The Challenges Of Teaching In Kansas City's Urban Core

Aug 10, 2017

In many urban districts, teachers often are expected to raise students school proficiency by two or three grade levels to make up deficits from previous years, says Jennifer Waddell, program director of UMKC's Institute for Urban Education.
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As summer wanes, students and teachers across all metro districts are getting ready for a new school year, but the challenges faced by teachers in urban settings can differ greatly from their suburban colleagues. Today, we speak with educators from both sides of the state line to learn about the rigors and rewards of teaching in the inner-city.