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.
August 2023 - Welcome back to the 2023-2024 school year, Stakeholders! We are thrilled to share with you the quarterly newsletter from our network. You can access it in both print and audio versions. We hope the Leadership Teams will find the coaching questions attached to help drive school improvement efforts around communication. Listen to the audio version here.
The 3 Minute Podcast - Season 3: This season of the 3-Minute Podcast is deeply rooted in information around evidence-based practices offering many perspectives and experiences in the foundations of school improvement: Leadership, Collaboration, Data-driven decisions, and Communication. As always, each episode is 3 minutes of expertise from the profession followed by some coaching questions to push thinking. Listen while on a morning walk or during school lunchtime. Bite-sized professional development tailored to Kansas educators!
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).