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Posted: Sep 15, 2019
Author: Ann Bush

OVERLAND PARK — Melissa K. Molteni, a second-grade teacher at Corinth Elementary School (Shawnee Mission Unified School District 512), and Amy R. Hillman, a sixth- and eighth-grade project-based learning teacher at Santa Fe Trail Middle School (Olathe USD 233), were named Region 3 finalists for the 2020 Kansas Teacher of the Year award during a ceremony Sunday, Sept. 15, in Overland Park. This award recognizes excellent teaching in the elementary and secondary classrooms of the state.

Posted: Sep 15, 2019
Author: Ann Bush

TOPEKA — Julie Loevenstein, a fourth-grade teacher at Glenwood Ridge Elementary School (Basehor-Linwood Unified School District 458), and Lara K. McDonald, a seventh-grade language arts teacher at Washburn Rural Middle School (Auburn-Washburn USD 437), were named Region 2 finalists for the 2020 Kansas Teacher of the Year award during a ceremony Sunday, Sept. 15, in Topeka. This award recognizes excellent teaching in the elementary and secondary classrooms of the state. 

Posted: Sep 14, 2019
Author: Ann Bush

WICHITA — Tabatha C. Rosproy, a preschool teacher at Country View Elementary School (Winfield Unified School District 465), and Kara E. Belew, an 11th- and 12th-grade social studies teacher at Andover Central High School (Andover USD 385), were named Region 4 finalists for the 2020 Kansas Teacher of the Year award during a ceremony Saturday, Sept. 14, in Wichita. This award recognizes excellent teaching in the elementary and secondary classrooms of the state.

Posted: Sep 14, 2019
Author: Ann Bush

SALINA — Stefanie M. Lane, a fourth-grade mathematics and English language arts teacher at Garfield Elementary School (Clay County Unified School District 379), and Shawn Hornung, a social studies teacher at Wamego High School (Wamego USD 320), were named Region 1 finalists for the 2020 Kansas Teacher of the Year award during a ceremony Saturday, Sept. 14, in Salina. This award recognizes excellent teaching in the elementary and secondary classrooms of the state.

Posted: Sep 13, 2019
Author: Ann Bush

Kansas State Board of Education members will participate in the Kansas Board of Regents' regular meeting at 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 19.

Posted: Sep 12, 2019
Author: Ann Bush

Kansas Commissioner of Education Dr. Randy Watson kicked off the September 2019 Kansas State Board of Education meeting Tuesday, Sept. 10, with discussion on the Kansans Can Star Recognition program, which will recognize districts excelling in outcomes established around the vision for education in Kansas.

Posted: Aug 29, 2019
Categories: KSDE
Author: Ann Bush

Hutchinson company donates 10,000 bumper stickers

Collins Bus Corp. on Thursday, Aug. 29, donated 10,000 bumper stickers in support of Stop on Red, Kids Ahead, a school bus safety campaign.

Posted: Aug 23, 2019
Author: Ann Bush

The Kansas State Board of Education during its August meeting accepted the recommendations of the Accreditation Review Council (ARC) and awarded the status of accredited to eight public systems (districts) and 13 private systems. 

Posted: Aug 13, 2019
Categories: KSDE
Author: Ann Bush

The Blue Ribbon Task Force on Bullying had its third community meeting Monday, Aug. 5, in Salina to learn more and gather input from the public.

Seven Kansas school districts and two organizations were honored Tuesday, Aug. 13, for outstanding practices in Child Nutrition and Wellness programs that help support the Kansans Can vision.

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