TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) – Kansas Governor Laura Kelly has received the 2022 annual report from the Governor’s Council on Education, and the public can see it as well.
The report offers a list of recommendations for improving the education of Kansas students. According to Kelly’s office, the report lists recommendations to promote early childhood education, increase workforce-related opportunities for high school students, improve the transition from K-12 to postsecondary education, and improve the coordination with technical education.
Kelly’s office said the board has been preparing its reports by traveling within the state during 2022 to hear from educators and businesses about the most important issues facing Kansas.
“We are grateful to Governor Kelly for the opportunity to learn from and with extraordinary leaders representing educators and businesses across Kansas,” said Dr. Cynthia Lane and Dr. Fred Dierksen, co-chairs of the Council for Governor Kelly’s instruction. “We are confident that the Council’s work will strengthen our state by aligning education with business and creating opportunities for all Kansans,”
The council was created in 2019 by Governor Kelly. Kelly’s office said it was set up to bring together leaders in education and business to build partnerships with people, share ideas and work together to resolve pressing concerns.
“I established the Council on Education not only because I believe educating our children is one of the most important obligations of our elected leaders, but also because it is one of the best economic investments we can make as a state,” Kelly said. “I am proud of the work the Board has done over the past four years in finding innovative ways to provide for our students and look forward to responding to their recommendations to ensure Kansas students have access to the best education in the country.” .
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