Kansans Can

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this project, please contact:
Doug Moeckel
Katie Allen

R12CC is collaborating with the Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) as they enact the State Board of Education’s mission to “prepare Kansas students for lifelong success through rigorous, quality academic instruction, career training, and character development according to each student’s gifts and talents.” To prepare Kansas students for postsecondary education and the workforce, efforts are focused on boosting high school graduation rates by reducing the five-year superintendent turnover rate and establishing a new pathway to teaching.

Capacity building services will enable KSDE to engage in continuous improvement of accreditation processes and create a statewide leadership development framework. R12CC is also working with KSDE to evaluate and scale the newly implemented registered teacher apprenticeship program, as well as supporting the agency’s work in equity, inclusion, and belonging for SEA staff. In addition, through an executive leadership forum, R12CC is helping superintendents to address common concerns and critical questions relating to leadership, curriculum and assessment, instructional changes, and planning and constituency building.

As a result of this intensive technical assistance, stakeholders will deepen their understanding of leadership competencies required to meet state goals and the technical and adaptive challenges related to navigating education policy changes, as well as build capacity for continuous improvement at the state and local levels.

Project Updates

Kansans Can: Spring 2024 Project Updates

R12CC continues to host a monthly Executive Leadership Forum with Kansas superintendents to support them as they lead change management initiatives. Superintendents and state education leaders also took part in two workshops designed to support the creation of the Kansas

March 20th, 2024|

R12CC Projects Presented at National Conference

Team members from R12CC, the Colorado Department of Education (CDE), Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE), and Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) convened with stakeholders from across the country in Washington, DC at the Meeting the Moment

March 20th, 2024|

Year 4 Project Highlights

Work during our fourth project year continues to focus on providing high-quality technical assistance, building collaborative relationships, and supporting educational agencies to make systemic changes. View these project highlights to learn more about

June 27th, 2023|

Kansans Can: Spring 2023 Project Updates

R12CC’s work in Kansas includes hosting a monthly Executive Leadership Forum with superintendents to support them as they lead change management initiatives. Recent sessions focused on developing leadership in others and improving principal’s use of political, educational, and organizational levers

April 10th, 2023|

Kansans Can Project Implementation: Fall 2022 Updates

R12CC is collaborating with the Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) to support the implementation of the Kansans Can Initiative with a focus on continuous improvement of Kansas Education Systems Accreditation (KESA) processes. Recent accomplishments include developing a summary infographic

November 9th, 2022|
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