Kansas City School Daze: Teaching NEXTGEN Culture War & Coping Skills

Our blog community isn't for youngsters but we realize that parents might need a break from the bevy of hype and propaganda inundating MSM channels.

And so . . . We picked out a few relevant news items this week on the topic of student life and the hope/struggle that the future is about something greater than teaching people to become reliable consumers.

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Graduate wages lonely battle against anti-religious, erotic book for 9th-graders in her Kansas City-area school district

Ninth graders in a Kansas City-area school district have been subjected to a book with bawdy anti-religious and erotic passages, its school board was told by a disgusted and disappointed graduate this week.

Olathe School Board gets update on its new security system

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Olathe Public Schools Board got an update at its Thursday night meeting on the school district's new security system rolled out at the beginning of the 2022-23 school year. The security system, which features wearable badges for all district employees, came in response to a shooting in March 2022 at Olathe East High School.

3-year-old KC boy makes remarkable recovery after brain injury

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Nearly one year after a three-year-old boy almost died while having a seizure for more than 30 minutes, his parents say he's making a remarkable recovery. Wesley Garrett is now finding comfort in a favorite hobby. Playing pool. For more than six days, Wesley was in a coma at Children's Mercy Hospital.

KCPD partners with Shadow Buddies to help bring comfort to children in distress

A new partnership between a local non-profit and the Kansas City Police Department is hoping to bring comfort to children.For 28 years, Marty Postlethwait has been the woman behind Shadow Buddies. She's the executive director of the foundation. "It's just all about giving back and being able to help families in the community," Postlethwait said.

Teen coursework: Students take a shot at business with backyard paintball venture

High school students in south Kansas City are mixing recreation with education by applying entrepreneurial concepts from the classroom to start their own paintball venture. Located on the campus of The Daniel Academy, Project:Paintball began as an idea in an entrepreneurship and marketing class during the 2021-22 school year.

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