Educational Equity means that every student has access to the educational resources and rigor they need at the right moment in their education across race, gender, ethnicity, language, disability, sexual orientation, family background, and/or family income, including socioeconomic status.
The Desired State - As we continue to field questions around Equity and making it the first lens teams are looking through to make decisions around school improvements, we thought it might be helpful to root professionals back to what guidance has already been released by KSDE. This quarterly newsletter walks you through what already exists to the field. We hope you will take a look and process the guidance and our newsletter with your stakeholders!
Leading with Instructional Focus - A key component of continuous improvement is reflection. The purpose of this tool & video tutorial is to guide leaders to take a balcony view of the current state of student learning in their system and promote conversation that assists leadership teams to collaboratively make decisions about adaptive solutions, based upon data, and especially for groups defined by gender, race/ethnicity, language, disability, and socio-economic status.
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Who We Are
The KSDE addresses the Elementary and Secondary Education Act priority of providing comprehensive support and improvement to qualifying schools through sustained coaching within a rigorous and collaborative systems-change process facilitated by the Kansas Learning Network (KLN). In partnership with the Southwest Plains Regional Service Center, KLN coaches work closely with school and district leadership teams to complete a comprehensive needs assessment focusing on root causes, data analysis, risk factors, and expansion of successful elements of the school system. Schools and districts then develop and carry out action plans to modify their infrastructure to improve outcomes for all learners.
The Kansas Learning Network (KLN) is a contract funded by the Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) and administered by Southwest Plains Regional Service Center (SWPRSC).