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Posted: Jul 12, 2024
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TOPEKA – Three standout employers in Kansas have emerged victorious in the fourth annual Give Back Kansas Challenge, an initiative designed to promote employee-supported volunteerism across the state.

Sixteen businesses participated in this year’s challenge, categorized by their size: small, medium, and large. The winners for 2024 are:

  • Small Organization: Flint Hills Volunteer Center, Manhattan
  • Medium Organization: Bethel Life Center, Wichita
  • Large Organization: Cloud County Government, Concordia

Hosted by Volunteer Kansas and the Kansas Volunteer Commission, the challenge took place from April 1 to May 31, 2024. Its primary goal was to engage Kansans in community service through their workplace.

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Posted: Jul 3, 2024
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Members of the Kansas State Board of Education are expected to vote on the adoption of the model for KESA 2.0, the second iteration of the Kansas Education Systems Accreditation, during their monthly meeting on July 9-10, in Topeka.

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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 29, 2024
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TOPEKA — The White House Commission on Presidential Scholars has announced three Kansas seniors have been named as 2024 U.S. Presidential Scholars.

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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: May 10, 2024
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Author: Tamla Miller

TOPEKA — The Confidence in Kansas Public Education Task Force has named 97 schools as recipients of the 2023 Challenge Awards based on criteria met during the 2022-23 school year.

The awards recognize Kansas schools that are making a notable difference in student achievement despite facing significant challenges in their school population. Since its inception in 2002, more than 1,900 awards have been presented to schools across the state.

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Posted: Apr 16, 2024
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Challenge encourages employer-supported volunteering

Twenty-one Kansas employers are competing in this year’s Give Back Kansas Challenge, which runs from April 1 through May 31, 2024. The purpose of the challenge is to engage Kansans in employer-supported volunteering.

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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 this week that 92 Kansas high school seniors have earned the recognition as 2024 Kansas Career and Technical Education (CTE) Scholars. The announcement was made during the Kansas State Board of Education meeting on Tuesday, April 9.

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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: 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: Jan 24, 2024
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Taylor Bussinger earned state’s top honor in September

Taylor Bussinger has a new set of wheels as he gets ready to hit the road to fulfill his duties as the 2024 Kansas Teacher of the Year.

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Posted: Jan 18, 2024
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The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) is looking for sponsors willing to provide nutritious meals to Kansas children during the summer months. 

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Posted: Jan 12, 2024
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Thirty-two educators from Kansas are being recognized for their outstanding teaching skills through the 2024 Kansas Horizon Award program.

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Posted: Jan 11, 2024
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The Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) will oversee an $8.4 million federal grant awarded to the state to create the Kansas Youth Transition Network, a statewide initiative that will help students with disabilities make the transition from education to employment. 

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Posted: Jan 11, 2024
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Two Kansas students have been selected as delegates to the 62nd annual United States Senate Youth Program (USSYP) that will take place March 2-9, 2024, in Washington, D.C.  

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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 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: Nov 21, 2023
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Author: Anonym

Two Kansas schools are being nationally recognized for exceptional student achievement in 2023.

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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: Oct 16, 2023
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Southern Lyon County USD 252 only district to be recognized in all outcome areas

The Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) recognized 242 public school districts and eight private systems through the 2023 Kansans Can Star Recognition Program, the highest number since the program’s inception in the 2019-2020 school year.

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Posted: Oct 13, 2023
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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 23, 2023
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Mr. Buss: ‘I strive to make students feel understood and valued’

Taylor Bussinger, a social studies teacher at Prairie Trail Middle School, Olathe Unified School District 233, was named the 2024 Kansas Teacher of the Year on Saturday, Sept. 23, during a special ceremony in Wichita.

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Posted: Sep 19, 2023
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Four Kansas elementary schools have been designated 2023 National Blue Ribbon Schools, U.S. Secretary of Education Dr. Miguel Cardona announced Tuesday, Sept. 19.

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Posted: Sep 15, 2023
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Maehlee Her, a fifth-grade student at McCarter Elementary School, Topeka Unified School District 501, was all smiles as she exited the new inflatable Body Venture exhibit on Thursday, Sep. 7. 

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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: Aug 4, 2023
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Counting KIDS Workshops are led by Laurel Murdie, director of the Kansas State Department of Education’s Fiscal Auditing team, and continue through Sept. 18. Some workshops were rescheduled and new dates appear below.

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Posted: Jul 28, 2023
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The Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) announces the participation of sponsoring agencies in the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) for the current program year.v

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Posted: Jul 28, 2023
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The Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) announces the participation of all Kansas school districts and many private schools in the National School Lunch and/or School Breakfast Program.

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Posted: Jul 25, 2023
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Eight school districts, 15 apprentices from across state participating in pilot

Fifteen aspiring teachers are on their way to classrooms across the state with the help of the Kansas Registered Teacher Apprenticeship program.

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Posted: Jul 21, 2023
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Challenge encourages employer-supported volunteering

Three Kansas employers have been announced as winners of the third annual Give Back Kansas Challenge.

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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 28, 2023
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Organizations will bolster volunteer programs by completing prestigious Service Enterprise change management certification process

The Kansas Volunteer Commission has announced that six Kansas nonprofit organizations will join the 2023 Service Enterprise initiative to work toward strategically leveraging volunteers to help them meet their organizational mission more effectively and efficiently.

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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: May 26, 2023
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Other Kansas schools recognized for character development

Character development is an integral part of the educational experience for students at Beloit Unified School District 273. Kansas and the nation are celebrating schools within the district that are doing an outstanding job helping students develop positive character traits.

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Posted: May 25, 2023
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Since 2021, educational program has provided summer enrichment learning opportunities to 164,318 Kansas students, 110,744 adults

An educational program that promotes learning and family engagement during the summer by allowing Kansas families free access to museums, zoos, historic landmarks, outdoor locations and other attractions will kick off May 26.

