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Posted: Jan 26, 2023
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The path to leading the world in the success of each student starts in early childhood, long before a 5-year-old child begins kindergarten. 

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Posted: Jan 12, 2023
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Nominations are being sought for the Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Advisory Board. 

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Posted: Dec 15, 2022
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On Wednesday, Dec. 14, the KSDE Early Childhood team hosted two Zoom meetings to provide an overview of 2023-2024 preschool funding resources, including the Preschool Revenue Calculator and Budget Template. PowerPoint slides from that presentation are now posted on the KSDE Early Childhood webpage

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Posted: Dec 15, 2022
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Author: Ann Bush

At the November 2022 Kansas State Board of Education meeting, State Board members approved new graduation requirements, which has led to many questions. To address many of those questions, the Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) has developed a document that answers the most commonly asked questions. 

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Posted: Dec 15, 2022
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There are now two new Educator Data Collection System (EDCS) district training resources available. 

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Posted: Nov 30, 2022
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The Kansas Legislature requires the Kansas State Department of Education to survey all districts regarding Career and Technical Education (CTE) Pathway courses and credentials.

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Posted: Nov 17, 2022
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Author: Ann Bush

The path to leading the world in the success of each student starts in early childhood, long before a 5-year-old child walks through a kindergarten classroom door. 

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Posted: Nov 3, 2022
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The Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) financial literacy webpage has been updated with new resources for K-12 educators and parents after the Kansas State Board of Education adopted National Standards for Personal Finance Education in July 2022. 

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Posted: Oct 27, 2022
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Author: Ann Bush

The Kansas State Department of Education would like to remind all systems in their fifth year of the Kansas Education Systems Accreditation (KESA) cycle that they must email accreditation@ksde.org with the date of their annual on-site visit as soon as possible. 

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Posted: Oct 27, 2022
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Author: Ann Bush

Kindergarten through fifth grade educators in western Kansas are invited to participate in a full day of professional development on Nov. 14 that will help strengthen their literacy instruction block. 

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Posted: Oct 20, 2022
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The Kansas State Department of Education Technical Assistance Network (TASN) Autism and Tertiary Behavior Supports team recently announced a professional development opportunity that can help staff members who are new to providing services to students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and other complex learning needs. 

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Posted: Oct 20, 2022
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Author: Ann Bush

Intrapersonal curricula, sponsored by the Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE), is available for free to Kansas elementary schools. 

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Posted: Oct 13, 2022
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Author: Ann Bush

Anyone who is interested in being a member of an Outside Visitation Team member or OVT chair but couldn’t attend training in September can still become a trained member or chair by taking the following steps:

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Posted: Oct 13, 2022
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Author: Ann Bush

The ninth episode of HirePaths’ “Cool Careers” features welding as a career choice.

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Posted: Oct 6, 2022
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All data, including questionnaires administered via paper, pending Family Access screenings and child profiles noting the reason for not participating, is due in the ASQ Online system by Monday, Oct. 10.

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Posted: Oct 6, 2022
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The Kansas State Department of Education’s Accreditation and Design team is still waiting for about 100 systems to report when they will host their Kansas Education Systems Accreditation (KESA) year five on-site visit.

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Posted: Oct 6, 2022
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The Kansas State Department of Education’s Accreditation and Design team will kick off monthly Kansas Education Systems Accreditation (KESA) meetings on Tuesday, Oct. 11.

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Posted: Oct 6, 2022
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Author: Ann Bush

Did you know that Kansas is second only to Iowa in the nation for the portion of energy created by wind?

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Posted: Sep 28, 2022
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The Kansas State Department of Education’s Career, Standards and Assessment Services (CSAS) team is collecting names of interested teachers, curriculum leaders, instructional coaches and administrators who would like to participate in the 2024 review/revision of English language arts standards.

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Posted: Sep 28, 2022
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Tuesday, Sept. 20, marked the close of the Kindergarten Readiness Snapshot window. This is a good time for district teams to reflect on the start of the kindergarten year. What went well as you partnered with families during this important transition? What might you change for next year?

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Posted: Sep 28, 2022
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Systems going through Kansas Education Systems Accreditation (KESA) that need additional Outside Visitation Team (OVT) members are in luck.

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Posted: Sep 22, 2022
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With nearly 180 systems going before the Accreditation Review Council (ARC) this school year, reviews of year five systems for Kansas Education Systems Accreditation (KESA) need to begin in November. 

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Posted: Sep 22, 2022
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The Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) is inviting district Individual Plan of Study (IPS) implementation facilitators and/or IPS team members to participate in an IPS Professional Learning Network (PLN) that will be convened for the 2022-2023 school year. 

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Posted: Sep 14, 2022
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Author: Ann Bush

Tuesday, Sept. 20, marks the close of the window to administer both ASQ-3 and ASQ:SE-2 to all incoming kindergarten students.

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Posted: Sep 14, 2022
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Author: Ann Bush

If you are a school district/system entering year five of Kansas Education Systems Accreditation (KESA), let the Kansas State Department of Education’s (KSDE) Accreditation and Design team know when you are having your year five on-site visit.

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Posted: Sep 8, 2022
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The Kansas Alternate Early Literacy Screener K-3rd grade is now available. A webinar to explain the new Kansas Alternate Early Literacy Screener is scheduled for Wednesday, September 28 from 3:00-3:30 p.m.

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Posted: Aug 31, 2022
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June 30 was the deadline to enter Early Childhood Outcomes data into the Outcomes Web System (OWS). However, if there are additions or changes that need to be made, this is the time to do so.

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Posted: Aug 31, 2022
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The Engineering Career Cluster will be reviewed during the fall of the 2022-2023 school year. 

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Posted: Aug 31, 2022
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The Kansas State Department of Education is excited to announce the creation of a new Exploration of Career Pathways course for middle school students. 

Twenty-five multidiscipline modules were created to allow students to demonstrate mastery of their content in a variety of ways driven by their personalized learning interests and goals. 

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Posted: Aug 24, 2022
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The 2022-2023 Events Calendar for Early Childhood Programs is now posted to the KSDE Early Childhood webpage.  

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Posted: Aug 18, 2022
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Building relationships with families lays the foundation for a strong start to the kindergarten year and for later student success. The Kindergarten Readiness Snapshot gives schools another opportunity to partner with families and better understand each kindergarten student’s development. 

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Posted: Aug 2, 2022
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Author: Ann Bush

The new “Cool Careers” video, shot at Beeson Elementary School, Dodge City 443, focuses on becoming an elementary school teacher.

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Posted: Jul 26, 2022
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Engaging families as children transition into kindergarten supports kindergarten readiness and later student success. All children are ready to enter kindergarten when they meet the age requirement – 5 years old on or before Aug. 31 of their kindergarten year.

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