Sly James

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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


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