KSDE Weekly

Accountability, Accreditation and Assessments

Posted: Jun 27, 2024
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Author: Tamla Miller

The Kansas State Board of Education will meet on Tuesday, July 9, and Wednesday, July 10, in the first floor boardroom of the Landon State Office building, 900 S.W. Jackson, in Topeka. Click here for the July meeting agenda and materials. 

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Posted: Jun 14, 2024
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Some educators in Kansas will have until 2028 to become trained or pass a test to show they are complying with the science of reading structured literacy requirements to renew their license. Members of the Kansas State Board of Education voted to approve the licensure renewal requirement this week during their June meeting in Topeka.  

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Posted: May 31, 2024
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Author: Tamla Miller

The June State Board of Education meeting will be held on Tuesday, June 11 and Wednesday June 12 at the State Department of Education building, 900 SW Jackson, Topeka. The event will be live streamed.

LInk to materials https://www.ksde.org/LinkClick.aspx?fileticket=nAV5rtLsgLI%3d&portalid=0

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Posted: May 17, 2024
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Author: Tamla Miller

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

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Posted: May 17, 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. 

After holding a statutorily required public hearing on May 14 on the proposed amendments to K.A.R. 91-31-35, board members voted to approve the amendments during their meeting the next day on May 15.

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Posted: May 17, 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: Apr 24, 2024
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Author: Tamla Miller

The May State Board of Education meeting will be at the Landon board room on Tuesday, May 14 and  Wednesday, May 15 the meeting will be held at the Brown v. the Board of Education Museum in Topeka (1515 SE Monroe Street) in recognition of the 70th anniversary of that historic decision to integrate schools.    

Board material may be accessed through this link

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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: 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 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 4, 2024
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Author: Tamla Miller

The Kansas State Board of Education will conduct its next monthly meeting on Tuesday, March 12 and Wednesday March 13. Both days of the meeting will take place in Topeka as usual.

The agenda and meeting materials are viewable at: https://www.ksde.org/LinkClick.aspx?fileticket=GlO08t_gIGs%3d&portalid=0

The meeting will be livestreamed for the public to observe and listen.

https://www.ksde.org/Board/Kansas-State-Board-of-Education/Streaming-Media

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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 5, 2024
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Author: Tamla Miller

The Kansas State Board of Education will conduct its next monthly meeting on Tuesday, February 13 and Wednesday, February 14. Both days of the meeting will take place in Topeka as usual.

The agenda and meeting materials are viewable at: LinkClick.aspx (ksde.org)

The meeting will be livestreamed for the public to observe and listen.

https://www.ksde.org/Board/Kansas-State-Board-of-Education/Streaming-Media

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Posted: Jan 11, 2024
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The Kansas State Board of Education at its first meeting of the year approved the Kansas Early Learning Standards (KELS), received an update on the Kansas Education Systems Accreditation Framework and learned how the fentanyl crisis is impacting Kansas. 

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Posted: Jan 9, 2024
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Former superintendent has 30 years of experience in public education

Dr. Frank Harwood, a former teacher, principal and superintendent with 30 years of experience in public education, will begin his duties as Deputy Commissioner of Fiscal and Administrative Services at the Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) on Friday, Jan. 12.

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Posted: Dec 28, 2023
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Author: Tamla Miller

The Kansas State Board of Education will conduct its next monthly meeting on Tuesday, Januray 9 and Wednesday, January 10. Both days of the meeting will take place in Topeka as usual.

The agenda and meeting materials are viewable at:

Kansas State Board of Education 2024 Board materials and agenda

The meeting will be livestreamed for the public to observe and listen.

https://www.ksde.org/Board/Kansas-State-Board-of-Education/Streaming-Media

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Posted: Dec 14, 2023
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The Kansas State Board of Education at its December meeting approved changes to the Kansas Education Systems Accreditation (KESA) model that will be implemented in the 2024-2025 school year. 

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Posted: Dec 4, 2023
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Author: Tamla Miller

The Kansas State Board of Education will conduct its next monthly meeting on Tuesday, December 12 and Wednesday, December 13. Both days of the meeting will take place in Topeka as usual.

