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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 Seeks Public Input on Development of New Teacher Evaluation Standards

Kansas is changing the way it evaluates the performance of both students and teachers. As part of the process, the State Department of Education is holding a series of focus groups throughout the state, and one is scheduled for the metro area later this week. In order to receive a federal waiver of the requirements … 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

New Teacher Evaluation System on Agenda for Missouri State Board of Education

A new teacher evaluation system is undergoing some final tweaks as Missouri Department of Education staff members develop a proposal for possible approval by the State Board of Education next month. During their May meeting, board members heard an update on this project. According to the update, education department staff members are making revisions based on … Continue reading

Accountability on the Agenda at Missouri State Board of Education Meeting

Members of Missouri’s State Board of Education held their monthly meeting in Jefferson City today. In addition to routine business on the agenda, such as hearing a financial report and considering teacher licensure requests, the board dealt with two action items. Both had to do with accountability. First, State Education Commissioner Chris Nicastro asked the … Continue reading

Kansas State Board of Education Holds January Meeting

The Kansas State Board of Education held their monthly meeting in Topeka last week. In addition to routine items on their agenda (such as consideration of requests for teacher licensure waivers), the board had a full two-day schedule. Two items on the agenda were significant from an education policy standpoint. First, board members heard a … 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

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