Incoming Kansas Education Commissioner Dr. Randy Watson and Interim Commissioner of Education Brad Neuenswander are continuing community conversations titled Kansas Children. Kansas’ Future. with a focus on reaching the business community. Earlier this year, Watson and members of the Kansas State Board of Education, facilitated nearly 20 community conversations to bring together parents, educators, local school board members, higher education representatives, legislators, members of the business community and all other interested parties to discuss the future they want for Kansas children and the role they believe Kansas education should play in supporting that envisioned future.
The Kansas State Department of Education is reaching out to local Chambers of Commerce to discuss the following questions:
1. What are the characteristics, qualities, abilities and skills of a successful 24-year old Kansan?
2. What are the needs of business and industry and what skills and abilities are lacking in today’s 24-year old?
3. How can business and industry partner with K-12 and higher education in creating the 24-year old that has those skills and abilities?
The outcomes of these conversations will be collected and used to help guide the state’s strategic plan for education.
Community members who have questions about these events are invited to contact Ms. Penny Rice at Kansas State Department of Education:
3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Bioscience and Technology Business Center
KU West Campus
2029 Becker Drive