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Congratulations are in order for Mr. Kevin Hogan! Last week, Mr. Hogan was randomly chosen to win a free two-year lease at Two Light Luxury Apartments as a part of the Kansas City Power & Light District partnership with KCPSEF.

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With cold and flu season upon us, KCPS has many resources for keeping your family healthy this fall. Remember, if your child is ill, please do not send them to school.

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Our KCPS celebration of Hispanic Heritage month wraps up today with a remembrance of Lali Garcia, a local activist who founded Kansas City’s La Raza political club.

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Our KCPS celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month continues with stories of those who have made a difference in our community. Today, we remember Tony Aguirre, a beloved Kansas City coach and mentor.

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These recommendations are the culmination of years of engagement with students, staff and families. At its core, Blueprint 2030 is an academic vision for KCPS that gives students the experiences they deserve.

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Our KCPS celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month continues with a biography of Ninfa Garza, a restaurateur who was one of the founders of Fiesta Hispana.

Hispanic Heritage Month: Janet Murguía

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Janet Murguía and her twin sister, Mary, were born on Sept. 6, 1960, in Kansas City, Kansas. The Murguía family lived in the Argentine district, and Janet’s parents taught their seven children the value of hard work and sacrifice. They also emphasized the importance of giving back to the community. In Argentine, that spirit of community was everywhere, and many of Janet’s siblings have also taken on prominent roles advocating for Kansas City’s Hispanic community.

Janet studied journalism and Spanish at the University of Kansas, where she also received her juris doctorate. She began her career as legislative counsel to Kansas Congressman Jim Slattery. In 1994, she began working for the Clinton White House, ultimately serving as the deputy assistant to President Clinton and acting as a liaison to Congress. In 2001, she joined the University of Kansas as Executive Vice Chancellor for University Relations. In the two decades since, she has held several prominent roles, including President and CEO of the National Council of La Raza, the largest national Hispanic civil rights advocacy organization in the United States. Currently, she is president of UnidosUS.

 

Sources:

https://www.unidosus.org/about/team/janet-murguia/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Janet_Murgu%C3%ADa

https://www.calstate.edu/impact-of-the-csu/alumni/Honorary-Degrees/Pages/Janet-Murguia.aspx

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