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Posted: May 12, 2023
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Two Kansas students are being recognized as 2023 U.S. Presidential Scholars by the White House Commission on Presidential Scholars. 

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Posted: May 1, 2023
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The Confidence in Kansas Public Education Task Force has named 91 schools as recipients of the 2022 Challenge Awards. 

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Posted: Apr 20, 2023
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OLATHE - Isaac Swindler stands out in a crowd because of his smile, engaging personality, kindness and genuine love for life. 

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Posted: Apr 18, 2023
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Nonprofit organization is eighth in Kansas to earn accomplishment

Peace Connections Inc. recently became the eighth nonprofit organization in the state to become certified as a Service Enterprise - joining the top-performing 11% of nonprofits nationwide in volunteer engagement and organizational performance.

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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: Apr 12, 2023
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Highest number of high school seniors honored since program’s inception in 2017

The Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) announced that 261 Kansas high school seniors – the highest number ever - have been named 2023 Kansas Career and Technical Education (CTE) Scholars.

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Posted: Apr 1, 2023
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Announcement made during Saturday ceremony in Salina

Erin Pittenger, an elementary teacher at St. George Elementary School, Rock Creek Unified School District 323, and Gretchen Elliott, an art teacher at Smoky Valley High School, Smoky Valley USD 400, were named Region 1 finalists for the 2024 Kansas Teacher of the Year award program during a ceremony Saturday, April 1, in Salina.  

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Posted: Mar 26, 2023
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Announcement made during Sunday ceremony in Overland Park

OVERLAND PARK — Michelle Tapko, a sixth-grade teacher at Roesland Elementary School, Shawnee Mission Unified School District 512, and Taylor Bussinger, a social studies teacher at Prairie Trail Middle School, Olathe USD 233, were named Region 3 finalists for the 2024 Kansas Teacher of the Year award during an awards ceremony Sunday, March 26, in Overland Park.

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Posted: Mar 26, 2023
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Announcement made during Sunday ceremony in Topeka

TOPEKA — Fonda Telthorst, a music teacher at Piper Prairie Elementary School, Piper Unified School District 203, and Cherryl Delacruz, a mathematics teacher at Highland Park High School, Topeka USD 501, were named Region 2 finalists for the 2024 Kansas Teacher of the Year award during a ceremony Sunday, March 26, in Topeka.

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Posted: Mar 25, 2023
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Announcement made during Saturday ceremony in Wichita

WICHITA — Melissa Haney, a science teacher at Explorer Elementary School, Goddard Unified School District 265, and Joanna Farmer, an agriculture teacher at Southeast High School, Wichita USD 259, were named Region 4 finalists for the 2024 Kansas Teacher of the Year award during an awards ceremony Saturday, March 25, in Wichita.

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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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School districts will have access to virtual math curriculum at no cost

The Kansas State Department of Education today announced it has contracted with IXL Learning to provide schools with a free supplemental instructional program that can help Kansas students improve their math skills.

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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: Feb 9, 2023
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Nonprofit organization is sixth in Kansas to earn accomplishment

Douglas County CASA Inc. recently became the sixth nonprofit organization in the state to become certified as a Service Enterprise - joining the top performing 11% of nonprofits nationwide in volunteer engagement and organizational performance.

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Posted: Feb 3, 2023
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February is Career and Technical Education (CTE) Month®, which celebrates the value of CTE and the achievements and accomplishments of CTE programs across Kansas and the nation.

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Posted: Feb 2, 2023
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Teachers, school administrators, food service workers, paraprofessionals, school psychologists and social workers are coming together with one common goal – to learn how to identify and offer support to students who are showing signs of mental illness and substance abuse disorders.

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Posted: Jan 23, 2023
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The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) is looking for sponsors willing to provide nutritious meals to Kansas children during the summer months. 

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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 18, 2023
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Logan Elementary's Kristine Becker receives $25,000 check; one of 40 educators honored nationwide for excellence, innovation and leadership in education

Fourth grade teacher Kristine Becker Yulich of Logan Elementary in Topeka received the surprise of a lifetime today when she was 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: 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: Jan 10, 2023
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Thirty-two educators from Kansas are being recognized for their outstanding teaching skills through the 2023 Kansas Horizon Award program.

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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 25, 2022
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Kansas’ 2022 NAEP results follow national trend

Kansas state assessment results for math have rebounded to near prepandemic performance levels while English language arts have not, Kansas Commissioner of Education Dr. Randy Watson shared with the Kansas State Board of Education earlier this month.

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Posted: Oct 17, 2022
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Oct. 17-21 celebrated as 2022 National School Bus Safety Week; Altamont teen becomes first Kansas student to ever win National School Bus Safety Poster Contest

Being in the Kansas Capitol building made 13-year-old Jihyeon “Elly” Han “feel so small.” But the eighth grader from Altamont Grade School really is a big deal. She is the first Kansas student to ever win the National School Bus Safety Poster Contest.

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Posted: Oct 13, 2022
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Smith Center Unified School District 237 administrators and students received a special visit from Kansas Commissioner of Education Dr. Randy Watson on Thursday, Sept. 29.

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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: Sep 29, 2022
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52.8% of KCTC survey respondents say they've seen someone being bullied at school

Schools across the state next week are observing Kansas Anti-Bullying Awareness Week.

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Posted: Sep 24, 2022
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Brian Skinner: ‘Education is being able to connect with each of your students on an individual level’

“Overall, education is not something that can be put in a box, and it is not just a list of strategies for someone to implement,” said Brian Skinner, an interrelated special education English teacher at Newton High School, Newton Unified School District 373. “Education is being able to connect with each of your students on an individual level, being able to build them to a place where they can see a realistic and successful future, and teaching the skills that will support adult learning and living. It’s about impacting a life for the better.”

