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Representation matters


A new study shows, once again, the significant role of teachers of color – and the significant gap in the presence of teachers of color – in American schools.
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Scaling literacy education with the approach of a startup


Literacy KC has adapted, evolved – even moved – to meet the need and expand the benefits of literacy to individuals, families, and the community.
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One day to reimagine everything


Students from four high schools came together to problem solve, collaborate, and flex an entrepreneurial mindset. The challenge before them? How to reimagine a school of the future. That’s meta.
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A case for radically remaking the school experience


The extraordinary challenges faced by the current education system calls for a radical remaking of the school experience before today's infants graduate from high school.
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A vision of truth, love, and equity


AmplifyKC: An empowered community of educators to lead for equity.
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Early childhood education by, and for, the Latinx community


Systemic barriers and lack of quality seats prevent nearly 6 of 10 Hispanic families in Kansas City from accessing quality early child care.
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STEM legislation hits on key economic trends


Supporting STEM education is in students’ and states’ best interests, but closing the gaps within STEM education would create the most impact.
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Students first, collaboration always


One of City Year’s core values, the commitment to partner and collaborate with every student stakeholder to maximize impact, is recognized in Kansas City.
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Grants allow school leaders to create innovative solutions


Individual Schools Grants enable schools to explore their greatest opportunities and tackle their most pressing challenges in a way that goes faster and deeper than with public funding alone.
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The power to choose


Project Choice captured the nation's imagination by offering four classes of Westport High School students the support they needed to access and pay for education after high school.
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