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.
New Support!! After receiving numerous requests from stakeholders wishing to hear and learn from continuous improvement drivers from Kansas, we used that feedback to develop a new podcast series entitled: The 3-Minute Podcast. The initial 7-episode series is intentionally leveraging the expertise of teacher leaders with future episodes to be rooted in foundational areas of improvement: Leadership, Communication, Collaboration, and Data-Driven decision making. The podcast is bite-sized PD that can be accessed while drinking morning coffee or grabbing a quick lunch. In knowing the targeted audience is educators - we provide each guest 3 uninterrupted minutes to push thinking followed up with a coaching question and the opportunity to interact via Twitter with the content. It is available on Spotify, Stitcher, Amazon Music, and RSS feed.
The Desired State - August 2021 - Communication is foundational to improvement efforts within the school system and community. As decisions are made, communicating those decisions is imperative in creating clarity and trust within the system. As you consider communication, what are the strengths of the system? How are all stakeholders included in communications? Listen to the audio version here.
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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).