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Council for Public School Improvement

Welcome to CPSI!

The Council for Public School Improvement is a public school/university partnership between Kansas school districts and the Kansas State University College of Education.

CPSI was established in 1986 and focuses on enhancing the quality and effectiveness of public school instruction and student achievement through targeted professional development.

CPSI received the University Professional and Continuing Education Association Central Region’s Celebration of Excellence Award for Mature Non-Credit Programs. This award recognizes a program which demonstrates longevity and sustained innovation.

photo of CPSI Steering Committee Members with University Professional & Continuing Education Association Central Region’s Celebration of Excellence Award for Mature Non-Credit Programs

CPSI Steering Committee members pictured from left to right:
Corbin Witt, Debbie Mercer, Bob Shannon, Kaitlin Smith, Brady Burton, Brad Starnes, Barbara Havlicek, Mary Devin, and John Bergkamp. Not pictured is Mike Folks.


Mark your Calendars for the
2016-2017 Effective Schools Conference Series!

Please see the Conference page for descriptions and registration information.

September 27, 2016
Dead Presidents and Whales: Engaging Students with Nonfiction Text
Donalyn Miller

November 15, 2016
Fostering Resilient Learners: Strategies for Creating a Trauma-Sensitive Classroom
Pete Hall

February 23, 2017
Next Generation Science Standards
Jaymee Herrington

April 6, 2017
Innovative Mindset Practices and Strategies
George Couros

CPSI Conference

CPSI 30th anniversary logo

Barbara Havlicek
CPSI Executive Director
345 Bluemont Hall
1114 Mid-Campus Drive North
Manhattan, KS 66506
785-532-7948
cpsi@k-state.edu

Samantha Strate
Associate Executive Director
353 Bluemont Hall
1114 Mid-Campus Drive North
Manhattan, KS 66506
785-532-7948
strate@k-state.edu