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What Superintendents Really Think About Common Core, Other Education Topics

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Piper School District Board of Education Meeting — Monday, March 11

Piper School District’s Board of Education met Monday evening, March 11. From a policy standpoint, the highlights of their agenda were: A report on implementation of the new national Common Core State Standards, which Kansas has adopted A report on plans to offer preschool to three-year-old district residents beginning next fall Considering a proposal to sponsor … Continue reading

Lee’s Summit School District Board of Education Meeting — Thursday, Feb. 14

Lee’s Summit School District’s Board of Education met Thursday evening, Feb. 14. From a policy standpoint, the highlights of their agenda were: A report from a representative of Missouri’s State Auditor’s office, which has randomly selected the district to be audited this year; An update on the new Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium tests, which will replace … Continue reading

Olathe School District Board of Education Meeting — Thursday, Feb. 7

Olathe School District’s Board of Education met Thursday evening, Feb. 7. From a policy standpoint, the highlights of their agenda were: A report, Implementing Changes to the Nutrition Standards in the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs. According to the agenda: Improving child nutrition is the focal point of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010.  The … Continue reading

De Soto School District Board of Education Meeting — Monday, Jan. 14

De Soto School District’s Board of Education met Monday evening, Jan. 14. From a policy standpoint, the highlights of their agenda were: A report on the local option budget that will be on the general election ballot next April. According to the agenda: As you may recall, the school district will ask voters for authorization … Continue reading

Park Hill School District Board of Education Meeting — Thursday, Jan. 10

Park Hill School District’s Board of Education met Thursday evening, Jan. 10. From a policy standpoint, the highlights of their agenda were: Voting unanimously to approve a resolution authorizing refinancing more than $13 million in existing school bond debt in order to save almost a million dollars in interest for the district. Voting unanimously to … Continue reading

December School Board Meetings — Week 2

The Kansas State Board of Education and 19 local school boards met during the second week of December. Kansas State Board of Education Highlights: Heard a report about how the state sets academic standards for student standardized tests. Considered allowing student participation in the Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) to satisfy the state’s physical … Continue reading

November School Board Meetings — Week 4

Three local school boards met during the fourth week of November. Kansas Turner Highlight: Routine responsibilities of governance. Missouri Center Highlights: Announced that candidates may file to run for election to the school board starting Tuesday, Dec. 18, and ending Tuesday, Jan. 15. Heard a report about the new national Common Core Standards, which Missouri … Continue reading

November School Board Meetings — Week 3

The Kansas State Board of Education and 21 local school boards met during the third week of November. Kansas State Board of Education Highlights: Considered adopting an official state definition of the phrase “College and Career ready.” Districts throughout the state are phasing in the new national Common Core Standards, which the state board has … Continue reading

September School Board Reports — Week 4

Ten local school boards met last week. Kansas Gardner-Edgerton Highlights: Routine responsibilities of governance. Kansas City Highlights: Received a report on homelessness in Wyandotte County and action being taken to alleviate it. According to the agenda, “Research has found there to be a correlation between unstable housing and academic failure.” Accepted a $70,000 federal Education … Continue reading

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