KSDE Weekly

Reporting and Operations

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 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: 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: 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: Jan 11, 2024
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Friday, January 5, was the first weekly Educator Data Collection System (EDCS)/Licensed Personnel Report (LPR) training offered via Zoom to help districts and new Licensed Personnel Report Contacts (LPRCS) successfully submit their LPR at the beginning of March. 

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Posted: Dec 7, 2023
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The Kansas State Department of Education Teacher Licensure team has released the Content Test Appeal Application for those who have completed an initial Kansas teacher preparation program and took the content exam twice without achieving a passing score.

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Posted: Oct 19, 2023
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The Kansas State Department of Education’s Teacher Licensure team has the following message for Licensed Personnel Report Contacts (LPRCs):

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Posted: Oct 12, 2023
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The Kansas State Department of Education’s Teacher Licensure team will be sending out a survey next week to school systems to gather information about their leadership mentoring programs. 

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Posted: Oct 5, 2023
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The Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) Teacher Licensure team is asking building and district leaders to fill out a survey to gauge participation interest in the Kansas Registered Teacher Apprenticeship program. 

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Posted: Aug 31, 2023
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Accreditation regulations authorize districts to apply for waivers to extend the number of days an individual may serve on a substitute license.  

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Posted: Aug 23, 2023
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With the start of the 2023-2024 school year, the Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) Teacher Licensure team wants to remind everyone of the process to add an endorsement to an initial or professional license.

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Posted: Aug 10, 2023
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This reminder is for Professional Development Councils (PDCs) in preparing professional development transcripts.

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Posted: Jun 1, 2023
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Accreditation regulations authorize state-approved local education agencies (LEAs) to apply for waivers to extend the number of days an individual can serve on a substitute teaching license. 

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Posted: May 18, 2023
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The Kansas State Department of Education’s (KSDE) Teacher Licensure team has released additional information about the emergency substitute license temporary modification, which the Kansas State Board of Education voted to extend for two years.

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Posted: Mar 23, 2023
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The Kansas State Department of Education’s (KSDE) Teacher Licensure team, in coordination with its Special Education team, has updated the language of its special education endorsements.  

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Posted: Mar 23, 2023
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Attention educator licensure contacts (ELCs): Licenses renewed based on professional development (PD) points require an official, itemized PD transcript to be uploaded by the school district to complete the application.

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Posted: Mar 23, 2023
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At the Feb. 14th, 2023, Kansas State Board of Education meeting, State Board members approved regulatory changes that allow for a driver’s education endorsement to be added to a license if the required driver’s education coursework is completed. 

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Posted: Mar 16, 2023
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At the Feb. 14th, 2023, Kansas State Board of Education meeting, State Board members approved regulatory changes that allow for a driver’s education endorsement to be added to a license if the required driver’s education coursework was completed. 

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Posted: Mar 2, 2023
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The Licensed Personnel Report (LPR) and Spring Vacancy Report are due Friday, March 3. 

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Posted: Feb 23, 2023
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The Kansas State Board of Education on Feb. 14 adopted proposed amendments to teacher licensure regulations, including changes to the names of some licenses, adding endorsements and deleting some requirements. 

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Posted: Feb 23, 2023
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The Licensed Personnel Report (LPR) is due on March 3. 

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Posted: Feb 15, 2023
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There is a new Kansas State Department of Education policy for extending an Initial Teaching License if it expires the same semester a mentoring program will be completed.

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Posted: Nov 30, 2022
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Two new Educator Data Collection System (EDCS) district training resources are now available.

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Posted: Aug 31, 2022
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There is a new training video available to assist districts with entering data in the Educator Data Collection System (EDCS). 

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Posted: Aug 31, 2022
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Teacher Licensure recently made a change to what people will see on their license the next time they renew.  

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Posted: Aug 18, 2022
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There are now Educator Data Collection System (EDCS) training videos available on the Teacher Licensure website under Licensed Personnel (ksde.org) EDCS District Training Resources.

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Posted: Aug 9, 2022
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At this time, districts will be able to enter and submit information for the Fall Vacancy Report (FVR).  The deadline for submission of the Fall Vacancy Report is Monday, Sept. 26, 2022. 

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Posted: Aug 2, 2022
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The Teacher Licensure team at KSDE has developed three surveys to assist educators with their license.

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