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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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Kansas City Teacher of the Year

May 17, 2017
KC Star Time is a valuable commodity for Derrik Wiggins and his third-grade students at Kansas City’s George Washington Carver Dual Language School. And nobody is wasting any of it in his classroom.  Read the full story at KC Star.com

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Florida Vouchers Bring Choices Not Guarantees

May 17, 2017
NPR Florida mom struggles to find school that'll accept 9-year-old son with autism, ADHD and a seizure disorder. "They talk about McKay like it's this great thing, but talk to these private schools and as soon as I say 'behavioral issues,' they'll … read more

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meet the new principals trying to transform kansas city public schools

May 11, 2017
KCUR Kansas City Public Schools Supt. Mark Bedell promised to bring new leadership to the provisionally accredited district. He did that by hiring six new principals. Read the full story at KCUR.org.

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a little-noticed target in the house health bill: special education

May 10, 2017
NY Times With all the sweeping changes the Republican bill would impose, little attention has been paid to its potential impact on education. School districts rely on Medicaid, the federal health care program for the poor, to provide costly services … read more

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PreK: Decades worth of study, one strong message

May 8, 2017
NPR Kids who attend preschool are better prepared for kindergarten than those who don't. Read the full story at NPR.org.

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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.