the 70th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in the Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka case, the University of Kansas and the Brown v. Board of Education National Historical Park will host an event series and conference April 18-19.

Read more
Posted: Mar 27, 2024
Comments: 0

The Kansas State Department of Education is hosting a free two-day professional learning workshop for all K-12 teachers this summer.

Read more
Posted: Mar 27, 2024
Comments: 0

The KSDE Kansas Technical Assistance System Network’s (TASN) School Mental Health Initiative (SMHI) is hosting Trauma-Responsive School Community: Facilitation Workshop.

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Posted: Mar 27, 2024
Comments: 0

April

3: All programs that want to be funded for Preschool-Aged At-Risk Approval must submit forms by today. The Preschool-Aged At-Risk Approval form for the 2024-2025 school year is available on the Early Childhood Preschool Programming Webpage

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Posted: Mar 21, 2024
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The House passed HB 2731 during week 11 of the Kansas Legislative Session. HB 2731 as amended would require the Kansas State Board of Education, on or before Jan. 15 of each year, to prepare and submit a report to the Kansas Legislature on students who have taken the statewide assessments

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Posted: Mar 21, 2024
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Maya Smith spent the first year of high school taking classes online during the COVID-19 pandemic. She got her start in journalism her sophomore year, taking an interest in photography, which she said helped her connect with her school after a year of isolation.

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Posted: Mar 21, 2024
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Episode #20 of the HirePaths Cool Careers video series is now available.

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Posted: Mar 21, 2024
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Teacher mentor programs will open at 9 a.m. Friday, March 22. Districts that entered potential mentor teachers into the system by the fall deadline will now: (1) validate the list of mentors; (2) enter mentees; (3) enter assignments by assigning mentors to mentees; and (4) submit the final stipend request. 

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Posted: Mar 21, 2024
Comments: 0

Teachers are encouraged to use the updated Professional Development Plan guidance with template on the KSDE PD Planning webpage to ensure that their five-year professional development plan meets all requirements established by the Kansas State Board of Education and Kansas statutes and regulations.

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Posted: Mar 21, 2024
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Beginning July 1, 2024, the Kansas Bureau of Investigation will increase the costs of providing fingerprint-based record checks to state agencies to $57.

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Posted: Mar 21, 2024
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Career and Technical Education (CTE) reports have been added to KSDE’s Data Central.

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Posted: Mar 21, 2024
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Please continue to encourage all parents and guardians of Kansas K-12 students to participate in this year’s Parent Perception Survey. This short survey is designed to measure how parents/guardians define postsecondary success for their children.

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Posted: Mar 21, 2024
Comments: 0

Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act (Perkins V) requires states to set their own state determined performance levels (SDPLs) following specific criteria and processes outlined in the law. Kansas is required to establish 2024-2025 SDPLs to continue receiving the federal funding under Perkins V.

Read more
Posted: Mar 21, 2024
Comments: 0

Adaptive Schools training will again be offered to schools in the 2024-2025 school year.

Read more
Posted: Mar 21, 2024
Comments: 0

By opting into the Kansas State Department of Education and IXL Math contract, school districts are required to provide data on math practice for the 2023-2024 school year twice a year. IXL has provided a reporting webinar to explain how to save and submit the reports.

Read more
Posted: Mar 21, 2024
Comments: 0

School Improvement and Accreditation Timeline for progress

The KSDE School Improvement Workgroup and members of the Accreditation and Design team will share the following information with the Kansas State Board of Education during its April 9 meeting.

Read more
Posted: Mar 21, 2024
Comments: 0

April is Child Abuse Prevention (CAP) Month. The Kansas Children’s Service League (KCSL) has provided a tool kit, social media content, graphics and other ideas for promoting awareness and participation in CAP Month. The theme of this year’s campaign is, “Building a Hopeful Future, Together.”

Read more
Posted: Mar 21, 2024
Comments: 0

The Kansas Department for Children and Families (DCF) invites districts that provide child care to participate in the 2024 Kansas Child Care Market Analysis Survey.

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Posted: Mar 21, 2024
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Recommendations for Kansas Career and Technical Education (CTE) Cluster Review Committees are open for public review and comment.

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Posted: Mar 21, 2024
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Wamego Unified School District 320 earned gold in the Turnip the Beet Award, hosted by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food and Nutrition Service (FNS).

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Posted: Mar 21, 2024
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The Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) Child Nutrition and Wellness (CNW) team is hosting Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) training opportunities.

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Posted: Mar 21, 2024
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Save the date for the 2024 Kansas State Department of Education Great Ideas in Education Conference.

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Posted: Mar 21, 2024
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The Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) is hosting informational webinars on the Kansans Can Star Recognition Program: Individual Plan of Study (IPS).

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Posted: Mar 21, 2024
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The Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) is sponsoring several professional learning opportunities.

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Posted: Mar 21, 2024
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As recently announced, KSDE has opened applications statewide to districts for the Kansas Registered Teacher Apprenticeship program. To assist districts in learning more about the program and its potential, KSDE will be hosting a series of informational Zoom meetings over the next six weeks for districts to gain more information about the program.

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Posted: Mar 21, 2024
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The Kansas Volunteer Commission and Emporia State University School of Humanities + Social Sciences are excited to announce the 2024 Civic Engagement Conference. The conference will be held Wednesday, April 10 at Emporia State University Memorial Union, in Emporia. The theme of the conference is “Empowering Kansas through Civic Engagement.”

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Posted: Mar 21, 2024
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The Kansas Multi-Tier System of Supports (MTSS) and Alignment is hosting this year’s final in-person session of the Kansas Math Project.

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Posted: Mar 21, 2024
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The KSDE Technical Assistance System Network (TASN) will host an in-person, full-day Kansas Early Childhood Outcome (ECO) Rating Process Workshop in Hays on April 5. 

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Posted: Mar 21, 2024
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The Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) is hosting the Safe and Supportive Schools Conference scheduled for April 15-16 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Manhattan. Colleagues from across Kansas will present on topics to empower, inspire and motivate your staff, and provide information and new ideas to take back to your schools.

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Posted: Mar 21, 2024
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KSDE’s Information Technology (IT) team put together a team of experts to help school technology directors and staff members, along with superintendents, principals and others who are interested, navigate the complex and critical practices of cybersecurity and data privacy.

