Thirty-nine Kansas high school seniors have been named 2019 Kansas Career and Technical Education (CTE) Scholars, the Kansas State Department of Education announced Tuesday, April 16, 2019.
Kansans Can School Redesign Project helping meet needs of all students
Forty-one schools representing 19 districts across Kansas will take part in Apollo, the fourth phase of the Kansans Can School Redesign Project, the Kansas State Department of Education announced Tuesday, April 16.
The Confidence in Kansas Public Education Task Force has named 185 schools in 98 Kansas public school districts as recipients of the 2018 Challenge Awards.
The next regular Kansas State Board of Education meeting is April 16 and 17, the third week of the month. Board members will meet in Topeka on the 16th, then on the 17th they will visit the School for the Blind in Kansas City and School for the Deaf in Olathe.
Challenge encourages employer-supported volunteering
Fourteen Kansas employers have registered for the first Give Back Kansas Challenge. The purpose of the challenge is to engage Kansans in employer-supported volunteering. This statewide challenge runs from April 1 through May 31, 2019.
Nearly half of state’s children qualify for free/reduced-price meals
The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) is looking for sponsors willing to provide nutritious meals to Kansas children during the summer months.
Mercury 7 school principal encourages Kansas schools to take part in Apollo phase of Kansans Can School Redesign Project
This spring semester at Kennedy Elementary School in Wellington Unified School District 353 looks a lot different than the fall semester, said principal Gillian Macias.
“We don’t hear, ‘It’s impossible,’ anymore,” she said. “Instead, we hear, ‘Show me how’ or ‘Let’s work together.’”
The next regular Kansas State Board of Education meeting is March 12 and 13, 2019 in Topeka. Board members will conduct a retreat on Wednesday at KSHSAA offices, 601 SW Commerce Place, Topeka.
Chris Johnston has an extensive background in agriculture. He grew up in Oklahoma where his family ran a cow-calf operation. He even did a stint as a steer wrestler and team roper in professional rodeo.
But he never really saw himself entering the agriscience teaching field until he was convinced to join an intro to agriculture education class at Oklahoma Panhandle State University in Goodwell, Oklahoma.
Kansas employers are invited to register for the inaugural Give Back Kansas Challenge and encourage employees to participate in community volunteering. The eight-week challenge will run from April 1 through May 31, 2019, with registration closing March 22 at bit.ly/givebackks.
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