The Atlantic A school is more than just a school. Ultimately, it is a foundation for the future and a reflection of societal values. “Diverse approaches to education encourage people to think differently when they reach adulthood, leading to developments in business, industry, and the arts,” said Donna Orem, the president of the National Association of Independent Schools. “Would America be as creative if all the schools in the country … read more
Northeast News “The work of improvement requires being intentional, being considerate, and it also requires a lot of communication,” Bedell said. “Too often people come in and they do these strategic plans, and then it just collects dust.” Read more at Northeast News.
KCUR “To me, what’s going to get support in that neighborhood is a middle school that could grow into a high school with a signature component,” Superintendent Mark Bedell said Monday in a South Zone School committee meeting of the KCPS Board of Education. Read more at KCUR.
Kansas City Star Counting district and charter schools, the Kansas City public school landscape is jam-packed with 82 public elementary, middle and high schools in an area populated with about 26,000 school-age children. Read more at the Star.
The Atlantic: And there’s the fact that, regardless of socioeconomic status, some parents go to great lengths to seek out effective schools for their children, while others accept the status quo at the school around the corner. Read the full story in The Atlantic.
Kansas City Mayor's Office When the National Civic League named Kansas City, Missouri, an All-America City for progress in third-grade reading proficiency, it signaled that we’re on the right path. But we’re not done yet. In the coming year, we must keep our foot on the pedal to remove barriers, expand opportunities, and continue building cross-sector collaboration to achieve third-grade reading proficiency for all kids in our community. Read more … read more
Ed Week At the end of each lesson, when 2nd grade teacher Erin Pawlak asked her students at P.S. 11 in New York City to reflect on their reading or share a successful strategy, the same hands would shoot up. Read more at Ed Week.