Kansas Officials Target Big Academic Improvements By 2030
Kansas education officials are aiming for big improvements in academic outcomes by 2030.
State officials want a 95 percent high school graduation rate. The current rate is 86 percent. And they want even steeper gains in math and reading proficiency.
The Kansas Association of School Boards supports these goals but warns no state has achieved them, and to get there schools will need more resources.
Kansas accepted public comment in August ahead of a Sept. 18 deadline for filing with the U.S. Department of Education. It needs to outline its academic ambitions and use of federal resources to comply with the 2015 Every Student Succeeds Act.
Celia Llopis-Jepsen is a reporter for the Kansas News Service, a collaboration of KMUW, Kansas Public Radio and KCUR covering health, education and politics. You can reach her on Twitter @Celia_LJ.