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  • Episode 4: The Lincoln Prep Poetry Slam Team

    by Length: 22:31

    You'll hear host Ray Weikal's conversation with the super-talented and energetic members of the Lincoln College Preparatory Academy Poetry Slam team. Earlier this spring, they beat teams from across the region and took first place at the Louder Than A Bomb-Kansas City poetry slam championship competition. That means that they will be representing Lincoln Prep and KCPS at the national competition in July in San Francisco.

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  • Episode 3: An Interview with James Elementary School Secretary Nayeli Murillo

    by Ray Weikal Length: 21:38

    Podcast host Ray Weikal got to interview one of his favorite members of Team KCPS for this episode: James Elementary School Secretary Nayeli Murillo. He spoke with Senora Murillo because she and her school are right at the forefront of helping the remarkable New Americans who comprise such an important part of our school system.

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  • Episode 2: An Interview with Dr. Mark T. Bedell (Part II)

    by Ray Weikal Length: 23:08

    The Scope's debut featured an interview with Superintendent Mark Bedell. In this episode, you'll be hearing the second half of that conversation with Dr. Bedell. He shares his perspective on charter schools, innovation in education and how KCPS is supporting our New American families. All that, plus some insights about his love of barbecue and new shoes!

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  • Episode 1: An Interview with Dr. Mark T. Bedell (Part I)

    by Ray Weikal Length: 26:21

    In the debut episode of The Scope, host Ray Weikal has a conversation with Superintendent Mark Bedell about what he’s learned since taking the reins of the school system and how the transition to Kansas City has gone for him and his family. The second part of this interview will be uploaded in two weeks. Listen to both episodes for insights about where KCPS is headed, plus some fun facts about Dr. Bedell!

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