Program helps provide teachers opportunity to offer nutritional education
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP) is helping introduce more fruits and vegetables to 53,015 Kansas elementary school students through a $3.3 million award to the state.
Elementary/junior high, high schools leveled in 2007 Greensburg tornado
The EF-5 tornado that struck Greensburg at 9:45 p.m. Friday, May 4, 2007, took 11 lives, injured 63 people and caused about $250 million in damage - leveling about 95% of the town, including the elementary/junior high and the high school.
KSDE highlighting school safety topics all week
Before the COVID-19 pandemic, Lansing Unified School District 469’s counselors, social workers, school psychologists and professional learning committee members would meet a few times per year.
The group went from meeting a few times per year to becoming an active mental health team.
Tabatha Rosproy gives speech, will attend gala on Thursday
Tabatha Rosproy stood on a stage in Wichita in September 2021, wiping away tears. It was time to turn the reigns of Kansas Teacher of the Year over to a new person and a new team.
KSDE highlighting safety topics all week
Each school day, America’s schools are providing a safe and healthy learning environment for about 55 million public and nonpublic school students. To highlight the importance of a safe and secure school setting, Gov. Laura Kelly has proclaimed Oct. 17-23 as America’s Safe Schools Week.
Oct. 18-22 celebrated as 2021 National School Bus Safety Week
School transportation employees play an important role in the safety of Kansas children – so to help honor their dedication and expertise, Gov. Laura Kelly designated Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2021, as School Transportation Appreciation Day.
The Kansas State Board of Education received annual reports from schools, an organization and Kansas Commissioner of Education Dr. Randy Watson during their monthly meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 12, and Wednesday, Oct. 13.
Schools across the state are observing Kansas Anti-Bullying Awareness Week from Oct. 4-10. This year’s theme is “Choose Peace.”
The Kansas State Board of Education will conduct its next monthly meeting Tuesday, Oct. 12 and Wednesday, Oct. 13. Those in attendance must abide by safety protocols, including masks, temperature checks and safe distancing. Only written comments will be accepted for the Citizens Forum and are due to the Board Secretary at firstname.lastname@example.org by Oct. 8.
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