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Teacher Appreciation Week

Years from now, our students may forget what we have said, but they will not forget the way we make them feel. Our students carry forward the impressions left by educators with them for a lifetime. Educators in Kansas City, … Continue reading

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Journey of a Superintendent: Time to Reflect

One of my favorite children’s books is Shel Silverstein’s, “The Giving Tree.” The story begins… “Once there was a tree… and she loved a little boy.” Every day the boy would come to the tree to eat her apples, swing … Continue reading

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Journey of a Superintendent: C’Mon Man!

Come on, man! Or as the NFL commentators say, as they show some of the ridiculous and absurd things that star football players do: “C’Mon man!” It is a phrase I think about when I hear all those degrading and demonizing … Continue reading

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Journey of a Superintendent: Reflections

Today, we remember a significant milestone in our nation’s history. Fifty years ago today, hundreds of thousand of citizens participated in the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. I hope that every classroom in KCKPS and across the country … Continue reading

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Journey of a Superintendent: Reflecting Back on the Year

June is coming to a close and for school administrators that means reflecting on the school year that just passed while preparing for the opening of a new school year. It was a great year for the Kansas City, Kansas … Continue reading

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Journey of a Superintendent: Voices of Our Youth

This has been an extraordinary week in the Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools! It began when the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation announced that Bobbi Jay-Nay Lowery, a senior at F.L. Schlagle High School, was one of only 1,000 students … Continue reading

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Journey of a Superintendent: Are You Faster Than a Fifth Grader?

Despite the unseasonably cold temperatures, hundreds gathered beneath a large American flag, hanging from two ladder trucks (provided by the KCK Fire Department) to celebrate, support, and challenge each other to a two-mile race, titled “Are You Faster Than a … Continue reading

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Journey of a Superintendent: You Are Making a Difference

A week rarely passes without a community leader, business leader, or state official stopping me to share how proud they are of the work we are doing in the Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools. Often the next comment is a … Continue reading

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Journey of a Superintendent: Details Matter in the 65 Percent Debate

The elections are over, and now we hope that dialogue can result in meaningful progress on the challenges we face as a nation, including those right here in Kansas. But some of the rhetoric I hear coming out of Topeka … Continue reading

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Journey of a Superintendent: It’s an Amazing Time in KCK

The Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools is truly on a journey. Our destination is a place where every student graduates fully prepared for college and careers. You know, when you’re traveling and you have a fabulous destination in mind, and … Continue reading

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