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Time for bed, Sweetie. Why? Because you need your sleep. Why? Because you’ll be cranky tomorrow, if you don’t get your sleep. Why? Because Dad and I will be cranky tomorrow, if you don’t get your sleep. Why? Sometimes I answer, “Because I said so. That’s why.” And then I start giggling and tell my … Continue reading

Proposition B: Vote “Yes!”

Those of us who came of age in the hippie era will remember a peace quote: “It will be a great day when our schools get all the money they need and the air force has to hold a bake sale to buy a bomber.” This election cycle in Missouri, we might well paraphrase that … Continue reading

Needs Improvement: National Business Leaders Assess STEM Education In Metro Area

Public schools in both Kansas and Missouri plan to improve science and math education but have yet to make those plans a reality, according to a report released this week by a non-profit coalition of national and international business leaders. Summarizing their opinion of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education in both states, the … Continue reading

Independence Day Greetings from the KC Education Enterprise

“I think by far the most important bill in our whole code is that for the diffusion of knowledge among the people. No other sure foundation can be devised, for the preservation of freedom and happiness…Preach, my dear Sir, a crusade against ignorance; establish & improve the law for educating the common people. Let our … Continue reading

Missouri Senate Convenes With Vows of Support for Public Education

Education issues will be a priority for the Missouri Senate, according to President Pro Tem Robert N. Mayer. He delivered the opening address at the second regular session of the 96th General Assembly, which convened Wednesday in Jefferson City. “We will continue to make education a priority in funding and resources in the 2012 legislative … Continue reading

Government Report on School Funding Formula in Missouri (Comic Book Version) — Part One

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Help Wanted: New Board Member for Center School District

For the second time this year, the Center district must fill a school board vacancy by appointment rather than by election. Board member Nicole Price submitted a letter of resignation to her colleagues last month. Because she is selling her house and moving out of district, she is no longer eligible to serve. Anyone who … Continue reading

Number of Needy Students Up, Instruction Cut in Bonner Springs/Edwardsville School District

A plea for help was included in budget documents administrators presented for approval to the board of Bonner Springs/Edwardsville Unified School District #204 last night. “Due to the state’s budgeting problems this past two years we made cuts of over 2.5 million dollars and are anticipating further cuts in the coming months,” is how district … Continue reading

Park Hill Trying to Make Good on Promise Not to Increase Taxes

When Park Hill asked taxpayers to approve $49.5 million in bonds last spring, the district promoted this vote as a “No-Tax-Increase Bond Issue.” Which is why, when the Board of Education holds its annual tax levy hearing next Thursday, school board members are going to do their best to keep property taxes from rising. Property … Continue reading

Missouri: High Standards but Average Student Achievement

The goal of Missouri’s State Board of Education is for student achievement to rank in the top 10 in the nation by the year 2020. In December, the board will vote on proposed new standards they hope will help accomplish that goal. This week, during the board’s August monthly meeting, they gave the go-ahead to … Continue reading


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