Teacher Issues

Seven receive 2017 Kansas Master Teacher award

Seven teachers have received the 2017 Kansas Master Teachers award, which is presented to teachers “who have served the profession long and well and who also typify the outstanding qualities of earnest and conscientious teachers.” The winners are: •    John Butcher, art teacher at Blue Valley Northwest High School in Overland Park; •    Melinda Eitel, kindergarten teacher at Grace E. Stewart Elementary School in Salina; •    Joan Hayden, physical education teacher at Fort Riley Middle School; •    Jennifer Hendrix, physics teacher at Dodge City High School; •    Kimberly Hett, fifth grade teacher for Andover eCademy; •    Brandy Lane, sixth grade teacher at Pauline South Intermediate School in Topeka; •    Laura...

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Report has Kansas education at 14th, government 48th

Good thing Kansas has a solid education system. Otherwise the state would have ranked much lower in the U.S. News & World Report ranking of the states. Overall, Kansas ranked 28th. Among all states, Kansas received its highest mark in education at 14th and infrastructure at 15th. Kansas’ lowest rankings were in government, 48th, and the economy, 43rd. Kansas also ranked 22nd in opportunity, 23rd in health care, 32nd in crime. Who was No. 1? Massachusetts. Why? The report stated: “Health care and education are public priorities, and Massachusetts is succeeding at both.” The magazine used 60 measurements under the categories of health care, education, crime and corrections, infrastructure,...

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