Top Of The Morning News: October 18, 2012 | KCUR

Top Of The Morning News: October 18, 2012

Oct 18, 2012

The Kansas City council takes another look at community improvement districts.  An exhibit at KU’s Spencer Museum of Art explores art and politics.  That and more news from KCUR. 

Exhibit At KU Explores The Power Of Political Imagery

What images best convey the meaning of politics in America? An exhibition at the Spencer Museum of Art in Lawrence explores this idea through photography, prints, paintings, archival political ads, and a poodle skirt.   See some pictures from the exhibit and find out more here.

Lee’s Summit Student Website Ruling Reversed

A Kansas City federal judge has been directed to make another attempt at settling a dispute between the Lee’s Summit School District and two students suspended after a blog caused a furor. A federal appeals panel has rejected a preliminary injunction against the 180 day suspensions of twin brothers.  Learn more about the case here.

Kansas City Council Questions Community Improvement Districts

The Kansas City council has been talking about tightening up on community improvement districts since this summer, but the talk goes on with no decision on what the policy will be.  Read more about the debate here.

ACT Scores Won’t Be Included On Kansas Report Card.

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.  Learn more about it here.