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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
2018-2019 Effective Schools Conference Series!

Please see the Conference page for descriptions and registration information.

→ 2018-2019 CPSI Conferences Flier (PDF)

September 27, 2018
Redesigning Schools for High Leadership Capacity
Linda Lambert

November 29, 2018
School Redesign: Planning for Change, Not Perfection
Tamra Mitchell and Jay Scott

February 6, 2019
Turning High Poverty Schools into High-Performing Schools
William Parrett and Kathleen Budge

April 3, 2019
Creating Trauma-Sensitive Schools and Empowering Trauma-Focused Educators
Melissa Sadin


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