During the summer and early fall of 2021, leaders from the Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) and the Kansas State Board of Education facilitated the Kansans Can Success Tour. The tour, a 50-city event, provided opportunities for school leaders, parents and community members to give feedback to state education leaders on the current direction
Voices from the Field: Teacher Leadership Development in Kansas Redesign Schools During a Time of Uncertainty
Voices from the Field spotlights stakeholders in Region 12 and their work to improve educational opportunities and outcomes. R12CC is privileged to share the insights of Dr. Tammy Mitchell, Elementary Redesign Specialist, Division of Learning Services, Kansas State Department of Education.
Since 2015, Kansas’ high school graduation rate has increased from 85.7% to 88.3%. Learn more about how KSDE has engaged stakeholders across the state in school redesign and student success.
The Kansans Can Redesign initiative guides schools to focus on strategies that ensure students develop academic, civic, and social capacities needed to be successful in postsecondary education, the workforce, and in the community. To support the implementation and scaling of this initiative, R12CC assists Kansas leaders in the identification of effective leadership practices to manage change initiatives and builds capacity to measure and monitor
This past August, in response to the rapidly changing context of delivering education during COVID-19, Region 12 Comprehensive Center launched a monthly forum to engage Kansas school superintendents in conversations about leading change in times of uncertainty. Facilitated by Bryan Goodwin, CEO of McREL International, and Bill Slotnik, CEO of the Community Training and Assistance
R12CC is assisting the Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) with implementation and scaling of the Kansans Can Redesign Initiative. Schools engaged in redesign are guided by four core principles—personalized learning, student success skills, family/business/community partnerships, and real-world application—to help students develop academic and non-academic capacities needed to be successful in postsecondary education, the workforce,