Early Childhood

 Trauma workshop offers strategies (4/19/2017) 
   Dr. Marcia Weseman on Tuesday presented “Trauma Smart: The Journey to Become a Trauma-Informed School Community,” to a capacity audience of school social workers, teachers, superintendents and other school leaders at KASB.
 Trauma workshop set for Tuesday (4/14/2017) 
   KASB will host a workshop Tuesday to help educators understand the needs of students who have experienced trauma.
 April issue of School Board Review is out (4/10/2017) 
   In the April issue of School Board Review, KASB reflects on its 100 years of service by “understanding our past, imagining our future.”
 Kansas Capitol Connection: A weekly summary of education-related developments before the Legislature (3/31/2017) 
   The Kansas House and Senate will have key debates and votes on school finance, taxes and the budget this coming week as the Legislature heads to the end of the regular session.
 KASB analysis shows how new school funding could be used to improve student success (3/23/2017) 
   As legislators debate a new school finance formula, KASB has provided an analysis of how increased funding could be used to improve student success.
 Kansas Capitol Connection: A weekly summary of education-related developments before the Legislature (3/17/2017) 
   Spring break? Not for Kansas school leaders.
 KASB's school finance tracking document (3/17/2017) 
   Here is a link to that document. Next week, more in-depth discussions are expected on school finance.
 HB 2347 Testimony (2/20/2017) 
   School District Finance and Student Success Act
 HB 2242 - Testimony (2/7/2017) 
   Classroom Based Funding Act
 Several on State Board of Education would like to return Parents as Teachers to previous funding met (8/11/2016) 
   Some members of the Kansas State Board of Education have expressed an interest in visiting with the Kansas Legislature on the decision to change the way Parents as Teachers is funded.
 Leadership changes at Kansas Action for Children, Kansas Center for Economic Growth (5/13/2016) 
   KCEG is currently conducting a search to fill the role of executive director.
 KASB message on driving student success as Legislature returns (4/27/2016) 
   As the Kansas Legislature returned Wednesday for the 2016 wrap up session, KASB President Don Shimkus released the following message:
 Appropriations approves budget bill; may be debated by full House this week (2/8/2016) 
   House Appropriations has approved a state budget bill that rejects two main education policies recommended by Gov. Sam Brownback.
 Grant recipients, governor's office at odds over impact of budget maneuvers (11/20/2015) 
   The cut to Success By Six Douglas County Coalition will total 3 percent, said Rich Minder, coordinator and project director.
 Other legislative developments (3/12/2014) 
   
 Committees review at-risk funding policies, all-day kindergarten and finance (3/7/2014) 
   The committee on All-Day K received presentations from KASB and the Kansas Policy Institute on Thursday.
 Hearings, meetings later this week (2/3/2014) 
   The House Special Committee on All-Day Kindergarten gets started Thursday. There are also hearings on bills requiring financial literacy for high school graduation and school district plans to address child sexual abuse; followed by hearings on schoo
 Summary of Governor’s budget summary, Fiscal Years 2014 and 2015 (1/17/2014) 
   Governor Sam Brownback recommended increased funding for K-12 education programs in the budget he released January 17 for the current fiscal year (2013-14) and next year (2014-15).
 House Leaders propose study of all-day kindergarten funding (1/15/2014) 
   Three top House Republicans - Speaker Ray Merrick, R-Stilwell, Majority Leader Jene Vickrey, R-Louisburg, and Speaker Pro Tem Peggy Mast, R-Emporia, on Tuesday announced the formation of a special committee to study the implementation of statewide al

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