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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
2017-2018 Effective Schools Conference Series!

Please see the Conference page for descriptions and registration information.

September 27, 2017
Diversity, Values, and Cultural Differences
Consuelo Castillo Kickbusch

November 30, 2017
Making Sense of Mathematics for Teaching: The TQE Process
Juli K. Dixon

February 20, 2018
Personalized Learning
Allison Zmuda and Bena Kallick

April 3, 2018
Creating Learning Focused Classrooms
Bruce Wellman

→ Download a CPSI Conference Save-the-Date flier (PDF)

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

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