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Neuenswander Shares Update on Kansans Can Redesign Initiative

Brad Neuenswander presented on the work being done as well as some of the model of the Kansans Can Redesign initiative – Mercury, Gemini, Gemini II, and beyond…  The PowerPoint can be viewed here

KSBE Mercury Initiative, KanREN Future Ready, and Gannon Ruling Update

KSDE at KLFA Oct 2017

KanREN – KLFA Meeting Documents – Oct 2017

Gannon Ruling Oct, 2017


ESSA – Every Student Succeeds Act

Brad Neuenswander, KSDE Deputy Commissioner shared an update on ESSA.

ESSA Presentation

State Assessment Update

Beth Fultz, KSDE, presented information on the new state assessment rationale and procedures, along with samples of the student reports that will be generated.

State Assessment Information, Beth Fultz

Learning Forward & AdvancED Partner for the “Learning School” Designation

AdvancED and Learning Forward recently partnered to create a framework to rate the quality of your professional learning. Schools that meet the criteria can be designated as a “Learning School.” An information video on this topic is available as well as a Learning School Designation FAQs document.

Dr. Watson Shares KSBE Listening Tour Results

KSBE Listening Tour Results

Dr. Randy Watson, Commissioner, shared results from the Listening Tour. The results include input from educators, parents, students, and business people across Kansas.  These results will shape the vision, purpose, and strategic planning of the Kansas State Board of Education.

Results Shared from Focus Groups on Rose Standards – August, 2014

KASB gathered data and perceptions regarding the implementation of the Rose Standards at the KLFA meeting on Aug. 27th and from assorted leaders throughout the state on Aug. 22nd. The results are documented.

Results to KASB Rose Standards Forums


Tammy Bartel Awarded Karen Godfrey Memorial Advocacy Award

Tammy Bartel was presented with the first Karen Godfrey Memorial Advocacy Award at the Aug. 27th KLFA meeting. Click here to view the press release or paste the link below into your browser.

KLFA’s 2014 Kickoff Webinar Recording

Click on the following link to access the recording of the 2014 kickoff webinar. Dayna Richardson, KLFA Chair, hosted the webinar with guests Kathy Busch (KSBE member) and Brad Neuenswander (Interim Commissioner) providing information on the state of education in Kansas.

Click here or paste the following link into your browser to download it.

Mark Tallman’s Blog on Educational Finance  Keep updated on current educational finance issues. This is important to know as the election draws near!