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Kansas State Department of Education
State education agency overview
Formed January 14, 1969 (1969-01-14)
Preceding State education agency
  • Kansas Superintendent of Public Instruction
Jurisdiction State of Kansas
Headquarters 900 SW Jackson St, Topeka, KS 66612
Topeka, Kansas
39°02′46″N 95°40′29″W / 39.046012°N 95.674697°W / 39.046012; -95.674697Coordinates: 39°02′46″N 95°40′29″W / 39.046012°N 95.674697°W / 39.046012; -95.674697
State education agency executive
  • Dr. Randy Watson, Commissioner of Education
Parent department State of Kansas
Website KSDE Website

Kansas State Department Board of Education (KSDE) is Kansas's Board of Education. Its headquarters are in Topeka. The board of education that controls the department is a constitutional group created in Article 6 of the Kansas Constitution. The Board helps decide educational policy for the state's primary and secondary schools.

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  • Yudhijit Bhattacharjee, Strategies Evolve as Candidates Prepare for Kansas Board Races. Science 3 February 2006 311: 588-589 DOI 10.1126/science.311.5761.588
  • Yudhijit Bhattarcharjee, Evolution Trumps Intelligent Design in Kansas Vote. Science 11 August 2006 313: 743 DOI 10.1126/science.313.5788.743
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