KSDE Weekly

Upcoming Events, Trainings and Recognition

Posted: Feb 29, 2024
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Around 135 educators from across the state attended the 2024 Kansas Exemplary Educators Network (KEEN) State Education Conference Feb. 22-23 in Topeka.

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Posted: Feb 29, 2024
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The National Weather Service (NWS) has scheduled a statewide tornado drill for 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 6. This falls during Severe Weather Preparedness Week, which is March 4-8. 

For more information on Preparedness week check out the link below: 
https://www.weather.gov/eax/SevereWeatherPreparednessWeek

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Posted: Feb 29, 2024
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Episode #19 of the HirePaths Cool Careers video series is now available.

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Posted: Feb 29, 2024
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Read Across America Day is set for Saturday, March 2. Read Across America Week is set for March 2-6, beginning on the birthday of author Dr. Suess.

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Posted: Feb 29, 2024
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The legislature was not in session Monday, Feb. 26, or Tuesday, Feb. 27.

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Posted: Feb 29, 2024
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The Kansas State Department of Education is once again asking for the participation of all parents and guardians of Kansas K-12 students in KSDE’s Parent Perception Survey. This survey is designed to measure how parents/guardians define success for their children.

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Posted: Feb 29, 2024
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The Licensed Personnel Report (LPR) is due by 5 p.m. Monday, March 4, 2024.

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Posted: Feb 29, 2024
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The Kansas Volunteer Commission has announced the Youth Civic Engagement mini-grant, which supports the civic engagement of youth in grades K-12. For this grant, applicants must engage youth in the planning and implementation of grant activities. Priority will be given to applications that include youth-led and youth-initiated projects.

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Posted: Feb 29, 2024
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The KSDE School Bus Safety Unit (SBSU) is offering a five-hour informational workshop for any mechanic performing the Part I Mechanical School/Activity Bus Safety Inspection. This workshop is designed to provide information to assist mechanics who perform this inspection, which is required by KSDE School Bus Regulations. Class instructors will be personnel from the Kansas Highway Patrol Motor Carrier Safety Assistance Program.

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Posted: Feb 29, 2024
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Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act (Perkins V) requires states to set their own state determined performance levels (SDPLs) following specific criteria and processes outlined in the law. Kansas is required to establish 2024-2025 SDPLs to continue receiving the federal funding under Perkins V.

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Posted: Feb 29, 2024
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KSDE’s Accreditation and Design (AD) team is hosting their Kansas Education Systems Accreditation (KESA) Monthly Update from 9-9:45 a.m. on Tuesday, March 5.

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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 29, 2024
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The Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) Child Nutrition and Wellness (CNW) team is hosting a virtual town hall meeting at 2 p.m. on March 21.

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Posted: Feb 29, 2024
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The Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) is currently seeking proposals for presenters and vendors for the Safe and Supportive Schools Conference scheduled for April 15-16 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Manhattan. Colleagues from across Kansas will present on topics to empower, inspire and motivate your staff, and provide information and new ideas to take back to your schools.

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Posted: Feb 29, 2024
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The Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) is sponsoring several professional learning opportunities.

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Posted: Feb 29, 2024
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The Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) is offering a professional development event that addresses a balanced assessment system and structured literacy on March 19.

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Posted: Feb 29, 2024
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The Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) is hosting informational webinars on the Kansans Can Star Recognition Program: Individual Plan of Study (IPS).

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Posted: Feb 29, 2024
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KSDE’s Information Technology (IT) team put together a team of experts to help school technology directors and staff members, along with superintendents, principals and others who are interested, navigate the complex and critical practices of cybersecurity and data privacy.

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Posted: Feb 29, 2024
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The Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) Is offering a new Introduction to ASQ training to be offered virtually.

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Posted: Feb 29, 2024
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The Kansas Volunteer Commission and Emporia State University School of Humanities + Social Sciences are excited to announce the 2024 Civic Engagement Conference. The conference will be held Wednesday, April 10 at Emporia State University Memorial Union, in Emporia. The theme of the conference is “Empowering Kansas through Civic Engagement.”

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Posted: Feb 29, 2024
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Bethany College is hosting its first Bethany College Education Conference on April 13. It's an opportunity for teachers to pick up some more tools for their classroom, collaborate with teachers from across the state, get reinvigorated about teaching, gain professional development points and earn graduate credit hours. 

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Posted: Feb 29, 2024
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February 

Through March 4: Educator Data Collection System is open now through March 4 for submission of Licensed Personnel Report.  

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Posted: Feb 22, 2024
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Asher Swank started his freshman year in 2020 at Southeast of Saline High School, Southeast of Saline Unified School District 306, in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic, spending a lot of time at home. That’s when he decided to join Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA).

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Posted: Feb 22, 2024
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Around 135 educators from across the state attended the first day of the 2024 Kansas Exemplary Educators Network (KEEN) State Education Conference on Thursday.

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Posted: Feb 22, 2024
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Four bills were passed on either the House or Senate floors during week seven of the 2024 Kansas Legislative Session.

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Posted: Feb 22, 2024
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The Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) Child Nutrition and Wellness (CNW) team is hosting a virtual town hall meeting on March 21 at 2pm. The main topic of the town hall will be the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) renewal process for 2024. Information will be provided about changes to the sponsor and site applications and new guidance for summer 2024. Join the town hall meeting on March 21 at 2pm at https://ksde.zoom.us/j/87204779621?pwd=NEhrcHloRjBobGtOZTJEWFJtR0tUQT09 (Meeting ID: 872 0477 9621  Passcode: 746337).

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Posted: Feb 22, 2024
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The Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) is once again asking for the participation of all parents and guardians of Kansas K-12 students in the Parent Perception Survey. This survey is designed to measure how parents/guardians define success for their children.

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Posted: Feb 22, 2024
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Applications for the Increasing Equitable Access to CTE Grant are now available.

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Posted: Feb 22, 2024
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The Licensed Personnel Report (LPR) is due by 5 p.m. Monday, March 4, 2024.

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Posted: Feb 22, 2024
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The Kansas Volunteer Commission has announced the Youth Civic Engagement mini-grant, which supports the civic engagement of youth in grades K-12. For this grant, applicants must engage youth in the planning and implementation of grant activities. Priority will be given to applications that include youth-led and youth-initiated projects.

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Posted: Feb 22, 2024
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The KSDE School Bus Safety Unit (SBSU) is offering a five-hour informational workshop for any mechanic performing the Part I Mechanical School/Activity Bus Safety Inspection. This workshop is designed to provide information to assist mechanics who perform this inspection, which is required by KSDE School Bus Regulations. Class instructors will be personnel from the Kansas Highway Patrol Motor Carrier Safety Assistance Program.

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Posted: Feb 22, 2024
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Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act (Perkins V) requires states to set their own state determined performance levels (SDPLs) following specific criteria and processes outlined in the law. Kansas is required to establish 2024-2025 SDPLs to continue receiving the federal funding under Perkins V.

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Posted: Feb 22, 2024
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KSDE’s Accreditation and Design (AD) team hosted its Kansas Education Systems Accreditation (KESA) Monthly Update on Tuesday, Feb. 13. If you were unable to join, click here to view the meeting recording.

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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 22, 2024
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The Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) is currently seeking proposals for presenters and vendors for the Safe and Supportive Schools Conference scheduled for April 15-16 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Manhattan.

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Posted: Feb 22, 2024
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The Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) is sponsoring several professional learning opportunities.

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Posted: Feb 22, 2024
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The Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) is offering a professional development event that addresses a balanced assessment system and structured literacy on March 19.

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Posted: Feb 22, 2024
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The Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) is hosting informational webinars on the Kansans Can Star Recognition Program: Individual Plan of Study (IPS).

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Posted: Feb 22, 2024
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KSDE’s Information Technology (IT) team put together a team of experts to help school technology directors and staff members, along with superintendents, principals and others who are interested, navigate the complex and critical practices of cybersecurity and data privacy.

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Posted: Feb 22, 2024
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The Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) Is offering a new Introduction to ASQ training to be offered virtually.

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Posted: Feb 22, 2024
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The Kansas Volunteer Commission and Emporia State University School of Humanities + Social Sciences are excited to announce the 2024 Civic Engagement Conference. The conference will be held Wednesday, April 10 at Emporia State University Memorial Union, in Emporia. The theme of the conference is “Empowering Kansas through Civic Engagement."

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Posted: Feb 22, 2024
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Bethany College is hosting its first Bethany College Education Conference on April 13. It's an opportunity for teachers to pick up some more tools for their classroom, collaborate with teachers from across the state, get reinvigorated about teaching, gain professional development points and earn graduate credit hours. 

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Posted: Feb 22, 2024
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February 

Through March 4: Educator Data Collection System is open now through March 4 for submission of Licensed Personnel Report.  

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Posted: Feb 15, 2024
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The Kansas State Board of Education at its February meeting approved recommending to the legislature that the five-year research requirement within the current definition of evidence-based instruction be removed from K.S.A. 72-5153.

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Posted: Feb 15, 2024
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The Kansas House of Representatives on Thursday passed House Bill 2499. The bill prohibits anyone under the age of 18 from using a cell phone while operating a motor vehicle; and prohibits anyone from using a cell phone while operating a motor vehicle in a school zone at a time when a reduced speed limit is enforced and in a road construction zone while workers are present. HB 2499 was passed 86-30. It will now go to the Senate.

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Posted: Feb 15, 2024
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The Kansas Volunteer Commission has announced the Youth Civic Engagement mini-grant, which supports the civic engagement of youth in grades K-12. For this grant, applicants must engage youth in the planning and implementation of grant activities. Priority will be given to applications that include youth-led and youth-initiated projects.

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Posted: Feb 15, 2024
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The Licensed Personnel Report (LPR) is due by 5 p.m. Monday, March 4, 2024.

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Posted: Feb 15, 2024
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KSDE’s School Bus Safety Unit (SBSU) has a few training opportunities coming up in February and March.

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Posted: Feb 15, 2024
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The Kansas Department of Commerce Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) team partnered with seven regional planning organizations across Kansas to sponsor opportunities to join peers and partners to learn about new CDBG programs that can strengthen your community. The last Road Show will be from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Feb. 20 in Atchison.

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Posted: Feb 15, 2024
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Applications for the Increasing Equitable Access to CTE Grant are now available.

