Fox 4 News “A lot of people are doing this early release. I know it is being viewed as disruptive and I think we are going to do everything in our power to try to make this as smooth as a transition for our families as possible.” - Kansas City Public Schools Superintendent Mark Bedell Read more about this new plan at Fox 4 News.
On Being When you do hear white parents having a conversation about school choice, the things they say about why they can’t send their children to poorly rated, highly diverse public schools are predictable. Learn what those common things are at the On Being blog.
KCUR “First and foremost, we want to make sure our families are aware of the process,” school board member John Fierro says. “We don’t want them to wake up next year and ask, ‘How did this happen?’ And we want them to know the Kansas City school board is not driving this process. It’s not the current board reconfiguring the districts.” Read more at KCUR.
KCUR It’s difficult to talk about the future of education in Kansas City without acknowledging the past. As families in the KCPS boundaries navigate the best education options for their families, we’re encouraged by the progress being made in the District, while recognizing there is still more work to be done. Education in any city often requires tough conversations, but a commitment to meeting challenges head-on ensures that our past … read more
The Star The Kansas City school district and a group hoping to open a new school in the old Southwest High building are talking about partnering if the project can satisfy the community's needs. Read more at The Kansas City Star.
Kansas City Star Academie Lafayette now has two teachers working in area preschools and three recruiters visiting minority churches and school registration events. Recruiters help parents fill out applications, which the school has simplified by not requesting paperwork — such as proof of residency — until after the child makes it out of the lottery. Read more at The Star.