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.
September 2022 - This newsletter focuses on the role of the Leadership Team at the district and building levels. We know these teams are tasked with creating and prioritizing goals based on data and alignment to the system. The beginning portion of the school year provides teams with the opportunity to align to the organization's vision, consider team strengths and seek growth points around school improvement efforts. Listen to the audio version here.
In the newest season of The 3 Minute Podcast, we asked Educators from Kansas to share thinking around individual, team, and collective strengths. We hold the belief that every person has strengths and often leads with them. However, we rarely spend time dialoguing about how to use individual strengths to develop an efficacious collective team supporting improvement efforts. This season, we bring 7 individuals to the table sharing authentic thoughts to push ours! Listen to one episode a week or binge listen to all episodes on Spotify, BuzzSprout, Stitcher, and RSS Feed. Catch all episodes here: https://
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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).