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Posted: Feb 15, 2024
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Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act (Perkins V) requires states to set their own state determined performance levels (SDPLs) following specific criteria and processes outlined in the law. Kansas is required to establish 2024-2025 SDPLs to continue receiving the federal funding under Perkins V.

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Posted: Feb 15, 2024
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E-Rate 470 deadlines are just around the corner! Anyone who missed the in-person or Zoom sessions on Funding Year 2024 E-Rate can view a recording of the Zoom session.

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Posted: Feb 15, 2024
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Peer collaboration, when done well, is a critical component to continuous improvement. For the 2023-2024 school year, all systems have three options for a peer review (formerly OVT). During this Learning Year for KESA, as a transition, systems have three options for a peer review.

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Posted: Feb 15, 2024
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As KSDE prepares to roll out KESA 2.0 in the 2024-2025 school year, there are several projects the agency is undertaking this spring.

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Posted: Feb 15, 2024
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The Accreditation and Design (AD) team began meeting individually with systems in mid-January for what is called a “KESA Check-in." This is one of the new supports the team is implementing as part of KESA 2.0, which officially begins in the 2024-2025 school year. 

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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 15, 2024
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The Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) is sponsoring several professional learning opportunities.

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Posted: Feb 15, 2024
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KSDE’s Information Technology (IT) team put together a team of experts to help school technology directors and staff members, along with superintendents, principals and others who are interested, navigate the complex and critical practices of cybersecurity and data privacy.

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Posted: Feb 15, 2024
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In 2024-2025 Kansas will begin an updated system of accreditation, focused on structured literacy, a balanced assessment system, standards alignment, and high quality instruction.

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Posted: Feb 15, 2024
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The Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) is offering a professional development event that addresses a balanced assessment system and structured literacy.

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Posted: Feb 15, 2024
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The Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) is hosting informational webinars on the Kansans Can Star Recognition Program: Individual Plan of Study (IPS).

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Posted: Feb 15, 2024
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The Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) Is offering a new Introduction to ASQ training to be offered virtually.

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Posted: Feb 15, 2024
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The Kansas Volunteer Commission and Emporia State University School of Humanities + Social Sciences are excited to announce the 2024 Civic Engagement Conference. The conference will be held Wednesday, April 10 at Emporia State University Memorial Union, in Emporia. The theme of the conference is “Empowering Kansas through Civic Engagement.”

Read more
Posted: Feb 15, 2024
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Bethany College is hosting its first Bethany College Education Conference on April 13. It's an opportunity for teachers to pick up some more tools for their classroom, collaborate with teachers from across the state, get reinvigorated about teaching, gain professional development points and earn graduate credit hours. 

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Posted: Feb 15, 2024
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February 

Through March 4: Educator Data Collection System is open now through March 4 for submission of Licensed Personnel Report.  

21: 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., KSDE: Meaningful Feedback to Fuel Instruction. Greenbush, Lawrence. Cost is $35. Meals provided. In person. To register, click here

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Posted: Feb 8, 2024
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Two Kansas teachers on Thursday, Feb. 8, received the surprise of a lifetime when they were 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: Feb 8, 2024
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Seventeen education-related bills were introduced and three bills were passed out of committee during week five of the 2024 Kansas Legislature Session.

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Posted: Feb 8, 2024
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Kansas State Board of Education members will hear a presentation on artificial intelligence; receive an overview of a four-day school week; and hear proposed amendments to the Professional Practices Commission (PPC) regulations.

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Posted: Feb 8, 2024
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KSDE’s School Bus Safety Unit (SBSU) has a few training opportunities coming up in February and March.

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Posted: Feb 8, 2024
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Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act (Perkins V) requires states to set their own state determined performance levels (SDPLs) following specific criteria and processes outlined in the law. Kansas is required to establish 2024-2025 SDPLs to continue receiving the federal funding under Perkins V.

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Posted: Feb 8, 2024
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E-Rate 470 deadlines are just around the corner! Anyone who missed the in-person or Zoom sessions on Funding Year 2024 E-Rate can view a recording of the Zoom session.

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Posted: Feb 8, 2024
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Applications for the Increasing Equitable Access to CTE Grant are now available.

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Posted: Feb 8, 2024
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The 2024 School Bus Safety Poster Contest, co-sponsored by the Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) School Bus Safety Unit and the Kansas State Pupil Transportation Association, is open to all Kansas students interested in participating.

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Posted: Feb 8, 2024
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The Kansas Department of Commerce Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) team has partnered with seven regional planning organizations across Kansas to sponsor opportunities to join peers and partners to learn about new CDBG programs that can strengthen your community. 

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Posted: Feb 8, 2024
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The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has extended the deadline to apply for the second rebate funding opportunity available through the 2023 Clean School Bus (CSB) Rebate Program to 3:00 p.m. on February 14.

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Posted: Feb 8, 2024
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The Preschool-Aged At-Risk Program provides school districts with funding for preschool-aged students.

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Posted: Feb 8, 2024
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The Kansas State Department of Education’s Accreditation and Design team will be holding their Kansas Education Systems Accreditation (KESA) Monthly Update from 9:00-9:45 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 13.

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Posted: Feb 8, 2024
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The Accreditation and Design (AD) team began meeting individually with systems in mid-January for what is called a “KESA Check-in". This is one of the new supports the team is implementing as part of KESA 2.0, which officially begins in the 2024-2025 school year. 

Read more
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.

Read more
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 8, 2024
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The Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) is sponsoring several professional learning opportunities.

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Posted: Feb 8, 2024
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The Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) is conducting a 2024 Kansas Nita M. Lowey 21st Century Community Learning Centers (CCLC) Grant competition. The 21st CCLC grant provides funds for out-of-school time programs serving students that attend a school with a 40% or higher free/reduced lunch population. The Request for Application can be found at: https://www.ksde.org/Default.aspx?tabid=740.

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Posted: Feb 8, 2024
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In 2024-2025 Kansas will begin an updated system of accreditation, focused on structured literacy, a balanced assessment system, standards alignment, and high quality instruction.

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Posted: Feb 8, 2024
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The Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) is offering a professional development event that addresses a balanced assessment system and structured literacy.

Read more
Posted: Feb 8, 2024
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KSDE’s Information Technology (IT) team put together a team of experts to help school technology directors and staff members, along with superintendents, principals and others who are interested, navigate the complex and critical practices of cybersecurity and data privacy.

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Posted: Feb 8, 2024
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The Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) is hosting informational webinars on the Kansans Can Star Recognition Program: Individual Plan of Study (IPS).

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Posted: Feb 8, 2024
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The Kansas Volunteer Commission and Emporia State University School of Humanities + Social Sciences are excited to announce the 2024 Civic Engagement Conference. The conference will be held Wednesday, April 10 at Emporia State University Memorial Union, in Emporia. The theme of the conference is “Empowering Kansas through Civic Engagement.”

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Posted: Feb 8, 2024
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The Kansans Can Star Recognition Program is now in its fifth year of recognizing school districts for the great work taking place to help the state achieve its vision of leading the world in the success of each student. 

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Posted: Feb 8, 2024
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The Kansas Multi-Tier System of Supports (MTSS) and Alignment is offering Playful Learning Across the Day in Pre-K, a professional development opportunity. 

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Posted: Feb 8, 2024
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February 

Through March 4: Educator Data Collection System is open now through March 4 for submission of Licensed Personnel Report.  

5-9: National School Counseling Week. 

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Posted: Feb 1, 2024
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School mental health professionals on Wednesday, Jan. 31, gathered for the 8th Annual School Mental Health Advocacy Day at the Kansas State Capitol to learn more about each other’s work and to raise awareness about the mental health needs of students.

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Posted: Feb 1, 2024
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Ten education-related bills were introduced and several bills underwent hearings during week four of the 2024 Kansas Legislature Session.

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Posted: Feb 1, 2024
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February is Career and Technical and Education (CTE) Month.

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Posted: Feb 1, 2024
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Episode #18 of the HirePaths Cool Careers video series is now available.

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Posted: Feb 1, 2024
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Applications for the Increasing Equitable Access to CTE Grant are now available.

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Posted: Feb 1, 2024
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The 2024 School Bus Safety Poster Contest, co-sponsored by the Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) School Bus Safety Unit and the Kansas State Pupil Transportation Association, is open to all Kansas student interested in participating.

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Posted: Feb 1, 2024
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The Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) Career, Standards and Assessment Services (CSAS) team needs your help verifying how many alternative schools or programs are in operation this school year.

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Posted: Feb 1, 2024
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The Kansas Department of Commerce Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) team has partnered with seven regional planning organizations across Kansas to sponsor opportunities to join peers and partners to learn about new CDBG programs that can strengthen your community. 

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Posted: Feb 1, 2024
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The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has extended the deadline to apply for the second rebate funding opportunity available through the 2023 Clean School Bus (CSB) Rebate Program to 3:00 p.m. on February 14.

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Posted: Feb 1, 2024
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The Preschool-Aged At-Risk Program provides school districts with funding for preschool-aged students.

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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.

Read more
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: Feb 1, 2024
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The Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) is offering a professional development event that addresses a balanced assessment system and structured literacy. 

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Posted: Feb 1, 2024
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The Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) is sponsoring several professional learning opportunities.

Read more
Posted: Feb 1, 2024
Comments: 0

The Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) is conducting a 2024 Kansas Nita M. Lowey 21st Century Community Learning Centers (CCLC) Grant competition. The 21st CCLC grant provides funds for out-of-school time programs serving students that attend a school with a 40% or higher free/reduced lunch population.

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Posted: Feb 1, 2024
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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. Join the Kansas State Department of Education from 1-2 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 8, to discuss the 2024-2025 Kansans Can Star Recognition Program for Kindergarten Readiness. KSDE staff will review the 2024-2025 Kindergarten Readiness Rubric, which has been updated to simplify the self-assessment process. Attendees will be invited to share success stories and ideas with their peers.

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Posted: Feb 1, 2024
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The Spring Tobacco Treatment Specialist Training Program will be offered online between Feb. 12-April 12. 

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Posted: Feb 1, 2024
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KSDE’s Information Technology (IT) team put together a team of experts to help school technology directors and staff members, along with superintendents, principals and others who are interested, navigate the complex and critical practices of cybersecurity and data privacy.

