• Note to KSDE and SBOE: “Knowledge is Good”

    Note to KSDE and SBOE: “Knowledge is Good”0

    In the eyes of the State Board of Education, the concept that “knowledge is good” is no longer a taken-for-granted laughing matter as found in the lore of the movie Animal House. The evidence of that lies in the reaction of the SBOE and education commissioner Randy Watson to the results of the 2022 state

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  • Five things to know about K-12 education in Kansas

    Five things to know about K-12 education in Kansas0

    Educational opportunities in Kansas can be amongst the best in the nation if we focus on students instead of institutions, learn from the example of states like Florida, and move past the partial truths and talking points of “supporting public schools.” Since much of what has been written about K-12 education is either misleading orREAD MORE
  • Disappointing, but not surprising, low scores on the 2022 state assessment

    Disappointing, but not surprising, low scores on the 2022 state assessment0

    Student achievement results on the just-released 2022 state assessment are disappointingly low, which is no surprise.  And neither does the dismissive attitude of state education officials. Commissioner Randy Watson told the State Board of Education yesterday that math scores improved slightly but were not back to 2019 levels, and English Languages Arts slightly declined.  That'sREAD MORE