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Piper School District Board of Education Meeting — Monday, Feb. 11

Piper School District’s Board of Education met Monday evening, Feb. 11. From a policy standpoint, the highlights of their agenda¬†were: A report on Gov. Sam Brownback’s proposed education funding; A legislative update; A separate report on “LEGISLATIVE ISSUES THAT CAN IMPACT EDUCATION“; A report on the district’s Annual Measurable Objectives (AMO), the measure that has … Continue reading

Kansas State Board of Education Meeting — February 12-13

The Kansas State Board of Education met Tuesday, Feb. 12 and Wednesday, Feb. 13. From a policy standpoint, the highlights of their agenda were: An announcement that the state department of education will cooperate with the State Highway Patrol to offer Active Shooter Training to public school employees. According to Diane DeBacker, state education commissioner, … Continue reading

Kansas State Board of Education Meeting — Tuesday, Jan. 15

The Kansas State Board of Education met Tuesday, Jan. 15. From a policy standpoint, the highlights of their agenda were: Swearing in newly elected and re-elected board members Carolyn Wims-Campbell, Kathy Busch, Deena Horst, Jim McNiece and Steve Roberts.¬† Election of new board officers. A proposal to re-design the state’s Quality Performance Accreditation program by … Continue reading

August School Board Reports — Week 1

One local school board met last week. Kansas Olathe School District Highlights: Public budget hearing Considering approval of district budget for 2012-13 school year Preliminary student learning report with information on Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) as required by the federal No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) and information on the state’s new waiver of requirements … Continue reading

Kansas State Board of Education Hears Update on NCLB Flexibility Waiver

Imagine a student who performs well in class. She makes 100 percent on her first exam. However, a school rule requires her to improve her performance on each test for the rest of the year. If she doesn’t, the school will print “Failing” on her report card. That is the situation some schools find themselves … Continue reading

Plants and Children Will Have a Place to Grow at Conn-West Elementary

Last July, school board member Ann Fisher wanted to know if Grandview could find some volunteers to do beautification projects around the district. Conn-West Elementary School, in particular, needed some sprucing up, she said. Next week, the Local Investment Commission will help with that sprucing up. On Friday, Sept. 9, volunteers from the school and … Continue reading

KCK Wants to Measure Success a Different Way

According to the federal government’s No Child Left Behind act, the Kansas City Kansas Public Schools have not made adequate yearly progress (AYP) for the past eight years. Yet, over the past 16 years they have improved their reading scores from 11 to 68 percent and their math scores from 3 to 67 percent. Many … Continue reading

AYP Appears to Measure Affluence Not Academics

No Missouri district in the Kansas City metropolitan area made adequate yearly progress (AYP) last year, according to the federal government’s No Child Left Behind Act. Last week, Missouri’s Department of Elementary and Secondary Education released preliminary AYP scores for the 2010-2011 school year. Schools may appeal to have data corrected, and the department plans … Continue reading

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