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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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Big challenges face students and others at ‘new’ Southeast High School

Jul 11, 2016
KC Star Southeast High School is preparing to recreate itself as two high schools in one — a neighborhood school and the African Centered College Preparatory Academy, which has been there several years. Read the full article at KCStar.com

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Why High School Students Need More Than College Prep

Jul 11, 2016
NPR  Learning the "soft" skills that employers expect. Read the story:

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A New Argument for More Diverse Classrooms

Jul 11, 2016
The Atlantic U.S. Education Secretary, John King, makes the case that integration benefits not only black and brown students, who are disproportionately low-income, but their affluent white peers, too. “We have this emerging body of research around the importance of diversity … read more

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A new wrinkle in the research about the real value of homework

Jul 11, 2016
The Washington Post Researchers are still trying to tease out the actual value of assigning homework to kids of different ages. Cognitive scientist, Daniel Willingham, finds that the research may have self-reporting inaccuracies. Read the full article at WashingtonPost.com

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What Good Preschools Look Like

Jul 5, 2016
NPR   Snapshots from 4 states. 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.