Kansas City Education News
Arts News: Kansas City Friends of Alvin Ailey Celebrates 35 Years of Dance, Education and Commitment to Community
By Libby Hanssen, KC Studio
Kansas City Friends of Alvin Ailey, the second home of New York City-based Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, plays a major role in combining modern dance, arts education and social good in the Kansas City region. The organization was formed to support the mission of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater “at a time that was crucial to their survival, when Alvin came to Kansas City in 1984 to explore Kansas City jazz,” said Tyrone Aiken, chief artistic officer of KCFAA.
Brown v. Board of Education: Kansas Supreme Court nudges public schools toward equitable educational opportunity
By Tim Carpenter, Leavenworth Times
Decades of intervention by Kansas Supreme Court justices in the state’s public school system is harnessed to harsh reality that festering inequities in educational opportunity often divide wealthy and impoverished districts serving more than 450,000 children.
Missouri Education News
The Missouri House approved legislation Tuesday designed to protect the free speech of students and student journalists.
Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle expressed support for the proposed regulations that would largely bar schools from prior restraint and shield college journalists and their advisers from any disciplinary action as a result of their reporting.
National Education News
By Madeline Will, Education Week blog
There’s a $40,000 difference between what the average teacher in New York makes, and what the average teacher in Mississippi makes. The National Education Associationhas released its annual analysis of teacher salaries.
by Benjamin Herold, Education Week
The country’s 8th graders improved their scores on a national technology and engineering exam, with girls significantly outpacing boys and most gains seen among higher-performing students.