Kansas Board of Education http://kcur.org en Kansas Board Of Education OKs Teaching License Changes http://kcur.org/post/kansas-board-education-oks-teaching-license-changes <p>The Kansas State Board of Education has approved changes that will allow people with career experience – but no education degree — to teach in public schools. The changes will allow people with real-world experience to teach subjects including math, science and technical education.</p><p>The new regulations were prompted by a bill passed earlier this year by the Kansas Legislature, although the Board of Ed had already been considering some new rules. The changes easily passed on a 9-1 vote.</p> Thu, 26 Jun 2014 11:47:41 +0000 Stephen Koranda 57958 at http://kcur.org Teaching Handwriting In The 21st Century http://kcur.org/post/teaching-handwriting-21st-century <p>The Kansas Board of Education <a href="http://The Kansas Board of Education recently re-affirmed the teaching of cursive in Kansas schools">recently re-affirmed</a> the teaching of cursive in Kansas schools. In this day and age, is this still an important skill or something that should fall by the wayside?</p><p>On today's Central Standard, Sylvia Maria-Gross discusses the how and the why behind teaching handwriting in schools.</p><p><strong>Guest:</strong></p><ul><li><strong>Kindel Turner Nash</strong>, Assistant Professor of Urban Teacher Education at UMKC</li></ul> Tue, 14 Jan 2014 22:00:16 +0000 Sylvia Maria Gross, Matthew Long-Middleton & Ross Stinemetz 49911 at http://kcur.org Kansas Board Of Education 'Expects' Schools To Teach Cursive http://kcur.org/post/kansas-board-education-expects-schools-teach-cursive <p>The Kansas State Board of Education has made a strong statement urging school districts to teach cursive writing. The recommended grade school standards say the board "expects" districts to teach cursive.</p><p>The board voted 10-0 to tell school districts to keep cursive in the classroom,&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">citing research that indicates handwriting is connected to cognitive development. </span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Board member Janet Waugh, from Kansas City, Kan., says she understands why schools might cut back on cursive. </span></p> Wed, 11 Dec 2013 13:46:56 +0000 Stephen Koranda 48151 at http://kcur.org Kansas Board Of Education Reviews Snack Rules http://kcur.org/post/kansas-board-education-reviews-snack-rules <p>The Kansas Board of Education Tuesday reviewed new federal rules on food sales in schools slated to take effect next year. The healthy snack requirements govern the kinds of food items that can be sold to students during the school day.</p><p>Kansas already has requirements in place that in many cases meet or exceed the new federal rules. Cheryl Johnson, director of child nutrition and wellness at the Kansas Department of Education, &nbsp;told the board that much of the work in Kansas will be creating exemptions for certain activities, such as fundraising bake sales in schools.</p> Wed, 16 Oct 2013 14:40:11 +0000 Stephen Koranda 45292 at http://kcur.org Kansas Board Of Education Requests Funding Increase http://kcur.org/post/kansas-board-education-requests-funding-increase <p>The Kansas State Board of Education will be asking lawmakers to increase school funding by more than $600 million in the coming fiscal year. That would be an increase of more than 20 percent. That decision came at a meeting in Topeka Tuesday.</p><p>The board members voted 7-3 to make the request for increased funding. More than $400 million would go to the base state aid per student that is paid to districts. The money would also increase funding for professional development and school lunch programs.</p> Wed, 10 Jul 2013 14:32:57 +0000 Stephen Koranda 39908 at http://kcur.org ACT Scores Will Not Be Included In Kansas Report Card http://kcur.org/post/act-scores-will-not-be-included-kansas-report-card <p>The Kansas Board of Education voted not to include ACT test scores used in three districts in the state's official report card provided to the federal government.</p><p> Thu, 18 Oct 2012 13:44:50 +0000 Stephen Koranda 26190 at http://kcur.org ACT Scores Will Not Be Included In Kansas Report Card Top Of The Morning News: Wednesday, June 13, 2012 http://kcur.org/post/top-morning-news-wednesday-june-13-2012 <p>The Kansas National Guard heads to Colorado.&nbsp; Another kind of shelter opens up at domestic violence agency.&nbsp; Kansas works on national science standards but some are still concerned about teaching evolution.&nbsp; It&rsquo;s a daily digest of headlines from KCUR.</p><p> Wed, 13 Jun 2012 14:33:07 +0000 Maria Carter 19302 at http://kcur.org Concern About Evolution As Kansas Helps Set National Science Standards http://kcur.org/post/concern-about-evolution-kansas-helps-set-national-science-standards <p>Kansas education officials are working with 25 other states to develop new science standards that could serve as a model for the rest of the country.&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 13 Jun 2012 12:34:33 +0000 Peter Hancock, Kansas Education Policy Report 19297 at http://kcur.org Concern About Evolution As Kansas Helps Set National Science Standards Top Of The Morning News: Wednesday, February 15, 2012 http://kcur.org/post/top-morning-news-wednesday-february-15-2012 <p>A daily digest of headlines from KCUR.<br /> • Bill To Block Birth Control Coverage Moves Ahead<br /> • Missouri’s High Court Rules Against Ethics Law<br /> • Democrats Present School Funding Plan to Kansas Board Of Education<br /> • Lawyers At Odds Over Bill to Allow Some Illegal Immigrants to Work in Kansas</p> Wed, 15 Feb 2012 14:18:28 +0000 Maria Carter 12567 at http://kcur.org