The Kansas Association of School Boards made a stop in Pittsburg on Thursday to discuss the changing needs of education.
City commission members met with Pittsburg school officials to discuss the changing economy and how education needs should change to produce more students that are college and career ready.
The state is also adopting new tests to measure performance based on the needs of high wage, high demand jobs.
"They don't want people that are just successful at filling in bubble tests," says Tom Krebs of the Kansas Association of School Boards. "They want people that can look at situation, see what the factors are, and make an attempt to solve it."
"As it says, 'The Kansas College and Career Ready' - that first c, career, or the second one, college, we want all of our kids that graduate from Pittsburg High School to be ready for that challenge," says USD 250 Assistant Superintendent Brian Biermann.Kansas is projected to be among the top five states in the percentage of jobs requiring more than a high school education by 2020.