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Kansas Receives Education Flexibility Waiver Approval

State’s High Risk Status Removed

TOPEKA – The United States Department of Education today announced that it has approved Kansas’ request for a one-year extension for flexibility from certain provisions of the Elementary and Secondary Education ACT, also known as No Child Left Behind (NCLB), and has removed the state’s high risk status, which was placed on Kansas one year ago. “We are pleased that the USDE approved our waiver, but we’re even more pleased that we have been able to gain their support for the unique approach Kansas is taking to using student growth in teacher and leader . . . read more

Dr. Bill Daggett: Rigor & Relevance

September 29, 2014 7:30 am - 4:00 pm DoubleTree by Hilton Wichita, KS $175/person for members of Learning Forward or SWPRSC $200/person non-members CLICK HERE TO REGISTER   The Kansas College & Career Ready Standards:  What does it mean to truly be college and career ready?  What are the . . . read more

Anita Archer: Explicit Instruction

presenting Anita Archer, Ph.D. Literacy Instruction Expert   Hiawatha High School 600 Red Hawk Drive, Hiawatha October 27, 2014 7:30 am - 3:00 pm Explicit teaching involves directing student attention toward specific learning  in a highly structured environment.  It is teaching that is focused on producing  . . . read more

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