Kansas City School Daze: Cross-Dressing Picture Books, Cash Influx & 4-Day Lessons

In much the same way that hottie Lucy playing headmistress in costume is for adults only . . . These local education notes are aimed at parents who want to learn a bit more about how public education REALLY works but mostly doesn't.

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Gramps Against Trans Training

Cross-dressing picture book allegedly a class assignment in Kansas City-area preschool, sending grandfather into battle

A children's book promoting cross-dressing was handed out this week to a 4-year-old's Kansas City-area preschool class, according to the girl's livid grandfather. "This is what my granddaughter's teacher sent home today with all the kids," Jim Clay of Kansas City, Kansas, wrote on Facebook Monday night of the picture book Jacob's New Dress.

Cash For Future Workers

KC Scholars provided $50 million grant to train over 30k adults for careers

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Nonprofit Kansas City Scholars has received a $50 million grant from the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation for its Great Jobs KC program, which will cover tuition for over 30,000 adults looking to enter careers that do not require a college education.

Meth Town Life Lessons Curtailed

Independence School District holds meeting to discuss 4-day school weeks

INDEPENDENCE, Mo. - The Independence School District held a community meeting to discuss the possibility of a four-day school week on Wednesday The meeting included several speakers with information on the topic, including ISD Superintendent Dale Herl, Dr. Jon Turner from Missouri State University and Dr. Gregg Klinginsmith.

South Side Switcheroo

Hickman Mills announces change of plans

Officials from the Hickman Mills School District held a press conference November 18 to announce the demolition of Symington and Johnson elementary schools, which have been vacant since 2018. The demolition of both buildings is a slight departure from the plan presented in the $20 million bond package approved by voters in August.

JoCo Help For Youngsters Coming Soon

Shawnee approves permit for teen mental health center

SHAWNEE, Kan. - Monday the Shawnee City Council voted unanimously to approve a special use permit (SUP) to create a new mental health center in the Shawnee Crossings subdivision. Discovery Behavioral Health plans to use an existing building at 6850 Hilltop Drive as a center for mental health and eating disorder treatment for teens.

Playing Footie With Prof

Park University professor who lived in Qatar shares tips for when Kansas City hosts the 2026 World Cup games

Dr. Adrian James, associate dean and associate professor Park University lived in Qatar from 2011 to 2015.

EVERYBODY ON Delivery Driver Career Path

Amazon to provide workers with prepaid tuition at Johnson County Community College

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. - A national retailer is now offering a new education benefit for employees living in the Kansas City metro. Amazon has partnered with Johnson County Community College (JCCC) to offer hourly workers access to a free education through Amazon's Career Choice program.

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