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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

Missouri State Board of Education Meeting — Tuesday, Jan. 22

The Missouri State Board of Education met Tuesday evening, Jan. 22. From a policy standpoint, the highlights of their agenda were: Unanimously voted to amend rule 5 CSR 20-400.280 governing required assessments for professional education certification Unanimously voted to support legislation that would allow schools to treat policies and planning addressing school safety issues as as … Continue reading

November School Board Meetings — Week 5

The Missouri State Board of Education and five local school boards met during the fifth week of November. Kansas Kansas City Highlight: Reviewed proposed platform for 2013 session of the state legislature. Shawnee Mission Highlights: Unanimously voted to approve a report on the district’s annual fiscal audit. Considered re-adopting a district policy governing the “School … Continue reading

November School Board Meetings — Weeks 1 & 2

Six local school boards met during the first two weeks of November. Kansas Bonner Springs/Edwardsville Highlight: Heard an audit report Olathe Highlights: Heard a presentation regarding the new national Common Core Standards for mathematics which are being adopted in the district Heard a report regarding the district’s annual audit for the fiscal year ending June … Continue reading

October School Board Reports — Week 3

The Kansas and Missouri State Boards of Education as well as eight local school boards met last week. Kansas Bonner Springs/Edwardsville Highlight: Routine responsibilities of governance Hickman Mills Highlight: Received metal detector search log summary and police report State Board of Education Highlights: Heard an update on the new Kansas Educator Evaluation Protocol (KEEP), the … Continue reading

September School Board Reports — Week 3

Both state boards of education and eight local school boards met last week. Kansas State Board of Education Highlights: Discussed educational issues state board members might like to recommend to the 2013 state legislature. Considered establishing a joint council with the Kansas Board of Regents that would meet annually to coordinate action on interests that … Continue reading

Two Education Bills Introduced as Kansas House of Representatives Convenes

Education issues should be prominent in this year’s session of the House of Representatives in the Kansas State Legislature, which convened Monday in Topeka. Public schools in the state have not been fully funded since shortly after the start of the Great Recession, which led to a decrease in state revenues. The highlight of this session … Continue reading

Winter Forecast: Expect Education to be a Hot Topic in State Legislatures in 2012

‘Tis the season. If it’s December in Kansas and Missouri, expect colder temperatures, a few snow flurries and … Not that season? Oh, the other season. Yes, if it’s December it’s also time for state lawmakers to pre-file bills in preparation for the January start of the legislative sessions on both sides of the state … Continue reading

Government Report on School Funding Formula in MO (Comic Book Version) — Part Two

If you missed Part One last Friday, you might want to start reading here. *Pittner, N.A., Carleton, M.M., & Casto, C. (2010). School funding in Ohio: From DeRolph to the evidence-based model (EBM) and beyond. Journal of Education Finance, 36(2), 111-142. Click here to read Part Three. If you have some education news to share … Continue reading

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