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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

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

CPAs and Legislators and the Governor, Oh My!

A century ago, as Dorothy linked arms with the Scarecrow and the Tin Man to begin their journey down the Yellow Brick Road, what they were most afraid of was the prospect of meeting up with “lions and tigers and bears, oh my!” These days, our intrepid Kansas schoolgirl and her companions would have something … Continue reading

Kansas Governor Brownback Forms School Efficiency Task Force

This just in from the Kansas governor’s office: Topeka – Kansas Governor Sam Brownback announced Friday the formation of the Governor’s School Efficiency Task Force to examine education spending and to develop guidelines on how to get more funding into classrooms where teachers teach and students learn.  Currently only 15 of the 286 school districts in Kansas adhere … Continue reading

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