October 17, 2013
We applaud the commitment of the District’s leadership to improvement and its recognition that there is much more work to be done. In that spirit we support Commissioner Nicastro’s plan to utilize outside expertise to help implement a pervasive and meaningful turnaround. Kansas City’s children deserve no less.
August 30, 2013
The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) has announced results of its accreditation review for Missouri public schools. The Annual Performance Report awards the Kansas City Public Schools a total of 84 points out of a possible 140, which is 60 percent.
April 18, 2013
Three recent articles provide examples of schools and systems that are effectively educating their students.
November 30, 2012 — Education In The Nation
“Schools Head Finds a Formula” — Wall Street Journal, 11/27/2012 The St. Louis School District situation is certainly not commonly considered a huge success story. However, this article […]
September 19, 2012 — Education In The Nation
A district in our metropolitan area with demographics much like Kansas City Public Schools is making progress. DTRTFK attributes their success to a continuity of leadership, an effective board, adherence to long term goals and programs, rigorous evaluation of progress, and a minimum of meddling by outside groups.
June 7, 2012 — KCPS In the News
The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education’s reaction to the Missouri Legislature’s failure to act on school reform is expressed in the following article from […]