Kansas Schools Face Many, Major Changes Next Year

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Over the course of the next year, the Kansas State Board of Education will face a series of policy decisions that will affect daily life in classrooms throughout the state, touching everything from the content that students are taught to the way teachers and administrators go about their jobs.

Furthermore, at least four of the 10 state board members will be new to their jobs starting in January, and they'll be working with a Legislature where a large percentage of members will be incoming freshmen.

All of that adds up to what Education Commissioner Diane DeBacker predicts will be "a busy year" for education officials in Kansas — possibly the busiest year since Congress enacted the No Child Left Behind law in 2001.

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