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Independence Puts Focus on Academic and Postsecondary Success

Independence Puts Focus on Academic and Postsecondary Success

Posted Date: 06/11/2024

With about 2,000 students, Independence USD 446 is one of the largest districts in the southeast corner of Kansas. It also had a large percentage of high need students. Students from low-income . . .

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High Community Standards Drive Results in Nemaha Central

High Community Standards Drive Results in Nemaha Central

Posted Date: 06/11/2024

Nemaha Central USD 115 has some of the top academic results in the state. The northeast Kansas district has around 610 students. The total percentage eligible for free and reduced-price meals was . . .

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Personalized Attention to Diverse Student Body Boosts Coffeyville Graduation Rate

Personalized Attention to Diverse Student Body Boosts Coffeyville Graduation Rate

Posted Date: 05/21/2024

Coffeyville USD 445 students have some big challenges. The district has also been achieving some major successes. From 2015-2022, Coffeyville had an average of 88.3 percent of students from . . .

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Mission Valley Combines Career Awareness with Honoring Service

Mission Valley Combines Career Awareness with Honoring Service

Posted Date: 05/21/2024

On a recent spring morning, the Mission Valley USD 330 parking lot had a carnival feel, buzzing with excited students. The “rides” included an Evergy energy company bucket truck and the “booths” . . .

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Governor Kelly Signs SB 387 Into Law

Governor Kelly Signs SB 387 Into Law

Posted Date: 05/15/2024

Governor Laura Kelly on Wednesday signed into law SB 387, a bill that continues the legislature’s commitment to the Gannon school funding agreement and adds $75 million in new, much-needed state . . .

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Being Brian: Staff Appreciation and Support in the Classroom and Beyond

Being Brian: Staff Appreciation and Support in the Classroom and Beyond

Posted Date: 05/15/2024

School districts often become so focused on improving outcomes and achievements that they overlook the crucial role that staff happiness and dedication play in student success. Teaching isn't just a . . .

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Community Support and Individual Attention Boost Achievement in Little River-Windom

Community Support and Individual Attention Boost Achievement in Little River-Windom

Posted Date: 05/14/2024

With just under 300 students split among a high school in Little River and lower grades in Windom, USD 444 can boast of high academic achievement. On the 2022 state reading and math assessments, . . .

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Kansas Leaders Embrace the Science of Reading

Kansas Leaders Embrace the Science of Reading

Posted Date: 05/10/2024

Kansas educators and families have long been united in their commitment to teaching literacy. The lingering effects of the pandemic on student reading achievement prompted the launch of a new . . .

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Lyons Targets Help to High Need Students

Lyons Targets Help to High Need Students

Posted Date: 05/21/2024

Lyons USD 405 is a study in how to have success despite great challenges. Lyons’ number of students from low-income families plus students with disabilities is 94.6 percent, one of the highest rates . . .

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KASB's Dr. Doug Moeckel Receives KSHSAA's Governor's Award

KASB's Dr. Doug Moeckel Receives KSHSAA's Governor's Award

Posted Date: 04/30/2024

Annually, the Kansas State High School Activities Association presents the KSHSAA Governor’s Award recognizing one individual for outstanding contributions in the field of secondary education in . . .

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