Next phase of Kansans Can School Redesign Project — Apollo — is announced

The Kansas State Department of Education has opened the application period for its newest installment of the Kansans Can School Redesign Project.

The latest one is called Apollo in keeping with the theme of U.S. space exploration efforts. The first two redesign groups were dubbed Mercury 7 and Gemini I and Gemini II.

Under the redesign project, schools are realigned to focus on five outcomes for student success. Those are social-emotional growth, kindergarten readiness, individual plans of study, high school graduation and post-secondary success.

Districts selected for the Apollo project may designate one or more elementary and/or secondary school to be redesigned. The application deadline is April 5. For more information on the redesign process and application process go to this link.

Under the previous redesign groups, 47 districts and 110 schools across Kansas have overhauled their operations or are preparing for change. Here is a link to a KASB School Board Review story on the launch of the first redesign efforts.

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