Kansas State Board of Education

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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

January School Board Meetings — Week 3 (UPDATED 1/31/2013)

The Kansas State Board of Education and 12 local school boards met during the third week of January. Click on the hyperlinks for more information about each meeting. Kansas State Board of Education Basehor-Linwood Blue Valley — routine responsibilities of governance De Soto Gardner Edgerton – routine responsibilities of governance Lansing Piper Shawnee Mission Missouri Excelsior Springs … 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

Unofficial Results: Roberts Projected to Win Seat on Kansas State Board of Education

With almost all precincts reporting, it looks like Steve Roberts may be the newest member of the Kansas State Board of Education, representing District 2. That district comprises voters in parts of the Blue Valley, De Soto, Olathe, Shawnee Mission and Turner School Districts. At 10:50 p.m., unofficial results from the Kansas Secretary of State’s website showed 229 … Continue reading

July School Board Reports — Week 2

If it’s the second week of July, it must be … time for Kansas school board reorganization meetings. This is the time of year they generally select new officers and start planning for the new school year. Missouri school boards — on the other hand — hold their reorganization meetings in the spring. The Kansas … Continue reading

Local and National Policymakers Struggle With Ways to Keep Students From Hurting Themselves and Others

One boy’s mother says he spends entire days at school alone in a room with no windows and the door closed so no one can see him. School staff say he has issues with touching people too often — including high fives and hugs — and so must be separated from his classmates. Another mother … Continue reading

State Board of Education & Evolution: “Not a Bunch of Kansas Crazies”

First let’s make this absolutely clear: Kansas’ State Board of Education is not deciding whether the teaching of evolution should be included in the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). That’s already been decided in the affirmative by the scientists and educators who wrote the Framework for K-12 Science Education that the standards are based on. And — … Continue reading

Kansas NCLB Flexibility Waiver: “We are getting closer and closer to being approved”

“We are getting closer and closer to being approved” was the update members of the Kansas State Board of Education heard at their June meeting earlier this week. What they are waiting for is federal approval of their request for a waiver of the requirements of the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB). State Education … Continue reading

Possible Effects of Climate Change on Next Generation Science Standards in Kansas

Originally Matt Krehbiel — who is overseeing Kansas’ participation in writing the national Next Generation Science Standards — promised the first draft would be available for public review this winter. Last February, he assured Kansas State Board of Education members he would do his best to keep his promise, but that — scientifically speaking — … Continue reading

“We’re Trying To Fight a Guerrilla War”: Kansas To Battle With Feds Over Local Control Of Public Schools

Next Monday, when students in the Kansas City, Kansas (KCK) district return to school after spring break, they’re going to get some bad news. Those enrolled in grades three through seven are going to have to take about three more weeks of standardized tests this spring. Unfortunately, these students are caught in the middle of … Continue reading


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