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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.


Mark your Calendars for the
2019-2020 Effective Schools Conference Series!

Please see the Conference page for descriptions and registration information.

→ 2019-2020 CPSI Conferences Flier (PDF)

September 26, 2019
Project-Based Teaching:
Classroom Strategies for Deeper Learning

Dr. Suzie Boss

November 20, 2019
Reimagining Classrooms: 
Students as Leaders and Teachers as Learners

Kayla Delzer

February 19, 2020
Childhood Trauma and the Neurosequential Model in Education
Steve Graner

April 2, 2020
Personalized Learning:
A Journey Towards Learner-Centered Education

Brenda Vogds


Photo of CPSI conference participants

November 2016 participants in discussion

Pete Hall takes questions from November 2016 CPSI Conference participants

Pete Hall takes questions from November 2016 CPSI Conference participants

Participants listen to Jaymee Herrington, February 2017 CPSI Conference presenter

Participants listen to Jaymee Herrington at the February 2017 CPSI Conference

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

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