State Board

 Porter, Busch new chair, vice chair of State Board of Education (1/11/2017) 
   In its transfer of leadership duties, the State Board of Education on Tuesday elected Jim Porter as its chair and Kathy Busch as vice chair.
 State Board of Education to hear teacher vacancy update, other business (1/10/2017) 
   The Board will recess at 4:20 in order to attend Governor Sam Brownback’s State of the State address at 5 p.m.
 Bill filed to require seat belts on school buses purchased after 2018 (1/5/2017) 
   A bill has been filed that would require new school buses in Kansas to have seat belts. House Bill 2008 was pre-filed by State Rep. Susie Swanson, R-Clay Center.
 Officials promise smoother testing year (12/15/2016) 
   University of Kansas officials on Tuesday promised the State Board of Education that the state assessment process, which has been plagued by technical mishaps, will run much more smoothly in 2017.
 Campbell honored for Board service (12/14/2016) 
   Carolyn Wims-Campbell was honored by the Kansas State Board of Education Tuesday for eight years of service.
 State Board of Education meeting this week; reception for outgoing member (12/12/2016) 
   The Kansas State Board of Education will meet Tuesday and Wednesday at the Landon State Office Building in Topeka.
 Deadline approaching on school finance recommendations (11/29/2016) 
   November 30 is the deadline to submit school finance recommendations to Gov. Sam Brownback.
 Innovative Districts board considers school finance recommendation to governor (11/18/2016) 
   The Kansas Coalition of Innovative School Districts (CISD) met in Salina on Nov. 17.
 U.S. Supreme Court declines to consider appeal against state's science standards (11/15/2016) 
   Lower courts had rejected COPE’s allegation, saying the group failed to show a legal injury from the science standards.
 From the schoolhouse to the Statehouse, many incoming freshmen have education backgrounds (11/11/2016) 
   The first day of the 2017 legislative session may look more like the first day of school.
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