kansas city school district http://kbia.org en KC Schools Need Drastic Reform, Report Says; Changes Could Apply Statewide http://kbia.org/post/kc-schools-need-drastic-reform-report-says-changes-could-apply-statewide <em>Updated at 1:34 p.m., Mon., Jan. Tue, 14 Jan 2014 14:04:56 +0000 Dale Singer & St. Louis Public Radio & St. Louis Beacon 46621 at http://kbia.org KC Schools Need Drastic Reform, Report Says; Changes Could Apply Statewide Mo. court upholds student transfer law in KC case http://kbia.org/post/mo-court-upholds-student-transfer-law-kc-case <p>The Missouri Supreme Court has again upheld a law requiring unaccredited school districts to pay for students who chose to attend elsewhere.</p><p>The court's unanimous decision Tuesday applies to the Kansas City School District and its suburban neighbors. A similar ruling earlier this year dealt with St. Louis area schools.</p><p>A 1993 Missouri law requires unaccredited school districts to cover the costs for students to attend nearby accredited schools.</p> Tue, 10 Dec 2013 22:17:06 +0000 Person: Associated Press 45068 at http://kbia.org Mo. court upholds student transfer law in KC case Mo. Supreme Court continues debate on school transfers http://kbia.org/post/mo-supreme-court-continues-debate-school-transfers <p>The Missouri Supreme Court again is considering a court challenge to a law permitting students to transfer from unaccredited school districts to other districts nearby.</p><p>The court upheld the law earlier in a case from the St. Louis area. On Wednesday, the Supreme Court&#39;s focus turned to Kansas City, which has been unaccredited since 2012.</p><p>Taxpayers from five surrounding districts filed suit and contend the transfer law is an unfunded mandate violating the Missouri Constitution.</p> Wed, 02 Oct 2013 20:59:05 +0000 Associated Press 41474 at http://kbia.org Mo. Supreme Court continues debate on school transfers KC school officials request accreditation upgrade http://kbia.org/post/kc-school-officials-request-accreditation-upgrade <p>The Kansas City school district says it is showing rapid improvement and wants Missouri education officials to upgrade it from unaccredited to provisionally accredited.</p><p>Kansas City Public Schools Superintendent R. Stephen Green presented his argument Tuesday to the State Board of Education. Green highlighted Kansas City's finances and improvement on school performance reports.</p> Tue, 17 Sep 2013 20:21:09 +0000 Person: Associated Press 40667 at http://kbia.org KC school officials request accreditation upgrade