Kansas Board of Education

Education Standards
5:26 pm
Tue June 11, 2013

Educators Speak In Favor Of Common Core

Teachers and school district superintendents lined up before the Kansas Board of Education Tuesday to support Common Core education standards.

They argued the standards will help students transfer more easily between schools and create students who are better at critical thinking and problem solving.

Sarah Berblinger is a teacher in the Buhler School District. She said the standards also help build a strong foundation for education.

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Education
6:44 am
Tue May 14, 2013

Critics To Voice Concerns Over Common Core Education Standards Tuesday

Critics of the Kansas Board of Education's decision to adopt the Common Core Standards for math and reading will voice their concerns Tuesday's at the board's meeting.
 
Kansas is among 46 states that have adopted the Common Core Standards; they set academic expectations for students from kindergarten through high school. The state adopted the standards in 2010 and school districts have begun implementing them in the classrooms and training teachers.
 

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Science
11:45 am
Sun April 14, 2013

Board Of Education To Receive Science Standards

Kansas officials will receive an overview of the latest draft of new science standards for public schools being developed by a national consortium.

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Education
12:49 pm
Thu December 20, 2012

Kansas Regents Approve Room And Board Increases

Students at the state's six universities will pay more for room and board next year.

The Kansas Board of Regents approved rate increases for all six state schools Wednesday.

Wichita State students will see 3.5% increase in their room and board.

The Lawrence Journal-World reports that increases are needed to cover rising operating expenses and to continue making facilities improvements.

Emporia State students will see the highest increase--3.7 percent--and Fort Hays State students will only pay a little over 1% more for room and board.

Education
5:55 am
Thu December 13, 2012

Kansas Board Encourages Cursive Instruction

Cursive handwriting instruction is getting a nod of support from the Kansas Board of Education.  

During Wednesday's meeting, the board unanimously adopted a statement encouraging educators to ensure students can write legibly in cursive and comprehend text written in cursive.

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News
5:15 am
Thu December 13, 2012

Top Morning News 12.13.12

KS senate considers new rules panel; KanCare ombudsman appointed; Cursive writing standards adopted; Volunteer groups seek to help Haitians, break record.

New KS Senate Leaders Pondering Rules Panel

Kansas Senate's new Republican leaders are weighing changes in how the chamber settles disputes over its rules.

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Education
1:29 pm
Wed November 14, 2012

Report: Science Reduced In Kansas Elementary Schools

A new report says elementary schools in Kansas and surrounding states have reduced, or even eliminated, science education in recent years to emphasize reading and math.

The Kansas State Board of Education was told Tuesday that one in five elementary teachers in Kansas and surrounding states are recording science grades even when they don't teach the subject.

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News
6:26 am
Thu October 18, 2012

Top Morning News 10.18.12

New website to take anonymous tips about school spending; ATC won't be used in assessment of KS students; Man launches campaign to recall Secretary of State Kris Kobach

ACT Scores Will Not Be Included In KS Report Card

Three school districts in Kansas have stopped using the official state assessment tests for student performance. The districts have switched to tests prepared by ACT, which is known for college entrance exams.

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