Education


Platte County school district seeks $73M from bond proposal

Leaders from the Platte County, Missouri, R-3 School District will host an information session Thursday evening to answer questions about a no tax levy bond initiative on the April ballot. District leaders said the bond will not raise taxes within… more

Kansas Senate bill to resume K-12 in-person classes advances

A proposal introduced by Kansas Senate President Ty Masterson (R.) was passed by the state Senate on Wednesday 26-12, sending it to the House of Representatives. The measure pushes for the state to require all Kansas public school districts to… more

Missouri K-12 public schools to receive $123 million in funding

Previously held-back funding due to COVID-19 concerns was released in Missouri on Monday, March 1.  The remainder of $438 million from the current state budget - around $281 million - was released on Monday, the majority of it to be… more

Partnership delivers educational opportunities to area workforce

A new partnership in the Kansas City metro is delivering higher education opportunities to hundreds of local business men and women in the area workforce. Columbia College and the Blue Springs Chamber of Commerce have launched an innovative partnership designed… more

Approved $264 million bond to fund $200M in Shawnee Mission School District upgrades

A page on the Shawnee Mission School District website reveals project plans to revamp existing buildings through funding provided by the recently-approved $264 million bond. Roughly $200 million will be used by the school district to complete rebuilds of five… more

Public universities in Kansas face tuition refund mandate

The Kansas House budget committee voted in support of an amendment in the state’s higher education budget to require colleges and universities to provide tuition rebates to students who switched to online courses during the pandemic.  The amendment would require six… more

Remote Learning Grant program extended in Kansas

Kansas programs that aim to help school-aged kids while undergoing remote learning can now apply for extensions in the Remote Learning Grant program. Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly said programs that got funding for remote learning are now eligible to apply… more

Kansas board approves new guidance for return to schools

The Kansas State Board of Education members approved a new guidance document to help support schools successfully complete the 2020-2021 school year while simultaneously preparing for the 2022-2022 school year. This 28-page document, “Navigating Next,” also helps districts determine options… more

KCK school board approves March 1 start for spring sports

The Kansas City, Kansas school board approved a plan Tuesday to start spring high school sports on March 1. Spring conditioning for student-athletes would start Monday. The school district said that under the plan it will follow Wyandotte County's COVID-19… more

New tech pilot program to launch for KCK public schools

Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools in partnership with the Kansas City, Kansas School Foundation for Excellence will announce the launch of a new pilot program this week. New Educational Virtual Reality (E-VR) technology is being introduced to several schools and… more