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Posted: Feb 1, 2024
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The Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) is hosting informational webinars on the Kansans Can Star Recognition Program: Individual Plan of Study (IPS).

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Posted: Feb 1, 2024
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The Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) Is offering a new Introduction to ASQ training to be offered virtually.

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Posted: Feb 1, 2024
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The Kansas Volunteer Commission and Emporia State University School of Humanities + Social Sciences are excited to announce the 2024 Civic Engagement Conference. The conference will be held Wednesday, April 10 at Emporia State University Memorial Union, in Emporia. The theme of the conference is “Empowering Kansas through Civic Engagement.”

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Posted: Feb 1, 2024
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The Kansans Can Star Recognition Program is now in its fifth year of recognizing school districts for the great work taking place to help the state achieve its vision of leading the world in the success of each student.

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Posted: Feb 1, 2024
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The Kansas Multi-Tier System of Supports (MTSS) and Alignment is offering Playful Learning Across the Day in Pre-K, a professional development opportunity.

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Posted: Feb 1, 2024
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February

Through March 4: Educator Data Collection System is open now through March 4 for submission of Licensed Personnel Report. 

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Posted: Jan 25, 2024
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Six education-related bills were introduced and the 2024 Kansas Teacher of the Year team was recognized on the House and Senate floors during week three of the 2024 Kansas Legislature Session.

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Posted: Jan 25, 2024
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2024 KTOY team members spent Jan. 22-24 in Topeka

Eight of the top educators in Kansas came to Topeka earlier this week to learn about and discuss education issues with education leaders; develop strategies for becoming effective communicators; and be recognized by the Kansas House and Senate, as well as the House and Senate Committees on Education.

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Posted: Jan 25, 2024
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Basehor-Linwood Unified School District 458 has welcomed volunteers into their schools for several years. It was around 1999, when Tammy Potts…then district coordinator of the school’s volunteer program, decided to take it one step further. That is when the Basehor-Linwood Mentors and Care Cats program was born.

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Posted: Jan 25, 2024
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Members of the Kansas State Department of Education’s Teacher Licensure and Career and Technical Education (CTE) teams; Kansas Office of Apprenticeship; business and industry representatives and others participated in the first Kansas Youth Registered Apprenticeship Champion Training to learn how to build and grow the program.

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Posted: Jan 25, 2024
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The Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) launched a new webpage for the Registered Teacher Apprenticeship program. The new page is a one-stop site that provides resources for district personnel and potential apprentices who are interested in participating in the Registered Teacher Apprenticeship program.

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Posted: Jan 25, 2024
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The Kansas Volunteer Commission has announced the Mentoring Capacity Building mini-grant, which supports youth mentoring initiatives that implement or enhance one or more of the Elements of Effective Practice for Mentoring (EEPM) and its supplements.

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Posted: Jan 25, 2024
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The 2024 School Bus Safety Poster Contest, co-sponsored by the Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) School Bus Safety Unit and the Kansas State Pupil Transportation Association, is now open for any Kansas student.

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Posted: Jan 25, 2024
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Jan. 31 is the submission deadline for Application Text-to-Speech checklists for students who are blind, visually impaired or a nonreader to receive text-to-speech for the English language arts passages on the Kansas assessment. 

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Posted: Jan 25, 2024
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The Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) Career, Standards and Assessment Services (CSAS) team needs your help verifying how many alternative schools or programs are in operation this school year. 

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Posted: Jan 25, 2024
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The Kansas Department of Commerce Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) team has partnered with seven regional planning organizations across Kansas to sponsor opportunities to join peers and partners to learn about new CDBG programs that can strengthen your community. 

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Posted: Jan 25, 2024
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The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced on Sept. 28 the second rebate funding opportunity available through the 2023 Clean School Bus (CSB) Rebate Program.

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Posted: Jan 25, 2024
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The Preschool-Aged At-Risk Program provides school districts with funding for preschool-aged students.

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Posted: Jan 25, 2024
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The Accreditation and Design team has started facilitating meetings called KESA Check-ins with systems in the West, Central and Eastern regions of Kansas, as well as with special purpose schools and urban, suburban and private systems.

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Posted: Jan 25, 2024
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Jean Rush, current Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) employee, has been named the East Region KESA executive and began her new role on Monday, January 22. For the Central region KESA executive position, Mindy Bruce, former superintendent at Renwick USD 267 will temporarily fill that role until July 1, 2024, when a permanent executive is named.

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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 25, 2024
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The Kansas Multi-Tier System of Supports (MTSS) and Alignment is offering Playful Learning Across the Day in Pre-K, a professional development opportunity.

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Posted: Jan 25, 2024
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School districts are invited to participate in an informational session about hosting a Visiting International Teacher (VIT) in the 2024-2025 school year. The webinar will be held from 12-1 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 2. The webinar will be recorded and posted on the Visiting International Teacher webpage afterwards. Access the webinar at: https://ksde.zoom.us/j/86185961234.

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Posted: Jan 25, 2024
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The Kansans Can Star Recognition Program is now in its fifth year of recognizing school districts for the great work taking place to help the state achieve its vision of leading the world in the success of each student.

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Posted: Jan 25, 2024
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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. Join the Kansas State Department of Education from 1-2 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 8, to discuss the 2024-2025 Kansans Can Star Recognition Program for Kindergarten Readiness. KSDE staff will review the 2024-2025 Kindergarten Readiness Rubric, which has been updated to simplify the self-assessment process.

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Posted: Jan 25, 2024
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The Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) is offering a professional development event that addresses a balanced assessment system and structured literacy.

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Posted: Jan 25, 2024
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KSDE’s Information Technology (IT) team put together a team of experts to help school technology directors and staff members, along with superintendents, principals and others who are interested, navigate the complex and critical practices of cybersecurity and data privacy.

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Posted: Jan 25, 2024
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The Spring Tobacco Treatment Specialist Training Program will be offered online between Feb. 12-April 12.

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Posted: Jan 25, 2024
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The Kansas Digital Learning Conference is scheduled for Feb. 15-16 at the Andover eCademy, 1411 N. Main in Andover.   

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Posted: Jan 25, 2024
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January  

Through March 4: Educator Data Collection System is open now through march 4 for submission of Licensed Personnel Report. 

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Posted: Jan 18, 2024
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When teacher Margo Ellerman first looked at the rules and guidelines for the KSDE Child Nutrition and Wellness Local Foods Recipe Challenge, she thought it would serve as a good final to test her students' capabilities and knowledge.

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Posted: Jan 18, 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 18, 2024
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Six education-related bills were introduced during week two of the 2024 Kansas Legislature Session and House Committee on Education members held a hearing on one bill that would require schools to have cardiac emergency response plans in place.

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Posted: Jan 18, 2024
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Jan. 31 is the submission deadline for Application Text-to-Speech checklists for students who are blind, visually impaired or a nonreader to receive text-to-speech for the English language arts passages on the Kansas assessment. 

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Posted: Jan 18, 2024
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The Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) Career, Standards and Assessment Services (CSAS) team needs your help verifying how many alternative schools or programs are in operation this school year. 

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Posted: Jan 18, 2024
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Join Leslie Bruton, data systems coordinator for KSDE’s Teacher Licensure, for an in-person training on the Educator Data Collection System (EDCS) and the Licensed Personnel Report (LPR) from 1-4 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 24.

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Posted: Jan 18, 2024
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The Kansas Department of Commerce Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) team has partnered with seven regional planning organizations across Kansas to sponsor opportunities to join peers and partners to learn about new CDBG programs that can strengthen your community.

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Posted: Jan 18, 2024
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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) reminds people that the deadline for submissions for the Kansas Clean Diesel Program is Monday, Jan. 22.

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Posted: Jan 18, 2024
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The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced on Sept. 28 the second rebate funding opportunity available through the 2023 Clean School Bus (CSB) Rebate Program.  

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Posted: Jan 18, 2024
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The Preschool-Aged At-Risk Program provides school districts with funding for preschool-aged students.  

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Posted: Jan 18, 2024
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Quarterly reporting for Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) funds will close on the CommonApp on Friday, Jan. 19.   

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Posted: Jan 18, 2024
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KSDE’s Accreditation and Design team hosted its KESA Monthly Update on Tuesday, Jan. 9. If you were unable to join, click here to view the meeting recording.

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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 18, 2024
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The Kansans Can Star Recognition Program is now in its fifth year of recognizing school districts for the great work taking place to help the state achieve its vision of leading the world in the success of each student.

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Posted: Jan 18, 2024
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The Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) is offering a professional development event that addresses a balanced assessment system and structured literacy.

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Posted: Jan 18, 2024
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KSDE’s Information Technology (IT) team put together a team of experts to help school technology directors and staff members, along with superintendents, principals and others who are interested, navigate the complex and critical practices of cybersecurity and data privacy.  

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Posted: Jan 18, 2024
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The Spring Tobacco Treatment Specialist Training Program will be offered online Feb. 12-April 12.

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Posted: Jan 18, 2024
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The Kansas Digital Learning Conference is scheduled for Feb. 15-16 at the Andover eCademy, 1411 N. Main in Andover.   

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Posted: Jan 18, 2024
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January  

19: Quarterly reporting for ESSER funds on CommonApp closes. 

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Posted: Jan 11, 2024
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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: 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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Cold temperatures and snow didn’t deter student representatives from several Kansas Career and Technical Student Organizations from gathering in Topeka for the 2024 Citizenship Day. 

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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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Eighteen-year-old Reylli Lopez most likely would have been on a different career path had he not taken a step outside of his comfort zone and become the first-ever, state-paid youth apprentice. 

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Posted: Jan 11, 2024
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Four days into the 2024 Kansas Legislature Session, six education-related bills are in the works and Gov. Laura Kelly released her budget, proposing to fully fund K-12 public schools, including special education. 

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Posted: Jan 11, 2024
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A special task force created by the legislature to study the existing funding formula for special education met Friday, Jan. 5, at the Kansas Statehouse to develop recommendations to send to the Kansas Legislature. 

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Posted: Jan 11, 2024
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The Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) Career, Standards and Assessment Services (CSAS) team needs your help verifying how many alternative schools or programs are in operation this school year. 

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Posted: Jan 11, 2024
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Jan. 31 is the submission deadline for Application Text-to-Speech checklists for students who are blind, visually impaired or a nonreader to receive text-to-speech for the English language arts passages on the Kansas assessment. 

