Despite a great deal of happy talk and political power moves . . . Things are getting worse for the KCPS.
Whilst a recent school board election victory by a dark money urban political organization has preceded a great deal of sketchy funding moves behind the scenes . . . Sadly, there's little to no progress in the classroom.
The KCPS remains provisionally accredited with little sign of progress and no advancement in test scores related to STEM instruction . . . In fact, most of their "achievements" have come by way of attendance bonus points that can largely be attributed to free lunch.
Here's a worthwhile quote from a lesser local blog . . .
"Kansas City Public Schools, after facing dwindling enrollment over the past decade, will likely need to close and consolidate some schools over the next several years, officials said Tuesday. They’re asking the community to help plan the district’s future.
As more students have left for charter schools and suburban districts, KCPS is operating several schools that are “significantly under capacity” and unable to offer all of the extracurriculars, athletics and support services that others with full enrollment do, Superintendent Mark Bedell said."
Developing . . .