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Wichita Superintendent Named A Finalist For National, State Awards

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Superintendent John Allison speaks to students during a meeting to hear budget suggestions earlier this year.

Wichita Public School Superintendent John Allison has been named a finalist for both a national and a statewide award.

The Green-Garner Award is the country’s top prize for urban school education leadership. It honors educators for excellence in leadership, professionalism and improving school achievements.

Allison was also a finalist for the Green-Garner prize in 2012. In a statement, he said the award honors the entire district’s achievements.

Allison is also one of three finalists for 2017 Kansas Superintendent of the Year. That award is given out by the state superintendents association and is for a commitment to making a difference in the lives of students.

Allison was nominated by his colleagues and a selection committee.

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