Opinion

Many Decisions! Remember—It’s supposed to be about the students.

June 16, 2015

The Kansas City Public Schools (KCPS) ends the 2014–2015 school year with sev­eral chal­lenges to resolve and deci­sions to make. It is time to pro­vide our stu­dents a really out­stand­ing edu­ca­tion that will equip them for the future.

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“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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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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