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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

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

December School Board Meetings — Week 2

The Kansas State Board of Education and 19 local school boards met during the second week of December. Kansas State Board of Education Highlights: Heard a report about how the state sets academic standards for student standardized tests. Considered allowing student participation in the Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) to satisfy the state’s physical … 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

August School Board Reports — Week 1

One local school board met last week. Kansas Olathe School District Highlights: Public budget hearing Considering approval of district budget for 2012-13 school year Preliminary student learning report with information on Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) as required by the federal No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) and information on the state’s new waiver of requirements … Continue reading

Feds Approve ESEA Flexibility Waiver for Missouri

This just in from the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. (Kansas is still waiting for approval of their waiver request): Missouri’s ESEA Flexibility Waiver Approved State will receive relief from federal No Child Left Behind (NCLB) requirements Today the U.S. Department of Education approved Missouri’s Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) waiver giving … Continue reading

Feds Have Questions for Kansas & Missouri About ESEA Flexibility Waiver Applications

The U.S. Department of Education has a few questions, and staff members at the Kansas and Missouri state departments of education are busy answering them. The deadline was May 1, but there seems to be some flexibility in the schedule. “Flexibility” is the key word here, because the questions are about the states’ requests for … Continue reading

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