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Posted: Sep 21, 2022
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Three Kansas schools have been designated 2022 National Blue Ribbon Schools, U.S. Secretary of Education Dr. Miguel Cardona announced Friday, Sept. 16.

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Posted: Sep 15, 2022
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Board also hears benefits of Sunflower Summer Program

The Kansas State Board of Education during its September meeting approved an amendment from the Kansas State High School Activities Association (KSHSAA) that would change the classification of senior high schools.

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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 31, 2022
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Students use project-based learning to offer pop-up taco truck, drive-in movie theater experiences

SATANTA – Located right off of US-56 highway – just an hour from the Colorado border and 30 minutes from the Oklahoma border - this small Kansas community is home to about 1,100 people.

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Posted: Jul 29, 2022
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The Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) announces the participation of sponsoring agencies in the Child and Adult Care Food Program for the current program year.

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Posted: Jul 29, 2022
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The Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) announces the participation of all Kansas school districts and many private schools in the National School Lunch and/or School Breakfast Program.

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Posted: Jul 26, 2022
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GARDEN CITY - If you ask Serenity Washington how to make homemade ice cream in a bag, she can tell you the ingredients and the detailed process in a matter of moments. It starts with going to the store to buy half and half – if you don’t have any on hand.

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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 25, 2022
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A $100,000 federal grant will help the Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) connect child nutrition programs in the state with locally produced flour.

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Posted: Jul 21, 2022
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Challenge encourages employer-supported volunteering

Three Kansas employers have been announced as winners of the Give Back Kansas Challenge.

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Posted: Jul 19, 2022
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LONGTON – Last year, during the Elk Valley Unified School District 283 summer program, Jason Russell included plenty of outdoor activities for participants, including archery and fishing.

So, when he surveyed students about what courses he should offer for this year’s program, he thought he would be including the outdoor options again.

He was wrong.

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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: Jul 1, 2022
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System will put useful data in hands of educators at faster pace

The Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) is partnering with Double Line Inc. to offer a statewide data collection and analytics system that will allow educators to have real-time, actionable insights to guide interventions and programs that can improve outcomes for Kansas students.

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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 24, 2022
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Elly Han first national winner from Kansas

The artwork of Kansas student Jihyeon “Elly” Han will be used to promote National School Bus Safety Week in October after Han’s drawing was named the overall winner of the 2021-2022 National School Bus Safety Poster Contest.

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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: Jun 9, 2022
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Commissioner, Deputy Commissioner give presentations at Kansas Future Teacher Academy

EMPORIA — As thousands of Kansas students are kicking off their summer vacations with swimming, summer camps and family vacations, 60 high school students from across the state are spending this week at Emporia State University discovering if they want to join the next generation of educators.

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Posted: May 25, 2022
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Program drew more than 71,000 people to attractions across Kansas during summer 2021

An educational program that allowed more than 71,000 Kansans last summer to access museums, zoos, historic landmarks and outdoor locations for free will kick off May 28 with even more venues to help promote family engagement and keep students learning during the summer months.

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Posted: May 24, 2022
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A successful high school graduate has to be academically prepared to pursue his or her postsecondary plans – whether that is technical school, joining the military, attending a two- or four-year college or going straight into the workforce.

While academics are inarguably important, they alone won’t guarantee a student’s success after high school.

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Posted: May 17, 2022
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Other Kansas schools, districts recognized for character development

Two Kansas elementary schools are being recognized for their focus on strong character development.

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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: May 13, 2022
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Six other students named semifinalists

Three Kansas students are being recognized as 2022 U.S. Presidential Scholars by the White House Commission on Presidential Scholars.

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Posted: May 3, 2022
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Awards given during National Child Nutrition Conference in New Orleans

Two Kansas Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) sponsors received national recognition for their hard work and dedication to child nutrition.

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Posted: Apr 26, 2022
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Megan Morgan, a library and media specialist at Oliver Brown Elementary School, Manhattan-Ogden Unified School District 383, was awarded a $25,000 Milken Educator Award on Tuesday, April 26, for her work as an enthusiastic advocate for reading and literacy.

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Posted: Apr 26, 2022
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Challenge encourages employer-supported volunteering

Ten Kansas employers have registered for the second annual Give Back Kansas Challenge. The purpose of the challenge is to engage Kansans in employer-supported volunteering. This annual event is a partnership between the Kansas Volunteer Commission and Volunteer Kansas and runs from April 18 through June 10, 2022.

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Posted: Apr 26, 2022
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Ryan Pfeifer, a science educator at Washburn Rural High School, Auburn-Washburn Unified School District 437, received a $25,000 Milken Educator Award for his alternative approach to teaching science during a surprise assembly Tuesday, April 26, in Topeka.

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Posted: Apr 26, 2022
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Nominations now being accepted for next Kansas LEADS Conference in June

Connection, laughter and learning were all a part of the first Kansas LEADS (Linking Educators Across Districts) Conference that took place earlier this month in the Wichita area. This free event geared toward educators of all grade levels and content areas was the first in a series of conferences that will take place during the next three years, organizers said.

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Posted: Apr 15, 2022
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The Confidence in Kansas Public Education Task Force has named 92 schools as recipients of the 2021 Challenge Awards.

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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: Apr 11, 2022
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Applications still being accepted for Summer Food Service Program sponsors

Three Kansas school districts have recently been recognized by the U.S. Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Service for their outstanding meal programs.

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Posted: Apr 6, 2022
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Without the help of two programs, Ricky Prato wouldn’t be where he is today - a licensed special education teacher at Meadows Elementary School, Topeka Unified School District 501.

