Why the time is right for Superintendent John Covington’s plan for the all-male Kansas City Preparatory Academy.



It will take patience and anoth­er year to see advance­ment in stu­dent per­for­mance lev­els due to the stu­dent-cen­ter learn­ing sys­tem which is being imple­ment­ed in the Kansas City Schools.



The stu­dents are the ulti­mate losers in the Atlanta stan­dard­ized test cheat­ing scan­dal.



The French-immer­sion Academie Lafayette is await­ing word this week as to whether it will be the first char­ter school to move into a repur­posed Kansas City school build­ing. Time is of the essence if the char­ter school is going to have time to move in this school year. Two oth­er char­ter schools, Alta Vista and The Academy for Integrated Arts, are also pro­gress­ing through the repur­pos­ing process hop­ing to open for the 2012–2013 school year.


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