The agenda and meeting materials are viewable at:

Kansas State Board Agenda  December 12 & 13

Kansas State Board of Education Meeting Materials Packet

The meeting will be livestreamed for the public to observe and listen.

https://www.ksde.org/Board/Kansas-State-Board-of-Education/Streaming-Media

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Posted: Nov 20, 2023
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Kansas State Board of Education members at their November meeting received proposed changes to the current accreditation model that Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) staff members say will better connect school improvement and accreditation, allow for a rapid, personalized response to system needs, and increase accountability and support.

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Posted: Nov 6, 2023
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Author: Tamla Miller

The Kansas State Board of Education will conduct its next monthly meeting on Tuesday, November 14 and Wednesday, November 15. Both days of the meeting will take place in Topeka as usual.

The agenda and meeting materials are viewable at:

https://www.ksde.org/LinkClick.aspx?fileticket=0bKICUSg674%3d&portalid=0

The meeting will be livestreamed for the public to observe and listen.

https://www.ksde.org/Board/Kansas-State-Board-of-Education/Streaming-Media

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Posted: Oct 13, 2023
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The Kansas State Board of Education at its October meeting received the Kansas State Department of Education’s Annual Report highlighting the state’s educational successes and challenges over the past year. 

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Posted: Oct 10, 2023
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Graduation rate increases, chronic absenteeism rates decrease

Kansas state assessment results for math are the highest since 2017, and overall, more students are scoring at proficient levels in math and English language arts than last year.

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Posted: Sep 15, 2023
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Aspiring Kansas educators seeking a standard initial teaching license will no longer have to take the Principle of Learning and Teaching (PLT) pedagogy exam as a requirement for licensure. 

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Posted: Aug 18, 2023
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Kansas State Board of Education members at their August meeting approved adjusting the current Kansas Education Systems Accreditation (KESA) cycle to allow systems to follow the KESA Learning Year timeline for the 2023-2024 school year.

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Posted: Jul 31, 2023
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Author: Tamla Miller

The Kansas State Board of Education will conduct its next monthly meeting on Tuesday, August 8 and Wednesday, August 9. Both days will be in Topeka.

The agenda and meeting materials are viewable at:

https://www.ksde.org/Board/Kansas-State-Board-of-Education/Agendas-Meeting-Dates-and-Minutes/2023-Meeting-Materials-Minutes

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Posted: Jul 7, 2023
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The Kansas State Board of Education believes in and supports the need for legislative performance audits. They are critical not only for ensuring the fidelity of state agency operations, but for evaluating the clarity and effectiveness of enacted legislation agencies must follow.

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Posted: Jul 5, 2023
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The Kansas State Board of Education will conduct its next monthly meeting on Tuesday, July 11 and Wednesday, July 12. Both days will be in Topeka, at the Landon State Office Building, 900 S.W. Jackson St., Suite 102

The agenda and meeting materials are viewable at:

https://www.ksde.org/Board/Kansas-State-Board-of-Education/Agendas-Meeting-Dates-and-Minutes/2023-Meeting-Materials-Minutes

The meeting will be livestreamed for the public to observe and listen.

https://www.ksde.org/Board/Kansas-State-Board-of-Education/Streaming-Media

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Posted: Jun 15, 2023
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The Kansas State Board of Education in 2015 announced a new vision for education – Kansas leads the world in the success of each student. 

Eight years later, the state is entering the next step to meet that vision. 

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Posted: Jun 2, 2023
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Author: Tamla Miller

The Kansas State Board of Education will conduct its next monthly meeting on Tuesday, June 13 and Wednesday, June 14. Both days will be in Topeka, at the Landon State Office Building, 900 SW Jackson St., Suite 102

The agenda and meeting materials are viewable at:

https://www.ksde.org/LinkClick.aspx?fileticket=8WMN8qNU6dU%3d&portalid=0

The meeting will be livestreamed for the public to observe and listen.

https://www.ksde.org/Board/Kansas-State-Board-of-Education/Streaming-Media

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Posted: May 2, 2023
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Author: Tamla Miller

The Kansas State Board of Education will conduct its next monthly meeting on Tuesday, May 9 and Wednesday, May 10. Both days will be in Topeka.

