Education Commissioner Watson to provide progress report on Kansans Can vision

Kansas Education Commissioner Randy Watson on Tuesday will provide an annual progress report to the State Board of Education on the Kansans Can vision.

In 2015, the State Board approved a vision of leading the world in the success of each student, and since then Kansas has embarked on a school redesign plan that focuses on the individual needs of students, increasing graduation rates and post-secondary success.

The board’s monthly agenda and backup materials are here. In addition, the board will:

  • Receive an update from a task force that works on teacher vacancy and supply issues.
  • Recognize October as Bullying Prevention Awareness Month. In a recent report by WalletHub, Kansas ranked 40th among states with school bullying problems.
  • Recognize Beloit Junior/Senior High School in Beloit USD 273 and Nemeha Central Elementary/Middle School of Nemeha Central USD 115, which have received designation as 2018 National Schools of Character by Character.org; a nonprofit organization that supports character initiatives.
  • Consider approval of Kansas health and physical education standards.

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