The Journal – Summer 2019 – Off the Ground: Reinventing School in Kansas


In places such as Stockton and Olathe, an ambitious ‘moonshot’ is underway to reinvent how school prepare students for the future. As the second year of the mission begins, the Kansas school redesign is already invigorating teachers, confounding some students and parents, and opening educational frontiers.

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Learn about the leadership challenges surrounding the Kansans Can School Redesign and explore why an approach to personalized learning became a topic of intense debate in the Wellington school district.

Other stories in this edition include the story of how a new state park in northwest Kansas is balancing access and conservation, an evaluation of a compromise that’s shaped the Kansas wind industry, profiles of Kansas cabinet secretaries applying leadership training to their roles and the respectful partisanship of Sedgwick County GOP Chairman Dalton Glasscock.


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