Lincoln Prep

7:36 am
Thu August 14, 2014

As KCPS Courts New Students, Others May Get Lost In The Shuffle

Carol Kelly, left, talks to her son Conner while making dinner. The Kellys live in Brookside and send their kids to Kansas City Public Schools.
Credit Elle Moxley / KCUR

For years, district schools, charter schools and private schools have all competed for students in Kansas City, Mo.

This fragmented education system is a result of years of mistrust between district residents and the struggling Kansas City Public Schools.

Now the district is provisionally accredited and pushing back against its reputation. It's launching new initiatives in hopes of winning families back.

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Up to Date
9:00 am
Fri June 13, 2014

Exploring Lincoln Prep's Historic Past

Lincoln High in Kansas City, Mo., is now known as Lincoln College Preparatory Academy
Credit bk1bennett / Flickr-CC

Back when segregation was king, Lincoln High in Kansas City, Mo., — now Lincoln College Preparatory Academy — was a focal point in the black community. With a legacy stretching back to the end of the Civil War, the school has grown and changed a lot over the years.

On Friday's Up to Date, we talk about the role the school has played in boosting Kansas City’s black community.


  • Joelouis Mattox, historian
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Central Standard
5:15 pm
Sun October 28, 2012

Saving Public Education In America

Lincoln College Preparatory Academy.

What will transform America's public high schools?

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