The next regular Kansas State Board of Education meeting is Nov. 13 and 14 in Coffeyville. Members will conduct a brief business meeting on Tuesday, then tour buildings in Coffeyville USD 445 participating in school redesign.
The Kansas Volunteer Commission (KVC) is seeking organizations to apply for 2019-2020 AmeriCorps Kansas funding. AmeriCorps Kansas provides assistance to programs to recruit, train and supervise AmeriCorps members meeting critical community needs in the areas of education, disaster services, health, environmental stewardship, economic opportunity, and service to veterans and military families.
Funds will support organizations planning projects for MLK Day of Service
The Kansas Volunteer Commission (KVC) is announcing funding of up to $5,000 to support local organizations leveraging at least 10 volunteers in community service or service-learning projects on or around Martin Luther King Jr. Day, which is Jan. 21, 2019.
Kansas School Bus Safety Contest winners invited to Statehouse for proclamation signing
With four Kansas students standing by his side, Gov. Jeff Colyer put pen to paper earlier this month to declare Wednesday, Oct. 24, as School Bus Drivers’ Appreciation Day.
Linda Dishman, a fifth-grade teacher at Berryton Elementary School, on Friday, Oct. 12, became the first teacher in the nation to receive the 2018-2019 Milken Educator Award.
Six Kansas schools have been designated 2018 National Blue Ribbon Schools, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced Monday, Oct. 1.
The Kansas State Board of Education will conduct its next monthly meeting Tuesday, Oct. 9, in Topeka.
Megan Clark, an art teacher at Clear Creek Elementary School (De Soto Unified School District 232), and Whitney Morgan, an English language arts teacher at Wyandotte High School (Kansas City USD 500), were named Region 3 finalists for the 2019 Kansas Teacher of the Year award during a ceremony Sunday, Sept. 9, in Overland Park. This award recognizes excellent teaching in the elementary and secondary classrooms of the state.
Nicole L. Corn, a kindergarten teacher at Sunset Hill Elementary School (Lawrence Unified School District 497), and Sharon L. Kuchinski, a social studies teacher at Leavenworth Senior High School (Leavenworth USD 453), were named Region 2 finalists for the 2019 Kansas Teacher of the Year award during a ceremony Sunday, Sept. 9, in Topeka. This award recognizes excellent teaching in the elementary and secondary classrooms of the state.
Lan T. Huynh, a third-grade teacher at Christa McAuliffe Academy (Wichita Unified School District 259), and Tim “T.J.” Warsnak, a social studies teacher at Halstead High School (Halstead-Bentley USD 440), were named Region 4 finalists for the 2019 Kansas Teacher of the Year award during a ceremony Saturday, Sept. 8, in Wichita. This award recognizes excellent teaching in the elementary and secondary classrooms of the state.
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