Back to school in a pandemic

For the second consecutive year, the start of school is fraught with more-than-usual anxiety and uncertainty. The coronavirus pandemic continues to bedevil school district officials, educators, parents and students who are all facing unique challenges. With the fast-spreading new Covid-19 Delta variant and ever-changing public health recommendations, educators and parents are making new calculations about […]

KC Girls Prep Academy se prepara para un nuevo año escolar

By Angie Baldelomar KC Girls Prep Academy prepares for new school year Kansas City Girls Prep Academy is preparing to welcome students for the coming school year.Located on the corner of East 17th and Van Brunt in Kansas City, Missouri, the academy is the area’s first and only public, single-gender school.“(We) work to build a […]

ArtsKC lanza campaña sobre la importancia del arte

ArtsKC launches campaign to raise awareness about importance of artBy Angie BaldelomarArtsKC-Regional Arts Council has launched a year-long campaign to elevate the importance of the arts on individual, social and economic levels.Natalia Herrera, ArtsKC communications lead, said the #WhoNeedsArt campaign was created after witnessing the devastation the COVID-19 pandemic had on Kansas City’s arts community.“We […]

Programa busca aumentar la diversidad en la educación urbana de KC

Program aims to increase diversity in KC urban educationBy Angie BaldelomarA program inside the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) School of Education is working to increase the number of diverse and “exemplary” teachers in urban schools across the Kansas City area.Called the Institute for Urban Education (IUE), the cohort model program prepares students to teach […]