Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Topeka Center for Advanced Learning (TCALC)


The Topeka Center for Advanced Learning (TCALC) is underway with four pathways: Teaching and Training, Medical Science, Environmental and Energy, and Engineering Robotics and Advanced Manufacturing. Teachers are attending the 8th grade parent nights at each of the high schools and Hope Street Academy Career Fair to visit with students and parents of the opportunities of the program for juniors and seniors.

Enrollment is now being secured for 2017-18. Requirements for enrollment: on track for graduation, junior or senior status, willing to be on teams with students across the district, and following business ethics in class and projects working with business. If a parent or student has any questions, they can contact Eileen Caspers, General Director of School and Career Programs at 785-295-3041 or email: ecaspers@tps501.org.


Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Dr. Anderson Takes Part in National Discussion

The Aspen Institute, an international organization, has involved Topeka superintendent in national discussion on educational policies. The Senior Congressional Education Staff Network convenes annually and is involving the Topeka superintendent the national discussion. 

In February, a small group of 30 people comprised of Congressional staffers from the Senate and House education and workforce committees, experts from across the country and Aspen staff will meet to review and discuss policies on the implementation of federal education policy on states, districts and schools. Dr. Anderson is one of the selected experts as a result of her past work impacting eliminating achievement gaps and her current work on the Every Child Succeeds Act. 

The prior Aspen Institute panel discussion involving the superintendent can be seen here https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=XtfVeN96y40