KSDE Weekly

Standards and Instruction

Posted: Jun 13, 2024
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HirePaths is hosting a free, professional development Zoom conference for pre-K through eighth-grade educators on Aug. 1.

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Posted: Jun 5, 2024
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HirePaths is hosting a free, professional development Zoom conference for pre-K through 8th grade educators on Aug. 1.

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Posted: May 30, 2024
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HirePaths is hosting a free, professional development Zoom conference for pre-K through eighth-grade educators on Aug. 1.

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

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

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

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

Applications are due by Sunday, May 12.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Posted: Apr 11, 2024
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Core Instructional Materials Support

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Posted: Mar 21, 2024
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By opting into the Kansas State Department of Education and IXL Math contract, school districts are required to provide data on math practice for the 2023-2024 school year twice a year. IXL has provided a reporting webinar to explain how to save and submit the reports.

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Posted: Mar 21, 2024
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School Improvement and Accreditation Timeline for progress

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

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Posted: Mar 21, 2024
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April is Child Abuse Prevention (CAP) Month. The Kansas Children’s Service League (KCSL) has provided a tool kit, social media content, graphics and other ideas for promoting awareness and participation in CAP Month. The theme of this year’s campaign is, “Building a Hopeful Future, Together.”

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Posted: Mar 21, 2024
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The Kansas Department for Children and Families (DCF) invites districts that provide child care to participate in the 2024 Kansas Child Care Market Analysis Survey.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Posted: Feb 15, 2024
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PACK Act Survey Information

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Posted: Jan 18, 2024
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Engaging with families to build strong relationships during children’s transition into kindergarten is a key strategy to prepare children, families, and schools for a successful start to the kindergarten year. All Kansas elementary schools are required to partner with families to complete the Ages & Stages Questionnaires®, Third Edition (ASQ-3) and Ages & Stages Questionnaires®: Social-Emotional, Second Edition (ASQ:SE-2).

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Posted: Jan 18, 2024
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To provide a broader opportunity for all teachers to get questions answered, brainstorm solutions and for Kansas State Department of Education staff members to help, changes have been made to the KSDE Early Literacy/Dyslexia Literacy Lifeline for 2024.  

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Posted: Jan 11, 2024
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To provide a broader opportunity for all teachers to get questions answered, brainstorm solutions and for Kansas State Department of Education staff members to help, changes have been made to the KSDE Early Literacy/Dyslexia Literacy Lifeline for 2024.

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Posted: Dec 7, 2023
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The Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) early literacy/dyslexia staff members are available to help with questions or problems and can be contacted through the Literacy Lifeline.

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Posted: Nov 30, 2023
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The Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) early literacy/dyslexia staff members are available to help with questions or problems and can be contacted through the Literacy Lifeline. 

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Posted: Nov 30, 2023
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In celebration of National Career Development Month, which is November, and Individual Plans of Study for each student, the Kansas State Department of Education’s Career, Standards and Assessment Services (CSAS) team is releasing the following resources developed by REL Central to support IPS implementation in Kansas: 

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Posted: Nov 16, 2023
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Fifty-eight Kansas Parents as Teachers program coordinators gathered Nov. 6-7 in Wichita for a two-day meeting focused on supporting Kansas families and children through high-quality PAT home visiting services.

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Posted: Nov 16, 2023
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A Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) updates webinar recording, presentation slides and resource guide are now available online, according to Melanie D. Scott, a Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) school counselor leader coordinator.

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Posted: Nov 16, 2023
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In celebration of National Career Development Month, which is November, and Individual Plans of Study for each student, the Kansas State Department of Education’s Career, Standards and Assessment Services (CSAS) team is releasing the following resources developed by REL Central to support IPS implementation in Kansas:

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Posted: Nov 16, 2023
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The Kansas State Interagency Coordinating Council (SICC) hosted an online fall retreat for members of Local Interagency Coordinating Councils (LICCs) on Nov. 3.

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Posted: Nov 16, 2023
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The Kansas Seal of Biliteracy score spreadsheet has been updated and is now available on the Kansas Seal of Biliteracy website.