The agenda and meeting materials are viewable at:

https://www.ksde.org/LinkClick.aspx?fileticket=8kWCTbjHfxQ%3d&portalid=0

The meeting will be livestreamed for the public to observe and listen.

https://www.ksde.org/Board/Kansas-State-Board-of-Education/Streaming-Media

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Posted: Apr 18, 2023
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Kansas State Board of Education members are working with Kansas Commissioner of Education Dr. Randy Watson to develop new strategic and targeted goals.  

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Posted: Mar 16, 2023
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Kansas State Board of Education members at their March meeting voted to support a bill that would allow Kansas to join the Interstate Teaching Mobility Compact. 

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Posted: Feb 24, 2023
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Kansas State Board of Education members at their February meeting honored two Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) schools, discussed proposed regulation changes that reflect recently approved changes to graduation requirements and approved changes to teaching licensure regulations. 

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Posted: Jan 18, 2023
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KANSAS STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION
Notice of Public Hearing on Proposed Administrative Regulations


The Kansas State Board of Education will conduct a public hearing at 1:30 p.m., or as soon thereafter as possible, on Tuesday, May 9, 2023, in the Board Room of the Landon State Office Building, 900 S.W. Jackson Ave., Suite 102, Topeka, Kansas, to consider the adoption of proposed rules and regulations of the Kansas State Board of Education on a permanent basis.

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Posted: Jan 12, 2023
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The January 2023 Kansas State Board of Education meeting brought with it several changes. 

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Posted: Dec 21, 2022
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During its regularly scheduled meeting on Dec. 13, 2022, the Kansas State Board of Education started its public hearing to consider the adoption of proposed rules and regulations of the Kansas State Board of Education on a permanent basis.

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Posted: Dec 19, 2022
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December meeting is last one for three outgoing Board members

Academic preparedness, chronic absenteeism, 2023 legislative priorities, the Sunflower Summer Program and proposed amendments to licensure regulations were all topics of discussion for Kansas State Board of Education members during their December meeting.

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Posted: Nov 17, 2022
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Future requirements maintain minimum graduation requirement of 21 units, give districts option to use mastery and competency to award credits

TOPEKA — After more than a year of discussing graduation requirements for Kansas students, the Kansas State Board of Education last week voted to approve the Graduation Requirements Task Force recommendations.

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Posted: Nov 10, 2022
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The Kansas State Board of Education on Thursday, Nov. 10, accepted the Kansas Advisory Council for Indigenous Education Working Group’s mascot reform statement and recommendations. 

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Posted: Oct 13, 2022
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Kansas Commissioner of Education Dr. Randy Watson presented his annual report to the Kansas State Board of Education on Oct. 11 during the State Board’s monthly meeting in Topeka.

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Posted: Aug 10, 2022
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Kansas State Board of Education members during their August meeting conducted a public hearing to consider proposed changes to the Kansas State High School Activities Association’s (KSHSAA) classification of senior high schools.

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Posted: Jul 26, 2022
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The State Board of Education will conduct a public hearing at 9:20 a.m., or as soon thereafter as possible, on Wednesday, Aug. 10, in the board room in Landon State Office Building, 900 SW Jackson St. Suite 102, Topeka, Kansas, to consider proposed changes to the Kansas State High School Activities Association’s (KSHSAA) Rule 5 – classification of senior high schools.

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Posted: Jul 15, 2022
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The Kansas State Board of Education took action at its July meeting that will help alleviate the shortage of teachers across the state.

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Posted: Jun 29, 2022
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A public hearing to consider proposed changes to the Kansas State High School Activities Association’s Rule 5 (classification of senior high schools) has been postponed until the August Kansas State Board of Education meeting. Action on the item will take place in September.

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Posted: Jun 17, 2022
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The Kansas State Board of Education approved two motions at its June meeting that will continue to help alleviate a shortage of teachers and substitute teachers in the state.

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Posted: May 13, 2022
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Kansas State Board of Education members received an update from the Kansas Graduation Requirements Task Force on Tuesday, May 10.

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Posted: Apr 15, 2022
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Dr. Mischel Miller, director of the Kansas State Department of Education’s Teacher Licensure and Accreditation (TLA) team, told Kansas State Board of Education members during their April meeting it may take some “out-of-the-box thinking” when it comes to teacher staffing shortages.

