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New Federal Data: Graduation Rates Reveal Achievement Gaps for KS & MO

At first glance, the graduation rates for Missouri and Kansas — while showing room for improvement — don’t look too bad. Not in the top 10 but not at the bottom of the rankings, either. But take a look at the graduation rates for black, Hispanic and disadvantaged students, because that’s where the problems lie. … Continue reading

Race to the Top District Grants: Five Local Applicants, No Local Finalists

No local districts are among the finalists for the latest round of federal Race to the Top grants. Five districts in the Kansas City metropolitan area were on the applicant list. Three Missouri districts outside the metro area are on the list of 61 finalists announced yesterday by the U.S. Department of Education. No Kansas … Continue reading

KS & MO Receive Federal Grants to Assist Low-Income Students With AP Test Fees

Fees for Advanced Placement exams can be a barrier to equal education opportunity for students from low-income families. Some of these students in Kansas and Missouri now will be receiving assistance in paying for these exams, thanks to grants from the United States Department of Education. Yesterday the federal government announced grants to 43 states, … Continue reading


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