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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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Why Young Kids Learn Through Movement?

May 20, 2016
THE ATLANTIC  Children acquire knowledge by acting and then reflecting on their experiences, but such opportunities are increasingly rare in school. Read the story:

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How to Help Principals Do a Better Job? Train Their Bosses

May 18, 2016
THE HECHINGER REPORT  More districts training top officials to better coach, support school leaders. Read the story:

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For Young Black Students in Missouri, Suspensions Add Up Quickly

May 17, 2016
KCUR “Missouri has one of the highest rates of preschool suspension of black males in the United States.” Read the story:

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How Hard Is the New SAT?

May 12, 2016
THE ATLANTIC The scores from the new version of the standardized test have just come out, and they are significantly higher. Read the story:

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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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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.