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

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Posted: Jan 11, 2024
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The Kansas Department of Commerce Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) team has partnered with seven regional planning organizations across Kansas to sponsor opportunities to join peers and partners to learn about new CDBG programs that can strengthen your community. 

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Posted: Jan 11, 2024
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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) reminds people that the deadline for submissions for the Kansas Clean Diesel Program is Jan. 22. 

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Posted: Jan 11, 2024
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The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced on Sept. 28 the second rebate funding opportunity available through the 2023 Clean School Bus (CSB) Rebate Program.  

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Posted: Jan 11, 2024
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Author: Anonym

The Preschool-Aged At-Risk Program provides school districts with funding for preschool-aged students. 

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Posted: Jan 11, 2024
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Applications for 2024-2025 Kansas Preschool Pilot (KPP) grants to provide preschool services are due at 5 p.m. Monday, Jan. 15.

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Posted: Jan 11, 2024
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Submission deadlines for quarterly and annual reporting for Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) funds are quickly approaching. 

Quarterly reporting for ESSER funds opened on the CommonApp on Tuesday, Jan 2, and will close Jan. 19.  

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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: Jan 11, 2024
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Author: Anonym

The Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) is offering a professional development event that addresses a balanced assessment system and structured literacy. 

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Posted: Jan 11, 2024
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Author: Anonym

The Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE), in conjunction with BTU Consultants, will provide two additional opportunities for E-Rate training via Zoom this month. 

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Posted: Jan 11, 2024
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The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) will be the topic of the first workshop of the Kansas State Department of Education’s (KSDE) Cybersecurity and Data Privacy Professional Development Webinar Series that kicks off at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 17.

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Posted: Jan 11, 2024
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The Spring Tobacco Treatment Specialist Training Program will be offered online between Feb. 12-April 12.

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Posted: Jan 11, 2024
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The Kansas Digital Learning Conference is scheduled for Feb. 15-16 at the Andover eCademy, 1411 N. Main in Andover.  

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Posted: Jan 11, 2024
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January

Through March 4: Educator Data Collection System open now through March 4 for submission of License Personnel Report. 

12: Submission deadline for fiscal year 2023 annual reporting survey for Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) funds. 

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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 4, 2024
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Kansas State Board of Education members will hear a presentation on the fentanyl crisis; receive an update on the new Kansas Education Systems Accreditation (KESA) framework, also known as KESA 2.0; and are scheduled to act on the Kansas Early Learning Standards during their January meeting. 

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Posted: Jan 4, 2024
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A task force required by law to study and make recommendations for changes in the existing funding formula for special education will meet for the first time on Friday, Jan. 5, to hear testimony.

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Posted: Jan 4, 2024
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The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) will be the topic of the first workshop of the Kansas State Department of Education’s (KSDE) Cybersecurity and Data Privacy Professional Development Webinar Series that kicks off at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 17.

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Posted: Jan 4, 2024
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The Preschool-Aged At-Risk Program provides school districts with funding for preschool-aged students. 

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Posted: Jan 4, 2024
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Applications for 2024-2025 Kansas Preschool Pilot (KPP) grants to provide preschool services are due at 5 p.m. Monday, Jan. 15. 

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Posted: Jan 4, 2024
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The Educator Data Collection System (EDCS) opened Monday, Jan. 1, for submission of the Licensed Personnel Report (LPR). 

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Posted: Jan 4, 2024
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Quarterly reporting for Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) funds opened on the CommonApp on Tuesday, Jan 2, and will close Jan. 19.  

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Posted: Jan 4, 2024
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The following spring 2024 ACT and WorkKeys updates are being offered for test coordinators by Lee Jones, ACT/WorkKeys assessment coordinator for the Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE): 

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Posted: Jan 4, 2024
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The Kansas State Department of Education’s (KSDE) Accreditation and Design will offer Kansas Educational Systems Accreditation (KESA) updates via Zoom from 9-9:45 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 9.  

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Posted: Jan 4, 2024
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The Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE), in conjunction with BTU Consultants, will provide two additional opportunities for E-Rate training via Zoom this month. 

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Posted: Jan 4, 2024
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Applications for the Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) Association of Educational Office Professionals (AEOP) Margaret Van Horn Scholarship must be postmarked by Friday, Jan. 12. 

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Posted: Jan 4, 2024
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Experts from across Kansas will help attendees of the Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) 2024 Summer Academy learn evidence-based methods and strategies that can help positively impact instruction and assessments. 

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Posted: Jan 4, 2024
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Register now for the Kansas Annual Career and Technical Education Conference in order to lock in discounted pricing. 

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Posted: Jan 4, 2024
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The Spring Tobacco Treatment Specialist Training Program will be offered online between Feb. 12-April 12  

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Posted: Jan 4, 2024
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The Kansas Digital Learning Conference is scheduled for Feb. 15-16 at the Andover eCademy, 1411 N. Main in Andover.  

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Posted: Jan 4, 2024
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The deadline to register for the 42nd annual Kansas Division for Early Childhood Conference (KDEC) is quickly approaching. 

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Posted: Jan 4, 2024
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January

Through March 4: Educator Data Collection System is open now through March 4 for submission of Licensed Personnel Report. 

5: Deadline for test coordinators to submit requests for accommodations for ACT. 

5: Deadline to submit accommodations requests for ACT through the Test Accessibility and Accommodations System (TAA). It takes time for approval, so please submit requests early.  

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Posted: Dec 28, 2023
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The end of the calendar year is always a time for reflection for me. Did I accomplish what I’d hoped? Am I satisfied with my efforts? Did I do everything in my power to ensure Kansas students are positioned for success?

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Posted: Dec 28, 2023
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Kansans witnessed positive changes to our educational system, celebrated accomplishments and achievements and also overcame challenges throughout 2023.

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Posted: Dec 28, 2023
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The Kansas State Department of Education’s Information Technology (IT) team has put together a team of experts to help school technology directors and staff members, along with superintendents, principals and others who are interested, navigate the complex and critical practices of cybersecurity and data privacy.

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Posted: Dec 28, 2023
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The Educator Data Collection System (EDCS) will open on Monday, Jan. 1, for submission of the Licensed Personnel Report (LPR).

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Posted: Dec 28, 2023
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Quarterly reporting for Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) funds will open on the CommonApp on Tuesday, Jan 2, and close on Jan. 19. 

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Posted: Dec 28, 2023
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Experts from across Kansas will help attendees of the Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) 2024 Summer Academy learn evidence-based methods and strategies that can help positively impact instruction and assessments.

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Posted: Dec 28, 2023
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Register now for the Kansas Annual Career and Technical Education Conference to lock in discounted pricing.

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Posted: Dec 28, 2023
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The Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) is sponsoring two in-person trainings next month. There is no cost to attend either training. 

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Posted: Dec 28, 2023
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The Spring 2024 Tobacco Treatment Specialist Training Program will be Feb. 12-April 12, 2024. 

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Posted: Dec 28, 2023
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The Kansas Digital Learning Conference is scheduled for Feb. 15-16 at the Andover eCademy, 1411 N. Main in Andover. 

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Posted: Dec 28, 2023
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“Inclusion Matters” is the theme for the 42nd annual Kansas Division for Early Childhood Conference (KDEC).

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Posted: Dec 28, 2023
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CALENDAR 

January

1: KSDE offices closed in observance of New Year’s.

1-March 4: Educator Data Collection System open for submission of Licensed Personnel Report (LPR).

2: Star Assessments Regional Training. Star educators can join the session at Waconda USD 272. Learn more and register here.

5: Deadline for test coordinators to submit requests for accommodations for ACT.

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Posted: Dec 21, 2023
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Two Kansas school district leaders have been selected as 2023 Superintendents to Watch, an award offered through the National School Public Relations Association (NSPRA) that honors innovative and effective use of technology to engage and inform the school community.

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Posted: Dec 21, 2023
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The Kansas State Board of Education has established meeting dates for 2024 and 2025, following the traditional schedule of meeting the second Tuesday and Wednesday of each month.

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Posted: Dec 21, 2023
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Do you have ideas regarding evidence-based methods and strategies that can positively impact instruction and assessments? What about ways to invigorate those who are involved in the delivery of education or services provided to Kansas students?

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Posted: Dec 21, 2023
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The Educator Data Collection System (EDCS) will open Jan. 1 for submission of the Licensed Personnel Report (LPR).

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Posted: Dec 21, 2023
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Quarterly reporting for Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) funds will open on the CommonApp on Tuesday, Jan 2, and close Jan. 19. 

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Posted: Dec 21, 2023
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The Kansas State Department of Education School Bus Safety Unit will be holding Transportation Basics Workshops for transportation directors/supervisors from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 28, in Great Bend.

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Posted: Dec 21, 2023
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WorkCTE, like ChatGPT, is becoming even more technical, automated and essential for the future. How are Kansas students being prepared for that? Find out more about WorkCTE at the Kansas Annual Career and Technical Education Conference, scheduled for Feb. 5-7 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Manhattan.

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Posted: Dec 21, 2023
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The Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) is sponsoring two regional in-person trainings early in January 2024. There is no cost to attend either training. 

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Posted: Dec 21, 2023
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Bethany College has announced registration is now open for its 2024 education conference, Innovative Next Steps in Pre-K-12 Learning.

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Posted: Dec 21, 2023
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Registration is now open for the 2024 Virtual Health Care Career Day, which is scheduled for 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Feb. 1. 

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Posted: Dec 21, 2023
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The Spring 2024 Tobacco Treatment Specialist Training Program is an eight-week course beginning Feb. 12 and concluding on April 12, 2024. 

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Posted: Dec 21, 2023
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The Kansas Digital Learning Conference is scheduled for Feb. 15-16 at the Andover eCademy, 1411 N. Main in Andover. 

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Posted: Dec 21, 2023
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The 42nd annual Kansas Division for Early Childhood (KDEC) Conference offers attendees an opportunity for professional growth and through an array of sessions, networking experiences and other activities.

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Posted: Dec 21, 2023
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December

25: KSDE offices closed in observance of Christmas holiday.

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

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Posted: Dec 14, 2023
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On Monday, Dec. 11, the Kansas Early Childhood Transition Task Force adopted its final report and presented it to Gov. Laura Kelly. This report outlines recommendations for how Kansas can streamline and strengthen administration of early childhood programs.  

