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Posted: Apr 26, 2022
Categories: KSDE
Author: Ann Bush

Megan Morgan, a library and media specialist at Oliver Brown Elementary School, Manhattan-Ogden Unified School District 383, was awarded a $25,000 Milken Educator Award on Tuesday, April 26, for her work as an enthusiastic advocate for reading and literacy.

Posted: Apr 26, 2022
Author: Ann Bush

Challenge encourages employer-supported volunteering

Ten Kansas employers have registered for the second annual Give Back Kansas Challenge. The purpose of the challenge is to engage Kansans in employer-supported volunteering. This annual event is a partnership between the Kansas Volunteer Commission and Volunteer Kansas and runs from April 18 through June 10, 2022.

Posted: Apr 26, 2022
Categories: KSDE
Author: Ann Bush

Ryan Pfeifer, a science educator at Washburn Rural High School, Auburn-Washburn Unified School District 437, received a $25,000 Milken Educator Award for his alternative approach to teaching science during a surprise assembly Tuesday, April 26, in Topeka.

Posted: Apr 26, 2022
Categories: KSDE
Author: Ann Bush

Nominations now being accepted for next Kansas LEADS Conference in June

Connection, laughter and learning were all a part of the first Kansas LEADS (Linking Educators Across Districts) Conference that took place earlier this month in the Wichita area. This free event geared toward educators of all grade levels and content areas was the first in a series of conferences that will take place during the next three years, organizers said.

Posted: Apr 15, 2022
Categories: KSDE
Author: Ann Bush

The Confidence in Kansas Public Education Task Force has named 92 schools as recipients of the 2021 Challenge Awards.

Posted: Apr 15, 2022
Author: Ann Bush

Dr. Mischel Miller, director of the Kansas State Department of Education’s Teacher Licensure and Accreditation (TLA) team, told Kansas State Board of Education members during their April meeting it may take some “out-of-the-box thinking” when it comes to teacher staffing shortages.

Posted: Apr 12, 2022
Author: Ann Bush

One-hundred-forty Kansas high school seniors have been named 2022 Kansas Career and Technical Education (CTE) Scholars, the Kansas State Department of Education announced Tuesday, April 12, 2022.

Posted: Apr 11, 2022
Author: Ann Bush

Applications still being accepted for Summer Food Service Program sponsors

Three Kansas school districts have recently been recognized by the U.S. Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Service for their outstanding meal programs.

Posted: Apr 6, 2022
Categories: KSDE
Author: Ann Bush

Without the help of two programs, Ricky Prato wouldn’t be where he is today - a licensed special education teacher at Meadows Elementary School, Topeka Unified School District 501.

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