What are the biggest challenges facing our schools? We pull back the curtain with those charged with making the tough decisions. From teachers to the future of arts programs, funding to mounting tensions over what our children are actually taught in the classroom— on this special Superintendent's Roundtable edition of Week in Review.
The Hickman Mills School District had a problem: low-income kindergartners were arriving without the basics they needed to start school on the right foot. Solution? Revamp a dilapidated middle school building and provide high-quality, full day pre-K programming to every child in the district, free of charge.
A recent Kansas law allows up to 10 per cent of the state’s school districts to be designated as “Innovative,” allowing them to opt out of state regulations they deem unproductive or restrictive.
The fate of arts education in school districts where funding is already tighter than ever has been in the news a lot lately. What are the realities of teaching subjects like these, which don’t easily translate into future earning potential?
Nick Haines, Steve Kraske, Dave Helling, Steve Vockrodt and Eric Wesson discuss MO Gov. Jay Nixon’s selection of Democrat Nicole Galloway to replace state Auditor Tom Schweich, who fatally shot himself earlier this year. Also, the panelists reflect on the one year anniversary of the shootings at the Jewish Community Center, the battle to increase the minimum wage and Clay Chastain’s lawsuit.
Join Nick Haines and a panel of local news reviewers for an in-depth look at the stories affecting our metro, Fridays at 7:30 pm & Sundays at 11 am.
Nick Haines discusses Missouri Auditor, JCC shooting anniversary & minimum wage battle.
Nick Haines and legislators from Kansas and Missouri discuss issues impacting KC.
Nick Haines discusses the suicide of Spence Jackson, the KCMO SOTC & Tuesday's election.
Nick Haines discusses the KCMO Mayor's debate, Kemper Arena, Medicaid in Kansas and more.
Nick Haines discusses KS school funding, Hancock allegations and minority leadership.
Nick Haines discusses the aftermath of the Schweich suicide, more Ferguson unrest & more.
KCPT partners with The Village Square for a fact based conversation about immigration.
Nick Haines talks to KCK Mayor Holland and reporters dissect the week's headlines.
Nick Haines discusses crime with the Mayor, Police Chief and County Prosecutor.
Reporter analysis of P&L District tax revenues, State of Black KC and KS LGBT rights.
Nick Haines dissects UMKC rankings, politics of measles and streetcar expansion.
Nick Haines discusses American Royal's potential move to KCK & JOCO school funding.