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Confidence in Kansas Public Education Task Force Announces Challenge Award recipients

KSCB News - February 3, 2016 10:24 am

Liberal, KS — The Confidence in Kansas Public Education Task Force has named 99 schools in 34 Kansas public school districts, including USD 480’s Liberal West Middle School, as recipients of the 2015 Challenge Awards.

The awards recognize Kansas schools that are making a notable difference in student achievement despite facing significant challenges in their school population. Since its inception in 2002, nearly 1,400 awards have been presented to schools across the state.

Certificates of Merit will be presented to schools by Kansas State Board of Education members.

“ On behalf of the Confidence Task Force, I congratulate your school on this outstanding achievement,” said Charles Volland, chairman of the Confidence in Kansas Publication Education Task Force. “This award demonstrates that your school believes all children can learn, expects them to do so and gives them an opportunity to demonstrate their abilities. Best wishes for continued success.”

The Challenge Award recognizes schools for outstanding achievement and uncommon accomplishments based on Kansas Assessment results, the sample size and the socio-economic status of those taking the test.

The Confidence in Public Education Task Force is a nonprofit corporation whose primary purpose is to strengthen confidence in Kansas public education and to increase awareness of the positive aspects of public education in the state. The Task Force was created in 1981.

Members of the Task Force include American Association of University Women; Kansas PTA; Kansas Association of School Boards; Kansas National Education Association; Kansas School Public Relations Association; Kansas State Board of Education; Kansas State High School Activities Association; Kansas Partners in Education; League of Women Voters – Kansas; and United School Administrators of Kansas.

For more information about West Middle School receiving a Challenge Award, contact Troy McCarter, principal at (620) 604-1400

 

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