Kansans Can

For more information on
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 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|

Year 3 Project Highlights

Work during our third 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 our work:

June 17th, 2022|

School Redesign in Kansas: Winter 2022 Updates

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,

February 28th, 2022|

KSDE Conducts Kansans Can Success Tour

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.

November 5th, 2021|

Scaling School Redesign in Kansas

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

October 29th, 2021|

Kansans Can Training Cadre Resource

Over twelve months and 25 sessions, R12CC convened Kansas Redesign Training Cadre members to build their capacity to support districts and schools to use state standards, personalized learning, and competency-based education to continuously

October 26th, 2021|
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