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Families who applied for kindergarten, pre-K or a Signature School by the initial deadline of Monday, Feb. 15, received emails Wednesday, March 3 with offers to their first, second or third choice school.

Zoom Across America

The Greater Kansas City Links Chapter is partnering with school systems across the metro to host Zoom reading sessions for kindergarten - third grade students in honor of Read Across America Week, the nation’s largest celebration of reading.

KCPS Celebrates Church As Community Champion

The Kansas City Public Schools Board of Directors and Superintendent Mark Bedell honored Friendship Baptist Church as a Community Champion during a School Board meeting on Wednesday evening, Dec. 9.

Teacher of the Year

Teacher of the Year 2021

The 2021 Kansas City Public Schools Teacher of the Year Recognition Program honors the educators who structure their classrooms to increase performance and provide exceptional experiences, no matter what.

Sponsored by the Kansas City Public Schools Education Foundation, this program recognizes the contributions of extraordinary classroom teachers in every school. Teacher quality and effectiveness are among the most important school-based factors impacting student learning. Teachers create the learning environment where children flourish and grow. The mission of the KCPS Teacher of the Year Recognition Program is to honor, promote and celebrate excellence among our school faculty and help them be recognized at the regional, state and national level.

Nominate a KCPS classroom educator today for your school’s 2021 Teacher of the Year Award. This is your opportunity to shine a spotlight on the great teachers who work hard in our schools! Nominations for school Teachers of the Year will be accepted until 11 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 5.




Each school-level recipient will then be in the running for the district-level recognition. They will be honored on Thursday, April 8, during the 2021 KCPS Teacher of the Year Virtual Celebration, when the district winner and two runners-up will be announced.

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