Local banks, foundations help fund metro youth learning lab

A collaborative effort between numerous local foundations and banks are bringing a Junior Achievement of Greater Kansas City Youth Learning Lab to the metro. Presented by The Mallouk Family Foundation, the lab is part of a hands-on initiative that connects… more

Kansas to continue with high school winter sports

Winter sports in Kansas will start on time, but there's a catch, no fans will be allowed until January 28th. They'll also take a little longer break around the holidays and added safety precautions will be in play. The majority… more

Metro school districts revert to remote learning Monday

Several school districts across the metro area made the decision to send students back home for remote learning, starting this week, as COVID-19 cases continue to climb. Shawnee Mission schools, along with the two other largest districts in Johnson County,… more

Statewide K-12 COVID-19 study begins in Missouri

Today, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) began work in Missouri for one of its first nationwide COVID-19 studies on K-12 students and educators. Originally proposed to the CDC by the state of Missouri along with the Missouri… more

Kansas grants $2.1 million toward early education gaps

Governor Laura Kelly has announced over $2.1 million in grants in order to help address gaps in early childhood care and education. Governor Laura Kelly says she announced over $2.1 million in grant funding will head to 59 ‘All in… more

UMKC receives $1.9 million grant for COVID-19 study

Nearly $2 million in grant funding has been given to the University of Missouri-Kansas City for a study centered on COVID-19 testing in among minority populations in underserved communities. Through a National Institutes of Health (NIH) initiative, UMKC will receive $1.9… more

KU offers free testing, requires results before students return

A quickly approaching holiday season and a regional rise in COVID-19 cases have prompted the University of Kansas to take extra steps for students leaving campus who will be making a return in the spring. This Tuesday concludes classes before… more

New MCC facility to deliver skill, trade programs

Metropolitan Community College will hold a groundbreaking ceremony Wednesday, Dec. 2, for its new MCC-Blue River East building, just east of the main Blue River campus on 78 Highway in Independence. The 12:30 p.m. ceremony will be held in person for a limited… more

Forsee donates $2 million to UMKC, MU NextGen operations

Former UM System president Gary Forsee and Sherry Forsee have committed $2 million to support research that will provide data analytics to power the NextGen Precision Health initiative and other precision health research across the University of Missouri System’s four… more

MU announces remote classes after Thanksgiving

The flagship university of the UM System, the University of Missouri-Columbia, announced last week plans to keep students remote after Thanksgiving. While students will continue to attend classes virtually, the university has said it will not require in-person learning. A… more