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Neighborhood schools, charter schools, signature schools, private schools – for anyone living in the Kansas City Public Schools district, finding the right school for our children is a challenge. Show Me KC Schools helps families navigate the elementary, middle, and high schools serving children and youth in the heart of Kansas City.

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Open Schools made noise in the 70's; now they're just noisy

Mar 28, 2017
NPR It's a perennial debate in American education: Do kids learn best when they're sitting in rows at their desks? Or moving around, exploring on their own? Read the full story at NPR.org.

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A High School's Lesson for helping English Language Learners Get to College

Mar 28, 2017
NPR In the U.S., roughly one in 10 students is an English language learner. Many schools struggle to help them feel comfortable with their new language. Helping them get ahead and to college is another challenge entirely. Read the full story … read more

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Chronic absences, poverty impacting outcomes for Mississippi's children, report says

Mar 24, 2017
Hechinger Report Graduation rates are up, teen births are down and the percentage of children with health insurance coverage has increased in recent years, according to a new report from KIDS COUNT, a project of the nonprofit Annie E. Casey Foundation. … read more

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when school suspensions have plunged

Mar 24, 2017
NPR In the past five years, 27 states have revised their laws with the intention of reducing suspensions and expulsions. And, more than 50 of America's largest school districts have also reformed their discipline policies — changes which collectively affect … read more

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How universal child care affects boys vs. girls

Mar 22, 2017
The Atlantic A case study from Quebec reveals surprising differences in how children—and their parents—respond to subsidized care. Read the full story at TheAtlantic.org.

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If you are exploring this website you are probably like many other parents in Kansas City trying to understand the differences between schools and hoping to find the right school for your child. Here are some facts about Kansas City schools to get you started.
Where to Begin?

Where to Begin?

For many parents searching for the right school for their children, the questions are limitless: What’s my KCPS neighborhood school? What Catholic school can my child attend? What is a charter school? Our FAQ page is a good place to find these answers.
Navigating the Choices

Navigating the Choices

Not one, but 15 school districts serve students in Kansas City, Missouri. They are: Belton, Blue Springs, Center, Grandview, Hickman Mills, Independence, Kansas City Public Schools, Kearney, Lee’s Summit, Liberty, North Kansas City, Park Hill, Platte County, Raytown, and Smithville. Show Me KC Schools provides information about every K-12 school within Kansas City Public Schools’ boundaries – charter, district, private, and parochial.
What is a charter school?

What is a charter school?

A charter school is a tuition-free public school for families who live within the boundaries of the Kansas City Public Schools district. Charter schools operate independently of the traditional public school district and are governed as 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations.
KCPS: Two Types of Schools

KCPS: Two Types of Schools

Did you know KCPS operates two types of schools- neighborhood schools and signature schools (previously “magnet schools”)? Signature schools offer specific educational themes, such as Montessori, foreign language, performing arts, or college preparation. All students living within the KCPS district may apply to attend a signature school, regardless of where they live in the district.
SHOW ME KC SCHOOLS BELIEVES THAT GREAT SCHOOL OPTIONS ARE AVAILABLE TO KC FAMILIES AND THAT THESE OPTIONS WILL ONLY INCREASE AS MORE FAMILIES INVEST IN OUR SCHOOLS.