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KCMO Superintendent to Update State Board on Progress at Three High Schools

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Improvement at three high schools in the unaccredited Kansas City, Missouri School district will be a topic of discussion during today’s meeting of the Missouri State Board of Education in Jefferson City.

Interim Superintendent Stephen Green will describe progress over the past year at Central, East and Northeast high schools. All are recipients of federal School Improvement Grants (SIG).

SIG recipients are schools “that have the greatest need and demonstrate the strongest commitment to use the funds to significantly raise the achievement of their students,” according to the agenda for the state board meeting. Administrators must use these funds for radical changes such as “turnaround, restart, school closure, and transformation.”

KCMO has opted for the transformation model, which requires that the principal be replaced. This model also requires that administrators improve the effectiveness of the teaching staff, institute educational reforms, extend learning time, engage families and the community and provide flexible and sustained support.

Also during the meeting — which begins at 8:30 a.m. — superintendents from the Hazelwood and Normandy school districts also will discuss progress at their SIG schools.

The PowerPoint presentation accompanying Superintendent Green’s presentation about progress at the three KCMO high schools shows some improvement over the past year:

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About jwmartinez

JoLynne is a journalist and educator. She holds a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Kansas and a Master of Arts in Teaching from Park University and is certified to teach high school journalism and English. Former employment includes work for Cable News Network and the University of Missouri-Kansas City in addition to freelancing for clients such as the Kansas City Star and The Pitch.

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