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Posted: Mar 27, 2022
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Kendal Norberg, a fourth-grade teacher at Broadmoor Elementary School, Louisburg Unified School District 416, and Jessica Gazzano, an arts and publications teacher at Woodland Spring Middle School, Spring Hill USD 230, were named Region 3 finalists for the 2023 Kansas Teacher of the Year award during a virtual ceremony Sunday, March 27.

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Posted: Mar 27, 2022
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Pamela Munoz, a kindergarten teacher at McCarter Elementary School, Topeka Unified School District 501, and Jaimie Swindler, a special education teacher at Ottawa Senior High School, Ottawa USD 290, were named Region 2 finalists for the 2023 Kansas Teacher of the Year award during a virtual ceremony Sunday, March 27.

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Posted: Mar 26, 2022
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Mallory Keefe, a preschool teacher at Cheney Elementary School, Cheney Unified School District 268, and Brian Skinner, an interrelated special education and English teacher at Newton Senior High School, Newton USD 373, were named Region 4 finalists for the 2023 Kansas Teacher of the Year award during a virtual ceremony Saturday, March 26.

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Posted: Mar 26, 2022
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Carly Torres, a fifth-grade teacher at Wiley Elementary School, Hutchinson Unified School District 308, and Erica Huggard, a biology, anatomy and physiology teacher at Emporia High School, Emporia USD 253, were named Region 1 finalists for the 2023 Kansas Teacher of the Year award during a virtual ceremony Saturday, March 26.

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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: Feb 22, 2022
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Council members will act as ambassadors, participate in leadership development program

Mentor Kansas is searching for five inspiring youth leaders to form a Young Leaders Council. Applications are being accepted now through March 18, 2022, at www.mentorkansas.org.

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Posted: Feb 10, 2022
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Two Kansas educators – one from Maize and one from Wichita – are being recognized for their outstanding teaching skills through the prestigious Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST) program.

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Posted: Feb 3, 2022
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Challenge encourages employer-supported volunteering

Kansas employers are invited to register for the second annual Give Back Kansas Challenge and encourage their employees to participate in community volunteering.

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Posted: Jan 31, 2022
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Nearly 76,000 Kansas students enrolled in Career and Technical Education courses during the 2020-2021 school year. CTE plays a powerful role in preventing students from dropping out of school and provides a wide variety of opportunities for postsecondary success and employment.

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Posted: Jan 21, 2022
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The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) is looking for sponsors willing to provide nutritious meals to Kansas children during the summer months.

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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 13, 2022
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Two Kansas students have been selected as delegates to the 60th annual United States Senate Youth Program (USSYP) that will take place virtually March 6-9, 2022.

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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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Funds provided through Volunteer Generation Fund used to support Kansas volunteerism

The Kansas Volunteer Commission has awarded a total of $122,276 to seven Kansas volunteer and mentor organizations through the 2022 Volunteer Generation Fund (VGF) grant competition.

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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: Jan 10, 2022
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Thirty-two first-year educators from Kansas are being recognized for their outstanding teaching skills through the 2022 Kansas Horizon Award program.

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Posted: Dec 17, 2021
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Kansas one of eight states to participate in school meal demonstration project

Gov. Laura Kelly announced that Kansas has been selected as one of eight states to participate in a demonstration project utilizing Medicaid eligibility data to certify eligible students for free and reduced-price school meals.

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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: Dec 9, 2021
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Activities can range from voting to volunteering and public speaking

Introducing civic engagement opportunities to students at all ages can help ensure they become active and engaged members of their communities upon graduation.

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Posted: Dec 7, 2021
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Two Kansas schools are being nationally recognized for exceptional student achievement in 2021.

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Posted: Nov 30, 2021
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Having a solid kindergarten transition plan in place can be beneficial to not only an incoming kindergarten student, but also parents, teachers and school staff members.

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Posted: Nov 23, 2021
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There is a lot of truth behind the adage, “It takes a village to raise a child.”

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Posted: Nov 17, 2021
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A Topeka Unified School District 501 high school student sponsored by Jobs for America’s Graduates-Kansas (JAG-K) will have the opportunity to work for the Kansas State Department of Education’s (KSDE) Information Technology team as part of the first Kansas Youth Registered Apprenticeship (YRA) in a Career and Technical Education pathway.

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Posted: Nov 17, 2021
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Developmental screenings, such as the Ages & Stages Questionnaires® (ASQ®), for incoming kindergarten students can help teachers ensure their classrooms are ready to support the social, emotional and academic success of each student and can promote positive teacher-parent relationships.

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Posted: Nov 10, 2021
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Kansas Commissioner of Education Dr. Randy Watson announced the names of more than 100 school districts excelling in outcomes established around the Kansas vision for education during the November Kansas State Board of Education meeting.

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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: Nov 3, 2021
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While basic skills, such as number and letter recognition, are an important part of kindergarten readiness, there are many more facets to consider, said Amanda Petersen, director of Early Childhood for the Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE).

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Posted: Oct 26, 2021
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Program helps provide teachers opportunity to offer nutritional education

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP) is helping introduce more fruits and vegetables to 53,015 Kansas elementary school students through a $3.3 million award to the state.

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Posted: Oct 22, 2021
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Elementary/junior high, high schools leveled in 2007 Greensburg tornado

The EF-5 tornado that struck Greensburg at 9:45 p.m. Friday, May 4, 2007, took 11 lives, injured 63 people and caused about $250 million in damage - leveling about 95% of the town, including the elementary/junior high and the high school.

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Posted: Oct 19, 2021
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KSDE highlighting school safety topics all week

Before the COVID-19 pandemic, Lansing Unified School District 469’s counselors, social workers, school psychologists and professional learning committee members would meet a few times per year.

The group went from meeting a few times per year to becoming an active mental health team.

