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New Kansas Education Mission, Goals, and Outcomes

Recently I wrote a series of articles in regards to the USD 417 Board of Education Goals for the 2016-17 school year.  The Kansas State Board of Education has also recently established a policy paper outlining guiding principles for the state.  I want to share these with you along with a picture of several of the ways that USD 417 is working to meet the state’s outcomes.  Too, I will point out how a . . .

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Employment Facts for Today’s Students

A recent national report published by the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce found that 99% of the job growth that has occurred since 2008 has gone to workers with some post-secondary education.  Of the 11.6 million jobs created since 2008, 11.5 million went to workers with more than a high school diploma.  Approximately 8.4 million of these jobs 11.5 million jobs went to workers with a bachelor’s . . .

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USD 417 Letter to the Kansas Governor of School Finance Task Force

Please click on the link below.   USD 417 Letter to the KS Governor of School Finance Task Force

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Gift Lists: Cell Phones for Kids?

Especially at this gift-giving time of year, many parents might be questioning, just what age is “old enough” for a cell phone? Sure, smartphone technology seems to be part of everyday life. Yet concerns like the cost, data charges, cyberbullying , and possible access to . . .

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THE FUTURE IS NOW

In recent years, Kansas public schools have been thrust into political and legal battles and even been used in the so-called culture wars. What’s remarkable is that during this turmoil, Kansas teachers, parents and education advocates continue to perform the day-in day-out work that has produced a top-notch public school system. And even more remarkable is that Kansas now has the opportunity to take a giant leap forward in . . .

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Reading Ranch Roundup Newsletter

   What is happening at the Kansas Reading Ranch Roundup? See the newsletter below...... Kansas Reading Roadmap Evaluation Summary November 2016 Reading Ranch Roundup October 2016 Reading Ranch Roundup September 2016 Reading Ranch Roundup Summer Reading Ranch Roundup Newsletter  

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