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Most Recent Federal Numbers Show Eight Local Districts Employed More Non-Teachers Than Teachers

If you missed our story,┬áNew Study: Number of Administrators Grew Faster Than Number of Students in Kansas & Missouri, you can read it HERE. Curious about how the number of teachers in your district compares with the number of administrators and other non-teaching staff? The most recent statistics available were reported by the public schools … 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

UPDATED 12/9: Water Main Woes Mean Students Can’t Wash Hands

Students at one metropolitan-area elementary school are getting a real-life lesson in cause and effect today. Last winter they had a lot of extra days off from school because of dangerously low temperatures. Some summer activities were limited by the heat and the drought. All of that extreme weather put a lot of stress on … Continue reading

UPDATED Sept. 12, 4:54 p.m.: MO Legislators Will Consider Letting Teachers & Students Be Facebook Friends Again

Even Missouri state Sen. Jane Cunningham (R-Chesterfield) admits the bill she sponsored should probably be changed. So today the Missouri General Assembly will begin a special session in which they will consider repealing the provision of Senate Bill 54 that makes it illegal for teachers to friend students on Facebook. The bill was supposed to … Continue reading

Local Group Grades KCMO School Board Leadership

After the Kansas City, Missouri Board of Education meets next Wednesday, they will receive a report card assessing their skills in governing the district. A grassroots group of community volunteers — Do the Right Thing for Kids — issues the grades. Last month, the nonprofit organization gave the school board an A for quality and … Continue reading


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