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Posted: Mar 21, 2024
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To commemorate the 70th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in the Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka case, the University of Kansas and the Brown v. Board of Education National Historical Park will host an event series and conference April 18-19.

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Posted: Mar 21, 2024
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The KSDE Kansas Technical Assistance System Network’s (TASN) School Mental Health Initiative (SMHI) is hosting Trauma-Responsive School Community: Facilitation Workshop.

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Posted: Mar 21, 2024
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March

22: 9 a.m. to noon, Introduction to Ages & Stages Questionnaires (ASQ) Training.

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Posted: Mar 14, 2024
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Results of the 2023 Kansas Teacher Retention Survey show Kansas teachers feel significantly less engaged than they did in 2021 and are at a higher risk of leaving the profession.

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Posted: Mar 14, 2024
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One bill was passed in the House Chamber and the contents of seven bills were added into SB 387, now referred to as House Sub for SB 387, in the House Committee on K-12 Education Budget during week 10 of the Kansas Legislative Session.

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Posted: Mar 14, 2024
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The Kansas State Department of Education has reviewed all programs and practices from the 2022-2023 approved list. Those that are no longer on the state at-risk list for the 2024-2025 school year will not be eligible for state at-risk funding without provisional approval from KSDE. To see a list of approved evidence-based practice and programs, click here.

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Posted: Mar 14, 2024
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Teachers are encouraged to use the updated Professional Development Plan guidance with template on the KSDE PD Planning webpage to ensure that their five-year professional development plan has the minimum components required based on the criteria established by the Kansas State Board of Education and Kansas statutes and regulations.

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Posted: Mar 14, 2024
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Starting on July 1, 2024, the Kansas Bureau of Investigation will increase the costs of providing fingerprint-based record checks to state agencies.

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Posted: Mar 14, 2024
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Career and Technical Education (CTE) reports have been added to KSDE’s Data Central.

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Posted: Mar 14, 2024
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Please encourage all parents and guardians of Kansas K-12 students to participate in this year’s Parent Perception Survey. This short survey is designed to measure how parents/guardians define postsecondary success for their children.

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Posted: Mar 14, 2024
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Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act (Perkins V) requires states to set their own state determined performance levels (SDPLs) following specific criteria and processes outlined in the law. Kansas is required to establish 2024-2025 SDPLs to continue receiving the federal funding under Perkins V.

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Posted: Mar 14, 2024
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Parents as Teachers National Center (PATNC) recently made a commitment to invest back into local PAT programs by awarding a limited number of grants to programs across the country. The grants were highly competitive and five Kansas PAT programs were successful in their bid for funding for special community projects.

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Posted: Mar 14, 2024
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Recommendations for Kansas Career and Technical Education (CTE) Cluster Review Committees are open for public review and comment.

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Posted: Mar 14, 2024
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The Kansas State Department of Education announced an agency-sponsored interpersonal curricula that is free to Kansas elementary, middle and high schools.

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Posted: Mar 14, 2024
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The Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) Child Nutrition and Wellness (CNW) team is hosting a virtual town hall meeting at 2 p.m. on March 21. The main topic of the town hall will be the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) renewal process for 2024.

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Posted: Mar 14, 2024
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The Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) is offering a professional development event that addresses a balanced assessment system and structured literacy on March 19.

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Posted: Mar 14, 2024
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The Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) is hosting informational webinars on the Kansans Can Star Recognition Program: Individual Plan of Study (IPS).

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Posted: Mar 14, 2024
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KSDE’s Information Technology (IT) team put together a team of experts to help school technology directors and staff members, along with superintendents, principals and others who are interested, navigate the complex and critical practices of cybersecurity and data privacy.

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Posted: Mar 14, 2024
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The Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) is sponsoring several professional learning opportunities.

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Posted: Mar 14, 2024
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The Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) is offering a new Introduction to ASQ training to be offered virtually.

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Posted: Mar 14, 2024
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As recently announced, KSDE has opened applications statewide to districts for the Kansas Registered Teacher Apprenticeship program. To assist districts in learning more about the program and its potential, KSDE will be hosting a series of informational Zoom meetings over the next six weeks for districts to gain more information about the program.

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Posted: Mar 14, 2024
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The Kansas Volunteer Commission and Emporia State University School of Humanities + Social Sciences are excited to announce the 2024 Civic Engagement Conference. The conference will be held Wednesday, April 10 at Emporia State University Memorial Union, in Emporia. The theme of the conference is “Empowering Kansas through Civic Engagement.”

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Posted: Mar 14, 2024
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The KSDE Technical Assistance System Network (TASN) will host an in-person, full-day Kansas Early Childhood Outcome (ECO) Rating Process Workshop in Hays on April 5. 

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Posted: Mar 14, 2024
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Bethany College is hosting its first Bethany College Education Conference on April 13. It's an opportunity for teachers to pick up some more tools for their classroom, collaborate with teachers from across the state, get reinvigorated about teaching, gain professional development points and earn graduate credit hours. 

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Posted: Mar 14, 2024
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The Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) is hosting the Safe and Supportive Schools Conference scheduled for April 15-16 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Manhattan. Colleagues from across Kansas will present on topics to empower, inspire and motivate your staff, and provide information and new ideas to take back to your schools.

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Posted: Mar 14, 2024
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To commemorate the 70th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in the Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka case, the University of Kansas and the Brown v. Board of Education National Historical Park will host an event series and conference April 18-19.

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Posted: Mar 14, 2024
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The KSDE Kansas Technical Assistance System Network’s (TASN) School Mental Health Initiative (SMHI) is hosting Trauma-Responsive School Community: Facilitation Workshop.

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Posted: Mar 14, 2024
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Adaptive Schools training will again be offered to schools in the 2024-2025 school year.

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Posted: Mar 14, 2024
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March

19: 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., KSDE’s “CLUES: What Do We Do with All of This Data?” Greenbush Service Center, Lawrence. $35. Register HERE

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Posted: Mar 7, 2024
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Bill Tracker

  • HB 2485 – Requiring enrollment under the Kansas School Equity and Enhancement act to be determined using the current school year or the preceding school year and requiring any district that closed a school building in the preceding school year to use the current year enrollment count.
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Posted: Mar 7, 2024
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Kansas State Board of Education members will hear presentations on teacher retention and bus safety; will hold a public hearing on the Professional Practices Commission (PPC) regulations; and will hear a presentation on state assessment development and the need for data literacy and analysis in a balanced assessment system.