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Posted: Dec 14, 2023
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A new tool has been launched to help guide policy and measure the impact of early childhood services in Kansas. 

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Posted: Dec 14, 2023
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Feedback is being sought on State Determined Performance Levels (SDPLs) before they are released to the general public for a 60-day comment period. 

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Posted: Dec 14, 2023
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Wednesday, Dec. 20, is the deadline for schools to submit Emergency Safety Intervention Data Collection for reporting period one in the Kansas Integrated Accountability System (KIAS) application.  

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Posted: Dec 14, 2023
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Friday, Dec.15, is the deadline for Kansas school counselors to participate in a survey that will help determine spring professional development opportunities.  

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Posted: Dec 14, 2023
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The Kansas State Department of Education’s (KSDE) Accreditation and Design (AD) team hosted a Kansas Educational Systems Accreditation (KESA) Monthly Update via Zoom from 9-9:45 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 12.  

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Posted: Dec 14, 2023
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Registration is now open for the 2024 Virtual Health Care Career Day, which is scheduled for 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Feb. 1.  

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Posted: Dec 14, 2023
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Learning Forward Kansas is hosting Marcia Tate and her presentation “Sit and Get Won’t Grow Dendrites: 20 Professional Learning Strategies that Engage the Adult Brain” from 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Feb. 7.  

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Posted: Dec 14, 2023
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Melissa Rooker, executive director of the Kansas Children’s Cabinet and Trust Fund, has been announced as one of the featured speakers at the First 1,000 Days Kansas Summit. 

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Posted: Dec 14, 2023
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The 42nd annual Kansas Division for Early Childhood Conference (KDEC) offers attendees an opportunity for professional growth and an array of sessions, networking experiences and other activities. 

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Posted: Dec 14, 2023
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Applications are now being accepted for the 2024 Kansas Crime Stoppers Association collegiate scholarships. 

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Posted: Dec 14, 2023
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Event also celebrates 200th anniversary of Braille code

Celebrate Access! is a new event that explores the unique ways people with visual impairment access the world, and it also celebrates the 200th anniversary of the Braille code. 

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Posted: Dec 14, 2023
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The Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) is sponsoring two regional in-person trainings early in January 2024. There is no cost to attend either training.  

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The Kansas State Department of Education’s (KSDE)’s Kansas Individual Data on Students (KIDS) staff members are offering KIDS staff training in person and via Zoom in December and January.  

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Posted: Dec 14, 2023
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The Kansas State Department of Education School Bus Safety Unit will be holding a Transportation Basics Workshop for transportation directors/supervisors from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 28, in Great Bend. 

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Posted: Dec 14, 2023
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The Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) is offering a professional development event that addresses a balanced assessment system and structured literacy.  

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Posted: Dec 14, 2023
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Kansas Multi-Tier System of Supports (MTSS) and Alignment will host one-day free trainings to help expand understanding of the FastBridge assessment system.  

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Posted: Dec 14, 2023
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December  

15: Deadline for Kansas counselors to submit feedback survey on 2023 fall professional development. 

19: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Kansas Individual Data on Students (KIDS) training, via Zoom. To register, visit the KSDE Training Portal. You must have an account to register. Upon login, click KIDS and KIDS Training to access courses. The course will focus on using KIDS data, understanding submission types and methods and be more hands-on than in previous years.  

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Kansas State Board of Education members are scheduled to act on proposed changes to the current accreditation model, legislative priorities for the 2024 legislative session and more during their December meeting.

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Posted: Dec 7, 2023
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James Kingsbury was just 12 years old when his father died in 2018.

“I was grieving with that and not seeing a future for myself,” said Kingsbury, now a senior at Larned High School, Fort Larned USD 495. “I thought, ‘Why do it if he’s not there?’ “

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State also wins top prize for Photo of the Year, Outstanding Contributor Awards

In a competition that pits eight states against each other to help celebrate local produce, support local agriculture and recognize the importance of healthy eating, Kansas received fifth place and won two top prizes.

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Posted: Dec 7, 2023
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The tables are being turned this week as early childhood educators in Kansas are being taught instead of teaching.

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

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Posted: Dec 7, 2023
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The Kansas State Department of Education’s (KSDE)’s Kansas Individual Data on Students (KIDS) staff members are offering KIDS staff training in person and via Zoom in December and January.

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Posted: Dec 7, 2023
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The Kansas State Department of Education School Bus Safety Unit will be holding Transportation Basics Workshops for transportation directors/supervisors from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 28, in Great Bend.

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Posted: Dec 7, 2023
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The Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) is seeking applications for 2024-2025 Kansas Preschool Pilot (KPP) grants to provide preschool services.

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Posted: Dec 7, 2023
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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) currently has a school bus award opportunity open to districts that own and operate their own fleets.

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Posted: Dec 7, 2023
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The submission deadline for the fiscal year 2023 annual reporting survey for Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) funds is Jan. 12, 2024.

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Posted: Dec 7, 2023
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Dec. 20 is the deadline for schools to submit Emergency Safety Intervention Data Collection for reporting period one in the Kansas Integrated Accountability System (KIAS) application.

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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: Dec 7, 2023
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Below are a few steps to help test coordinators prepare for WorkKeys and ACT testing in the spring.

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Posted: Dec 7, 2023
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Martin Luther King Jr. food program uses funds from subgrant to provide equipment, education

A Kansas Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) sponsor used federal funds from the Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) Farm to School Grant to provide labor-saving equipment and education to 140 CACFP home day cares.

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Posted: Dec 7, 2023
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The Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) school counselor leader coordinators invite Kansas school counselors to participate in a survey that will help determine spring professional development opportunities.

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Posted: Dec 7, 2023
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The Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) Child Nutrition and Wellness (CNW) team is hosting the December town hall meeting at 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 14.

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Posted: Dec 7, 2023
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The Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) is offering a professional development event that addresses a balanced assessment system and structured literacy.

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Posted: Dec 7, 2023
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The Innovative Next Steps in Pre-K-12 Learning Education Conference will take place April 13 at Bethany College and will feature several leaders in education.

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Posted: Dec 7, 2023
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As Renaissance begins planning professional learning opportunities sponsored by the Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE), the company is seeking educator input.

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Posted: Dec 7, 2023
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Kansas Multi-Tier Systems of Support (MTSS) and Alignment will host one-day free trainings to help expand understanding of the FastBridge assessment system.

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Posted: Dec 7, 2023
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The KSDE Technical Assistance System Network (TASN) will host in-person, full-day Kansas Early Childhood Outcome (ECO) Rating Process Workshops in 2024.

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Posted: Dec 7, 2023
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Stakeholders are invited to attend an event focused on better understanding surveys administered to students in Kansas schools.

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Posted: Dec 7, 2023
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The University of Kansas has announced the Spring 2024 Tobacco Treatment Specialist Training Program for Feb. 12-April 12, 2024.

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Posted: Dec 7, 2023
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The Kansas Digital Learning Conference is scheduled for Feb. 15-16 at the Andover eCademy, 1411 N. Main in Andover.

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Posted: Dec 7, 2023
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December

8: 4-5 p.m. KSDE’s monthly math meeting. Topic: Tier Intervention. Zoom: https://ksde.zoom.us/j/88043941824. For more information, contact KSDE’s Jennifer Hamlet via email at jhamlet@kse.org or by phone at 785-296-6823.

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Posted: Nov 30, 2023
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Deputy Commissioner Dr. Craig Neuenswander has a way of making people feel supported and at ease. Maybe it’s the kindness he shows everyone who crosses his path, his calm demeanor or the brilliance he’s shared with numerous administrators to help solve financial conundrums during his past 11 years at the Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE). 

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Posted: Nov 30, 2023
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Attendees of the KSDE Great Ideas in Education Conference: Empowered Together, which took place Oct. 25-27 in Wichita, are reminded to complete an evaluation to help KSDE staff members plan for the next conference. 

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Posted: Nov 30, 2023
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Ornaments featuring artwork by students throughout the United States, including Kansas, will once again adorn trees at the National Christmas Tree site in Washington, D.C. 

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Posted: Nov 30, 2023
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The United States Department of Education, in partnership with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is offering free, rapid, at-home COVID-19 tests to interested local educational agencies (LEAs). 

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Posted: Nov 30, 2023
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Thirteen Kansas school districts have been announced as recipients of the 2022-2025 Stronger Connections grant. 

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Posted: Nov 30, 2023
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The Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) is seeking applications for 2024-2025 Kansas Preschool Pilot (KPP) grants to provide preschool services. 

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Posted: Nov 30, 2023
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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) currently has a school bus award opportunity open to districts that own and operate their own fleets. 

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Posted: Nov 30, 2023
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The Kansas State Department of Education’s (KSDE)’s Kansas Individual Data on Students (KIDS) staff members will offer training sessions in December and January. 

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Posted: Nov 30, 2023
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Jan. 12, 2024, is the submission deadline for the fiscal year 2023 annual reporting survey for Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) funds. 

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Posted: Nov 30, 2023
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School districts and Local Education Agencies (LEAs) are annually required to electronically file their CPA Audit Report and/or Single Audit Report with the Kansas Department of Administration, Municipal Services Municipal Services | Kansas Department of Administration (ks.gov)

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Posted: Nov 30, 2023
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Dec. 20 is the deadline for schools to submit Emergency Safety Intervention Data Collection for reporting period one in the Kansas Integrated Accountability System (KIAS) application. 

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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 30, 2023
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As the state moves to a regional/cohort of support and accountability for Kansas Educational Systems Accreditation (KESA), the Kansas State Department of Education’s (KSDE) Accreditation and Design team recently reconfigured the regions/cohorts map, moving from four regions to three regions and creating two new cohorts of systems.

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Posted: Nov 30, 2023
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The Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) Child Nutrition and Wellness (CNW) team is hosting two virtual town hall meetings in coming months. 

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Posted: Nov 30, 2023
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The Kansas State Department of Education’s (KSDE) Accreditation and Design team recently shared the recording of the monthly Kansas Education Systems Accreditation (KESA) update, which took place Tuesday, Nov. 14, via Zoom. 

