So, is anyone satisfied with our schools? In Kansas, they complain schools don’t have enough money. Conservatives say schools get too much. If money isn’t considered the issue, well, let’s blame too much testing or bad teachers. In Missouri, they’ve tried to outlaw teacher tenure. In Kansas City, the Mayor worries people’s perceptions about schools is robbing ...Continue Reading
There was huge controversy and even threats of boycotts when they arrived in Kansas City eight years ago. Now a new “bodies” exhibit opens this weekend at Union Station. We take you inside BODY WORLDS with Union Station CEO George Guastello and the exhibit’s creative designer, Dr. Angelina Whalley. Then, in our reporter roundtable Friday, May 20 ...Continue Reading
Get strategies and tools to integrate technology into your classrooms and inspire you at one or more workshops held at KCPT this summer.
Beyond Belief is just one of 15 projects around the country that are challenging old models of public broadcasting and breaking down barriers of access for community members to tell their own stories. It’s the brainchild of AIR, a Boston-based group of independent producers that supports projects in every corner of the country, reaching out to underserved audiences and are striving to change ...Continue Reading
Mike Shanin interviews Mike McShane, Director of Education Policy for the Show-Me Institute, about his book “Educational Entrepreneurship Today“. Then Lisa Johnston, Steve Glorioso, Cynthia Wheeler and Woody Cozad recap the Missouri legislative session, discuss potential candidates for the 2018 race for Kansas governor and analyze new plans for Kemper Arena and the American Royal.
Did Kansas lawmakers do enough to satisfy the state’s highest court this week? The Kansas Supreme Court gave lawmakers an ultimatum. Make funding equitable or face a shutdown of schools. The court listened to arguments on both sides for more than two-and-a-half hours this week. Did they deliver a verdict? Also on this Friday, May ...Continue Reading