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Posted: Nov 17, 2022
Author: Ann Bush

Future requirements maintain minimum graduation requirement of 21 units, give districts option to use mastery and competency to award credits

TOPEKA — After more than a year of discussing graduation requirements for Kansas students, the Kansas State Board of Education last week voted to approve the Graduation Requirements Task Force recommendations.

Posted: Nov 10, 2022
Author: Ann Bush

The Kansas State Board of Education on Thursday, Nov. 10, accepted the Kansas Advisory Council for Indigenous Education Working Group’s mascot reform statement and recommendations. 

Posted: Oct 25, 2022
Author: Ann Bush

Kansas’ 2022 NAEP results follow national trend

Kansas state assessment results for math have rebounded to near prepandemic performance levels while English language arts have not, Kansas Commissioner of Education Dr. Randy Watson shared with the Kansas State Board of Education earlier this month.

Posted: Oct 17, 2022
Categories: KSDE
Author: Ann Bush

Oct. 17-21 celebrated as 2022 National School Bus Safety Week; Altamont teen becomes first Kansas student to ever win National School Bus Safety Poster Contest

Being in the Kansas Capitol building made 13-year-old Jihyeon “Elly” Han “feel so small.” But the eighth grader from Altamont Grade School really is a big deal. She is the first Kansas student to ever win the National School Bus Safety Poster Contest.

Posted: Oct 13, 2022
Author: Ann Bush

Smith Center Unified School District 237 administrators and students received a special visit from Kansas Commissioner of Education Dr. Randy Watson on Thursday, Sept. 29.

Posted: Oct 13, 2022
Author: Ann Bush

Kansas Commissioner of Education Dr. Randy Watson presented his annual report to the Kansas State Board of Education on Oct. 11 during the State Board’s monthly meeting in Topeka.

Posted: Sep 29, 2022
Author: Ann Bush

52.8% of KCTC survey respondents say they've seen someone being bullied at school

Schools across the state next week are observing Kansas Anti-Bullying Awareness Week.

Posted: Sep 24, 2022
Author: Ann Bush

Brian Skinner: ‘Education is being able to connect with each of your students on an individual level’

“Overall, education is not something that can be put in a box, and it is not just a list of strategies for someone to implement,” said Brian Skinner, an interrelated special education English teacher at Newton High School, Newton Unified School District 373. “Education is being able to connect with each of your students on an individual level, being able to build them to a place where they can see a realistic and successful future, and teaching the skills that will support adult learning and living. It’s about impacting a life for the better.”

Posted: Sep 21, 2022
Categories: KSDE
Author: Ann Bush

Three Kansas schools have been designated 2022 National Blue Ribbon Schools, U.S. Secretary of Education Dr. Miguel Cardona announced Friday, Sept. 16.

Posted: Sep 15, 2022
Author: Ann Bush

Board also hears benefits of Sunflower Summer Program

The Kansas State Board of Education during its September meeting approved an amendment from the Kansas State High School Activities Association (KSHSAA) that would change the classification of senior high schools.

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