KSDE Receives $100,000 Grant to Help Bring Local Flour to Child Nutrition Programs

Topeka, KS— A $100,000 federal grant will help the Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) connect child nutrition programs in the state with locally produced flour. This federal grant will allow KSDE to award subgrants through a competitive application process. The funds will also support education, equipment and assistance in accessing locally produced flour. Child…

Back to School Budgeting

By Lisa Moser, K-State Research and Extension news service   Manhattan, KS — Crayons, rulers, wide-ruled paper, binders, tissues, lunch boxes — these are some of the many items young school-aged children and their parents shop for ahead of the return to school.   Along with the excitement of the new school year, it can…

Tips to Keep School Lunches Safe

By Taylor Jamison, K-State Research and Extension news service   Manhattan, KS— It is almost time for school to begin again, so among many other preparations, parents and kids are getting ready to pack lunches.   Good food safety should be practiced with any type of food preparation, but Kansas State University food scientist Karen…

Hofmeister Demands Walters Release Funding for Early Childhood Education

Oklahoma City, OK– State Superintendent of Public Instruction Joy Hofmeister today said she is appalled that Gov. Stitt’s Secretary of Education, Ryan Walters, is refusing to approve a state-mandated contract that provides early childhood education to high-poverty children across Oklahoma. Despite Tulsa Public Schools not being a party to the contract, Walters claims that a…

4-Her Says She Values Friendships Most

By Annika Wiebers, K-State Research and Extension news service    MANHATTAN, Kan. – The Kansas 4-H program is known for helping youth cultivate skills in leadership, citizenship and many other project disciplines, but that may not be the main reason some members stick with the program.   Enter Kathryn Tremblay, a former member and current…

Hofmeister Announces $8.4 Million in Edge Grants to Strengthen Students’ Academic Success

Oklahoma City, OK – The Oklahoma State Department of Education (OSDE) has awarded 102 grants totaling $8.4 million to schools throughout Oklahoma, Joy Hofmeister, State Superintendent of Public Instruction, said today. After a competitive grant process, 87 sites in 32 districts will have supplemental funds to enhance programs for sustainable school improvement in the upcoming…

Health Officials Release State Plan to Reduce Obesity

““The plan focuses on strategies for each age group which can make a direct impact on the environment contributing to chronic health conditions, with a particular focus on obesity,” said Fahad Khan, Director of Community Analysis. “While the plan was coordinated by OSDH, it will take all partners working together to accomplish the goals and objectives set forth to achieve Governor Kevin Stitt’s goal of being a top 10 state.””