Kansas City School Daze: Students Struggle Against Worsening American Scarcity

Today's life lesson . . 

The gap betwixt rich & poor is growing as the middle-class fades. 

Or at least that's the common theme of these still hopeful TKC links . . .

KCPS School Board to vote on revised Blueprint 2030 plan in January

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Kansas City Public School District Board of Directors will vote on whether to approve a revised Blueprint 2030 plan on Jan. 25, 2023. The first phase of the plan is set to begin in the 2023-24 school year.

Olathe Public Schools to implement 'rolling transportation blackouts' after illnesses lead to staffing issues

OLATHE, Kan. (KCTV) - Olathe Public Schools will be implementing "rolling transportation blackouts" early next year due to "an uptick in driver absences due to illness." The district and DS Bus Lines will be implementing the rolling blackouts for bus routes on Jan. 5, 2023.

Kansas City, Kansas, Public Schools to hold meetings to discuss cameras in classrooms

KANSAS CITY, Kan. - Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools is considering adding cameras to classrooms, but wants to know what families with children in the district think about the idea. The KCKPS Board of Education plans to host two public forums to allow the community to provide feedback.

Mid-Continent Public Library announces plans for new East Independence Branch

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Mid-Continent Public Library announced plans Wednesday to open a third library branch in Independence in 2024. The new location, the East Independence Branch, will be built on a 5 1/2-acre plat south of Interstate 70 and east of Little Blue Parkway.

Night English classes illuminate Hickman Mills' multi-cultural community - Local Investment Commission

Timothy Henderson, another of the night school's teachers along with Jed Yarick, came to the work out of a love for speaking languages. Henderson built his Spanish on his own, watching telenovelas and Spanish talk shows, sometimes turning on English subtitles and then turning them off.

Missouri Offers 'A Phenomenal Place to Homeschool'

Few people can say they're grateful for the COVID-19 pandemic. But without the lockdown and change of pace, Tania Edwards would never have considered homeschooling her children. She and her husband both worked full-time, and their two daughters went to a private school in Raytown, Missouri.

Rep. Emanuel Cleaver calls on federal government to do more for homeless students

A leading advocate for homeless rights in Congress says the federal government must do a better job helping schools identify and assist students who are experiencing housing instability, a serious barrier to graduation for many youth. U.S. Rep.

Kansas school district closes for remainder of semester due to illness

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - USD 420 in Osage City, Kansas, announced Tuesday via Facebook that it is closing for the remainder of the semester starting Wednesday because of illness. Osage City is around 90 minutes southwest of the Kansas City area. More than 40% of students in the district were absent Tuesday.

Kansas City Toys for Tots short more than 8,500 toys for metro-area children this season with big deadline looming

Toys for Tots needs your help.Christmas Day is getting closer, but before that, Marine Toys for Tots has a deadline with a very big need to fill. They're hoping you can help with a last-minute push for donations.

Around 189k Kansas children eligible for nearly $400 in school meal assistance

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - About 189,000 Kansas children are eligible for a one-time $391 benefit for free or reduced-priced meals at school, Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly's office announced Monday. A total of $56 million in food assistance is available to be distributed through the Pandemic Electronic Benefits Program from the Kansas Department for Children and Families and the Kansas State Department of Education.

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