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Partnership with Salina Code Academy Opens Coding and Computer Classes

Computer coding is at the foundation of modern technology - not only for computers and smartphones, but also in cars, refrigerators, water heaters, and thousands of other everyday products. It’s also critical to services such as banking, healthcare, and social media. Coding, which is also called software programming or computer programming, is the process of using a language computers can understand to give them instructions for a . . .

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2022 'Schools of Character' Recognition Now Taking Applications

Includes Shifting School Culture Recognition, Enhanced Spotlight Recognition, and Promising Practices Recognition

Schools and districts across the state are doing great things with social, emotional, and character development. These efforts and accomplishments should be recognized and shared with other schools around the state. Please consider applying for one or more of the Kansas State Schools of Character recognitions. The Shifting School Culture Recognition is for schools or districts that have developed and . . .

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2022 CTE Annual Conference Registration

The annual Kansas CTE Conference, "May the Workforce Be With You," will be held February 7-9, 2022 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Manhattan, Kansas.  There are three options for registration: In-Person features a variety of sessions related to workforce development (this option also includes access to pre-recorded videos featuring CTE Pathway strategies) -   $150 by January 17, 2022; $200 after January . . .

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Economy, Jobs Take Center Stage at SHESC’s 32nd Annual Legislative Luncheon

On Wednesday, area educators shared their concerns about a challenging labor market and general economic questions with state legislators at the 32nd annual Legislative Luncheon in Salina. Roger Stumpf, USD 306 Southeast of Saline Superintendent, shared his perspective at the event. He said the struggles schools are experiencing in filling open positions goes beyond economic struggles; other major factors are . . .

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"SHESC Messenger": End of September 2021

  SHESC Messenger End of September 2021 Second Opportunity for School Connectivity Technology Constitution and Citizenship Day Storyteller Tim Lowry Visiting Schools This Week Tech Cadre Featured PD: A Framework for Understanding Poverty . . .

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"SHESC Messenger": Start of September 2021

  SHESC Messenger Start of September 2021 Smoky Hill Adventure Program Featured PD: New CTE Professional Learning Networks Storyteller Tim Lowry Visiting Area Schools in September Book Study Opportunities Volume Purchasing: Top 10 Suprising Products . . .

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"SHESC Messenger": Start of August 2021

  SHESC Messenger Start of August 2021 30 Participants Attend Teacher Safari Grant Opportunity Corner: STOPit and Friendzy Featured PD: McREL Teacher Evaluation System Volume Purchasing: Seeking Suppliers Educational VR Technology Available Through Twotrees . . .

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More Than $6,500 in Unclaimed Property Funds Returned to Smoky Hill ESC

Kansas State Treasurer Lynn Rogers visited Smoky Hill Education Service Center in Salina in June to return more than $6,500 in unclaimed property to SHESC. The visit was part of the treasurer’s tour of the state, returning millions of dollars in unclaimed property to thousands of Kansans.   “The best part of my job is being able to deliver good news to families, and that news usually comes in the . . .

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