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Posted: Apr 12, 2022
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One-hundred-forty Kansas high school seniors have been named 2022 Kansas Career and Technical Education (CTE) Scholars, the Kansas State Department of Education announced Tuesday, April 12, 2022.

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Posted: Mar 11, 2022
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The Kansas State Board of Education discussed student inclusivity and racial equity during its March 8-9 meeting in Topeka.

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Posted: Jan 18, 2022
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The Kansas State Board of Education on Wednesday, Jan. 12, unanimously approved an emergency declaration that allows any individual meeting certain qualifications to apply for a Temporary Emergency Authorized License (TEAL).

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Posted: Jan 12, 2022
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The Kansas State Board of Education on Wednesday, Jan. 12, unanimously approved an emergency declaration that allows any individual meeting certain qualifications to apply for a Temporary Emergency Authorized License (TEAL).

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Posted: Jan 11, 2022
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To help solve the substitute teacher shortage caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Kansas State Board of Education on Tuesday, Jan. 11, began discussing an emergency declaration that would allow individuals meeting certain qualifications to apply for a Temporary Emergency Authorized License (TEAL).

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Posted: Jan 11, 2022
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Legislative Post Audit identified vulnerabilities in district IT security controls

The Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) is partnering with Kansas school districts to develop cybersecurity guidance and recommendations that can help schools from becoming targets for cyberattacks, according to a presentation to the Kansas State Board of Education.

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Posted: Dec 16, 2021
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The Kansas State Board of Education at its December meeting received a final report on Literacy Network of Kansas (LiNK), a three-year, $27 million literacy project facilitated by the Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE).

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Posted: Nov 9, 2021
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Southern Lyon County USD 252 first district to receive recognition in all categories

More than 100 school districts excelling in outcomes established around the vision for education in Kansas were recognized during the Kansas State Board of Education meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 9.

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Posted: Oct 15, 2021
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The Kansas State Board of Education received annual reports from schools, an organization and Kansas Commissioner of Education Dr. Randy Watson during their monthly meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 12, and Wednesday, Oct. 13.

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Posted: Oct 4, 2021
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The Kansas State Board of Education will conduct its next monthly meeting Tuesday, Oct. 12 and Wednesday, Oct. 13. Those in attendance must abide by safety protocols, including masks, temperature checks and safe distancing. Only written comments will be accepted for the Citizens Forum and are due to the Board Secretary at plhill@ksde.org by Oct. 8.

The agenda and meeting materials are viewable at:

https://www.ksde.org/LinkClick.aspx?fileticket=XHad2FniSkw%3d&portalid=0

The meeting will be livestreamed for the public to observe and listen.

https://www.ksde.org/Board/Kansas-State-Board-of-Education/Streaming-Media

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Posted: Sep 17, 2021
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Kansas Commissioner of Education Dr. Randy Watson kicked off the September 2021 board meeting with his report to the Kansas State Board of Education on Tuesday, Sept. 14.

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Posted: Aug 23, 2021
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Kansas State Board of Education members received a history lesson on American actress Hedy Lamarr during their August board meeting in Topeka.

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Posted: Jul 30, 2021
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Hundreds of Kansans during the first week of the Kansans Can Success Tour gave input on what schools need to help accomplish a change in the state's education system.

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Posted: Jul 15, 2021
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Kansas State Board of Education members had an opportunity to hear social-emotional success stories during their July meeting.

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Posted: Jul 14, 2021
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Kansas Commissioner of Education Dr. Randy Watson and Kansas State Board of Education members on Wednesday, July 14, announced $15 million in funding to address early literacy.

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Posted: Jul 14, 2021
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The subject of critical race theory is currently dominating media headlines and daily conversations for many. Just as we teach our Kansas students to be judicious consumers of information, we encourage all Kansans to educate themselves on what critical race theory (CRT) is and what it isn’t.

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Posted: Jun 10, 2021
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Computer science can now be counted as a core math or science credit toward high school graduation.

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Posted: Jun 8, 2021
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Computer science can now be counted as a core math or science credit toward high school graduation. The Kansas State Board of Education voted to approve the recommendation Tuesday, June 8, during its monthly meeting in Topeka.

