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Posted: Nov 7, 2019
Categories: KSDE
Author: Ann Bush

Endorsement is highest designation a program can earn

Nineteen Parents as Teachers programs in Kansas have been designated Blue Ribbon Affiliates by the Parents as Teachers National Center, the Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) announced.

Posted: Nov 6, 2019
Categories: KSDE
Author: Ann Bush

The Kansas Board of Regents and Kansas State Department of Education are in the process of implementing the new Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act (Perkins V) in Kansas.

Posted: Oct 17, 2019
Categories: KSDE
Author: Ann Bush

Four Kansas educators are being recognized for their outstanding teaching skills through the prestigious Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST) program.

Posted: Oct 15, 2019
Author: Ann Bush

Kansas is experiencing growth in the number of students pursuing and receiving certificates and degrees after high school, Kansas Commissioner of Education Dr. Randy Watson told the Kansas State Board of Education on Tuesday, Oct. 15.

Posted: Oct 4, 2019
Categories: KSDE
Author: Ann Bush

Schools across the state are observing Kansas Anti-Bullying Awareness Week from Oct. 7-13. This year’s theme is “Choose Peace.”

Posted: Sep 26, 2019
Categories: KSDE
Author: Ann Bush

Six Kansas schools have been designated 2019 National Blue Ribbon Schools, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced Thursday, Sept. 26.

Posted: Sep 20, 2019
Author: Ann Bush

Kansas State Board of Education members on Sept. 30-Oct. 2 will visit Liberal Unified School District 480, Garden City USD 457 and Dighton USD 482 during a western Kansas trip.

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.

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