Kansas City Teachable Moments: Private School Funding, Language & Tech

Just a quick overview for parents hoping that public education is slightly more influential than hours upon hours of mindless video games . . .

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KCPS's Seal of Biliteracy encourages students to learn a new language

By Daisy Garcia-Montoya As the need for bilingual employees increases in the workforce, Kansas City Public Schools (KCPS) is offering its students an opportunity to earn a Seal of Biliteracy to show their proficiency in a second language or more, to prepare them for the workplace.

Kansas lawmakers say no to governor's special ed request, yes to more money for private schools

Kansas lawmakers sent the governor a contentious school spending bill on Friday that lets more families use state tax dollars to pay for private schools. The bill spends more than $6.3 billion on K-12 public schools. It includes $7.5 million in additional funding for special education - about one-tenth of what Democratic Gov.

Broadband internet is no longer a luxury; meet a group bringing access to KC's most underserved children, families

"The pandemic just highlighted how much access to internet is crucial for school, work and everyday life," said Terri English-Yancy, whose nonprofit provides child care payment assistance, mental telehealth, digital workforce development, among other services. "All of our services are virtual, but that means it starts with providing families with a laptop or computer."

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