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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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Make a match: how schools decide what education technology to buy

Feb 21, 2017
Hechinger Report Shool leaders and teachers struggle to find the right education technology to suit their needs. Education technology makers can’t figure out exactly what schools need – or if their products can work as intended. Read the full story … read more

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in kansas city, a lesson in transforming closed schools

Feb 2, 2017
The Chicago Reporter "In a 2011 study of Chicago, Kansas City and four other school districts that had recently closed at least 20 public schools, The Pew Charitable Trusts found the most common reasons for closures were declining enrollment, deteriorating … read more

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for online homework help, kcps students get sprint hotspots

Feb 2, 2017
KCUR Sprint employees were at Central Academy of Excellence Wednesday to pass out free wireless hotspots to low-income high school students who don’t have internet access at home. Read the full story at KCUR.org  

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Not all fun and games: New guidlines urges schools to rethink recess

Feb 1, 2017
NPR "Recess might seem simple — just open the doors and let the kids run free. But only eight states have policies that require it, according to last year's Shape of the Nation report. And when researchers started looking, they … read more

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No wrong answers: Education Podcast

Jan 30, 2017
Fountain City Frequency Public radio news anchor, Kyle Palmer, has teamed up with KC teachers to host No Wrong Answers: a podcast centered around the big 'issues' in the world and education. New episodes will be made available weekly. No … 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.