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Posted: Nov 30, 2023
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The notification date for the fiscal year 2023 National School Lunch Program (NSLP) equipment assistance grants has been moved back because of the overwhelming number of applications received by the KSDE Child Nutrition and Wellness (CNW) team. 

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Posted: Nov 30, 2023
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On Oct. 23, 2023, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) granted the Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) request to waive the requirement for the annual Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) election deadline and date used to determine the identified student percentage (ISP) for the 2023-2024 school year. 

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Posted: Nov 30, 2023
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Each sponsor that operates a National School Lunch Program (NSLP) is asked to complete the Farm to School Census, regardless of participation in Farm to School activities. 

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Posted: Nov 30, 2023
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The 2024 Kansas Health Care Virtual Career Day will be held from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Feb. 1. 

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Posted: Nov 30, 2023
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The Early Childhood Outcomes (ECO) and the Child Outcome Summary (COS) process were developed to capture the impact of early childhood special education services on young children with disabilities. 

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Posted: Nov 30, 2023
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The Early Childhood Outcomes (ECO) and the Child Outcome Summary (COS) process were developed to capture the impact of early childhood special education services on young children with disabilities. 

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Posted: Nov 30, 2023
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Stakeholders are invited to attend an event focused on better understanding surveys administered to students in Kansas schools. 

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Posted: Nov 30, 2023
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The University of Kansas has announced the Spring 2024 Tobacco Treatment Specialist Training Program for Feb. 12-April 12, 2024. 

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Posted: Nov 30, 2023
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The Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) will host Science Regional Professional Learning Communities in February and April 2024. 

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Posted: Nov 30, 2023
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Kansas Multi-Tier Systems of Support (MTSS) and Alignment will host one-day free trainings to help expand understanding of the FastBridge assessment system. 

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Posted: Nov 30, 2023
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As Renaissance begins planning professional learning opportunities sponsored by the Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE), the company is seeking educator input. 

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Posted: Nov 30, 2023
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The Association of Teacher Educators of Kansas (ATE-K) is currently accepting session proposals for the 2024 ATE-K/Kansas Association of Colleges of Teacher Education (KACTE) Spring Conference. 

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Posted: Nov 30, 2023
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The Kansas Digital Learning Conference is scheduled for Feb. 15-16 at the Andover eCademy, 1411 N. Main in Andover. 

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December 

4: 4-4:30 p.m., Coffee with Counselors, Ugly Sweater Party, Zoom. Connect with KSDE school counselor leader coordinators to celebrate the holidays. Registration Link

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

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Posted: Nov 16, 2023
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The Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) has announced the dates for the 2024 Great Ideas in Education Conference.

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Posted: Nov 16, 2023
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In the 17th episode of the HirePaths’ Cool Careers video series, host Audrey packs her backpack and heads to preschool to learn all about early childhood education.

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Posted: Nov 16, 2023
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Gov. Kelly proclaims Nov. 12-18 as Apprenticeship Week in Kansas

The Kansas State Department of Education’s (KSDE) Kansas Registered Teacher Apprenticeship program was recognized as the 2023 Outstanding New Program by the Kansas Department of Commerce on Tuesday, Nov. 14.

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Posted: Nov 16, 2023
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Kansas is leading an effort to create a standardized agreement and data sharing protocol with the Department of Defense (DoD) that would allow states to access accurate, secure and standardized data on military service.

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Posted: Nov 16, 2023
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Two Kansas schools are being nationally recognized for exceptional student achievement in 2023.

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Posted: Nov 16, 2023
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Dec. 20 is the deadline for schools to submit Emergency Safety Intervention Data Collection for reporting period one in the Kansas Integrated Accountability System (KIAS) application.

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Posted: Nov 16, 2023
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School districts and Local Education Agencies (LEAs) are annually required to electronically file their CPA Audit Report and/or Single Audit Report with the Kansas Department of Administration, Municipal Services Municipal Services | Kansas Department of Administration (ks.gov).

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Posted: Nov 16, 2023
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The Davis-Bacon Compliance requires all laborers and mechanics employed by contractors or subcontractors who work on construction contracts in excess of $2,000 financed by federal assistance funds to be paid wages not less than those established for the locality of the project (prevailing wage rates) by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL). 

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Posted: Nov 16, 2023
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The Kansas State Department of Education’s (KSDE)’s Kansas Individual Data on Students (KIDS) staff members will offer training in the northeast part of the state in December.

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Posted: Nov 16, 2023
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Organizations and entities have until 5 p.m. Dec. 18 to apply for $38 million in grants that will help expand on Kansas’ efforts to create new licensed child care slots while adding space to enable work, health monitoring and education supports. 

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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 16, 2023
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The Kansas State Department of Education’s (KSDE) Accreditation and Design team hosted a monthly Kansas Education Systems Accreditation (KESA) update on Tuesday, Nov. 14, via Zoom.

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Posted: Nov 16, 2023
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The 2024 Kansas Health Care Virtual Career Day will be held from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Feb. 1.

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Posted: Nov 16, 2023
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KSDE will host A Zoom webinar from 11 a.m. - noon on Tuesday, Nov. 28, to discuss the Kansas State Department of Education’s (KSDE) Suicide Prevention, Intervention, Reintegration and Postvention Toolkit.

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Posted: Nov 16, 2023
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Four Kansas Parents as Teachers affiliates have been named Blue Ribbon affiliates by the Parents as Teachers National Center.

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Posted: Nov 16, 2023
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The Association of Teacher Educators of Kansas (ATE-K) is currently accepting session proposals for the 2024 ATE-K/Kansas Association of Colleges of Teacher Education (KACTE) Spring Conference.

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Posted: Nov 16, 2023
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The Kansas Digital Learning Conference is scheduled for Feb. 15-16 at the Andover eCademy, 1411 N. Main in Andover.

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Posted: Nov 16, 2023
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There are two remaining FastBridge and Star trainings for the month of November, said Sheleena Taylor, a Renaissance customer success manager for Kansas.

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Posted: Nov 16, 2023
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November

20: Last day to request December federal funds (Form 240) if funds are available. More information, Rose Ireland, 785-296-4973.

20: 3-3:30 p.m., Coffee with Counselors, Connecting Rural Counselors, Zoom. Connect with rural counselors to discuss topics related to being a counselor in a rural area. Registration Link

23-24: KSDE offices closed in observance of Thanksgiving.

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Kansas State Board of Education members will receive proposed changes to the Kansas Education Systems Accreditation (KESA) model and will act on the Kansas Standards for Library and Information Literacy during their November meetings.

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Posted: Nov 9, 2023
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Commissioner Watson offers Q&A session; Teachers of the Year give keynote presentations

The fifth free conference in a series geared toward teachers of all grade levels and content areas brought 170 educators together in Topeka for networking, fun and learning.

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Posted: Nov 9, 2023
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A recipe challenge hosted by the Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) Child Nutrition and Wellness team afforded students from West Elk Unified School District 282 the chance to learn about school nutrition guidelines and how tasty items made with sorghum truly can be.

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Posted: Nov 9, 2023
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In 2003, Hanna Kemble Mick’s mother was named a Kansas School Counselor of the Year. Now, two decades later, Kemble Mick is “humbled and honored” to follow in her mother’s footsteps.

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Posted: Nov 9, 2023
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Mary Kane, who has served as the Kansas FFA Association executive secretary for more than 30 years, was recently recognized by the National Association of Supervisors of Agricultural Education (NASEA) as the 2023 Outstanding Executive Secretary.

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Posted: Nov 9, 2023
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Have you filled out the survey for KSDEweekly yet? If not, please click here to answer a few brief questions.

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Posted: Nov 9, 2023
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All district state aid requests for December must be submitted by Friday, Nov. 10.

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Posted: Nov 9, 2023
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The Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) is hosting three in-person meetings for annual Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) report training.

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Posted: Nov 9, 2023
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The Kansas State Department of Education’s (KSDE)’s Kansas Individual Data on Students (KIDS) staff members will offer training in the southwestern part of Kansas in November and in the northeast part of the state in December.

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Posted: Nov 9, 2023
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Organizations and entities have until 5 p.m. Dec. 18 to apply for $38 million in grants that will help expand on Kansas’ efforts to create new licensed child care slots while adding space to enable work, health monitoring and education supports. 

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Posted: Nov 9, 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 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 9, 2023
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The Kansas State Department of Education’s Accreditation and Design (AD) team will present an updated Kansas Education Systems Accreditation (KESA) model to the Kansas State Board of Education next week.

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Posted: Nov 9, 2023
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Please see the information below for a quick overview of what ACT and WorkKeys test coordinators need to do in the following weeks to prepare for the Spring 2024 WorkKeys and ACT tests:

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Posted: Nov 9, 2023
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A Zoom webinar scheduled for Friday, Nov. 10, to discuss the Kansas State Department of Education’s (KSDE) Suicide Prevention, Intervention, Reintegration and Postvention Toolkit has been rescheduled for later this month.

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Posted: Nov 9, 2023
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The goal of Safe Routes to School is to increase the number of K-12 students in Kansas who walk, bike and roll to school, improve safety, and increase physical activity through policies, programs and projects, said Ann Marie Katt, coordinator of the program.

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Posted: Nov 9, 2023
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The Kansas State Department of Education’s (KSDE) Child Nutrition and Wellness (CNW) team is seeking feedback to help inform its Farm to Plate team of local food purchasing in school nutrition programs across the state.   

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Posted: Nov 9, 2023
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The fiscal year 2024 United States Department of Agriculture Patrick Leahy Farm to School Grant request for applications (RFA) is now available by clicking here.

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Posted: Nov 9, 2023
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The Kansas Volunteer Commission has been selected as a finalist for the 2023 Commission Innovation Awards sponsored by America’s Service Commissions (ASC).

The Kansas Volunteer Commission, which is a program of the Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE), is one of three finalists in the Innovation in Civic Engagement and Volunteerism category, according to the ASC website.

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Posted: Nov 9, 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 Edition (ASQ: SE-2).

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Posted: Nov 9, 2023
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Additional details have been released regarding the Kansas Digital Learning Conference, which is scheduled for Feb. 15-16 at the Andover eCademy, 1411 N. Main in Andover.

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Posted: Nov 9, 2023
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Nominations for the 2025 Kansas Teacher of the Year will be accepted until 11:59 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 9.

