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Thursday, November 18, 2010

Business Admin Pathway Approved for High Schools

Below is a note from Kirk Haskins at KSDE:


Please share with your schools and districts that yesterday the KACCTE advisory board approved Business Entrepreneurship and Management pathway (CIP Code 52.0799). Mike Valdivia, Blue Cross Blue Shields, did an outstanding job illustrating to the board both the importance and impact this pathway will have in serving Kansas high school students. Great job Mike!

In addition, KACCTE also approved that a new course, Business Economics (12105), be offered (at least as an option) in all Business, Marketing and Management clusters/pathways.

We had an excellent Business Industry Advisory Board, and I want to thank them for their guidance and time in creating this pathway. Specific thanks goes to Kylie Stupka, Youth Entrepreneurs, Rob Catlett, Emporia State, and Wally Meier, University of Kansas for being instrumental in our course development.

Also, I owe a big thank you to Scott Jones, Fort Hays State. His early work on Marketing and Finance, made my job easier. Without him, I would still be trying to figure out the difference in a cluster and a pathway.

Finally, I want to thank the 100's of business educators and school administrators for their suggestions and patience. From Wichita to Beloit to Oakley to Olathe, this pathway impacts the entire state. Getting a pathway of this magnitude designed was a daunting task, and none of this could have been done without the support from out teachers.

Best of weekends,

Kirk Haskins
Kirk Haskins, MBA, BA
Education Program Consultant - Business Management


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