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Bedell at Graduations 2020

On Thursday, the City Council is scheduled to vote on an incentive package for BlueScope, a billion-dollar multinational corporation. After a 100 percent property tax abatement for 20 years, they want 13 more, holding the City Council hostage by saying they might move to Kansas.

And what they want is the continuation of a deal that has already disproportionately impacted the funding of Kansas City’s schools, libraries and mental health resources.

Jontell Washington Student of LCPA

Jontell Washington is a builder.

In his case, Jontell knows how to build bridges across linguistic gaps. A member of Lincoln College Preparatory Academy’s Class of 2020, he is one of 59 scholars from across Kansas City Public Schools who earned their Missouri Seal of Biliteracy this year.

Tyrell Wooddard in Model 717 at MINDDRIVE

 Tyrell Woodard is a magician.

With a blowtorch and his brain, Tyrell can craft innovative objects that combine every element of STEAM: science, technology, engineering, art and math. He can build cars that require no fossil fuels.

Essay Board student Sofia Murasi

Last fall, Mr. Odam conceived of a college essay board comprised of KCPS staff members who would donate their time and expertise to help students perfect their compositions. The idea was to tap into the considerable talent that can be found across Team KCPS.

Morgan McPartland teacher of Carver

May 4-8, 2020, is Teacher Appreciation Week. Everything we do in Kansas City Public Schools revolves around the relationships between our teachers and our students. I want to express my gratitude for the work our teachers do every day.

Summer School Students Score Switches

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Ray Weikal

Nintendo Switch winners

Two students who worked hard at home on classwork this summer can now enjoy some fun and games thanks to their efforts. Fourth-grader Michel Chaurand of Foreign Language Academy and fifth-grader Rodrick Battles, Jr. of African-Centered College Preparatory Academy were selected to receive new Nintendo Switches as a result of their successful completion of the 2020 Kansas City Public Schools summer learning program. Their names were pulled at random from a list of all qualifying students. Michel and Roderick were presented with the Switches during a brief awards ceremony on Wednesday, July 22 at the KCPS Board of Education building. The drawing was created as a summer school incentive by the Department of Equity, Inclusion and Innovation.

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