Take the Two Tour Pledge

Nine years ago when we were looking at schools for my oldest, we toured three and found them all to be great. Looking back, we made the decision harder than it needed to be. We stressed about it and talked about it with many friends and neighbors. In the end, we chose a school where we knew no one. We became a part of that … Continue reading Take the Two Tour Pledge

Navigating school choice with racial/economic privilege

Sunday, December 8th 4:00-5:30 PM Plaza Library 4801 Main Street (Large conference room) Discuss how to make a great choice for your child and be a force for equity. Join other local parents on this journey for a thoughtful discussion. Children are welcome, snacks and toys will be available. Continue reading Navigating school choice with racial/economic privilege

Integrated Schools Podcast Discussion

Join local Kansas City parents this summer for our new monthly Integrated Schools podcast discussion series. We’ll talk about implicit bias, our own experiences, and the benefits of racial & socioeconomic integration in schools. Come find out more about the integrated schools movement and how it relates to local schools and YOUR FAMILY. Sunday, June 23 at 2pm – Waldo Library Episode 10: Why My … Continue reading Integrated Schools Podcast Discussion

Race, Equity, and Inclusion trainings

Please consider attending one of the upcoming Race, Equity & Inclusion sessions that will be held March 14-15 and April 11-12. These are 2-day workshops and you must attend sessions on both days to complete the training. I had the opportunity to attend this past fall and the extensive discussions on the history and social contructs of race were eye opening, affirming, and will have … Continue reading Race, Equity, and Inclusion trainings

Complex Justice: A conversation with Dr. Bedell and Dr. Dunn

Mark your calendar and register for this important event: Complex Justice: A conversation with Dr. Bedell and Dr. Dunn. Thursday, January 24 from 5:15-6:30pm at Paseo Academy. The community is invited to discuss the important desegregation case of Missouri v. Jenkins. Learn about the history of segregation and desegregation and how it impacted the Kansas City School District. Engage in a fireside chat with Dr. … Continue reading Complex Justice: A conversation with Dr. Bedell and Dr. Dunn

Interview with Charlie Shields, President of the Missouri State Board of Education

Steve Kraske’s KCUR interview with Charlie Shields this fall made headlines when he said there was a possibility KCPS might regain full accreditation sooner than later. But the interview also led Shields to share sage advice about the perception of Kansas City schools. The idea of expanding school choice in Kansas City continues to be promoted as a necessity to ensure our students receive a … Continue reading Interview with Charlie Shields, President of the Missouri State Board of Education

Tour your neighborhood school

Eight years ago when we were looking at schools for my oldest, we toured 3 schools and found them all to be great. One of the best ways to learn more about KC schools is to take a tour. Please consider touring your neighborhood schools as well as other schools you are interested in. Neighborhood schools do not always have prescheduled tours or open houses … Continue reading Tour your neighborhood school