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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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Finally, the college board makes it easier for students with disabilities to get sat accommodations

Dec 2, 2016
WashingtonPost The College Board just announced that starting Jan 1, "the vast majority" of students with special-education needs--such as extra time, sitting in a separate room, and/or having the test read to the student-- will be granted automatic approval for … read more

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Dual-language programs benefit disadvantaged black kids, too, experts say

Nov 30, 2016
Hechinger Report Houston Elementary, a low-performing school in Washington D.C., has implemented its first dual-language program in one of the city's poorest wards. Many schools like Houston are following the trend to target dual-language instruction for black children in low-income … read more

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6 potential brain benefits of bilingual education

Nov 30, 2016
NPR Education researchers believe there are 6 potential brain benefits in bilingual education. NPR Ed called up seven researchers in three countries — Sorace, Bialystok, Luk, Kroll, Jennifer Steele, and the team of Wayne Thomas and Virginia Collier — to find … read more

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The Push to Diversify Gifted-and-Talented Programs

Nov 28, 2016
The Atlantic Many New York City families flock to Brooklyn School of Inquiry--a school where parents can raise enough money to add extra helpers to most classrooms and where a mulit-million dollar STEM lab is being built on the roof. … read more

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How Schools are helping traumatized students learn again

Nov 21, 2016
neaToday One in four U.S. students will witness or experience a traumatic event before the age of 4, and more than two-thirds by age 16. These children are constantly reminded of these traumatic events with recurring "fight or flee" intuitions. … read more

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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.