For almost a decade, Do The Right Thing For Kids has posted reports on activities of the Kansas City Public Schools and its Board of Directors with the intention of keeping their focus on providing a high quality education.

 

Our July 2016 post was a challenge to new Superintendent Dr. Mark Bedell. We have observed his performance and believe he is making progress toward meeting and fulfilling many of those challenges.

 

While there is still much to accomplish and many challenges ahead, we feel it is time for us to end our postings of progress reports.

 

We summon the Kansas City community to be circumspect in its insistence that all students are afforded an excellent education.

 

Thank you for your support.

Opinion

Challenges for Dr. Bedell

July 7, 2016

We wel­come new super­in­ten­dent Dr. Mark Bedell to Kansas City, look for­ward to his lead­er­ship, and present these chal­lenges.

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Kindergarten Math, Part I: Kindergarten Matters

May 2, 2016

Kindergarten mat­ters. And for this rea­son kinder­garten enroll­ment num­bers can actu­al­ly be an impor­tant and real­ly inter­est­ing barom­e­ter of over­all sys­tem health.

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News

What Does Real Turnaround Look Like? A Case Study of a School System

July 23, 2015Education In The Nation

After two years (this year’s data are not in) eval­u­a­tors and the state are encour­aged by the progress of the Lawrence dis­trict. Graduation rates are up and dropouts are down; test scores in math and lan­guage are up.
Everyone agrees that there is plen­ty more work to do, but there is a clear direc­tion.

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Our Challenge to the School Board

December 5, 2014KCPS In the News, Uncategorized

We chal­lenge the cit­i­zens of Kansas City not to ignore the stu­dents of Kansas City Public Schools and to insist that every child in every class­room receives an edu­ca­tion that will equip them with skills need­ed for post high school train­ing, col­lege and careers.

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Take Action

Contact Information for Dr. Nicastro, State Board of Education, Missouri Legislators, Governor Nixon and Missouri Legislature Joint Committee on Education

January 26, 2014

Contact Information for Dr. Nicastro, State Board of Education, Missouri Legislators, Governor Nixon and Missouri Legislature Joint Committee on Education

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Kansas City Public Schools at the Crossroads – Again

July 23, 2013

We urge con­cerned cit­i­zens to read the two bills and be heard at pub­lic meet­ings where there will be an abun­dance of dis­trict employ­ees and friends urg­ing that the State to leave us alone because “local con­trol is the best solu­tion.” Question: Why hasn’t it worked for almost 40 years?

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