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Posted: Mar 7, 2024
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Please encourage all parents and guardians of Kansas K-12 students to participate in this year’s Parent Perception Survey. This short survey is designed to measure how parents/guardians define postsecondary success for their children.

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Posted: Mar 7, 2024
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The Kansas Volunteer Commission has announced the Youth Civic Engagement mini-grant, which supports the civic engagement of youth in grades K-12. For this grant, applicants must engage youth in the planning and implementation of grant activities. Priority will be given to applications that include youth-led and youth-initiated projects.

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Posted: Mar 7, 2024
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The KSDE School Bus Safety Unit is offering a five-hour informational workshop for any mechanic performing the Part I Mechanical School/Activity Bus Safety Inspection. This workshop is designed to provide information to assist mechanics who perform this inspection, which is required by KSDE School Bus Regulations. Class instructors will be personnel from the Kansas Highway Patrol Motor Carrier Safety Assistance Program.

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Posted: Mar 7, 2024
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Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act (Perkins V) requires states to set their own state determined performance levels (SDPLs) following specific criteria and processes outlined in the law.

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Posted: Mar 7, 2024
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Recommendations for Kansas Career and Technical Education (CTE) Cluster Review Committees are open for public review and comment.

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Posted: Mar 7, 2024
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Applications for School Improvement Days Facilitators open

Beginning in the 2024-25 school year, the new accreditation model, KESA 2.0, will involve school systems meeting together once per year for School Improvement Days.

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Posted: Mar 7, 2024
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The Kansas State Department of Education has announced an agency-sponsored interpersonal curricula that is free to Kansas elementary, middle and high schools.

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Posted: Mar 7, 2024
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The Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) Child Nutrition and Wellness (CNW) team is hosting a virtual town hall meeting at 2 p.m. on March 21.

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Posted: Mar 7, 2024
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The Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) is currently seeking proposals for presenters and vendors for the Safe and Supportive Schools Conference scheduled for April 15-16 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Manhattan. Colleagues from across Kansas will present on topics to empower, inspire and motivate your staff, and provide information and new ideas to take back to your schools.

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Posted: Mar 7, 2024
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The Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) is offering a professional development event that addresses a balanced assessment system and structured literacy on March 19.

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Posted: Mar 7, 2024
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The Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) is hosting informational webinars on the Kansans Can Star Recognition Program: Individual Plan of Study (IPS).

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Posted: Mar 7, 2024
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KSDE’s Information Technology (IT) team put together a team of experts to help school technology directors and staff members, along with superintendents, principals and others who are interested, navigate the complex and critical practices of cybersecurity and data privacy.

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Posted: Mar 7, 2024
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The Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) is sponsoring several professional learning opportunities.

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Posted: Mar 7, 2024
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The Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) Is offering a new Introduction to ASQ training to be offered virtually.

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Posted: Mar 7, 2024
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The Kansas Volunteer Commission and Emporia State University School of Humanities + Social Sciences are excited to announce the 2024 Civic Engagement Conference. The conference will be held Wednesday, April 10 at Emporia State University Memorial Union, in Emporia. The theme of the conference is “Empowering Kansas through Civic Engagement.”

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Posted: Mar 7, 2024
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The KSDE Technical Assistance System Network (TASN) will host an in-person, full-day Kansas Early Childhood Outcome (ECO) Rating Process Workshop in Hays on April 5. 

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Posted: Mar 7, 2024
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Bethany College is hosting its first Bethany College Education Conference on April 13. It's an opportunity for teachers to pick up some more tools for their classroom, collaborate with teachers from across the state, get reinvigorated about teaching, gain professional development points and earn graduate credit hours. 

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Posted: Mar 7, 2024
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To commemorate the 70th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in the Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka case, the University of Kansas and the Brown v. Board of Education National Historical Park will host an event series and conference April 18-19.

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Posted: Mar 7, 2024
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Adaptive Schools training will again be offered to schools in the 2024-2025 school year.

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Posted: Mar 7, 2024
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March

11-12: Kansas State Board of Education meeting, Topeka. Click here to watch the live stream.

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Posted: Feb 29, 2024
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Around 135 educators from across the state attended the 2024 Kansas Exemplary Educators Network (KEEN) State Education Conference Feb. 22-23 in Topeka.

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Posted: Feb 29, 2024
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The National Weather Service (NWS) has scheduled a statewide tornado drill for 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 6. This falls during Severe Weather Preparedness Week, which is March 4-8. 

For more information on Preparedness week check out the link below: 
https://www.weather.gov/eax/SevereWeatherPreparednessWeek

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Posted: Feb 29, 2024
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Episode #19 of the HirePaths Cool Careers video series is now available.

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Posted: Feb 29, 2024
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Read Across America Day is set for Saturday, March 2. Read Across America Week is set for March 2-6, beginning on the birthday of author Dr. Suess.

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Posted: Feb 29, 2024
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The legislature was not in session Monday, Feb. 26, or Tuesday, Feb. 27.

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Posted: Feb 29, 2024
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The Kansas State Department of Education is once again asking for the participation of all parents and guardians of Kansas K-12 students in KSDE’s Parent Perception Survey. This survey is designed to measure how parents/guardians define success for their children.

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Posted: Feb 29, 2024
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The Licensed Personnel Report (LPR) is due by 5 p.m. Monday, March 4, 2024.

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Posted: Feb 29, 2024
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The Kansas Volunteer Commission has announced the Youth Civic Engagement mini-grant, which supports the civic engagement of youth in grades K-12. For this grant, applicants must engage youth in the planning and implementation of grant activities. Priority will be given to applications that include youth-led and youth-initiated projects.

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Posted: Feb 29, 2024
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The KSDE School Bus Safety Unit (SBSU) is offering a five-hour informational workshop for any mechanic performing the Part I Mechanical School/Activity Bus Safety Inspection. This workshop is designed to provide information to assist mechanics who perform this inspection, which is required by KSDE School Bus Regulations. Class instructors will be personnel from the Kansas Highway Patrol Motor Carrier Safety Assistance Program.

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Posted: Feb 29, 2024
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Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act (Perkins V) requires states to set their own state determined performance levels (SDPLs) following specific criteria and processes outlined in the law. Kansas is required to establish 2024-2025 SDPLs to continue receiving the federal funding under Perkins V.

