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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.

Central Early Head Start

This center provides free, high-quality Early Head Start educational programming during the school day for the children of KCPS students enrolled at Central Academy. Early Head Start is part of a federal program that provides an early, continuous, intensive and comprehensive child development program to children under the age of 3 and whose family’s incomes are at or below the federal poverty line.

This is the only Early Head Start center in the Kansas City, MO region operating specifically to assist high school students with young children. The center reflects the commitment in the new KCPS Strategic Plan to increase early childhood education and make the school system a place that provides the academic, social and emotional support necessary so that all students can achieve their college and/or career goals.

Kids singing in choir
Central Early Head Start Baby Eagle Logo

Central Early Head Start
3221 Indiana Ave.
Kansas City, MO 64128
(816) 418-2000