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Posted: Oct 18, 2021
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Tabatha Rosproy gives speech, will attend gala on Thursday

Tabatha Rosproy stood on a stage in Wichita in September 2021, wiping away tears. It was time to turn the reigns of Kansas Teacher of the Year over to a new person and a new team.

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Posted: Oct 18, 2021
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KSDE highlighting safety topics all week

Each school day, America’s schools are providing a safe and healthy learning environment for about 55 million public and nonpublic school students. To highlight the importance of a safe and secure school setting, Gov. Laura Kelly has proclaimed Oct. 17-23 as America’s Safe Schools Week.

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Posted: Oct 15, 2021
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Oct. 18-22 celebrated as 2021 National School Bus Safety Week

School transportation employees play an important role in the safety of Kansas children – so to help honor their dedication and expertise, Gov. Laura Kelly designated Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2021, as School Transportation Appreciation Day.

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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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Schools across the state are observing Kansas Anti-Bullying Awareness Week from Oct. 4-10. This year’s theme is “Choose Peace.”

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Posted: Sep 25, 2021
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Susanne Stevenson will lead team to advocate for education, teaching

Susanne Stevenson, a fourth-grade teacher at Beeson Elementary School, Dodge City Unified School District 443, was named the 2022 Teacher of the Year on Saturday, Sept. 25, during a special ceremony in Wichita.

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Posted: Sep 22, 2021
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Event will be livestreamed on YouTube

The 2022 Kansas Teacher of the Year will be announced Saturday, Sept. 25, 2021, in a special ceremony in Wichita.

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Posted: Sep 21, 2021
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Five Kansas schools have been designated 2021 National Blue Ribbon Schools, U.S. Secretary of Education Dr. Miguel Cardona announced Tuesday, Sept. 21.

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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: Sep 14, 2021
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Organization becomes first Kansas-based nonprofit organization to earn accomplishment

Topeka Habitat for Humanity is the first nonprofit organization in the state to become Service Enterprise certified, the Kansas Volunteer Commission announced. The prestigious award was approved by Points of Light, the world’s largest organization dedicated to volunteer service.

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Posted: Sep 7, 2021
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Kansas Commissioner of Education Dr. Randy Watson hosts ‘Insight Podcast’

Parents, educators and community members can stay connected to the latest pre-K-12 education news through “Insight Podcast,” hosted by Kansas Commissioner of Education Dr. Randy Watson.

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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: Aug 17, 2021
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Three Kansas school districts and one child care organization were recently honored for outstanding practices in Child Nutrition and Wellness programs that help support the Kansans Can vision.

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Posted: Aug 6, 2021
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Topeka Unified School District 501 saw a lot of successes this summer in its students after the district used Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) funds to offer hands-on summer enrichment camps, credit and unit recovery courses and summer music classes.

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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 29, 2021
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The Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) announces the participation of sponsoring agencies in the Child and Adult Care Food Program for the current program year.

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Posted: Jul 28, 2021
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Senior student interviews Kansas Commissioner along Kansans Can Success Tour route

A partnership between Concordia Junior-Senior High School and KNCK Radio is helping some Concordia teens decide if journalism is the career path they want to take.

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Posted: Jul 28, 2021
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29,268 people have accessed a venue featured on Sunflower Summer app

The Sunflower Summer program is seeing a lot of success since it launched just a few weeks ago.

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Posted: Jul 19, 2021
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Organizations will bolster their volunteer programs by completing prestigious Service Enterprise change management certification process

Seven organizations have been selected to join the 2021 Kansas Service Enterprise initiative to work toward achieving their Service Enterprise (SE) certification, the Kansas Volunteer Commission announced.

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Posted: Jul 19, 2021
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More than five years ago, Kansans told us what they desired in their education system in Kansas. What has changed since then?

Kansas Commissioner of Education Dr. Randy Watson and Deputy Commissioner Dr. Brad Neuenswander are conducting 50 community conversations throughout the state on their Kansans Can Success Tour, which kicks off July 26.

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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 15, 2021
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Grants will support 243 AmeriCorps members who help meet local needs

Kansas received more than $1.8 million in funding to help 243 AmeriCorps members meet local needs across the state, the Kansas Volunteer Commission announced Thursday, July 15.

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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: Jul 13, 2021
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Twelve schools are joining the Kansans Can School Redesign Project as the Apollo III cohort, the sixth and final phase of the project.

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Posted: Jul 12, 2021
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Excitement and laughter filled the Kansas Children’s Discovery Center in Topeka earlier this summer as students from Clay County Unified School District 379 used their imaginations to make and sell lemonade, build skyscrapers with blocks, shop for groceries and change the tires on a bright red car.

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Posted: Jul 6, 2021
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Families can download app to begin educational adventures across Kansas

A new program will help children stay engaged in learning throughout the summer months while spending quality time with family members and friends touring some of Kansas’ greatest attractions – all for free.

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Posted: Jul 6, 2021
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Having a solid Individual Plan of Study (IPS) in place for each student at Piper Unified School District 203 has helped students choose courses that align to their interests and has increased participation in the district’s Career and Technical Education (CTE) pathway.

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Posted: Jun 30, 2021
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Five years ago, Perry-Lecompton Unified School District 343 was looking at ways to address a declining enrollment and effectively utilize open classroom space created by that declining enrollment, said J.B. Elliott, superintendent.

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Posted: Jun 23, 2021
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Students at Winfield Unified School District 465 begin learning the importance of civic engagement at an early age – even before kindergarten.

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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 24, 2021
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Five years ago, Andrea Dix, a Stockton Grade School teacher, was focused on math and science curriculums and standards. She cared about her students, but she didn’t think she had the time to develop relationships with them.

