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What Students in KS & MO Say About Their Education (Psst! We Don’t Read Enough)

Ask eighth-grade students in Missouri, and almost a third will tell you they read no more than five pages a day. More than a quarter of eighth graders in Kansas will tell you the same thing. More than a third of students in fourth-grade and a quarter of those in eighth-grade in each state say … Continue reading

Lansing Students Selected to Participate in Next Year’s “Nation’s Report Card”

Lansing School District’s Board of Education met Monday, June 11, at 7 p.m. In addition to routine items on the agenda – such as hiring an asphalt company to work on the high school parking lot and deciding to sell the old high jump and pole vault pits as surplus property — board members had a full evening. They received official … Continue reading

Just for Fun: Are You Smarter than a 12th-Grade Student?

Answer a few geography questions online and see if you’re smarter than a 12th-grade student: http://tinyurl.com/3e3ytjk The link is to sample items from the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), often referred to as “The Nation’s Report Card.” This is one tool educators can use to compare the progress of students in the United States … Continue reading

Are You Smarter Than an Eighth Grader?

Last week, the U.S. Department of Education released the nation’s report card in reading and math. Every two years, the federal government tests a sampling of the reading and math skills of fourth- and eighth-grade students across the United States to see how they are faring academically. This year students in Kansas fared better than … Continue reading

Data Driven: Kansas Education Department Annual Conference

This week, the Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) is hosting its annual conference in Wichita. School board members, administrators and teachers from across the state are attending. Glancing over the list of scheduled breakout sessions these educators can choose from, I keep noticing the word “data.” Session descriptions refer to a data dilemma, data … Continue reading


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