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Posted: Feb 29, 2024
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KSDE’s Accreditation and Design (AD) team is hosting their Kansas Education Systems Accreditation (KESA) Monthly Update from 9-9:45 a.m. on Tuesday, March 5.

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Posted: Feb 29, 2024
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KSDE’s Kansas Technical Assistance System Network (TASN) has released the Kansas Math Project (KMP) via Moodle. The website enables Kansas math teachers, Pre-K-12, to begin their asynchronous KMP journey.

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Posted: Feb 29, 2024
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KSDE is providing important information and resources as districts finalize Career and Technical Education (CTE) Pathway applications for the 2024-2025 school year. All pathway applications should be in at least “Approved by District” status prior to the March 1st deadline. Please note that if an application requires correction, it will be considered to have been submitted on time if the initial submission occurred prior to, or on March 1st, 2024.

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Posted: Feb 29, 2024
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Evidence Based List and Provisional At-Risk Program Application

KSDE will provide school districts with an application process to submit programs and practices that are not currently on the approved evidence-based practices list but meet the statutory definition for a provisional at-risk educational program.

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Posted: Feb 29, 2024
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The Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) Child Nutrition and Wellness (CNW) team is hosting a virtual town hall meeting at 2 p.m. on March 21.

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Posted: Feb 29, 2024
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The Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) is currently seeking proposals for presenters and vendors for the Safe and Supportive Schools Conference scheduled for April 15-16 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Manhattan. Colleagues from across Kansas will present on topics to empower, inspire and motivate your staff, and provide information and new ideas to take back to your schools.

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Posted: Feb 29, 2024
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The Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) is sponsoring several professional learning opportunities.

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Posted: Feb 29, 2024
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The Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) is offering a professional development event that addresses a balanced assessment system and structured literacy on March 19.

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Posted: Feb 29, 2024
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The Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) is hosting informational webinars on the Kansans Can Star Recognition Program: Individual Plan of Study (IPS).

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Posted: Feb 29, 2024
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KSDE’s Information Technology (IT) team put together a team of experts to help school technology directors and staff members, along with superintendents, principals and others who are interested, navigate the complex and critical practices of cybersecurity and data privacy.

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Posted: Feb 29, 2024
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The Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) Is offering a new Introduction to ASQ training to be offered virtually.

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Posted: Feb 29, 2024
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The Kansas Volunteer Commission and Emporia State University School of Humanities + Social Sciences are excited to announce the 2024 Civic Engagement Conference. The conference will be held Wednesday, April 10 at Emporia State University Memorial Union, in Emporia. The theme of the conference is “Empowering Kansas through Civic Engagement.”

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Posted: Feb 29, 2024
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Bethany College is hosting its first Bethany College Education Conference on April 13. It's an opportunity for teachers to pick up some more tools for their classroom, collaborate with teachers from across the state, get reinvigorated about teaching, gain professional development points and earn graduate credit hours. 

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Posted: Feb 29, 2024
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February 

Through March 4: Educator Data Collection System is open now through March 4 for submission of Licensed Personnel Report.  

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Posted: Feb 22, 2024
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Asher Swank started his freshman year in 2020 at Southeast of Saline High School, Southeast of Saline Unified School District 306, in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic, spending a lot of time at home. That’s when he decided to join Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA).

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Posted: Feb 22, 2024
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Around 135 educators from across the state attended the first day of the 2024 Kansas Exemplary Educators Network (KEEN) State Education Conference on Thursday.

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Posted: Feb 22, 2024
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Four bills were passed on either the House or Senate floors during week seven of the 2024 Kansas Legislative Session.

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Posted: Feb 22, 2024
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The Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) Child Nutrition and Wellness (CNW) team is hosting a virtual town hall meeting on March 21 at 2pm. The main topic of the town hall will be the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) renewal process for 2024. Information will be provided about changes to the sponsor and site applications and new guidance for summer 2024. Join the town hall meeting on March 21 at 2pm at https://ksde.zoom.us/j/87204779621?pwd=NEhrcHloRjBobGtOZTJEWFJtR0tUQT09 (Meeting ID: 872 0477 9621  Passcode: 746337).

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Posted: Feb 22, 2024
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The Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) is once again asking for the participation of all parents and guardians of Kansas K-12 students in the Parent Perception Survey. This survey is designed to measure how parents/guardians define success for their children.

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Posted: Feb 22, 2024
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Applications for the Increasing Equitable Access to CTE Grant are now available.

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Posted: Feb 22, 2024
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The Licensed Personnel Report (LPR) is due by 5 p.m. Monday, March 4, 2024.

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Posted: Feb 22, 2024
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The Kansas Volunteer Commission has announced the Youth Civic Engagement mini-grant, which supports the civic engagement of youth in grades K-12. For this grant, applicants must engage youth in the planning and implementation of grant activities. Priority will be given to applications that include youth-led and youth-initiated projects.

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Posted: Feb 22, 2024
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The KSDE School Bus Safety Unit (SBSU) is offering a five-hour informational workshop for any mechanic performing the Part I Mechanical School/Activity Bus Safety Inspection. This workshop is designed to provide information to assist mechanics who perform this inspection, which is required by KSDE School Bus Regulations. Class instructors will be personnel from the Kansas Highway Patrol Motor Carrier Safety Assistance Program.

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Posted: Feb 22, 2024
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Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act (Perkins V) requires states to set their own state determined performance levels (SDPLs) following specific criteria and processes outlined in the law. Kansas is required to establish 2024-2025 SDPLs to continue receiving the federal funding under Perkins V.

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Posted: Feb 22, 2024
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KSDE’s Accreditation and Design (AD) team hosted its Kansas Education Systems Accreditation (KESA) Monthly Update on Tuesday, Feb. 13. If you were unable to join, click here to view the meeting recording.

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Posted: Feb 22, 2024
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KSDE is providing important information and resources as districts finalize Career and Technical Education (CTE) Pathway applications for the 2024-2025 school year. All pathway applications should be in at least “Approved by District” status prior to the March 1st deadline. Please note that if an application requires correction, it will be considered to have been submitted on time if the initial submission occurred prior to, or on March 1st, 2024.

