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5 Takeaways From Kansas City Public Schools’ New Strategic Plan

Kansas City Public Schools will need community-wide support to improve student achievement – that’s the crux of a strategic plan the Board of Education approved Wednesday night.

Unlike the district’s controversial master plan, which divided the school board and angered parents and teachers before it ultimately passed in 2016, the strategic plan doesn’t change boundaries or close buildings.

What it does is outline an ambitious plan to deliver “a world class, equitable school system” by 2023 – while cautioning that the district won’t be able to do it alone. The district wants to partner with the UMKC Institute for Urban Education to support KCPS graduates through college and at the start of their teaching careers. Read more.


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