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At Least Three Metro-Area Districts Apply for Federal Race to the Top Funds

At least three districts in the Kansas City-metropolitan area have expressed their intention to apply for the latest round on funding through the United States Department of Education Race to the Top program. Those three are: Blue Springs R-IV School District Hickman Mills Prevention Coalition KS City #33 In addition, a “District not Disclosed” has … Continue reading

NEW RESEARCH REPORT Ready, Willing and Able? Kansas City Parents Talk About How To Improve Schools And What They Can Do To Help

THIS JUST IN … a new report from the non-profit, nonpartisan organization, Public Agenda: Ready, Willing and Able? Kansas City Parents Talk About How to Improve Schools and What They Can Do to Help.” The Kansas City-based Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation funded the report. ___________________________________________________ Read our Twitter feed for more education news from local, … Continue reading

Kansas City, Kansas School District Board of Education Meeting — Tuesday, March 26

The Kansas City, Kansas School District’s Board of Education met Tuesday evening, March 26. From a policy standpoint, the highlight of their agenda was considering proposed district policy revisions. According to the agenda: The Board approved the Superintendent’s recommendation to engage the Kansas Association of School Boards (KASB) to conduct a comprehensive audit of the policies … Continue reading

Kansas City, Kansas Election Results: Voters Select Three School Board Members

Preliminary results are in from the Wyandotte County Election Office. Newcomer Richard J. Kaminski won election to the Kansas City, Kansas School District Board of Education. Incumbents Evelyn Hudson and Vicki Meyer retained their seats. ___________________________________________________ Read our Twitter feed for more education news from local, regional and national sources: http://twitter.com/#!/JW_Martinez ___________________________________________________ The KC Education … Continue reading

Six Candidates Campaign for Three Seats on Kansas City, Kansas School Board

Voters in the Kansas City, Kansas School District will have choices to make in the April general election. Six candidates — including two incumbents — are campaigning for three open seats. The two incumbents are Evelyn Hudson and Vicki Meyer. Newcomers are Tyrone Garner, Janey M. Humphries, Richard J Kaminski and Orechia M. Towers. So far, only Garner has responded to … Continue reading

UPDATED 3/25/13 March School Board Meetings — Week 2

UPDATE 3/25/13 According to the Hickman Mills Board of Education calendar, they were to meet the third week in March. However, according to their agenda, they actually met during the second week. The state boards of education in Missouri and Kansas plus 19 local school boards met during the second week of March. Click on … Continue reading

Kansas City, Missouri School District Board of Education Meeting — Wednesday, March 13

The Kansas City, Missouri School District’s Board of Education met Wednesday evening, March 13. From a policy standpoint, the highlights of their agenda were: An update on the district’s efforts to regain accreditation under the state’s new Missouri School Improvement Program 5 (MSIP 5) requirements; A plan classifying schools as “Green, Yellow, or Red” and explaining improvement … Continue reading

Kansas City, Kansas School District Board of Education Meeting — Tuesday, March 12

The Kansas City, Kansas School District’s Board of Education met Tuesday evening, March 12. From a policy standpoint, the highlights of their agenda were: A report on the district’s Early Warning System. According to the agenda: The Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools has established a goal that “Each student will exit high school prepared for college … Continue reading

Kansas City, Kansas School Board Candidate: Tyrone Garner

Campaigns are underway for Board of Education seats in districts throughout the Kansas City metropolitan area, and election day will be Tuesday, April 2. The KC Education Enterprise is asking each candidate to respond to a list of questions that may help voters decide how to cast their ballots. To see the candidate’s results in larger print, … Continue reading

February School Board Meetings — Week 4

Nine local school boards met during the fourth week of February. Click on the hyperlinks for more information about each meeting. Kansas Kansas City Spring Hill Missouri Belton Hickman Mills Kansas City North Kansas City Park Hill Platte County Raymore-Peculiar ___________________________________________________ Read our Twitter feed for more education news from local, regional and national sources: … Continue reading

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