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Posted: Feb 22, 2024
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Provisional At-Risk Program Application

KSDE will provide school districts with an application process to submit programs and practices that are not currently on the approved evidence-based practices list but meet the statutory definition for a provisional at-risk educational program.

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Posted: Feb 22, 2024
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Science Practice Tests are now available in the Kite® Student Portal! These Subject-Oriented Practice Tests (SPTs) more closely resemble the rigor of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) that students will see on the 2024 Kansas Assessment Program (KAP) Summative Science assessments.

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Posted: Feb 22, 2024
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The Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) is currently seeking proposals for presenters and vendors for the Safe and Supportive Schools Conference scheduled for April 15-16 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Manhattan.

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Posted: Feb 22, 2024
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The Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) is sponsoring several professional learning opportunities.

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Posted: Feb 22, 2024
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The Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) is offering a professional development event that addresses a balanced assessment system and structured literacy on March 19.

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Posted: Feb 22, 2024
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The Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) is hosting informational webinars on the Kansans Can Star Recognition Program: Individual Plan of Study (IPS).

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Posted: Feb 22, 2024
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KSDE’s Information Technology (IT) team put together a team of experts to help school technology directors and staff members, along with superintendents, principals and others who are interested, navigate the complex and critical practices of cybersecurity and data privacy.

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Posted: Feb 22, 2024
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The Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) Is offering a new Introduction to ASQ training to be offered virtually.

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Posted: Feb 22, 2024
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The Kansas Volunteer Commission and Emporia State University School of Humanities + Social Sciences are excited to announce the 2024 Civic Engagement Conference. The conference will be held Wednesday, April 10 at Emporia State University Memorial Union, in Emporia. The theme of the conference is “Empowering Kansas through Civic Engagement."

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Posted: Feb 22, 2024
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Bethany College is hosting its first Bethany College Education Conference on April 13. It's an opportunity for teachers to pick up some more tools for their classroom, collaborate with teachers from across the state, get reinvigorated about teaching, gain professional development points and earn graduate credit hours. 

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Posted: Feb 22, 2024
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February 

Through March 4: Educator Data Collection System is open now through March 4 for submission of Licensed Personnel Report.  

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Posted: Feb 15, 2024
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The Kansas State Board of Education at its February meeting approved recommending to the legislature that the five-year research requirement within the current definition of evidence-based instruction be removed from K.S.A. 72-5153.

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Posted: Feb 15, 2024
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The Kansas House of Representatives on Thursday passed House Bill 2499. The bill prohibits anyone under the age of 18 from using a cell phone while operating a motor vehicle; and prohibits anyone from using a cell phone while operating a motor vehicle in a school zone at a time when a reduced speed limit is enforced and in a road construction zone while workers are present. HB 2499 was passed 86-30. It will now go to the Senate.

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Posted: Feb 15, 2024
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The Kansas Volunteer Commission has announced the Youth Civic Engagement mini-grant, which supports the civic engagement of youth in grades K-12. For this grant, applicants must engage youth in the planning and implementation of grant activities. Priority will be given to applications that include youth-led and youth-initiated projects.

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Posted: Feb 15, 2024
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The Licensed Personnel Report (LPR) is due by 5 p.m. Monday, March 4, 2024.

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Posted: Feb 15, 2024
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KSDE’s School Bus Safety Unit (SBSU) has a few training opportunities coming up in February and March.

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Posted: Feb 15, 2024
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The Kansas Department of Commerce Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) team partnered with seven regional planning organizations across Kansas to sponsor opportunities to join peers and partners to learn about new CDBG programs that can strengthen your community. The last Road Show will be from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Feb. 20 in Atchison.

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Posted: Feb 15, 2024
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Applications for the Increasing Equitable Access to CTE Grant are now available.

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Posted: Feb 15, 2024
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Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act (Perkins V) requires states to set their own state determined performance levels (SDPLs) following specific criteria and processes outlined in the law. Kansas is required to establish 2024-2025 SDPLs to continue receiving the federal funding under Perkins V.

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Posted: Feb 15, 2024
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E-Rate 470 deadlines are just around the corner! Anyone who missed the in-person or Zoom sessions on Funding Year 2024 E-Rate can view a recording of the Zoom session.

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Posted: Feb 15, 2024
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Peer collaboration, when done well, is a critical component to continuous improvement. For the 2023-2024 school year, all systems have three options for a peer review (formerly OVT). During this Learning Year for KESA, as a transition, systems have three options for a peer review.

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Posted: Feb 15, 2024
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As KSDE prepares to roll out KESA 2.0 in the 2024-2025 school year, there are several projects the agency is undertaking this spring.

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Posted: Feb 15, 2024
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The Accreditation and Design (AD) team began meeting individually with systems in mid-January for what is called a “KESA Check-in." This is one of the new supports the team is implementing as part of KESA 2.0, which officially begins in the 2024-2025 school year. 

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Posted: Feb 15, 2024
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Beginning in the 2024-2025 school year, the new accreditation model, KESA 2.0, will involve school systems meeting together once per year for School Improvement Days. As part of this process, KSDE is recruiting teams of facilitators to lead these sessions. The facilitators will be in teams of three and will lead school leadership teams through data conversations, reflective questions, and action planning. KSDE is recruiting interested educators for these roles over the next few months and will conduct training sessions later this spring. 

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Posted: Feb 15, 2024
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PACK Act Survey Information

The PACK Act, Sub HB 2466, enrolled effective July 1, 2022, requires that each secondary school operated by a district in Kansas offer a computer science course beginning in the 2023-2024 school year. Please see the act's legislative page at this link: Legislative page for HB 2466.

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Posted: Feb 15, 2024
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Science Practice Tests are now available Kite® Student Portal! These Subject-Oriented Practice Tests (SPTs) more closely resemble the rigor of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) standards that students will see on the 2024 Kansas Assessment Program (KAP) Summative Science assessments.

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Posted: Feb 15, 2024
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The updated Kansas Early Learning Standards (KELS) were approved by both the Kansas State Board of Education and the Kansas Children’s Cabinet and Trust Fund.  These standards serve as a guide for what we want children to know and be able to do as a result of engagement with caring knowledgeable adults, evidence-based curriculum, and developmentally appropriate activities.

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Posted: Feb 15, 2024
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The Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) is sponsoring several professional learning opportunities.

