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.
July 23, 2015 — Education 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.
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.