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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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Once all but left for dead, is cursive handwriting making a comeback?

Jul 28, 2016
The Washington Post Those pushing for a return to cursive cite studies that show it benefits students in many ways, from improving their spelling and comprehension to helping them generate ideas and compose them more easily. Read the full story … read more

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When the Value of High School Is Exaggerated

Jul 26, 2016
The Atlantic As more students pursue college, high schools are becoming increasingly bullish about enrolling students in advanced classes. These courses, the standard refrain goes, will prepare young people for the rigor of higher education and set them up for … read more

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10 Top Educational Apps for Students

Jul 25, 2016
Getting Smart Finding apps to download is easy. Finding educational apps that are actually functional, fun and free is a different story. Find a summary of ten free educational apps currently available (with at least a total of four out of … read more

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From Mozart To Mr. Rogers: Literacy, Music And The Brain

Jul 22, 2016
NPR Researchers find that kids who took music lessons for two years didn't just get better at playing the trombone or violin; playing music also helped their brains process language. Listen to the fulll story at NPR.org

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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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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.