July 12, 2019


Kansas City area Education News

KCPS to Host Enrollment Fair for New Students

By Ray Weikal, KCPS Communications

Kansas City Public Schools is hosting its 2019 Enrollment Fair for new students from Monday, July 15 through Thursday, July 18 at the Board of Education building, which is located at 2901 Troost Ave. in Kansas City, Mo.  The fair will feature extended hours and extra support for families who want to enroll new students in one of the excellent Neighborhood and Signature School options within the KCPS system. The KCPS Enrollment Center will be hosting the fair during the following times and dates:

·        8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, July 15

·        7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, July 16

·        8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday, July 17

·        7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, July 18

It is strongly recommended that parents and guardians who live within the KCPS boundaries enroll new students during the 2019 Enrollment Fair. The deadline to guarantee bus transportation for new students during the first week of school is July 18. The first day of school will be Monday, Aug. 12.

Missouri/Kansas Education News

Missouri First Lady Teresa Parson Speaks On Education During Cape Chamber Women’s Event

By Clayton Hester, KRCU 90.9fm
On Thursday, Cape Girardeau got a visit from the Governor’s boss – First Lady Teresa Parson. A guest in the Cape Chamber Women’s Network speaker series, Parson joined local women to discuss Jobs for Graduates-Missouri (JAG-Missouri), an organization aimed at keeping students from dropping out of high school. “Like her husband, Teresa has a strong commitment to education,” Cape Chamber Vice President Kim Voelker said. Co-chairing along with her husband, Gov. Mike Parson, Parson said the organization’s in-school program counts as an elective towards students’ graduation.

In bid for more tourism, Missouri schools set to start later in the summer in 2020

By Kurt Erickson, St. Louis Post Dispatch
School calendars are already set for this year, but classes in public schools across Missouri will have to start as much as two weeks later in 2020. On Thursday, Gov. Mike Parson bucked concerns voiced by local school administrators and signed legislation barring districts from setting an opening date for the school term that is more than 14 calendar days before the first Monday in September. For the coming school year, many St. Louis area districts are set to start classes on Tuesday, Aug. 13. The Rockwood district starts on Monday, Aug. 12, while the Ferguson-Florissant school district starts Thursday, Aug. 15.

National Education News

Pre-to-3: Former Georgia pre-K students score higher than peers at 3rd grade

By EducationDive
Few states have as much experience with public pre-K as Georgia. The first to create a universal state-funded program — not restricted to low-income families or children facing other risks — the state created a model that has inspired other early education-focused policymakers across the country.

“A lot of states look to Georgia for how to set up a system and take it to scale,” said Susan Adams, deputy commissioner for pre-K and instructional support with Bright from the Start: Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning

Student suspensions linked to further delinquency

By Linda Jacobson, EducationDive

Analyzing responses from 6,876 12- to 18-year-olds, researchers find students suspended were more likely to report offenses such as assault, carrying a gun and theft.  Students who were suspended from school between ages 12 and 18 are significantly more likely to report that they committed later offenses, such as assault, carrying a gun, selling drugs or theft. And students who experience multiple suspensions report higher levels of delinquency, according to study released Friday.