- Associated Press - Friday, September 25, 2015

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) - The woman at the head of the Kansas City, Kansas, school district has been named the state’s top superintendent.

The Kansas School Superintendents Association announced Thursday that peers of Cynthia Lane picked her as 2016 Superintendent of the Year. Since 2010, Lane has led the 22,000-student district. Lane said in a written statement that she was “humbled and honored.” The district has been pushing its students to graduate with college credits or technical training.

Association executive director G.A. Buie said in a statement that Lane is “a passionate advocate not only in her district, but for students across Kansas.”

Lane will now be considered for National Superintendent of the Year. The association also provides a $1,000 scholarship to a high school senior to be selected by the Kansas winner.

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