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Posted: Oct 26, 2021
Categories: KSDE, CNW
Author: Ann Bush

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.

Posted: Oct 22, 2021
Categories: KSDE
Author: Ann Bush

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.

Posted: Oct 19, 2021
Categories: KSDE
Author: Ann Bush

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.

Posted: Oct 18, 2021
Author: Ann Bush

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.

Posted: Oct 18, 2021
Categories: KSDE
Author: Ann Bush

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.

Posted: Oct 15, 2021
Categories: KSDE
Author: Ann Bush

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.

Posted: Oct 15, 2021
Author: Ann Bush

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.

Posted: Oct 4, 2021
Categories: KSDE
Author: Ann Bush

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

Posted: Oct 4, 2021
Author: Tamla Miller

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 plhill@ksde.org by Oct. 8.

The agenda and meeting materials are viewable at:

https://www.ksde.org/LinkClick.aspx?fileticket=XHad2FniSkw%3d&portalid=0

The meeting will be livestreamed for the public to observe and listen.

https://www.ksde.org/Board/Kansas-State-Board-of-Education/Streaming-Media

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