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Diversity is Our Strength

The doors to a new school year have opened. In Kansas City, Kansas, we have such a rich history. A history that began in 1844 when the first public school was built right here in my community, serving white and … Continue reading

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Journey of a Superintendent: Is the Value We Place on Education Changing?

I recently began reading Paul Taylor’s The Next Generation. The premise of the book is how swiftly our country is changing. In his book, he wrote, “ . . . the America of the near future will look nothing like … Continue reading

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Journey of a Superintendent: Why Common Core?

The debate about Common Core Standards continues across the nation, and is in full swing in Kansas. Opponents suggest that Common Core Standards are an attempt to have a national run education system. A few say these standards are going … Continue reading

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Journey of a Superintendent: School Districts Prevail in School Funding Case

Friday, January 11, 2013 was a monumental day for children across the state of Kansas. In a 250-page opinion, a three-judge panel from the Shawnee County District Court ruled that the cuts in school funding made by the Kansas Legislature … Continue reading

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