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Posted: May 14, 2021
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In a world that recently has been filled with so many struggles and challenges, Jaqui Ortega wanted to acknowledge the beauty all around her. She found it in the halls of her high school in southeast Topeka – and she is sharing it with the world.

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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: May 13, 2021
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Five other students named semifinalists

Three Kansas students have been named 2021 U.S. Presidential Scholars by the White House Commission on Presidential Scholars.

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Posted: May 11, 2021
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Kansas Schools of Character Recognition Program honors additional schools, district

Stockton Grade School, Stockton Unified School District 271, was recognized as a 2021 Kansas School of Character on Tuesday, May 11.

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Posted: May 6, 2021
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Three mathematics educators and three science educators have been named 2021 state finalists for the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST).

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Posted: Apr 28, 2021
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For eight years, Ashley Bates-Crowley longed to hear her son say “mama” again. The last time she heard him say it, he was nearly 3 years old, and it was shortly before tubes were placed in his ears.

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Posted: Apr 20, 2021
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Mission Valley Elementary School student seeing gains inside, outside of classroom

The sand slips slowly through Carter Willard’s fingers. He is delighted by the feel. Children around him on the playground may be swinging or climbing up stairs to a slide. Not Carter.

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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 16, 2021
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Website features information on Farm to School program

A new partnership between the Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) and Shop Kansas Farms is a winning situation for schools, producers and students.

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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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Fifty Kansas high school seniors have been named 2021 Kansas Career and Technical Education (CTE) Scholars, the Kansas State Department of Education announced Tuesday, April 13, 2021.

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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: Apr 9, 2021
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9-year-old Flint Wadkins sees gains inside, outside of classroom

A tool designed to meet the communication needs of children with autism has empowered an Ottawa third-grade student

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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 28, 2021
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Megan O’Neill, a fourth-grade teacher at Lincoln Elementary School, Ottawa Unified School District 290, and Helen (Lisa) Martinez, a Spanish teacher at Seaman High School, Seaman USD 345, were named Region 2 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 27, 2021
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Laurel Thisius, a fourth-grade teacher at Cheney Elementary School, Cheney Unified School District 268, and Kristin Salazar, a business and Career and Technical Education (CTE) teacher at Eisenhower High School, Goddard USD 265, were named Region 4 finalists for the 2022 Kansas Teacher of the Year award during a virtual ceremony Saturday, March 27. This award recognizes excellent teaching in the elementary and secondary classrooms of the state.

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Posted: Mar 27, 2021
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Susanne Stevenson, a fourth-grade teacher at Beeson Elementary School, Dodge City Unified School District 443, and Amber Carithers, an English language arts teacher at Hutchinson High School, Hutchinson USD 308, were named Region 1 finalists for the 2022 Kansas Teacher of the Year award during a virtual ceremony Saturday, March 27. This award recognizes excellent teaching in the elementary and secondary classrooms of the state.

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Posted: Mar 24, 2021
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Teachers nominated for the 2022 Kansas Teacher of the Year program will be honored March 27-28 during virtual ceremonies.

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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: Mar 11, 2021
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The Kansas Volunteer Commission has awarded $120,000 in funding to eight Kansas volunteer and mentor organizations through the 2021 Volunteer Generation Fund (VGF) grant competitio

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Posted: Feb 24, 2021
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Two Kansas students have been selected as delegates to the 59th annual United States Senate Youth Program (USSYP) that will take place virtually March 14-17, 2021.

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Posted: Feb 18, 2021
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Kansas Commissioner of Education Dr. Randy Watson has created a task force to offer guidance and oversight of school districts’ plans for expenditure of federal funds focused on supporting student learning and student needs associated with the COVID-19 pandemic.

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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 31, 2021
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The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) is looking for sponsors willing to provide nutritious meals to Kansas children during the summer months.

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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: Jan 7, 2021
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TOPEKA — Thirty-two first-year educators from Kansas are being recognized for their outstanding teaching skills through the 2021 Kansas Horizon Award program.

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Posted: Jan 5, 2021
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Gov. Laura Kelly signed a proclamation declaring January 2021 as Mentoring Month in Kansas to coincide with National Mentoring Month.

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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: Dec 4, 2020
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Two Kansas schools are being nationally recognized for exceptional student achievement in 2020.

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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 30, 2020
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Forty-five teacher education students from 23 Kansas colleges and universities have been recognized as Teachers of Promise by the Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE).

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Posted: Oct 16, 2020
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Ensuring all schools are safe and secure is important in meeting the needs of students and providing quality education. However, school safety includes more than secured doors and a safe schools plan. It also includes the mental health of students and educators, feeling safe in remote learning environments and monitoring a child’s internet and technology usage.

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Posted: Oct 16, 2020
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School bus transportation employees play an important role in the safety of Kansas children. There were 4,043 bus drivers during the 2019-2020 school year who transported 223,705 Kansas students more than 60.5 million miles. In order to honor their dedication and expertise, Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly designated Oct. 21 as School Transportation Day.

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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: Oct 7, 2020
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AmeriCorps Kansas engages more than 200 Kansans in service each year

The Kansas Volunteer Commission is seeking organizations to apply for 2021-2022 AmeriCorps Kansas funding.

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Posted: Oct 2, 2020
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Schools across the state are observing Kansas Anti-Bullying Awareness Week from Oct. 5-11. This year’s theme is “Choose Peace.”

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Posted: Oct 2, 2020
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The Kansas Volunteer Commission, a program of the Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE), has awarded 35 organizations funding to support volunteer and mentor initiatives designed to respond to changing community needs created by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Posted: Sep 24, 2020
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The Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) announces the participation of sponsoring agencies in the Child and Adult Care Food Program for the current program year.

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Posted: Sep 24, 2020
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Six Kansas schools have been designated 2020 National Blue Ribbon Schools, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced Thursday, Sept. 24.

