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June 29, 2015

Kansas City Schools Move Toward Accreditation

If the district is successful, they'll have to take the final step without outgoing Superintendent R. Stephen Green, who has steered the district from "the brink of state takeover."

September 02, 2014

Kansas City District Improves Academic Status, Avoids Student Transfers

The 13,000-student district regains "provisional" accreditation with three straight years of growth on academic measures.

July 23, 2014

Kansas City District Must Allow Student Transfers For Now, State Board Rules

Missouri state board members declined to grant the 13,000-student district a temporary provisional accreditation status that would have staved off student transfer to other districts.

June 26, 2014

Student Transfer Issue Continues To Roil Missouri Districts

Gov. Jay Nixon delivers on a promise to veto a bill that would have created a voucher program for students who attend unaccredited districts.

May 23, 2014

Missouri Governor Pledges to Veto Student-Transfer Bill

Democrat Jay Nixon objects to the measure's proposed voucher program.

December 13, 2013

Kansas City, Mo., Schools Ask Court to Hold Off on Student Transfer Law

The Kansas City school district will ask a court to stop transfers out of the district, mandated by a 1993 law, while the Missouri Board of Education considers a pending request to grant the district provisional accreditation.

August 05, 2013

Student Transfers Will Likely Bankrupt Missouri District

A small number of unaccredited districts in Missouri struggle to stay afloat financially as students opt to transfer to nearby accredited school systems.

June 28, 2013

Kansas City Students Can't Leave Unaccredited District

Unaccredited districts and transfers in Missouri.

June 05, 2013

Kansas City, Mo., District Moves Toward Regaining Accreditation

The embattled district shows signs of improvement that could lead to restoring its standing with state education officials.

April 24, 2013

The K-12 MOOC: It's a Matter of Time

I'm not ready to suggest that we ought to replace high school with a succession of MOOCs, but I can see a place for them, thanks to my smart kid friends. By and large these are kids for whom school curricula are a baseline, hoops to be jumped through and milestones to be checked off on a transcript. Even so-called "college level" programs like AP and IB are more about putting sweat equity into transcripts than feeding their hungry intellects; more work doesn't always mean more thinking.

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