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KCPS is celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month with profiles of Latinos who have made a difference in our community. Today, we remember Yvonne Vazquez Rangel, an education advocate who lobbied for access to bilingual education. 

John Fierro Kansas City Notable Latino

KCPS is celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month featuring notable Latino community members who have made a difference in the city and/or the nation. Today, we honor John Fierro, President/CEO of Mattie Rhodes Center and a long-time public figure in Kansas City.

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KCPS is continuing our celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month with a spotlight on Rebecca Jaramillo, an advocate for equal rights and a founder of Fiesta Hispana, one of the first celebrations of Hispanic Heritage Month in Kansas City.

Local Kansas City Hero Primitivo Garcia

Primitivo Garcia is often referred to as Kansas City's first local Hispanic hero. One KCPS elementary school is named after this hero after he gave his life to save his English teacher in 1967.

Regional School Improvement Team

The community is invited to attend Regional School Improvement Team meetings for a review of the Kansas City Public Schools' efforts to regain state accreditation and implement meaningful reforms. The meetings are held at the Board of Education Building, 2901 Troost Ave., Kansas City, MO 64109. They are open to the public. At these meetings, team members hear evidence presented by KCPS staff about its progress toward accreditation and graduating students that are college, career, and workforce ready.

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