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Posted: Sep 22, 2020
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The Kansas Volunteer Commission (KVC) is announcing funding of up to $100,000 to expand the capacity of Kansas community-based entities that effectively use volunteers and mentors as catalysts to address community issues.

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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: Sep 8, 2020
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Programs help support Kansans Can vision

Eight Kansas school districts, three organizations and a group of leaders were honored Tuesday, Sept. 8, for outstanding practices in Child Nutrition and Wellness programs that help support the Kansans Can vision.

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Posted: Aug 31, 2020
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AmeriCorps members respond to COVID-19 in order to meet the most critical needs

Six AmeriCorps Kansas programs, funded by the Kansas Volunteer Commission, have completed more than 50,000 service hours responding to the needs of Kansans during the time of COVID-19.

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Posted: Aug 28, 2020
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USA-Kansas executive director surprises Dr. Randy Watson during virtual conference

Kansas Commissioner of Education Dr. Randy Watson was surprised Friday, Aug. 28, with the USA-Kansas Outstanding Service Award during the organization’s virtual annual conference.

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Posted: Aug 20, 2020
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The Kansas Volunteer Commission (KVC) awarded a total of $3,900 to eight organizations to support Sept. 11 National Day of Service and Remembrance.

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Posted: Aug 14, 2020
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Posted: Aug 4, 2020
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Awardees receive $10,000 cash award from National Science Foundation

Two Kansans are among 107 educators being recognized as national finalists for the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST) program – the nation’s highest honor for math and science teaching.

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Posted: Jul 21, 2020
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The Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) announces the participation of all Kansas school districts and many private schools in the National School Lunch and/or School Breakfast Program.

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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 29, 2020
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A federal grant will help the Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE), the Kansas Farm Bureau and Kansas State Research and Extension work together to bring more fresh, local foods into schools.

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Posted: Jun 29, 2020
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In order to better align the Kansas Teacher of the Year program with the national program, the Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) recently announced some changes to the program’s timeline.

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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: Jun 5, 2020
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The Kansas Volunteer Commission (KVC), a program of the Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE), has awarded 27 organizations funding to support volunteer initiatives designed to respond to changing community needs created by the COVID-19 pandemic. Grant awards range between $500 to $1,000, and projects must take place prior to June 30, 2020.

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Posted: Jun 5, 2020
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Kansas remains optimistic that its school buildings will reopen in the fall. However, the lingering impact of COVID-19 will impact the opening in a variety of ways. Kansas schools will have to be prepared for any scenario that comes their way in the fall.

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Posted: May 22, 2020
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Five other students named semifinalists

Two Kansas students have been named 2020 U.S. Presidential Scholars by the White House Commission on Presidential Scholars.

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Posted: May 21, 2020
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Tabatha Rosproy, an early childhood educator at Winfield Unified School District 465, is the 2020 National Teacher of the Year (NTOY), the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) announced Thursday, May 21.

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Posted: May 15, 2020
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Complete High School Maize, Maize Unified School District 266, has been designated a 2020 National School of Character, Character.org announced Friday, May 15, in Washington, D.C.

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Posted: May 12, 2020
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TOPEKA — Complete High School Maize, Maize Unified School District 266, was recognized as a 2020 Kansas School of Character on Tuesday, May 12.

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Posted: May 4, 2020
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For two hours on Wednesday, May 6, Matt Berthot, a Winfield High School vocal music teacher, and several of his students hope to bring a little hope and joy to Kansans through their Virtual Voices choir performance.

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Posted: Apr 27, 2020
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Seniors share thoughts on COVID-19, give advice to peers

The last weeks of a senior’s high school journey should be filled with solidifying plans for the future, donning formalwear for prom and celebrating graduation with friends and family. Instead, the Class of 2020 is navigating uncharted territory.

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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 16, 2020
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Kansas’ students will receive supplemental education content via television thanks to an alliance between the Kansas State Department of Education, the Continuous Learning Task Force and the Kansas Public Broadcasting Service (PBS).

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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 3, 2020
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Teachers across Kansas welcomed their students to Continuous Learning on Monday, March 30, through a variety of creative ways. An Olathe Unified School District 233 second-grade teacher went above and beyond by making signs and placing them in each of her students' yards.

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Posted: Mar 20, 2020
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Free meals available for children ages 1-18 at locations across Kansas

The Kansas State Department of Education’s Child Nutrition and Wellness team and school districts across the state are teaming up to keep Kansas children fed.

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Posted: Mar 20, 2020
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Challenge encourages employer-supported volunteering

Because of unprecedented circumstances created by COVID-19, the Kansas Volunteer Commission and Volunteer Kansas announced Thursday, March 19, that the Give Back Kansas Challenge will be postponed until summer 2020.

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Posted: Mar 19, 2020
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School buildings may be closed across the state, but learning can happen anytime and anywhere. That was the message from members of the Continuous Learning Task Force on Thursday, March 19.

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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: Mar 11, 2020
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Kansas redesign schools beginning to see improvements in attendance, behavior

The Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) today released a report on the Kansans Can School Redesign Project, now in its fourth year.

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Posted: Feb 27, 2020
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March 2-6 is National School Breakfast Week

TOPEKA — Students at 21 schools will have better access to breakfast after a total of $55,965 in subgrants was awarded to 18 districts across the state.

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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: Feb 12, 2020
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Challenge encourages employer-supported volunteering

Kansas employers are invited to register for the second annual Give Back Kansas Challenge and encourage employees to participate in community volunteering.

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Posted: Jan 31, 2020
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More than 169,330 Kansas students enrolled in Career and Technical Education courses during the 2018-2019 school year. CTE plays a powerful role in preventing students from dropping out of school and provides a wide variety of opportunities for postsecondary success and employment.

