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Posted: Nov 23, 2021
Categories: KSDE
Author: Ann Bush

There is a lot of truth behind the adage, “It takes a village to raise a child.”

Posted: Nov 17, 2021
Categories: KSDE
Author: Ann Bush

A Topeka Unified School District 501 high school student sponsored by Jobs for America’s Graduates-Kansas (JAG-K) will have the opportunity to work for the Kansas State Department of Education’s (KSDE) Information Technology team as part of the first Kansas Youth Registered Apprenticeship (YRA) in a Career and Technical Education pathway.

Posted: Nov 17, 2021
Categories: KSDE
Author: Ann Bush

Developmental screenings, such as the Ages & Stages Questionnaires® (ASQ®), for incoming kindergarten students can help teachers ensure their classrooms are ready to support the social, emotional and academic success of each student and can promote positive teacher-parent relationships.

Posted: Nov 10, 2021
Categories: KSDE
Author: Ann Bush

Kansas Commissioner of Education Dr. Randy Watson announced the names of more than 100 school districts excelling in outcomes established around the Kansas vision for education during the November Kansas State Board of Education meeting.

Posted: Nov 9, 2021
Author: Ann Bush

Southern Lyon County USD 252 first district to receive recognition in all categories

More than 100 school districts excelling in outcomes established around the vision for education in Kansas were recognized during the Kansas State Board of Education meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 9.

Posted: Nov 3, 2021
Categories: KSDE
Author: Ann Bush

While basic skills, such as number and letter recognition, are an important part of kindergarten readiness, there are many more facets to consider, said Amanda Petersen, director of Early Childhood for the Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE).

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.

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