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Kansas City Education News

Despite Worries Of Too Many Schools, Charters Keep Opening In Kansas City

By Elle Moxley, KCUR

When Kansas City Neighborhood Academy opened in 2016 with the district as its sponsor, it was supposed to start a new era of cooperation between the Kansas City Public Schools and charter schools.  Since 1999, they’d been in a fierce competition for students and resources. Now KCPS was sponsoring a charter. With support from the 

Missouri Education News

Despite Worries Of Too Many Schools, Charters Keep Opening In Kansas City

By Elle Moxley, KCUR

When Kansas City Neighborhood Academy opened in 2016 with the district as its sponsor, it was supposed to start a new era of cooperation between the Kansas City Public Schools and charter schools.  Since 1999, they’d been in a fierce competition for students and resources. Now KCPS was sponsoring a charter. With support from the 

District to utilize Multi-Tiered System of Support

By Daniel Cobb, News-Press Now

During Monday’s School Board of Education meeting, various administrators in the district gathered to discuss their efforts with a new framework dubbed the Multi-Tiered System of Support.  MTSS uses data along with various programs to address the needs of students on three tiers: the social-emotional level, college-career readiness as well as a tier devoted to academics.

National Education News

School Districts Are Banning Teachers From Using DonorsChoose

By Sarah Schwartz, Teaching Now

For over a decade, teachers across the country have used the classroom crowdfunding site DonorsChoose to buy instructional materials, take their students on field trips, and stock up on basics like pencils and tissues.  But as teacher-led crowdfunding grows ever more popular, school leaders are starting to voice concerns.

Principal Says Parents Can’t Wear Pajamas, Hair Rollers, and Satin Caps in Her School. Is It Racist?

By Denisa R. Superville, Education Week

Should a principal create a dress code policy for parents entering their child’s school?  That’s a debate now raging after a Houston high school principal created a dress code policy for parents and guests, and informed the school community that those who showed up at school with a satin cap or bonnet on their heads, ripped jeans, low-cut tops, Daisy Dukes, and low-rider shorts would be prohibited from entering the premises.

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