Announcement made during Sunday ceremony in Overland Park
OVERLAND PARK — Michelle Tapko, a sixth-grade teacher at Roesland Elementary School, Shawnee Mission Unified School District 512, and Taylor Bussinger, a social studies teacher at Prairie Trail Middle School, Olathe USD 233, were named Region 3 finalists for the 2024 Kansas Teacher of the Year award during an awards ceremony Sunday, March 26, in Overland Park.
Announcement made during Sunday ceremony in Topeka
TOPEKA — Fonda Telthorst, a music teacher at Piper Prairie Elementary School, Piper Unified School District 203, and Cherryl Delacruz, a mathematics teacher at Highland Park High School, Topeka USD 501, were named Region 2 finalists for the 2024 Kansas Teacher of the Year award during a ceremony Sunday, March 26, in Topeka.
Announcement made during Saturday ceremony in Wichita
WICHITA — Melissa Haney, a science teacher at Explorer Elementary School, Goddard Unified School District 265, and Joanna Farmer, an agriculture teacher at Southeast High School, Wichita USD 259, were named Region 4 finalists for the 2024 Kansas Teacher of the Year award during an awards ceremony Saturday, March 25, in Wichita.
Kansas State Board of Education members at their March meeting voted to support a bill that would allow Kansas to join the Interstate Teaching Mobility Compact.
The Kansas State Board of Education will conduct its next monthly meeting Tuesday, March 14 at the Landon State Office Building, 900 SW Jackson St., Suite 102, Topeka, KS. On Wednesday, March 15, the State Board will meet at the Kansas State High School Activities Association, 601 Commerce Place, Topeka, KS, for a retreat.
School districts will have access to virtual math curriculum at no cost
The Kansas State Department of Education today announced it has contracted with IXL Learning to provide schools with a free supplemental instructional program that can help Kansas students improve their math skills.
Kansas State Board of Education members at their February meeting honored two Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) schools, discussed proposed regulation changes that reflect recently approved changes to graduation requirements and approved changes to teaching licensure regulations.
Nonprofit organization is sixth in Kansas to earn accomplishment
Douglas County CASA Inc. recently became the sixth nonprofit organization in the state to become certified as a Service Enterprise - joining the top performing 11% of nonprofits nationwide in volunteer engagement and organizational performance.
February is Career and Technical Education (CTE) Month®, which celebrates the value of CTE and the achievements and accomplishments of CTE programs across Kansas and the nation.
Teachers, school administrators, food service workers, paraprofessionals, school psychologists and social workers are coming together with one common goal – to learn how to identify and offer support to students who are showing signs of mental illness and substance abuse disorders.
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