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Posted: Feb 15, 2024
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KSDE’s Information Technology (IT) team put together a team of experts to help school technology directors and staff members, along with superintendents, principals and others who are interested, navigate the complex and critical practices of cybersecurity and data privacy.

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Posted: Feb 15, 2024
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In 2024-2025 Kansas will begin an updated system of accreditation, focused on structured literacy, a balanced assessment system, standards alignment, and high quality instruction.

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Posted: Feb 15, 2024
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The Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) is offering a professional development event that addresses a balanced assessment system and structured literacy.

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Posted: Feb 15, 2024
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The Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) is hosting informational webinars on the Kansans Can Star Recognition Program: Individual Plan of Study (IPS).

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Posted: Feb 15, 2024
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The Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) Is offering a new Introduction to ASQ training to be offered virtually.

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Posted: Feb 15, 2024
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The Kansas Volunteer Commission and Emporia State University School of Humanities + Social Sciences are excited to announce the 2024 Civic Engagement Conference. The conference will be held Wednesday, April 10 at Emporia State University Memorial Union, in Emporia. The theme of the conference is “Empowering Kansas through Civic Engagement.”

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Posted: Feb 15, 2024
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Bethany College is hosting its first Bethany College Education Conference on April 13. It's an opportunity for teachers to pick up some more tools for their classroom, collaborate with teachers from across the state, get reinvigorated about teaching, gain professional development points and earn graduate credit hours. 

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Posted: Feb 15, 2024
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February 

Through March 4: Educator Data Collection System is open now through March 4 for submission of Licensed Personnel Report.  

21: 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., KSDE: Meaningful Feedback to Fuel Instruction. Greenbush, Lawrence. Cost is $35. Meals provided. In person. To register, click here

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Posted: Feb 8, 2024
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Two Kansas teachers on Thursday, Feb. 8, received the surprise of a lifetime when they were presented with a national Milken Educator Award by the Milken Family Foundation. The prestigious recognition comes with an unrestricted $25,000 cash prize and honors outstanding educators across the country for excellence in and out of the classroom.

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Posted: Feb 8, 2024
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Seventeen education-related bills were introduced and three bills were passed out of committee during week five of the 2024 Kansas Legislature Session.

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Posted: Feb 8, 2024
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Kansas State Board of Education members will hear a presentation on artificial intelligence; receive an overview of a four-day school week; and hear proposed amendments to the Professional Practices Commission (PPC) regulations.

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Posted: Feb 8, 2024
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KSDE’s School Bus Safety Unit (SBSU) has a few training opportunities coming up in February and March.

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Posted: Feb 8, 2024
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Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act (Perkins V) requires states to set their own state determined performance levels (SDPLs) following specific criteria and processes outlined in the law. Kansas is required to establish 2024-2025 SDPLs to continue receiving the federal funding under Perkins V.

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Posted: Feb 8, 2024
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E-Rate 470 deadlines are just around the corner! Anyone who missed the in-person or Zoom sessions on Funding Year 2024 E-Rate can view a recording of the Zoom session.

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Posted: Feb 8, 2024
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Applications for the Increasing Equitable Access to CTE Grant are now available.

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Posted: Feb 8, 2024
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The 2024 School Bus Safety Poster Contest, co-sponsored by the Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) School Bus Safety Unit and the Kansas State Pupil Transportation Association, is open to all Kansas students interested in participating.

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Posted: Feb 8, 2024
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The Kansas Department of Commerce Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) team has partnered with seven regional planning organizations across Kansas to sponsor opportunities to join peers and partners to learn about new CDBG programs that can strengthen your community. 

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Posted: Feb 8, 2024
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The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has extended the deadline to apply for the second rebate funding opportunity available through the 2023 Clean School Bus (CSB) Rebate Program to 3:00 p.m. on February 14.

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Posted: Feb 8, 2024
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The Preschool-Aged At-Risk Program provides school districts with funding for preschool-aged students.

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Posted: Feb 8, 2024
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The Kansas State Department of Education’s Accreditation and Design team will be holding their Kansas Education Systems Accreditation (KESA) Monthly Update from 9:00-9:45 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 13.

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Posted: Feb 8, 2024
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The Accreditation and Design (AD) team began meeting individually with systems in mid-January for what is called a “KESA Check-in". This is one of the new supports the team is implementing as part of KESA 2.0, which officially begins in the 2024-2025 school year. 

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Posted: Feb 8, 2024
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Science Practice Tests are now available in the Kite® Student Portal! These Subject-Oriented Practice Tests (SPTs) more closely resemble the rigor of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) standards that students will see on the 2024 Kansas Assessment Program (KAP) Summative Science assessments.

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Posted: Feb 8, 2024
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Evidence-Based List and At-Risk

The Kansas State Board of Education at its February meeting will receive recommendations on potential statutory adjustment on Feb. 13, 2024, with possible action to be taken on Feb. 14, 2024. A review of the current list has been conducted.  A process for districts and vendors to submit provisional programs and practices is being developed. Districts should expect to hear more developments on this work Spring 2024.

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Posted: Feb 8, 2024
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The updated Kansas Early Learning Standards (KELS) were approved by both the Kansas State Board of Education and the Kansas Children’s Cabinet and Trust Fund.  These standards serve as a guide for what we want children to know and be able to do as a result of engagement with caring knowledgeable adults, evidence-based curriculum, and developmentally appropriate activities.

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Posted: Feb 8, 2024
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By opting into the Kansas State Department of Education and IXL Math contract to receive IXL Math at no local cost, district and school administrators are required to provide data on math practice for the 2023-2024 school year twice a year. Two built-in IXL reports will allow you to create and submit your KSDE reporting in less time than it takes to finish your morning coffee.

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Posted: Feb 8, 2024
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The Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) is sponsoring several professional learning opportunities.

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Posted: Feb 8, 2024
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The Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) is conducting a 2024 Kansas Nita M. Lowey 21st Century Community Learning Centers (CCLC) Grant competition. The 21st CCLC grant provides funds for out-of-school time programs serving students that attend a school with a 40% or higher free/reduced lunch population. The Request for Application can be found at: https://www.ksde.org/Default.aspx?tabid=740.

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Posted: Feb 8, 2024
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In 2024-2025 Kansas will begin an updated system of accreditation, focused on structured literacy, a balanced assessment system, standards alignment, and high quality instruction.

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Posted: Feb 8, 2024
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The Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) is offering a professional development event that addresses a balanced assessment system and structured literacy.

