Two Kansas State Board of Education members were chosen for National Association of State Boards of Education panels, according to an announcement made Friday.
State board chairman Bill Wagnon, Topeka, will serve on a 21-member task force for one year to develop policies to reform middle schools.
The panel will meet with other state policy makers, middle school leaders and education reform experts to learn about state strategies for improving middle schools.
Steve Abrams, of Arkansas City, was selected to help lead a NASBE task force to promote excellence in career technical education.
As a co-chairman of the 26-member panel, Abrams will meet with state legislators, technical school leaders and business executives to discuss ways states can integrate career and technical education opportunities into high schools.
According to the NASBE, the panel's work is supported through a contribution by Crossland Construction, based in Columbus, Kan.