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Vote Tomorrow May Give Mayor Power to Appoint KCMO School Board Advisors

The Kansas City, Missouri School District’s Board of Education will meet Wednesday, April 25, at 6:30 p.m. In addition to routine items on the agenda, such as paying bills and awarding contracts, members will consider making changes to the board intended to support the district’s effort to regain state accreditation. One agenda item is a possible policy change allowing the … Continue reading

Mayoral Control of KCMO Schools Might Work. Then Again, It Might Not.

It’s a question of leadership, according to educational policy expert Frederick M. Hess. Now that Mayor Sly James has proposed mayoral control of the Kansas City, Missouri School District … and state Commissioner of Education Chris Nicastro seems to be considering his proposal (and others) … the question is, “Could it work?” Some cities with … Continue reading

Update on Status of Kansas City, Missouri School District

One hour ago, Missouri’s education commissioner Chris Nicastro tweeted, “State Board suggests change in law on intervention for unaccredited districts.” And the Kansas City Star is reporting that Mayor Sly James has sent a letter to the commissioner offering to take over control of the district, which is scheduled to lose accreditation January 1. Nicastro … Continue reading

Is This For Real?: Letter From Liberty Mayor to School Superintendent Dated Sept. 6, 2011

A Liberty resident posted a letter tonight on Facebook purported to be from Liberty Mayor Greg Canuteson to Liberty Public School District Superintendent Mike Brewer. Because the resolution of the letter that appears online is poor, here is a transcript: September 6, 2011 Hand-Delivered Mike Brewer, Superintendent Liberty Public School District Administration Building Liberty, MO … Continue reading


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