New Commissioner at KSDE

The new majority of the state board of education has a new commissioner of education: Alexa Posney.

“Posny has long been a favorite of moderates on the board, dating to her previous tenure with the state Department of Education. She is a former deputy education commissioner overseeing curriculum and accreditation programs, leaving that post in 2006 to work for the U.S. Department of Education. … Posny will start July 1 at a salary of $165,000 a year.”

The Lawrence Journal-World reminds us of the size and scope of the schooling system in Kansas: “Posny will lead an agency that administers approximately $3.1 billion in funding to 450,000 students and tens of thousands of teachers spread over small, medium and large school districts.”

Welcome back to Kansas. commissioner. And good luck.
Board names new Kansas education commissioner. Wichita Eagle, May 9.

Long time education official takes over at state agency, Lawrence Journal-World.

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