Kansas City Kansas Public Schools (KCKPS) http://kcur.org en In Wake Of Sandy Hook, KCK Public Schools Roll Out District Police http://kcur.org/post/wake-sandy-hook-kck-public-schools-roll-out-district-police <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Since the <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sandy_Hook_Elementary_School_shooting">tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School</a> in December 2012, a lot has changed in the way police respond to a school shooter.</span></p><p>Squads no longer wait for SWAT teams to arrive. Now, they rush in to try and stop the shooter as quickly as possible.</p> Wed, 27 Aug 2014 10:23:00 +0000 Sam Zeff 61112 at http://kcur.org In Wake Of Sandy Hook, KCK Public Schools Roll Out District Police Kansas, Missouri ACT Scores Up Slightly, But Not All Graduates Ready For College http://kcur.org/post/kansas-missouri-act-scores-slightly-not-all-graduates-ready-college <p>Kansas students' scores on the ACT edged up slightly this year, with the statewide average outpacing scores nationally by about a point.</p><p>Missouri ACT scores also went up in 2014.</p><p>B<span style="line-height: 1.5;">ut even though the number of high school graduates who are ready for college has increased in recent years, less than a third of students in either state reached</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;college benchmarks in the four subjects measured by the test.</span></p> Wed, 20 Aug 2014 19:51:27 +0000 Elle Moxley 60836 at http://kcur.org Looking Back, Looking Forward As School Days In Kansas City Begin http://kcur.org/post/looking-back-looking-forward-school-days-kansas-city-begin <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Many of the schools in the Kansas City metro area began this week.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">As we look around and see students toting backpacks and boarding school busses, we take a look at what's&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">universal about this "back-to-school" time of year with this audio postcard.</span></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Fri, 15 Aug 2014 17:31:25 +0000 Laura Ziegler 60550 at http://kcur.org Looking Back, Looking Forward As School Days In Kansas City Begin ACT Scores Will Not Be Included In Kansas Report Card http://kcur.org/post/act-scores-will-not-be-included-kansas-report-card <p>The Kansas Board of Education voted not to include ACT test scores used in three districts in the state's official report card provided to the federal government.</p><p> Thu, 18 Oct 2012 13:44:50 +0000 Stephen Koranda 26190 at http://kcur.org ACT Scores Will Not Be Included In Kansas Report Card Google Fiber Wraps Campaign, Extends Deadline http://kcur.org/post/google-fiber-wraps-campaign <p>Google wrapped up its six-week sign up campaign for Google Fiber on September 9, 2012. 180 out of a little more than 200 neighborhoods in Kansas City qualified for the service. Mon, 10 Sep 2012 19:28:22 +0000 Maria Carter 24263 at http://kcur.org Google Fiber Wraps Campaign, Extends Deadline Provocative Urban Lit Attracts Teen Audiences http://kcur.org/post/provocative-urban-lit-attracts-teen-audiences <p>In recent years, there&rsquo;s been a renaissance of books about tough, inner-city life which are popular with teen audiences.&nbsp;The genre has been called urban fiction, hip-hop fiction or ghetto lit, and it&rsquo;s often filled with profanity, sex, violence and illegal activity. Some of popular titles include <em>Thugs and the Women Who Love Them</em>, <em>Hooker to Housewife</em> and <em>Golden Hustla</em>.</p><p> Mon, 12 Mar 2012 22:04:32 +0000 Susan B. Wilson 14081 at http://kcur.org Provocative Urban Lit Attracts Teen Audiences