Kansas City Public Schools

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Marc LaVoie
November 25, 2019 - 4:00 am
Platte County Prosecutor Eric Zahnd expects to see a criminal investigation into reports of falsified attendance records at the Kansas City Public School district. The numbers were reportedly tampered with between 2013 and 2016, before Dr. Mark Bedell took over as KCPS superintendent. He said last...
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KCPS Superintendent Mark Bedell
KMBZ News Staff
September 04, 2019 - 6:57 am
Kansas City, MO - KCPS superintendent Mark Bedell says the district takes measures to prevent violence, but he said the kind of mass shooting that has captured headlines in recent years is unlikely in Kansas City. Some districts around the country are considering plans to arm teachers as a way of...
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Rebecca Crockett
August 28, 2019 - 4:00 am
Kansas City, MO - There may be a nationwide teacher shortage, but there's a few incentives to help fill the gap. It's hitting harder in some areas more than others, specifically in science, math, and in special education. Monica Landess, talent acquisition and performance manager with Kansas City...
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Marc LaVoie
August 13, 2019 - 8:12 am
Students in the Kansas City Public School District may notice something different on their way back to class -- the district says that 155 of its buses are now powered by propane gas. The buses are noticeably quieter, they cost less to operate and they have low emissions, said Chris Walls, KCPS...
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Marc LaVoie
February 05, 2018 - 5:30 am
Kansas City Public Schools are taking Monday off because of snowy and icy conditions. KMBZ will add further school closings if and when they come in. Due to inclement weather and icy road conditions, all Kansas City Public Schools will be closed Monday, Feb 5. 2018, and all before and after school...
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Kara Marxer
July 17, 2017 - 6:51 am
Kansas City, MO - For the next week Kansas City Public Schools will hold enrollment fairs to register children for the upcoming school year. To guarantee bus service, KCPS parents have until July 22 to have their children enrolled. The first enrollment fairs are Monday and Tuesday, July 17 & 18...
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Bill Grady
June 13, 2017 - 2:30 pm
Kansas City, MO - More than 800 families were provided with meals and daily essentials during a drive-up food distribution event at the Central Academy of Excellence school on Kansas City's east side. Each family were given a 25 pound bundle of donated food and supplies. The event was put-on by the...
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