Kansas Education Commissioner Concerned About Turnover And Grad Rate

The Kansas’ education commissioner says there are several challenges the state faces in its education system.

Commissioner Randy Watson told the Kansas Board of Education on Tuesday that the state must work with students and their families to improve high school graduation rates.

According to Watson, only 86 percent of Kansas high school students will finish high school on time.

Watson says the state is also challenged by high turnover among superintendents and principals. There was a turnover of 61 superintendents this past school year.

Kansas’ education department is promoting a concept in which high schools work more closely with students and their families on developing individual study plans that help each student prepare better for life after high school.