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Posted: Jun 1, 2021
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The Kansas State Board of Education will conduct its next monthly meeting Tuesday, June 8, and Wednesday, June 9, in Topeka (Landon State Office Building, Board Room, Suite 102).

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Posted: May 13, 2021
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Dr. Stephen King, a computer science education program consultant for the Kansas State Department of Education, presented a recommendation to the Kansas State Board of Education that computer science be counted as a core math or science credit. The recommendation took place during the State Board’s May 11 meeting in Topeka. The board also met Wednesday, May 12, for tours of the Kansas State School for the Blind in Kansas City and the Kansas School for the Deaf in Olathe.

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Posted: Apr 16, 2021
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Kansas Commissioner of Education Dr. Randy Watson announced the districts being recognized for the 2020 Kansans Can Star Recognition Program during the Kansas State Board of Education meeting Tuesday, April 13, 2021.

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Posted: Apr 15, 2021
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The Kansas State Board of Education will conduct a special meeting through video conference at 10 a.m. Monday, April 19, for the purpose of discussing and acting on expenditure plans for federal COVID-19 relief funds through Emergency Assistance for Non-Public Schools.

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Posted: Apr 13, 2021
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Announcement took place during Kansas State Board of Education meeting

Numerous school districts excelling in outcomes established around the vision for education in Kansas were recognized during the Kansas State Board of Education meeting on Tuesday, April 13.

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Posted: Mar 28, 2021
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Amanda Ketterling, a library media specialist at Bonner Springs Elementary School, Bonner Springs Unified School District 204, and Natalie Johnson-Berry, an English teacher at Shawnee Mission North High School, Shawnee Mission USD 512, were named Region 3 finalists for the 2022 Kansas Teacher of the Year award during a virtual ceremony Sunday, March 28. This award recognizes excellent teaching in the elementary and secondary classrooms of the state.

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Posted: Mar 12, 2021
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The Kansas State Board of Education recognized the two National Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) Distinguished Kansas schools during its monthly board meeting March 9-10.

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Posted: Feb 12, 2021
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The Kansas State Board of Education members approved a new guidance document to help support schools successfully complete the 2020-2021 school year while simultaneously preparing for the 2022-2022 school year.

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Posted: Jan 15, 2021
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Five Kansas State Board of Education members took part in a ceremonial swearing-in Tuesday, Jan. 12, via Zoom.

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Posted: Dec 11, 2020
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Kansas State Board of Education members at their December virtual meeting accepted a recommendation to modify the Navigating Change guidance to allow for elementary school students to remain in an in-person or hybrid learning environment even when county metrics recommend a remote only learning environment – if school districts adhere to established safety protocols.

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Posted: Nov 13, 2020
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Kansas State Board of Education members in honor of American Education Week, Nov. 16-20, accepted a resolution supporting all of the dedicated school personnel in Kansas in recognition of their hard work, sacrifices and commitment, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Posted: Nov 13, 2020
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The Kansas State Board of Education signed and approved a resolution thanking all school personnel in Kansas for their hard work, sacrifices and commitment, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic

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Posted: Oct 15, 2020
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The Kansas State Board of Education at its October 2020 meeting approved an emergency declaration removing the restrictions on the number of days a substitute can teach in any one assignment through June 30, 2021.

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Posted: Sep 11, 2020
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Kansas State Board of Education members at their September meeting accredited El Dorado Unified School District 490 through the Kansas Education Systems Accreditation (KESA) and conditionally accredited public system Paola USD 368 and private system Hope Lutheran.

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Posted: Sep 8, 2020
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Dr. Craig Neuenswander named new deputy commissioner of fiscal and administrative serviced

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

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Posted: Aug 14, 2020
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Posted: Jul 17, 2020
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The names of the schools and districts taking part in the Kansans Can School Redesign Project: Apollo II were announced during the July Kansas State Board of Education meeting.

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Posted: Jul 15, 2020
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‘Navigating Change’ outlines three learning environment options

The Kansas State Board of Education on Wednesday, July 15, accepted a guidance document developed to help schools reopen safely and deliver education through multiple learning environments as the need arises.

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Posted: Jul 14, 2020
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Kansans Can School Redesign Project now includes more than 70 districts

Sixteen schools are joining the Kansans Can School Redesign Project as the Apollo II cohort, the fifth phase of the project.

