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The bid to immediately take over the failed Kansas City, Missouri school district picked up speed at the State Capitol Wednesday night.
The State Senate unanimously advanced a bill permitting the immediate state take-over of any failing Missouri school system. The bill doesn’t identify the troubled district Kansas City district by name, however, it is clearly the target of the measure.
After a final vote, expected Thursday, the bill moves to the House.
Under current law, the Kansas City school system has until June 30, 2014 to avoid a state take-over.
“That’s too long,” said Senate Education Committee Chairman David Pearce, R-Warrensburg according to the Associated press, “We have students that are languishing, who need help, and we as a state need to come in and do that.”
The administrators of the Kansas City District are hoping test scores improve this year enough to re-gain provisional accreditation and stave off…

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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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