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Posted: Feb 8, 2024
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KSDE’s Information Technology (IT) team put together a team of experts to help school technology directors and staff members, along with superintendents, principals and others who are interested, navigate the complex and critical practices of cybersecurity and data privacy.

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Posted: Feb 8, 2024
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The Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) is hosting informational webinars on the Kansans Can Star Recognition Program: Individual Plan of Study (IPS).

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Posted: Feb 8, 2024
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The Kansas Volunteer Commission and Emporia State University School of Humanities + Social Sciences are excited to announce the 2024 Civic Engagement Conference. The conference will be held Wednesday, April 10 at Emporia State University Memorial Union, in Emporia. The theme of the conference is “Empowering Kansas through Civic Engagement.”

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Posted: Feb 8, 2024
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The Kansans Can Star Recognition Program is now in its fifth year of recognizing school districts for the great work taking place to help the state achieve its vision of leading the world in the success of each student. 

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Posted: Feb 8, 2024
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The Kansas Multi-Tier System of Supports (MTSS) and Alignment is offering Playful Learning Across the Day in Pre-K, a professional development opportunity. 

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Posted: Feb 8, 2024
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February 

Through March 4: Educator Data Collection System is open now through March 4 for submission of Licensed Personnel Report.  

5-9: National School Counseling Week. 

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Posted: Feb 1, 2024
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School mental health professionals on Wednesday, Jan. 31, gathered for the 8th Annual School Mental Health Advocacy Day at the Kansas State Capitol to learn more about each other’s work and to raise awareness about the mental health needs of students.

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Posted: Feb 1, 2024
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Ten education-related bills were introduced and several bills underwent hearings during week four of the 2024 Kansas Legislature Session.

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Posted: Feb 1, 2024
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February is Career and Technical and Education (CTE) Month.

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Posted: Feb 1, 2024
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Episode #18 of the HirePaths Cool Careers video series is now available.

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Posted: Feb 1, 2024
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Applications for the Increasing Equitable Access to CTE Grant are now available.

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Posted: Feb 1, 2024
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The 2024 School Bus Safety Poster Contest, co-sponsored by the Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) School Bus Safety Unit and the Kansas State Pupil Transportation Association, is open to all Kansas student interested in participating.

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Posted: Feb 1, 2024
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The Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) Career, Standards and Assessment Services (CSAS) team needs your help verifying how many alternative schools or programs are in operation this school year.

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Posted: Feb 1, 2024
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The Kansas Department of Commerce Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) team has partnered with seven regional planning organizations across Kansas to sponsor opportunities to join peers and partners to learn about new CDBG programs that can strengthen your community. 

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Posted: Feb 1, 2024
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The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has extended the deadline to apply for the second rebate funding opportunity available through the 2023 Clean School Bus (CSB) Rebate Program to 3:00 p.m. on February 14.

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Posted: Feb 1, 2024
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The Preschool-Aged At-Risk Program provides school districts with funding for preschool-aged students.

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Posted: Feb 1, 2024
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The Kansas State Board of Education at its November meeting approved new graduation requirements. Now, the Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) is developing a new fact sheet to help educators and administrators transition to the new requirements.

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Posted: Feb 1, 2024
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House Bill 2085, passed in the 2021 legislative session, created the Students Right to Know Act to provide information on postsecondary education options.

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Posted: Feb 1, 2024
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By opting into the Kansas State Department of Education and IXL Math contract to receive IXL Math at no local cost, district and school administrators are required to provide data on math practice for the 2023-2024 school year twice a year. Two built-in IXL reports will allow you to create and submit your KSDE reporting in less time than it takes to finish your morning coffee.

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Posted: Feb 1, 2024
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Updates to the Kansas Early Learning Standards were approved by the Kansas State Board of Education at their January meeting. As KSDE’s Early Childhood team prepares to print and distribute copies of these updated standards, they need to know how many are needed for each district.

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Posted: Feb 1, 2024
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To provide a broader opportunity for all teachers to get questions answered, brainstorm solutions and for Kansas State Department of Education staff members to help, changes have been made to the KSDE Early Literacy/Dyslexia Literacy Lifeline for 2024.

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Posted: Feb 1, 2024
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The Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) is offering a professional development event that addresses a balanced assessment system and structured literacy. 

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Posted: Feb 1, 2024
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The Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) is sponsoring several professional learning opportunities.

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Posted: Feb 1, 2024
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The Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) is conducting a 2024 Kansas Nita M. Lowey 21st Century Community Learning Centers (CCLC) Grant competition. The 21st CCLC grant provides funds for out-of-school time programs serving students that attend a school with a 40% or higher free/reduced lunch population.

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Posted: Feb 1, 2024
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The path to leading the world in the success of each student starts in early childhood, long before a 5-year-old child begins kindergarten. Join the Kansas State Department of Education from 1-2 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 8, to discuss the 2024-2025 Kansans Can Star Recognition Program for Kindergarten Readiness. KSDE staff will review the 2024-2025 Kindergarten Readiness Rubric, which has been updated to simplify the self-assessment process. Attendees will be invited to share success stories and ideas with their peers.

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Posted: Feb 1, 2024
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The Spring Tobacco Treatment Specialist Training Program will be offered online between Feb. 12-April 12. 

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Posted: Feb 1, 2024
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KSDE’s Information Technology (IT) team put together a team of experts to help school technology directors and staff members, along with superintendents, principals and others who are interested, navigate the complex and critical practices of cybersecurity and data privacy.

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Posted: Feb 1, 2024
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The Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) is hosting informational webinars on the Kansans Can Star Recognition Program: Individual Plan of Study (IPS).

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Posted: Feb 1, 2024
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The Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) Is offering a new Introduction to ASQ training to be offered virtually.

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Posted: Feb 1, 2024
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The Kansas Volunteer Commission and Emporia State University School of Humanities + Social Sciences are excited to announce the 2024 Civic Engagement Conference. The conference will be held Wednesday, April 10 at Emporia State University Memorial Union, in Emporia. The theme of the conference is “Empowering Kansas through Civic Engagement.”

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Posted: Feb 1, 2024
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The Kansans Can Star Recognition Program is now in its fifth year of recognizing school districts for the great work taking place to help the state achieve its vision of leading the world in the success of each student.