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Posted: Nov 9, 2023
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Each FastBridge user has access to FASTflix through a state partnership, said Sheleena Taylor, a Renaissance customer success manager for Kansas.

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Posted: Nov 9, 2023
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November

Through Nov. 10: Testing window for PreACT 8/9.

Through Nov. 10: Request for State Foundation Aid for December. More information, contact Rose Ireland at 785-296-4973.

10: KSDE offices closed in observance of Veterans Day.

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Posted: Nov 2, 2023
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Shannon Wedel, an elementary school art teacher for Great Bend Unified School District 428, has been named the 2023 Overall Outstanding Art Educator of the Year by the Kansas Art Education Association (KAEA).

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Posted: Nov 2, 2023
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Kansas Commissioner of Education Dr. Randy Watson, along with Deputy Commissioner Dr. Ben Proctor and Accreditation and Design Director Dr. Jay Scott, spent about three hours on Friday, Oct. 27, giving updates and sharing new information with attendees of the Great Ideas in Education Conference.

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Posted: Nov 2, 2023
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Have you filled out the survey for KSDEweekly yet? If not, please click here to answer a few brief questions.

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Posted: Nov 2, 2023
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Updated information for the 2023-2024 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) will be shared from 12:30-1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 8, during a lunchtime webinar.

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Posted: Nov 2, 2023
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Organizations and entities have until 5 p.m. Dec. 18 to apply for $38 million in grants that will help expand on Kansas’ efforts to create new licensed child care slots while adding space to enable work, health monitoring and education supports.

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Posted: Nov 2, 2023
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The Kansas State Department of Education’s Teacher Licensure team has the following message for Licensed Personnel Report Contacts (LPRCs):

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Posted: Nov 2, 2023
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Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) staff members will be available via Zoom from 10-11 a.m. Nov. 8, to answer questions and discuss the intricacies of migrant student reporting.

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Posted: Nov 2, 2023
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The fiscal year 2023 annual reporting survey for Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) funds opened Wednesday, Nov. 1 and the deadline for submission is Jan. 12, 2024.

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Posted: Nov 2, 2023
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The Kansas State Department of Education’s (KSDE) School Bus Safety Unit offers this important reminder about district-owned vehicle markings:

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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: Nov 2, 2023
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The Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) Accreditation and Design (AD) team has scheduled the following meetings for November:

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Posted: Nov 2, 2023
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Kelly Chanay, who has recently served as assistant director of the Kansas State Department of Education’s (KSDE) Child Nutrition and Wellness (CNW) team, has been named the team’s new director.

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Posted: Nov 2, 2023
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Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) counselor leader coordinators have scheduled a variety of professional development opportunities for school counselors throughout November and December.

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Posted: Nov 2, 2023
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The KSDE TASN School Mental Health Initiative has announced a self-paced professional development opportunity called Mindfulness and School-Based Yoga: Tools for the Classroom eLearning Course.

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Posted: Nov 2, 2023
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The Kansas State Department of Education’s (KSDE) Child Nutrition and Wellness (CNW) team is seeking feedback to help inform its Farm to Plate team of local food purchasing in school nutrition programs across the state.

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Posted: Nov 2, 2023
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Applications are available for the Healthier Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) Award, which is a recognition system that supports the wellness efforts of child care providers, day care center staff members and home providers participating in CACFP.

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Posted: Nov 2, 2023
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The nomination deadline for the 2025 Kansas Teacher of the Year is Thursday, Nov. 9.

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Posted: Nov 2, 2023
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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) Family Leadership Team is seeking parents who would like to participate in one of two roundtable sessions in November.

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Posted: Nov 2, 2023
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The Kansas Leadership Center (KLC) is hosting an online discussion from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 16, about demographic shifts and the impact they have on Kansas schools.

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Posted: Nov 2, 2023
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Each FastBridge user has access to FASTflix through the state partnership, said Sheleena Taylor, a Renaissance customer success manager for Kansas.

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Posted: Nov 2, 2023
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CALENDAR

November

Through Nov. 10: Testing window for PreACT 8/9.

3: 9 a.m.-2 p.m., IPS Technical Assistance Opportunity, Greenbush, 947 W. 47 highway, Girard. Click here to register

8: 10-11 a.m., KSDE staff members will be available to answer questions via Zoom about migrant student reporting. Join the Zoom meeting here. The meeting ID is 894 3382 3936 and the passcode is 388813.

8: Kansas Vaping ECHO for Education program, Part 5.

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Posted: Oct 26, 2023
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It has been more than a year since the creation of the Kansas State Department of Education’s (KSDE) external newsletter, KSDEweekly.

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Posted: Oct 26, 2023
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More than 500 educators gathered this week in Wichita for the 2023 Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) Great Ideas in Education Conference: Empowered Together.

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Posted: Oct 26, 2023
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The submission window for the Dropout Graduation Summary Report (DGSR) closes Tuesday, Oct. 31.

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Posted: Oct 26, 2023
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Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) staff members will be available via Zoom from 10-11 a.m. Nov. 8 to answer questions and discuss the intricacies of migrant student reporting.

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Posted: Oct 26, 2023
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The fiscal year 2023 annual reporting survey for Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) funds will open Nov. 1, and the deadline for submission is Jan. 12, 2024.  Completing this report is mandatory to ensure districts continue receiving federal funds without interruption.

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Posted: Oct 26, 2023
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The Kansas State Department of Education’s (KSDE) School Bus Safety Unit offers this important reminder about district-owned vehicle markings:

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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 26, 2023
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The KSDE TASN School Mental Health Initiative has announced a self-paced professional development opportunity called Mindfulness and School-Based Yoga: Tools for the Classroom eLearning Course.

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Posted: Oct 26, 2023
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The nomination deadline for the 2025 Kansas Teacher of the Year is Thursday, Nov. 9.

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Posted: Oct 26, 2023
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The Kansas State Department of Education’s (KSDE)’s Kansas Individual Data on Students (KIDS) staff will offer training in the southwestern part of Kansas in November.

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Posted: Oct 26, 2023
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The Kansas Educational Leadership Institute (KELI) is hosting a learning opportunity about teacher recruitment and retention.

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Posted: Oct 26, 2023
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Career and technical education (CTE) instructors, coordinators and administrators are invited to attend the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCEER) CTE New Skilled Trades Instructor Workshop Conference on Nov. 8 at the Wichita Airport Hilton DoubleTree.

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Posted: Oct 26, 2023
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Two different dates and locations are set for the Kansas MTSS (Multi-Tier System of Supports) and Alignment Reading Roadshow.

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Posted: Oct 26, 2023
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Renaissance has announced upcoming FastBridge and Star trainings, said Sheleena Taylor, a Renaissance customer success manager for Kansas.

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Posted: Oct 26, 2023
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October 

1-31: National Bullying Prevention Month.  

1-31: National Farm to School Month. 

Through Nov. 10: Testing window for PreACT 8/9. 

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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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Compassionate. Passionate. Supportive. Amazing. Exceptional leader. Those are just a few of the words used by colleagues and friends to describe Cheryl Johnson, the Kansas State Department of Education’s (KSDE) Child Nutrition and Wellness (CNW) director.

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Posted: Oct 19, 2023
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Dr. Michelle Hubbard, Shawnee Mission Unified School District 512’s superintendent, has been named the 2024 Kansas Superintendent of the Year, the Kansas School Superintendents Association (KSSA) announced Tuesday, Oct. 17.

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Posted: Oct 19, 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 19, 2023
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Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) staff members will be available via Zoom from 10-11 a.m. Nov. 8 to answer questions and discuss the intricacies of migrant student reporting.

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Posted: Oct 19, 2023
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The fiscal year 2023 annual reporting survey for Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) funds will open Nov. 1 and the deadline for submission is Jan. 12, 2024. Completion of this report is mandatory to ensure districts continue to receive federal funds without interruption.

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Posted: Oct 19, 2023
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The Davis-Bacon Compliance requires all laborers and mechanics employed by contractors or subcontractors who work on construction contracts in excess of $2,000 financed by federal assistance funds to be paid wages not less than those established for the locality of the project (prevailing wage rates) by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL). 

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Posted: Oct 19, 2023
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Mental Health America of the Heartland (MHAH) is pleased to partner with PAXIS Institute and the Kansas Department of Aging and Disability Services to offer fully funded FREE PAX Tools Workshops to parents and caregivers in Kansas. 

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Posted: Oct 19, 2023
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Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) staff members will be available from 10 a.m. to noon via Zoom Thursday, Oct. 26, to answer questions about Kansas Individual Data on Students (KIDS) reporting.

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Posted: Oct 19, 2023
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Quarterly reporting for Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) funds closes Friday, Oct. 20.

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

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Posted: Oct 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 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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As the first cycle of the Kansas Education Systems Accreditation (KESA) wraps up, the Kansas State Department of Education’s Accreditation and Design (AD) team wants to share this summary:

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Posted: Oct 19, 2023
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The Kansas Educational Leadership Institute (KELI) is hosting a learning opportunity about teacher recruitment and retention.

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Posted: Oct 19, 2023
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Career and technical education (CTE) instructors, coordinators and administrators are invited to attend the National Center for Construction Education and Research CTE New Skilled Trades Instructor Workshop Conference on Nov. 8 at the Wichita Airport Hilton DoubleTree.

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Posted: Oct 19, 2023
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Two different dates and locations are set for the Kansas MTSS (Multi-Tier System of Supports) and Alignment Reading Roadshow.

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Posted: Oct 19, 2023
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The nomination deadline for the 2025 Kansas Teacher of the Year is Thursday, Nov. 9.

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Posted: Oct 19, 2023
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Renaissance has announced a new Kansas Landing Page where educators can go for updates, resources and avenues for support, said Sheleena Taylor, a Renaissance customer success manager for Kansas.

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Posted: Oct 19, 2023
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The Kansas State Department of Education’s math team will host monthly math meetings to go over topics educators wanted to learn more about.

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Posted: Oct 19, 2023
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CALENDAR

October

1-31: National Bullying Prevention Month. 

1-31: National Farm to School Month.

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Posted: Oct 12, 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 12, 2023
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Graduation rates increase, 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: Oct 12, 2023
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Kansas school bus drivers helped 191,379 Kansas students roll safely to their destinations during the 2022-2023 school year. 

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Posted: Oct 12, 2023
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Episode 16 of the HirePaths Cool Careers video series highlights dairy farmers. 

