KSDE Newsroom

Posted: Apr 20, 2021
Categories: KSDE
Author: Ann Bush

Mission Valley Elementary School student seeing gains inside, outside of classroom

The sand slips slowly through Carter Willard’s fingers. He is delighted by the feel. Children around him on the playground may be swinging or climbing up stairs to a slide. Not Carter.

Posted: Apr 16, 2021
Author: Ann Bush

Kansas Commissioner of Education Dr. Randy Watson announced the districts being recognized for the 2020 Kansans Can Star Recognition Program during the Kansas State Board of Education meeting Tuesday, April 13, 2021.

Posted: Apr 16, 2021
Categories: KSDE, CNW
Author: Ann Bush

Website features information on Farm to School program

A new partnership between the Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) and Shop Kansas Farms is a winning situation for schools, producers and students.

Posted: Apr 15, 2021
Author: Ann Bush

The Kansas State Board of Education will conduct a special meeting through video conference at 10 a.m. Monday, April 19, for the purpose of discussing and acting on expenditure plans for federal COVID-19 relief funds through Emergency Assistance for Non-Public Schools.

Posted: Apr 13, 2021
Categories: KSDE
Author: Ann Bush

Fifty Kansas high school seniors have been named 2021 Kansas Career and Technical Education (CTE) Scholars, the Kansas State Department of Education announced Tuesday, April 13, 2021.

Posted: Apr 13, 2021
Author: Ann Bush

Announcement took place during Kansas State Board of Education meeting

Numerous 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, April 13.

Posted: Apr 9, 2021
Categories: KSDE
Author: Ann Bush

9-year-old Flint Wadkins sees gains inside, outside of classroom

A tool designed to meet the communication needs of children with autism has empowered an Ottawa third-grade student

Posted: Mar 28, 2021
Author: Ann Bush

Amanda Ketterling, a library media specialist at Bonner Springs Elementary School, Bonner Springs Unified School District 204, and Natalie Johnson-Berry, an English teacher at Shawnee Mission North High School, Shawnee Mission USD 512, were named Region 3 finalists for the 2022 Kansas Teacher of the Year award during a virtual ceremony Sunday, March 28. This award recognizes excellent teaching in the elementary and secondary classrooms of the state.

Posted: Mar 28, 2021
Author: Ann Bush

Megan O’Neill, a fourth-grade teacher at Lincoln Elementary School, Ottawa Unified School District 290, and Helen (Lisa) Martinez, a Spanish teacher at Seaman High School, Seaman USD 345, were named Region 2 finalists for the 2022 Kansas Teacher of the Year award during a virtual ceremony Sunday, March 28. This award recognizes excellent teaching in the elementary and secondary classrooms of the state.

Posted: Mar 27, 2021
Author: Ann Bush

Laurel Thisius, a fourth-grade teacher at Cheney Elementary School, Cheney Unified School District 268, and Kristin Salazar, a business and Career and Technical Education (CTE) teacher at Eisenhower High School, Goddard USD 265, were named Region 4 finalists for the 2022 Kansas Teacher of the Year award during a virtual ceremony Saturday, March 27. This award recognizes excellent teaching in the elementary and secondary classrooms of the state.

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