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Posted: Feb 1, 2024
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The Kansas Multi-Tier System of Supports (MTSS) and Alignment is offering Playful Learning Across the Day in Pre-K, a professional development opportunity.

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Posted: Feb 1, 2024
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February

Through March 4: Educator Data Collection System is open now through March 4 for submission of Licensed Personnel Report. 

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Posted: Jan 25, 2024
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Six education-related bills were introduced and the 2024 Kansas Teacher of the Year team was recognized on the House and Senate floors during week three of the 2024 Kansas Legislature Session.

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Posted: Jan 25, 2024
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2024 KTOY team members spent Jan. 22-24 in Topeka

Eight of the top educators in Kansas came to Topeka earlier this week to learn about and discuss education issues with education leaders; develop strategies for becoming effective communicators; and be recognized by the Kansas House and Senate, as well as the House and Senate Committees on Education.

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Posted: Jan 25, 2024
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Basehor-Linwood Unified School District 458 has welcomed volunteers into their schools for several years. It was around 1999, when Tammy Potts…then district coordinator of the school’s volunteer program, decided to take it one step further. That is when the Basehor-Linwood Mentors and Care Cats program was born.

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Posted: Jan 25, 2024
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Members of the Kansas State Department of Education’s Teacher Licensure and Career and Technical Education (CTE) teams; Kansas Office of Apprenticeship; business and industry representatives and others participated in the first Kansas Youth Registered Apprenticeship Champion Training to learn how to build and grow the program.

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Posted: Jan 25, 2024
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The Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) launched a new webpage for the Registered Teacher Apprenticeship program. The new page is a one-stop site that provides resources for district personnel and potential apprentices who are interested in participating in the Registered Teacher Apprenticeship program.

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Posted: Jan 25, 2024
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The Kansas Volunteer Commission has announced the Mentoring Capacity Building mini-grant, which supports youth mentoring initiatives that implement or enhance one or more of the Elements of Effective Practice for Mentoring (EEPM) and its supplements.

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Posted: Jan 25, 2024
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The 2024 School Bus Safety Poster Contest, co-sponsored by the Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) School Bus Safety Unit and the Kansas State Pupil Transportation Association, is now open for any Kansas student.

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Posted: Jan 25, 2024
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Jan. 31 is the submission deadline for Application Text-to-Speech checklists for students who are blind, visually impaired or a nonreader to receive text-to-speech for the English language arts passages on the Kansas assessment. 

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Posted: Jan 25, 2024
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The Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) Career, Standards and Assessment Services (CSAS) team needs your help verifying how many alternative schools or programs are in operation this school year. 

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Posted: Jan 25, 2024
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The Kansas Department of Commerce Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) team has partnered with seven regional planning organizations across Kansas to sponsor opportunities to join peers and partners to learn about new CDBG programs that can strengthen your community. 

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Posted: Jan 25, 2024
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The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced on Sept. 28 the second rebate funding opportunity available through the 2023 Clean School Bus (CSB) Rebate Program.

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Posted: Jan 25, 2024
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The Preschool-Aged At-Risk Program provides school districts with funding for preschool-aged students.

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Posted: Jan 25, 2024
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The Accreditation and Design team has started facilitating meetings called KESA Check-ins with systems in the West, Central and Eastern regions of Kansas, as well as with special purpose schools and urban, suburban and private systems.

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Posted: Jan 25, 2024
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Jean Rush, current Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) employee, has been named the East Region KESA executive and began her new role on Monday, January 22. For the Central region KESA executive position, Mindy Bruce, former superintendent at Renwick USD 267 will temporarily fill that role until July 1, 2024, when a permanent executive is named.

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Posted: Jan 25, 2024
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Updates to the Kansas Early Learning Standards were approved by the Kansas State Board of Education at its January meeting. As KSDE’s Early Childhood team prepares to print and distribute copies of these updated standards, they need to know how many are needed for each district.

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Posted: Jan 25, 2024
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Engaging with families to build strong relationships during children’s transition into kindergarten is a key strategy to prepare children, families, and schools for a successful start to the kindergarten year. All Kansas elementary schools are required to partner with families to complete the Ages & Stages Questionnaires®, Third Edition (ASQ-3) and Ages & Stages Questionnaires®: Social-Emotional, Second Edition (ASQ:SE-2).

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Posted: Jan 25, 2024
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To provide a broader opportunity for all teachers to get questions answered, brainstorm solutions and for Kansas State Department of Education staff members to help, changes have been made to the KSDE Early Literacy/Dyslexia Literacy Lifeline for 2024.

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Posted: Jan 25, 2024
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The Kansas Multi-Tier System of Supports (MTSS) and Alignment is offering Playful Learning Across the Day in Pre-K, a professional development opportunity.

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Posted: Jan 25, 2024
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School districts are invited to participate in an informational session about hosting a Visiting International Teacher (VIT) in the 2024-2025 school year. The webinar will be held from 12-1 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 2. The webinar will be recorded and posted on the Visiting International Teacher webpage afterwards. Access the webinar at: https://ksde.zoom.us/j/86185961234.

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Posted: Jan 25, 2024
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The Kansans Can Star Recognition Program is now in its fifth year of recognizing school districts for the great work taking place to help the state achieve its vision of leading the world in the success of each student.

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Posted: Jan 25, 2024
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The path to leading the world in the success of each student starts in early childhood, long before a 5-year-old child begins kindergarten. Join the Kansas State Department of Education from 1-2 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 8, to discuss the 2024-2025 Kansans Can Star Recognition Program for Kindergarten Readiness. KSDE staff will review the 2024-2025 Kindergarten Readiness Rubric, which has been updated to simplify the self-assessment process.

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Posted: Jan 25, 2024
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The Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) is offering a professional development event that addresses a balanced assessment system and structured literacy.

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Posted: Jan 25, 2024
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KSDE’s Information Technology (IT) team put together a team of experts to help school technology directors and staff members, along with superintendents, principals and others who are interested, navigate the complex and critical practices of cybersecurity and data privacy.

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Posted: Jan 25, 2024
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The Spring Tobacco Treatment Specialist Training Program will be offered online between Feb. 12-April 12.

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Posted: Jan 25, 2024
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The Kansas Digital Learning Conference is scheduled for Feb. 15-16 at the Andover eCademy, 1411 N. Main in Andover.   

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Posted: Jan 25, 2024
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