After All These Years Is There Still A Chance To Turn Around Kansas City Public Schools?!?!
In the aftermath of the Missouri Education officials punting on any significant change for Kansas City Public Schools . . . It seems the lesson here is that playing for time can sometime works.
But here's the real question:
IS THE KCPS REALLY IN THE MIDST OF TURNAROUND?!?!
- Persistent violence still plagues many schools within the district.
- Test score improvements were slight but still encouraging.
- School Transfers excitement from parents seems to speak to level of frustration among some parents that was discounted in the mainstream media.
Still, the consensus seems to be that the KCPS will soon return to provisional accreditation which is pretty much the same place they started the current reform movement.
Northeast News: DESE offers intervention, support for struggling school districts
KSHB: DESE plan buys time for KCPS
KMBC: State has no immediate plan to take over KC Public Schools
KCTV5: MO education officials look at major changes to troubled districts