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Posted: Jun 12, 2020
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The Kansas State Board of Education at its June meeting approved the recommendations of the Accreditation Review Council (ARC) and awarded accreditation to Wichita Unified School District 259; Solomon USD 393; Eudora USD 491; and the Kansas School for the Deaf.

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Posted: Jun 9, 2020
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The recent death of George Floyd has left us stunned, sad, angry and bewildered.

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Posted: Apr 22, 2020
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The Confidence in Kansas Public Education Task Force has named 92 schools as recipients of the 2019 Challenge Awards.

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Posted: Apr 14, 2020
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Fifty-seven Kansas high school seniors have been named 2020 Kansas Career and Technical Education (CTE) Scholars, the Kansas State Department of Education announced Tuesday, April 14, 2020.

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Posted: Apr 6, 2020
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The next regular State Board of Education meeting is April 14. The meeting will be conducted virtually and will be livestreamed for the public to observe and listen.

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Posted: Mar 17, 2020
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Task Force devising plan for Continuous Learning

Unprecedented circumstances that threaten the safety of our students and the professionals who work with them every day require swift, thoughtful and coordinated action. On Tuesday, March 17, Gov. Laura Kelly announced that school buildings across the state must be closed for the duration of this school year for the purpose of general student and staff attendance. However, learning will continue for Kansas students.

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Posted: Mar 17, 2020
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Kansas Commissioner of Education Dr. Randy Watson has convened a Continuous Learning Task Force to consider options as we move forward.

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Posted: Mar 12, 2020
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The Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) remains in regular contact with the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) as we monitor and address the spread of COVID-19, also known as coronavirus. 

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Posted: Feb 19, 2020
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The Kansas State Board of Education approved the Kansas model standards for handwriting, kindergarten through sixth grade, as recommended by the Kansas Handwriting Model Standards review team during its February 2020 meeting.

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Posted: Jan 24, 2020
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The Kansas State Board of Education at its January 2020 meeting approved recommendations from the Kansas Blue Ribbon Task Force on Bullying to help combat the issue in Kansas.

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Posted: Dec 13, 2019
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The Kansas State Board of Education approved the recommended tobacco-free school policy developed by the E-cigarette/Vaping Task Force during its meeting Dec. 10-11 in Topeka.

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Posted: Dec 10, 2019
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Seven recommendations offered to help combat bullying in Kansas

Better support and direction for school districts, a continued focus on social-emotional and character development and examining the current state law are just a few of the recommendations to address bullying presented Tuesday, Dec. 10, to the Kansas State Board of Education.

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Posted: Oct 15, 2019
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Kansas is experiencing growth in the number of students pursuing and receiving certificates and degrees after high school, Kansas Commissioner of Education Dr. Randy Watson told the Kansas State Board of Education on Tuesday, Oct. 15.

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Posted: Sep 20, 2019
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Kansas State Board of Education members on Sept. 30-Oct. 2 will visit Liberal Unified School District 480, Garden City USD 457 and Dighton USD 482 during a western Kansas trip.

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Posted: Sep 13, 2019
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Kansas State Board of Education members will participate in the Kansas Board of Regents' regular meeting at 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 19.

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Posted: Sep 12, 2019
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Kansas Commissioner of Education Dr. Randy Watson kicked off the September 2019 Kansas State Board of Education meeting Tuesday, Sept. 10, with discussion on the Kansans Can Star Recognition program, which will recognize districts excelling in outcomes established around the vision for education in Kansas.

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Posted: Aug 23, 2019
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The Kansas State Board of Education during its August meeting accepted the recommendations of the Accreditation Review Council (ARC) and awarded the status of accredited to eight public systems (districts) and 13 private systems. 

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Posted: Aug 13, 2019
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Seven Kansas school districts and two organizations were honored Tuesday, Aug. 13, for outstanding practices in Child Nutrition and Wellness programs that help support the Kansans Can vision.

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Posted: Aug 13, 2019
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Ceremony on Constitution Day in Topeka will honor recipients

Ten Kansas schools will be recognized in September for the civic engagement opportunities they offer students, Kansas Commissioner of Education Dr. Randy Watson announced during the Tuesday, Aug. 13, Kansas State Board of Education meeting in Topeka.

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