Kansas City Kansas Public Schools (KCKPS)

KCK School District
5:23 am
Wed August 27, 2014

In Wake Of Sandy Hook, KCK Public Schools Roll Out District Police

New Kansas City, Kansas School District police officers will be in all district high school and middle schools this year
Credit Sam Zeff / KCUR

Since the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School in December 2012, a lot has changed in the way police respond to a school shooter.

Squads no longer wait for SWAT teams to arrive. Now, they rush in to try and stop the shooter as quickly as possible.

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2:51 pm
Wed August 20, 2014

Kansas, Missouri ACT Scores Up Slightly, But Not All Graduates Ready For College

Kansas students' scores on the ACT edged up slightly this year, with the statewide average outpacing scores nationally by about a point.

Missouri ACT scores also went up in 2014.

But 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 college benchmarks in the four subjects measured by the test.

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12:31 pm
Fri August 15, 2014

Looking Back, Looking Forward As School Days In Kansas City Begin

Hundreds of families line up for school supplies at a back-to-school fair at Kansas City Kansas Community College last week.
Credit Laura Ziegler

Many of the schools in the Kansas City metro area began this week. As we look around and see students toting backpacks and boarding school busses, we take a look at what's universal about this "back-to-school" time of year with this audio postcard.

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8:44 am
Thu October 18, 2012

ACT Scores Will Not Be Included In 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.

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Business & Tech
2:28 pm
Mon September 10, 2012

Google Fiber Wraps Campaign, Extends Deadline

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.

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Teenage Life
5:04 pm
Mon March 12, 2012

Provocative Urban Lit Attracts Teen Audiences

In recent years, there’s been a renaissance of books about tough, inner-city life which are popular with teen audiences. The genre has been called urban fiction, hip-hop fiction or ghetto lit, and it’s often filled with profanity, sex, violence and illegal activity. Some of popular titles include Thugs and the Women Who Love Them, Hooker to Housewife and Golden Hustla.

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