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Fort Osage School District Board of Education Meeting — Tuesday, March 12

Fort Osage School District’s Board of Education met Tuesday evening, March 12. From a policy standpoint, the highlights of their agenda¬†were: Considered approving revision of the district policy governing “Graduation Requirements”; Heard a report about the Missouri Highway Patrol’s annual bus inspection; Heard a report about safety and security improvements; Heard a report about sequestration … Continue reading

November School Board Meetings — Week 3

The Kansas State Board of Education and 21 local school boards met during the third week of November. Kansas State Board of Education Highlights: Considered adopting an official state definition of the phrase “College and Career ready.” Districts throughout the state are phasing in the new national Common Core Standards, which the state board has … Continue reading

A National Issue on the Local Level: Use of Seclusion and Restraint to Control Student Behavior in KC-Area Districts (Part 1)

This article is one in an occasional series using data to provide insight into important education-policy issues in the Kansas City metropolitan area. U.S. Senators are holding hearings about seclusion and restraint. Elected officials in Kansas are considering legislation regulating the use of seclusion and restraint. State board of education members are drafting regulations intended … Continue reading

Local and National Policymakers Struggle With Ways to Keep Students From Hurting Themselves and Others

One boy’s mother says he spends entire days at school alone in a room with no windows and the door closed so no one can see him. School staff say he has issues with touching people too often — including high fives and hugs — and so must be separated from his classmates. Another mother … Continue reading


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