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Posted: Nov 16, 2023
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The Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) early literacy/dyslexia staff members are offering Literacy Lifeline office hours from 3:30 to 5 p.m. on Thursdays through December.

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Posted: Nov 9, 2023
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The Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) early literacy/dyslexia staff members are offering Literacy Lifeline office hours from 3:30 to 5 p.m. on Thursdays through December.

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Posted: Nov 2, 2023
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The Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) early literacy/dyslexia staff members are offering Literacy Lifeline office hours from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Thursdays.

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Posted: Oct 26, 2023
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The Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) early literacy/dyslexia staff members are offering Literacy Lifeline office hours from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Thursdays.

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Posted: Oct 26, 2023
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The Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) is seeking public comment on the proposed Kansas Early Learning Standards (KELS).

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Posted: Oct 19, 2023
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The Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) Early Childhood team and the Kansas Parent Information Resource Center (KPIRC) are partnering for an online training on the Ages and Stages Questionnaires ® Third Edition (ASQ- 3) and Ages and Stages ®: Social-Emotional, Second Education (ASQ: SE-2).

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Posted: Oct 19, 2023
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The Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) is seeking public comment on the proposed Kansas Early Learning Standards (KELS).

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Posted: Oct 19, 2023
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The Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) early literacy/dyslexia staff members are offering Literacy Lifeline office hours from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Thursdays.

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Posted: Oct 12, 2023
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The Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) is seeking public comment on the proposed Kansas Early Learning Standards (KELS). 

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Posted: Oct 12, 2023
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Kansas State Department of Education early literacy/dyslexia staff members are offering Literacy Lifeline office hours from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Thursdays. 

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Posted: Oct 5, 2023
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One of seven Cluster Review Committees for Career and Technical Education (CTE) charged with reviewing CTE Arts, AV and Communications Cluster met Wednesday, Oct. 4, in Topeka to discuss Graphic Design, Web and Digital Communications, and Digital Media Pathways. 

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Posted: Sep 14, 2023
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This week, Kansas Ages & Stages Questionnaires (ASQ) Online users received the fourth installment of Kansas Kindergarten Readiness Snapshot News and Updates, a five-part guide to a successful start to the kindergarten year.   

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Posted: Sep 14, 2023
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The Kansas State Department of Education’s science team has been working hard at piloting a Science Standards Unpacking Tool. 

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Posted: Sep 7, 2023
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The Kansas State Department of Education’s science team has been working hard at piloting a Science Standards Unpacking Tool. 

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Posted: Aug 31, 2023
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On Wednesday, Sept. 6, the Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) is offering a live webinar to walk through required reporting for Kansas Preschool Pilot (KPP) grantees. 

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Posted: Aug 31, 2023
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This week, Kansas Ages & Stages Questionnaires (ASQ) Online users received the third installment of Kansas Kindergarten Readiness Snapshot News and Updates, a five-part guide to a successful start to the kindergarten year.  

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Posted: Aug 17, 2023
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This week, Kansas Ages & Stages Questionnaires (ASQ) Online users received the second installment of Kansas Kindergarten Readiness Snapshot News and Updates, a five-part guide to a successful start to the kindergarten year. 

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Posted: Aug 17, 2023
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Kansas Parents as Teacher (PAT) affiliates served 8,323 children and 6,178 families from July 1, 2022, through June 30, 2023, statistics from affiliates’ annual reports show.

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Posted: Aug 10, 2023
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Registration is now available for the next LETRS® (Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling) training cohort, which begins January 2024.

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Posted: Aug 3, 2023
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This week, Kansas Ages & Stages Questionnaires (ASQ) Online users receive the first installment of Kansas Kindergarten Readiness Snapshot News & Updates, a five-part guide to a successful start to the kindergarten year. 

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Posted: Jul 27, 2023
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The Kansas Preschool Revenue Calculator and Budget Template can help districts estimate preschool revenue and budget across multiple funding sources. An updated version of this tool for the 2023-2024 and 2024-2025 school years is now available.

