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 newest Kansas Learning Network Evaluation has been published by TASN Evaluation. TASN Evaluation provides a comprehensive evaluation of the KSDE Technical Assistance System Network (TASN) and each TASN project. Evaluation efforts focus on increasing the effectiveness, implementation, and sustainability of TASN projects to ensure that projects’ efforts are evidence-based, meaningful, and have a positive, lasting impact on educators, families, and students.
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.
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).