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Notre Dame de Sion

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University Academy

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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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From Database to Student: How School Librarians Influence a Student’s Perception of Art, Information, and Validity

Sep 26, 2016
Medium Today’s librarian has the potential to open three doors for students: to literature, to information, and to the tools to analyze validity. Read the full article at Medium.com

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The Lasting Impact of Mispronouncing Students' Names

Sep 26, 2016
neaToday Mispronouncing students' names can have a lasting impact on them. Read more at neaToday.org

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In Pursuit of Integration

Sep 26, 2016
The Atlantic U.S. Education Secretary John King believes that school integration should be left up to parents. Read the full article at TheAtlantic.com

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Parents 'Pass' Math Skills Down to Children, Study Suggests

Sep 26, 2016
Education News Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh found in a recent study that if parents are skilled at math, their children have a good chance of being strong math students as well. Specifically, the report showed that the performance of … read more

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Once your kids can read easy books, start reading them hard ones

Sep 26, 2016
Quartz Dough Lemov, author of Teach Like a Champion and co-author of Reading Reconsidered, believes that children should be read books with challenging text. Lemov argues that this will help children develop decoding skills, expose them to complex vocabulary, and … 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.
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.