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Dr. Kathleen Budge
Coordinator of the Leadership Development Program at Boise State University, ASCD author and presenter
Dr. William Parrett
Center for School Improvement & Policy Studies at Boise State University, ASCD author and presenter
Coach Bill Snyder
Former Kansas State Football Coach and College Football Hall of Fame Inductee
Dr. Randy Watson
Kansas Commissioner of Education
Trey Folse
National Federation of Urban & Suburban School Districts President
Michelle De La Isla
Mayor, City of Topeka, Kansas
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Topeka Public Schools is excited to be hosting the 2019 National Federation of Urban and Suburban School District (NFUSSD) conference.  Participants will be immersed in the unique opportunities available to students in the capital city of Kansas while also exploring the history this city has to offer. This year’s NFUSSD conference will offer insight not only into how data drives instructional decisions, but also the exclusive offerings in our magnet and signature school programs.  A tour of the capital city and the Brown Vs. Board of Education Museum will allow participants to connect to the community surrounding Topeka Public Schools, and learn about the historic decision of Brown Vs. Board of Education. 


At the 2019 NFUSSD conference, hear from keynote speakers and experience dynamic breakout sessions that will help you:

  • Learn ways to raise student achievement while reaching the whole child

  • View various ways to address students’ academic, social emotional, and behavioral needs

  • Explore K-8 campus concepts

  • Learn about trauma informed care and resilience in education

  • Network with colleagues and build connections for ongoing collaboration

  • Equity tours in Topeka

  • A lunch keynote session with former K-State Coach, Bill Snyder

  • Keynote featuring national speakers and best-selling authors of Disrupting Poverty, Dr. Bill Parrett and Dr. Kathleen Budge


Register today to view innovative learning laboratories at school sites and be inspired by seeing visible learning in action!