State education department expands redesign project

The Kansas public school redesign project has started a new phase that is open to all school districts.

School districts can apply from Feb. 5 through April 2 in what is being called the Gemini II project. Under the project, schools must commit to redesigning an elementary and secondary school around the State Board of Education outcomes focusing on the success of each student.

Last year, seven school districts were selected for the Mercury 7 redesign and 21 districts signed up for Gemini redesign. Districts joining the redesign effort must have approval of their school board and 80 percent support of teachers at each of the schools.

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