Higher Education

 Tom Brady and the false expectation of test scores (4/18/2017) 
   KASB Executive Director John Heim's most recent blog uses the NFL Draft as an analogy to explain why the State Board of Education is right to ask us to judge kids on their accomplishments rather than their test scores.
 KASB Members invited to next wEDnesDAY Ed Day May 3rd (4/18/2017) 
   After a three-week spring break, the legislature will be back to work on Monday, May 1st and KASB wants to extend an invitation to our members to participate in the next wEDnesDAY Ed Day event on Wednesday, May 3rd.
 Innovative Districts hear from KSHSAA (4/13/2017) 
   The Coalition of Innovative Districts on Thursday discussed with the Kansas High School Activities Association (KSHSAA) the impact of alternative credit-granting on students’ eligibility for high school activities.
 High school students can apply for Kansas Future Teacher Academy (4/11/2017) 
   Kansas high school students interested in exploring careers that either are in education or begin with degrees in education have until April 24 to apply for the Kansas Future Teacher Academy at Emporia State University.
 House Committee hears tax credit bill (3/24/2017) 
   The House Education Committee on Thursday held a hearing on HB 2374, which expands the existing tax credit for low income students scholarship program.
 Data indicates many students fall off seeking post-secondary (2/14/2017) 
   The information based on National Student Clearinghouse data should help educators as they push to increase the number of Kansas students to continue education and training after high school.
 Senate cancels vote on school cuts, tax increase (2/9/2017) 
   No school cuts, for now, but they are definitely still in play. The Kansas Senate cancelled debate Thursday after Republican leaders couldn’t persuade their GOP members to agree to a 5 percent cut in general state aid to public schools.
 Career expo fair scheduled in Hutchinson in November (10/6/2016) 
   Officials are inviting high school students, community members, educators, school board members and others.
 House Overwhelmingly Approves CTE bill (9/14/2016) 
   H.R. 5587 would reauthorize the Perkins Act for six years, covering fiscal years 2017 through 2022.
 House Education Committee Approves Bill to Strengthen Career and Technical Education (7/20/2016) 
   The bill would reauthorize the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act (CTE).
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