Opinion

“Kansas City schools need to improve dramatically”

April 16, 2014

It makes me sad that noth­ing seems to improve for Kansas City pub­lic schools, except the devel­op­ment of of a few suc­cess­ful char­ters. Some of the can­di­dates run­ning for school board may be spend­ing a lot of energy argu­ing for a pub­lic school sys­tem that doesn’t seem inter­ested in imple­ment­ing rad­i­cal changes.

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Do The Right Thing For Kids Position on the School Turnaround Plans

January 24, 2014

Change is dif­fi­cult for every­one, but with­out a dra­matic change in the approach to pub­lic edu­ca­tion, the chil­dren of our city will con­tinue to be neglected and their futures will con­tinue to be severely lim­ited or even destroyed. It is time for the State Board to be cre­ative and demand a new approach. Those resist­ing sig­nif­i­cant change need to put the stu­dents’ needs above self-interests includ­ing con­cerns about jobs and control.

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News

Bill Timmeus: “Our failure in the schools”

April 10, 2014KCPS In the News

I knew some­thing was afoot the other evening when Kansas City’s super­in­ten­dent of schools, Stephen Green, walked into the room at the start of our meet­ing of the Southwest Early College Campus (SWECC) Faith-based Coalition, a col­lec­tion of eight churches pro­vid­ing vol­un­teers to work in that school.

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EAGnews: “Missouri leaders considering plan for fixing failing Kansas City district”

March 21, 2014Education In The Nation, KCPS In the News, Missouri Education

“The Missouri State Board of Education – the body charged with set­ting the state’s K-12 poli­cies – could soon announce a new plan for over­haul­ing schools in dis­tricts that have lost state accred­i­ta­tion. As things stand now, the unac­cred­ited KCPS would be the first dis­trict affected by the new policies.”

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Take Action

Contact Information for Dr. Nicastro, State Board of Education, Missouri Legislators, Governor Nixon and Missouri Legislature Joint Committee on Education

January 26, 2014

Contact Information for Dr. Nicastro, State Board of Education, Missouri Legislators, Governor Nixon and Missouri Legislature Joint Committee on Education

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Kansas City Public Schools at the Crossroads – Again

July 23, 2013

We urge con­cerned cit­i­zens to read the two bills and be heard at pub­lic meet­ings where there will be an abun­dance of dis­trict employ­ees and friends urg­ing that the State to leave us alone because “local con­trol is the best solu­tion.” Question: Why hasn’t it worked for almost 40 years?

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