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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.

KCPS Taps Trio As Terrific Teammates

The Kansas City Public Schools Board of Directors and Superintendent Mark Bedell recognized the following staff members as Terrific Teammates during a School Board meeting Wednesday evening, Dec. 9.

KCPS Honors Six Students As Scholar Superstars

The Kansas City Public Schools Board of Directors and Superintendent Mark Bedell recognized the following students as Scholar Superstars during a virtual School Board meeting Wednesday evening, Dec. 10.

KCPS Seeking Feedback from Families with Thoughtexchange

We want to stay connected and hear your questions and ideas about how we should move forward during this pandemic and in this educational landscape. With that in mind, we're asking KCPS families for five minutes today and another five minutes tomorrow to help us plan for the future. Please join our “Thoughtexchange” today to share your thoughts and questions.

Pivot International Donates 7,000 Shields to KCPS

Pivot International, a Lenexa, KS-based global leader in product design, development, and manufacturing, has partnered with Kansas City Public Schools to enhance maximal protection for students and staff with a gift of 7,000 safety shields.

Language Services & Cultural Equity

The Department of Language Services & Cultural Equity provides leadership, resources and opportunities for linguistically and culturally diverse English Learners (ELs) and their families.  Our Department operationalizes the KCPS Strategic Plan and the KCPS Board Equity Policy through the programs and services provided by the two department offices: the Office of English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) and the Office of Newcomer Family and Community Engagement and Support. 

Vision 

The Department of Language Services & Cultural Equity prepares global citizens and expands opportunities for all KCPS students to become bilingual and biliterate.

Additionally, the Department: 

  • Develops student leaders through culturally and linguistically responsive instruction paired with culturally relevant family and community engagement.
  • Provides all English Language Learners with a high quality, academic education that prepares them to be lifelong learners.
  • Fosters multilingual communication and collaboration between staff, students, and families within the KCPS system and community.

Offices

Office of English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) 
Office of Newcomer Family and Community Engagement and Support 

Board of Education

Allyson Hile, Director of Language Services and Cultural Equity
(816) 418-5287 office
(816)582-0673 cell
ahile@kcpublicschools.org
Northeast Middle School
4904 Independence Ave., Room 103
Kansas City, MO 64124