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Posted: Jul 27, 2023
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The Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) and the Kansas Association of Teachers of Science (KATS) are partnering to host a monthly virtual professional learning community for educators in their first through third years of teaching science.

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Posted: Jul 20, 2023
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Engaging families as children transition into kindergarten supports kindergarten readiness and later student success.

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Posted: Jul 20, 2023
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The updated protocol for the Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) Dyslexia Initiative Universal Screening is now available for the 2023-2024 school year.

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Posted: Jul 13, 2023
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The updated protocol for the Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) Dyslexia Initiative Universal Screening is now available for the 2023-2024 school year.

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Posted: May 4, 2023
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Engaging families as children transition into kindergarten supports kindergarten readiness and later student success. Please make sure your school is kindergarten ready for the 2023-2024 school year by preparing to partner with families of incoming kindergarten students to complete the Ages & Stages Questionnaires®, Third Edition (ASQ-3) and the Ages & Stages Questionnaires®: Social-Emotional, Second Edition (ASQ:SE-2).  

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Posted: May 4, 2023
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The statewide curriculum leaders group met Friday, April 28, at the Bishop Professional Development Center in Topeka for a networking session and to give guidance to the Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE). 

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Posted: Apr 27, 2023
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As required by Program Assurance 20, Kansas preschool programs funded by Preschool-Aged At-Risk and/or Kansas Preschool Pilot (KPP) must enter data into the Early Childhood Foundations for School Success Authenticated web application. 

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Posted: Mar 30, 2023
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The Approval Form for Preschool-Aged At-Risk Funding are due Monday, April 3, 2023.  

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Posted: Mar 23, 2023
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The Approval Form for Preschool-Aged At-Risk Funding are due April 3, 2023.  

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Posted: Mar 16, 2023
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The Kansas Seal of Biliteracy Guidelines and scores spreadsheet have been updated and are available on the Kansas Seal of Biliteracy website at https://www.ksde.org/Agency/Division-of-Learning-Services/Career-Standards-and-Assessment-Services/Content-Area-M-Z/World-Languages/Seal-of-Biliteracy.  

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Posted: Mar 16, 2023
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This message is from the United State Department of Education’s Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP): 

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Posted: Mar 16, 2023
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The Approval Form for Preschool-Aged At-Risk Funding are due April 3, 2023.

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Posted: Mar 9, 2023
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The Kansas Seal of Biliteracy Guidelines and scores spreadsheet have been updated and are available on the Kansas Seal of Biliteracy website at https://www.ksde.org/Agency/Division-of-Learning-Services/Career-Standards-and-Assessment-Services/Content-Area-M-Z/World-Languages/Seal-of-Biliteracy.  

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Posted: Feb 23, 2023
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The Kansas Parents as Teachers (KPAT) program grant application packet for the 2023-2024 school year is now available online and will be emailed to all current PAT program coordinators, said Lisa Williams, Parents as Teachers consultant for the Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE). 

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Posted: Feb 23, 2023
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The Kansas State Department of Education’s Special Education and Title Services (SETS) team would like to congratulate Westview Elementary School, Olathe Unified School District 233, and Hillsboro Elementary School, Durham-Hillsboro-Lehigh USD 410, for receiving ESEA (Every Student Succeeds Act) Distinguished Schools awards. 

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Posted: Feb 15, 2023
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Two recorded webinars and accompanying resources from Dr. Suzanne Adolf, a dyslexia and language disorder researcher, are available on the Professional Learning section of the KSDE Early Literacy/ Dyslexia page.

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Posted: Feb 9, 2023
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The Kansas State Department of Education’s (KSDE) Career, Standards and Assessment Services (CSAS) team is seeking individuals to join the 2023 KSDE Teacher Leaders group. 

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Posted: Feb 2, 2023
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The Kansas State Department of Education’s (KSDE) Career, Standards and Assessment Services (CSAS) team is seeking individuals to join the 2023 KSDE Teacher Leaders group. 

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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