Welcome to Crisis in the Classroom

This is a resource site for schools facing unprecedented budget cuts, dramatic changes in technology and instructional delivery, and much more. We plan to share resources and ideas to help turn these crises into opportunities for constructive change in education.

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Crisis in the Classroom Top Stories

Deb Haneke Interviews Kansas Commissioner of Education Diane DeBacker.
Deb Haneke interviews Executive Director of USA/Kansas Cheryl Semmel.
Deb Haneke interviews Kansas Board of Education Member David Dennis before the August KSBE Meeting.
Deb Haneke interviews Kansas Board of Education Member Ken Willard before the August KSBE Meeting.

Budget Cuts

Governor Brownback provided the State of the State address last night for the State of Kansas....

On Wednesday, May 26th, ESSDACK and Crisis in the Classroom will host a panel discussion that...

This brochure was created by the Newton, KS public schools to provide information for their...

Consolidation

On Thursday, April 29th, ESSDACK and Crisis in the Classroom hosted a panel discussion that...

This month, a Kansas Legislative Post Audit recommended two different consolidation plans....

Redesign Delivery

On Friday, March 26th, at 10 am (CST), ESSDACK and Crisis in the Classroom hosted a panel...

EdVisions Off-Campus High School is an online AND project based school serving students in...

Mike Carson interview from USA 2010

Government & Legislature

This PDF was mentioned in an ESSDACK superintendents...

Four-Day Week

The attached document provides summarized responses from Kansas Schools operating on a 4-Day...

This article from the Hutchinson News (via the AP) reports that more than 120 districts across...

Fox news coverage of the four-day school week....

Online & Virtual Learning

More and more schools are finding an increasing number of students who reside within their...

This document was references in the Crisis in the Classroom Panel Discussion on Online...

On Wednesday, April 21th, ESSDACK and Crisis in the Classroom hosted a panel discussion that...

Reason magazine is running a story on...