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Posted: Jan 29, 2020
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45.7% of state’s children qualify for free/reduced-price meals

The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) is looking for sponsors willing to provide nutritious meals to Kansas children during the summer months.

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Posted: Jan 29, 2020
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Feb. 3-7 perfect time to recognize Kansas’ 1,299 licensed public school counselors

National School Counseling Week, which takes places Monday, Feb. 3, through Friday, Feb. 7, highlights the tremendous impact the nearly 1,300 licensed public school counselors in Kansas have in helping students achieve success.

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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: Jan 16, 2020
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Tabatha Rosproy, the 2020 Kansas Teacher of the Year, is one of four finalists for the 2020 National Teacher of the Year, the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) announced Thursday, Jan. 16.

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Posted: Jan 15, 2020
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Two Kansas students have been selected as delegates to the 58th annual United States Senate Youth Program (USSYP) that will take place March 7-14, 2020, in Washington, D.C.

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Posted: Jan 9, 2020
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Carly Bowden from Andover Central Middle School receives $25,000 cash prize

Carly Bowden, a math teacher at Andover Central Middle School, received the 2019-2020 Milken Educator Award during a surprise ceremony Jan. 9, 2020, at the school.

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Posted: Jan 7, 2020
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Thirty-two first-year educators from Kansas are being recognized for their outstanding teaching skills through the 2020 Kansas Horizon Award program.

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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 11, 2019
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Two Kansas schools are being nationally recognized for exceptional student achievement in 2019.

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Posted: Dec 11, 2019
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Banquet to take place in honor of Dennis, songwriter Nicolle Galyon

Longtime state employee Dale Dennis is one of two Kansans being honored as a Kansan of the Year, the Native Sons and Daughters of Kansas recently announced.

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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: Nov 23, 2019
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Tabatha Rosproy, a preschool teacher at Winfield Early Learning Center, Winfield Unified School District 465, was named the 2020 Kansas Teacher of the Year on Saturday, Nov. 23, during a special ceremony in Wichita.

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Posted: Nov 7, 2019
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Endorsement is highest designation a program can earn

Nineteen Parents as Teachers programs in Kansas have been designated Blue Ribbon Affiliates by the Parents as Teachers National Center, the Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) announced.

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Posted: Nov 6, 2019
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The Kansas Board of Regents and Kansas State Department of Education are in the process of implementing the new Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act (Perkins V) in Kansas.

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Posted: Oct 17, 2019
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Four Kansas educators are being recognized for their outstanding teaching skills through the prestigious Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST) program.

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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: Oct 4, 2019
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Schools across the state are observing Kansas Anti-Bullying Awareness Week from Oct. 7-13. This year’s theme is “Choose Peace.”

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Posted: Sep 26, 2019
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Six Kansas schools have been designated 2019 National Blue Ribbon Schools, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced Thursday, Sept. 26.

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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 15, 2019
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OVERLAND PARK — Melissa K. Molteni, a second-grade teacher at Corinth Elementary School (Shawnee Mission Unified School District 512), and Amy R. Hillman, a sixth- and eighth-grade project-based learning teacher at Santa Fe Trail Middle School (Olathe USD 233), were named Region 3 finalists for the 2020 Kansas Teacher of the Year award during a ceremony Sunday, Sept. 15, in Overland Park. This award recognizes excellent teaching in the elementary and secondary classrooms of the state.

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Posted: Sep 15, 2019
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TOPEKA — Julie Loevenstein, a fourth-grade teacher at Glenwood Ridge Elementary School (Basehor-Linwood Unified School District 458), and Lara K. McDonald, a seventh-grade language arts teacher at Washburn Rural Middle School (Auburn-Washburn USD 437), were named Region 2 finalists for the 2020 Kansas Teacher of the Year award during a ceremony Sunday, Sept. 15, in Topeka. This award recognizes excellent teaching in the elementary and secondary classrooms of the state. 

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Posted: Sep 14, 2019
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WICHITA — Tabatha C. Rosproy, a preschool teacher at Country View Elementary School (Winfield Unified School District 465), and Kara E. Belew, an 11th- and 12th-grade social studies teacher at Andover Central High School (Andover USD 385), were named Region 4 finalists for the 2020 Kansas Teacher of the Year award during a ceremony Saturday, Sept. 14, in Wichita. This award recognizes excellent teaching in the elementary and secondary classrooms of the state.

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Posted: Sep 14, 2019
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SALINA — Stefanie M. Lane, a fourth-grade mathematics and English language arts teacher at Garfield Elementary School (Clay County Unified School District 379), and Shawn Hornung, a social studies teacher at Wamego High School (Wamego USD 320), were named Region 1 finalists for the 2020 Kansas Teacher of the Year award during a ceremony Saturday, Sept. 14, in Salina. This award recognizes excellent teaching in the elementary and secondary classrooms of the state.

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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 29, 2019
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Hutchinson company donates 10,000 bumper stickers

Collins Bus Corp. on Thursday, Aug. 29, donated 10,000 bumper stickers in support of Stop on Red, Kids Ahead, a school bus safety campaign.

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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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The Blue Ribbon Task Force on Bullying had its third community meeting Monday, Aug. 5, in Salina to learn more and gather input from the public.

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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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Posted: Aug 6, 2019
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The Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) announces the participation of sponsoring agencies in the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) for the current program year.

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Posted: Aug 6, 2019
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More than 1,000 violations reported in 2019 one-day survey

Stop on Red, Kids Ahead is a new campaign launched by the Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) to bring awareness to the Kansas school bus stop arm law.

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Posted: Jul 24, 2019
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The Kansas State Department of Education announces the participation of all Kansas school districts and many private schools in the National School Lunch and/or School Breakfast Program.

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