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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.

Optional Programs

Kansas City Public Schools (KCPS) understands that each student has different needs, aspirations and pathways. That’s why KCPS offers optional and alternative programs to ensure that every student succeeds. Optional school offerings include: MO Option, Early College Academy, Middle College Program, the Success Academies and KCPS-sponsored charter schools.

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Missouri Option
1601 Forest Ave.
Kansas City, MO 64108

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Middle College
3201 Southwest Trafficway
Kansas City, MO 64111

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Success Academy at Knotts
7301 Jackson Ave.
Kansas City, MO 64132

Early College Academy

Early College Academy
3201 Southwest Trafficway
Kansas City, MO 64111

Success Academy at Anderson Phoenix Logo

Success Academy at Anderson
1601 Forest Ave.
Kansas City, MO 64108

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Allen Village Charter School
706 W. 42nd St.
Kansas City, MO 64111
(816) 931-0177



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