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St. Teresa's Academy

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School options in KCPS' boundaries are unique. Start with an overview of KC's school landscape.
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Ewing Marion Kauffman School

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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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9 Out of 10 Parents Think Their Kids Are on Grade Level. They're Probably Wrong

Apr 29, 2016
NPR  The Nation's Report Card suggests a very different reality. Read the story:

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Money, Race and Success: How Your School District Compares

Apr 29, 2016
NY TIMES  Sixth graders in the richest districts are four grade levels ahead of children in the poorest districts. Read the story:

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Missouri Education Officials Approve New English, Math Goals

Apr 21, 2016
KC STAR  Major changes include more emphasis on research in language arts and reorganizing math benchmarks for kindergarten through 2nd grade. Read the story:

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Why America's Schools Have a Money Problem

Apr 18, 2016
NPR  Beginning a three-part series on how states pay for their public schools and how many are failing to meet the needs of their most vulnerable students. Read the story: 

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The Policy That Could All But Alleviate Achievement Gaps Between Rich and Poor Students

Apr 13, 2016
HUFFINGTON POST  Poor students enter kindergarten already lagging behind their more affluent peers. Read the story:

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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.