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Posted: Oct 12, 2023
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The fiscal year 2023 annual reporting survey for Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) funds will open Nov. 1 and the deadline for submission is Jan. 12, 2024. Completion of this report is mandatory to ensure districts continue to receive federal funds without interruption.  

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Posted: Oct 12, 2023
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Mental Health America of the Heartland (MHAH) has partnered with PAXIS Institute and the Kansas Department of Aging and Disability Services to offer free PAX Tools Workshops to parents and caregivers in Kansas. 

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

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Posted: Oct 12, 2023
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The Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) Teacher Licensure team is asking building and district leaders to fill out a survey to gauge participation and interest in the Kansas Registered Teacher Apprenticeship program. 

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Posted: Oct 12, 2023
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If you missed the Sept. 29 Dropout Graduation Summary Report (DGSR) question and answer session with DGSR and KIDS staff members, it can be found at Dropout Graduation Summary Report (DGSR) (ksde.org). There is a link to the slide deck presented and a checklist of items to be considered when looking at the data for the DGSR.  

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Posted: Oct 12, 2023
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Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) staff members will be available from 10 a.m. to noon via Zoom on Thursday, Oct. 19, and Thursday, Oct. 26, to answer questions about Kansas Individual Data on Students (KIDS) reporting. 

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Posted: Oct 12, 2023
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Quarterly reporting for Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) funds will close Friday, Oct. 20.

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Posted: Oct 12, 2023
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All districts must submit State Aid Request for November by Friday, Oct. 13.

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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 12, 2023
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The Kansas State Department of Education Child Nutrition and Wellness team will host a Town Hall meeting via Zoom at 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 26.  

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Posted: Oct 12, 2023
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The Kansas State Department of Education’s Accreditation and Design (AD) team hosted the first Kansas Education Systems Accreditation (KESA) meeting of the 2023-2024 school year on Tuesday, Oct. 10. 

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Posted: Oct 12, 2023
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Kansas's first Apply Free Days will be held Nov. 7-9 for Kansas residents. 

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Posted: Oct 12, 2023
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Two different dates and locations are set for the Kansas MTSS (Multi-Tier System of Supports) and Alignment Reading Roadshow. 

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Posted: Oct 12, 2023
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Save the date for the Kansas Digital Learning Conference in February. 

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Posted: Oct 12, 2023
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The nomination deadline for the 2025 Kansas Teacher of the Year is Thursday, Nov. 9. 

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Posted: Oct 12, 2023
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Renaissance has announced a new Kansas Landing Page where educators can go for updates, resources and avenues for support, said Sheleena Taylor, a Renaissance customer success manager for Kansas. 

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Posted: Oct 12, 2023
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The Kansas State Department of Education’s math team will host monthly math meetings to go over topics educators wanted to learn more about.

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Posted: Oct 12, 2023
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Join the Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) and Andover Unified School District 385 for an Elementary Science Summit centered around the best thematic units. 

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Posted: Oct 12, 2023
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The deadline to register for the Great Ideas in Education Conference: Empowered Together is Friday, Oct. 13.  

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Posted: Oct 12, 2023
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Visit Kansas Safe Routes to Schools for ways to get more kids walking, biking, and rolling to school, improve route safety, and increase health and physical activity. Safe Routes to Schools programs can decrease the number of families driving to school, which can reduce traffic, improve air quality, and reduce costs for families. 

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Posted: Oct 12, 2023
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The Kansas Technical Assistance System Network (TASN) School Mental Health Initiative (SMHI) is hosting a Trauma-Responsive School Community Facilitation Workshop in January 2024.  

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Posted: Oct 12, 2023
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October 

1-31: National Bullying Prevention Month.  

1-31: National Farm to School Month. 

Through Nov. 10: Testing window for PreACT 8/9. 

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Posted: Oct 5, 2023
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The Kansas Senate and House of Representatives are adjourned until Jan. 8, 2024. However, interim committees are already preparing for the upcoming session.

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Posted: Oct 5, 2023
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Scott Thellman said he was destined to wear a suit and tie and have a career in the grain trade. Instead, he became a first-generation farmer in Douglas County who is helping introduce Kansas students to fresh, healthy foods by selling his produce to schools. 

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Posted: Oct 5, 2023
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Teams from West Elk Unified School District 282 and Valley Falls USD 338 have been announced as the winners of the Local Foods Recipe Challenge, which required teams comprised of students, educators, school nutrition professionals and local farmers to develop recipes featuring Kansas-grown products. 

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Posted: Oct 5, 2023
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Kansas State Board of Education members will review a report from a firearms safety curriculum survey report, hear a presentation on Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling (LETRS) training and be introduced to a new accreditation framework. 

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Posted: Oct 5, 2023
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The deadline to recognize outstanding Kansas students and exemplary first-year teachers is fast approaching. 

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Posted: Oct 5, 2023
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Event helps spread aviation industry awareness, knowledge

More than 1,000 Kansas children and students will have opportunities to get up close and personal with airplanes and learn more about aviation when the Fly Kansas Air Tour makes stops across the state. 

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

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Posted: Oct 5, 2023
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The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced on Sept. 28 the second rebate funding opportunity through the 2023 Clean School Bus (CSB) Rebate Program

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Posted: Oct 5, 2023
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Quarterly reporting for Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) funds will close Oct. 20. 

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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: Oct 5, 2023
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The Kansas State Department of Education’s Accreditation and Design (AD) team will host the first Kansas Education Systems Accreditation (KESA) meeting of the 2023-2024 school year from 9-9:45 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 10. 

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Posted: Oct 5, 2023
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*This article appeared last week with a misprint about what group met. It should have stated that it was the Accreditation Advisory Council that had its first quarterly meeting. 

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Posted: Oct 5, 2023
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Educators and students across the sunflower state wore pink this week to stand up to bullying. 

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Posted: Oct 5, 2023
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The Kansas State Department of Education Child Nutrition and Wellness team will host a Town Hall meeting via Zoom at 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 26.  

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Posted: Oct 5, 2023
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It is officially October, which means it’s crunch time.  

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Posted: Oct 5, 2023
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Kansas has received an allocation of $252,243 to competitively award equipment assistance grants to eligible sponsors participating in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP), including those operating the Seamless Summer Option (SSO). 

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Posted: Oct 5, 2023
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The United States Department of Agriculture published a final rule in the Federal Register on Sept. 26, 2023, to expand access to the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) by lowering the minimum identified student percentage (ISP) participation threshold from 40% to 25%. 

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Posted: Oct 5, 2023
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Join the Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) and Andover Unified School District 385 for an Elementary Science Summit centered around the best thematic units. 

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Posted: Oct 5, 2023
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Are you ready for National School Lunch Week? This celebration runs from Oct. 9-13. 

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Posted: Oct 5, 2023
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Representatives from colleges, businesses, military and certification programs will be on hand to talk to students about career opportunities during the sixth annual ESSDACK Career Expo.  

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Posted: Oct 5, 2023
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The Kansas State Department of Education has several Science Regional Professional Learning Communities planned around the state in February 2024. 

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Posted: Oct 5, 2023
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If you haven’t registered for the Great Ideas in Education Conference: Empowered Together, do it soon because registration closes on Oct. 13.  

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Posted: Oct 5, 2023
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Several FastBridge and Star trainings are scheduled throughout the month of October. 

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Posted: Oct 5, 2023
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CALENDAR 

October

1-31: National Bullying Prevention Month.  

1-31: National Farm to School Month. 

2-6: Kansas Anti-Bullying Awareness Week.  

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Posted: Sep 28, 2023
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‘I’m just showing up and doing my job,’ Mr. Buss said

The past week has been a whirlwind of activity for Taylor Bussinger, a social studies teacher at Prairie Trail Middle School, Olathe Unified School District 233. 

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Posted: Sep 28, 2023
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Shannon Bohm, an architect and president of Schaefer Architecture in Wichita, is a firm believer in career and technical education. 

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Posted: Sep 28, 2023
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The 2023-2024 Pictorial Directory of Superintendents is now available online. 

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Posted: Sep 28, 2023
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The Kansas State Department of Education is challenging you to wear pink on Tuesday, Oct. 3, to stand up to bullying. 

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Posted: Sep 28, 2023
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Dayna Richardson dedicated her life to Kansas education. Her list of service to Kansas and its students is long. 

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Posted: Sep 28, 2023
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This week, Kansas Ages & Stages Questionnaires® (ASQ) Online users received the fifth and final installment of Kansas Kindergarten Readiness Snapshot News and Updates, a guide to a successful start to the kindergarten year.  

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Posted: Sep 28, 2023
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Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) staff members will be available from 10 a.m. to noon via Zoom on Thursday mornings through Oct. 26 to answer questions about Kansas Individual Data on Students (KIDS) reporting. 

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Posted: Sep 28, 2023
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Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) staff members will be available to answer Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) fund questions on Tuesday, Oct. 3.  

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Posted: Sep 28, 2023
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The Dropout Graduation Summary Report (DGSR) will open on Monday, Oct. 2. 

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Posted: Sep 28, 2023
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Quarterly reporting for Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) funds will open on the CommonApp on Monday, Oct. 2 and close Oct. 20.

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Posted: Sep 28, 2023
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The Davis-Bacon Compliance requires all laborers and mechanics employed by contractors or subcontractors who work on construction contracts in excess of $2,000 financed by federal assistance funds to be paid wages not less than those established for the locality of the project (prevailing wage rates) by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL). 

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Posted: Sep 28, 2023
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The Accreditation Advisory Council (AAC) held its first quarterly meeting of the 2023-2024 school year during which members learned about Kansas State Department of Education’s (KSDE) priorities and provided feedback on the four fundamentals of school improvement and Kansas Education Systems Accreditation (KESA) expectations set for districts. 

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Posted: Sep 28, 2023
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The Kansas State Department of Education’s Accreditation and Design (AD) team is in the process of scheduling in-person Kansas Education Systems Accreditation (KESA) check-ins. 

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Posted: Sep 28, 2023
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Below are important updates on WorkKeys, PreACT 8/9 and ACT: 

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Posted: Sep 28, 2023
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Kansas is participating in the fourth annual Mountain Plains Crunch Off on Oct. 12 and needs your help to reach its goal of 50,000 crunches statewide. 

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