For the third consecutive year, the KCPS administration is presenting a comprehensive balanced budget to its Board of Directors. Superintendent R. Stephen Green and his team have developed a Fiscal Year 2013 budget that supports transformation and student achievement by placing additional resources where they are needed most, the classroom.
Nearly 100 KCPS teachers have accumulated 20 or more hours of professional development this school year through an innovative teacher performance pay program. The participation and required self-reflection journals will help those instructors review what they’ve learned and how they apply that information to help students learn.
KCPS students have everyday access to a plethora of books, reading materials, and databases thanks to a partnership between schools and the Kansas City Public Library.
KCPS students are safer when riding the school bus thanks to GPS tracking and, beginning next school year, a special routing software upgrade that will allow administrators to see where a bus is relative to its scheduled route.
KCPS has taken a bold step into the future with the launch of virtual learning opportunities throughout its campuses, and distance learning labs at six KCPS high schools.
“Your high school diploma is valid, and you can make it better.” That’s the message KCPS is sharing with its students, families, and community with the launch of the “Make It Better” program this spring.
Northeast High School and Paseo Academy of Fine and Performing Arts have earned accreditation this school year through AdvancEd, an educational network that measures the ability of schools to increase and sustain student learning.
Thanks to a $1.35 million grant from the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, KCPS will train elementary school teachers in enhanced math and science instruction beginning this summer. Approximately 46 teachers will be inducted into the program at 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, May 15, at Richardson Professional Development Center, 3515 Park Ave., Kansas City, Mo.
Once again, Lincoln College Preparatory Academy has been ranked as one of the top high schools in the state and nation by U.S. News & World Report.
The Early College Academy partnership between the KCPS and Metropolitan Community College-Penn Valley helps students earn an Associate of Arts degree while simultaneously completing requirements for high school graduation.
Nine KCPS elementary schools will be honored in June by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) for successfully implementing the Missouri Schoolwide Positive Behavior Support program.
KCPS is partnering with Leading Educators to provide vital development and support to teachers through an innovative two-year fellowship, helping classroom leaders raise the bar on student achievement.
Since its opening in fall 2011, the KCPS Parent University program has proven an effective means to help parents and families better support their student’s education and obtain important life skills.
Since mid-March, the whereabouts of approximately 127 high school students labeled as dropouts have been verified as part of Project Choose, an effort to boost attendance and reduce the dropout rate in the Kansas City Public Schools. As a result, those students will no longer count against the KCPS dropout rate.
Nearly 200 graduates-to-be will be honored as Pylons Scholars for their exceptional academic achievement during a special ceremony from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 3, at the Kansas City Convention Center.