Opinion

Thomas

January 12, 2016

Thomas came late in the year to first grade not knowing his ABC’s or numbers. His teacher was not sure he had been to kindergarten and encouraged him to do anything he could.

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Sophia

December 17, 2015

I met Sophia in first grade, such a sweet, sweet little girl with pretty brown hair and a great smile. We bonded quickly. Our friendship continued through 6th grade. I met with her once a week to work on reading.

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News

What Does Real Turnaround Look Like? A Case Study of a School System

July 23, 2015Education In The Nation

After two years (this year’s data are not in) evaluators and the state are encouraged by the progress of the Lawrence district. Graduation rates are up and dropouts are down; test scores in math and language are up.
Everyone agrees that there is plenty more work to do, but there is a clear direction.

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Our Challenge to the School Board

December 5, 2014KCPS In the News, Uncategorized

We challenge the citizens of Kansas City not to ignore the students of Kansas City Public Schools and to insist that every child in every classroom receives an education that will equip them with skills needed for post high school training, college and careers.

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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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