New York Times “One question we’ve been asking ourselves is: Do urban public school systems simply reflect the poverty of the kids in the schools, or do they overcome those effects to any degree?” said Michael Casserly, the executive director of the Council of the Great City Schools, which represents large urban districts. Read the whole story and interact with the data at the New York Times.
NPR We're here for you, Kansas City. Visit our website to help sort out your school options right here in KC. We're not the only city with a complicated landscape full of options. Read the full story at NPR.
KCUR District officials say there’s a lot to celebrate, including a four-year graduation rate that’s up over 70 percent and gains on state science tests. KCPS has also already met the state’s goal of a 90 percent post-secondary placement rate – kids who enter college, career or the military within six months of graduating – by 2020. Read more about the latest data at KCUR.
The Atlantic Research has shown that early school start times (7:30 a.m., for example) don’t square with adolescents’ sleep needs, and that later ones have positive effects on mental and physical health, as well as academic performance. So why don't we have a different system? Read the full story at The Atlantic.
KSHB Show Me KC Schools brought our online search tool to life with the second annual City School Fair. More than 55 schools and community organizations and over 500 visitors spent time on Saturday at the Central Library learning about the school options in KCMO. Watch more at Channel 41, KSHB.
KSHB Our founder and executive director was interviewed about the choices parents in Kansas City have to make about schools. "If you're a child living in the Kansas City Public School boundaries, you have about 30 kindergarten options," said Tricia Johnson, Show Me KC Schools executive director. Watch the full story at KSHB.
KCUR Kansas City Public Schools will reopen Lincoln Middle to relieve overcrowding at the adjacent high school and offer a rigorous college preparatory program to more students. Read the full story at KCUR.
KSHB Our founder and executive director, Tricia Johnson, was interviewed about November 11th's City School Fair for this article on Benjamin Banneker Charter Academy of Technology. "We'll have 55 KCPS, charter and parochial schools at the fair. We would love that to be an opportunity for Benjamin Bannekar Charter Academy families," said Johnson. Watch the full story at KSHB.