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The Children Are Our Future, and an Investment in Them Is an Investment in the Future of Our City, State, Nation, and Our World!
The Children Are Our Future, and an Investment in Them Is an Investment in the Future of Our City, State, Nation, and Our World!

Profiles in Leadership

Kansas City is home to the most dedicated educators, the most committed leaders, and the most inspiring students. Our Profiles in Leadership series introduces some of best and brightest in Kansas City.

Inspiring Educator: LaChelle Nichols
Inspiring Educator: LaChelle Nichols
LaChelle Nichols is a native of Kansas City. She graduated from Lincoln College Prep Academy and then went on to graduate with B.S. in Industrial Technology from Virginia State University. She ...
Profile in Leadership: Marnie Morgan
Profile in Leadership: Marnie Morgan
Marnie Morgan Executive Director, 20/20 Leadership Marnie Morgan currently serves as the Executive Director of 20/20 Leadership having taken over for the organization’s founder, Marilyn Alstrom ...
Profile in Leadership: Edgar Palacios
Profile in Leadership: Edgar Palacios
President & CEO, Latinx Education Collaborative Edgar J. Palacios is the President & CEO (founder) of the Latinx Education Collaborative (LEC), a nonprofit, start-up organization that works ...

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Read more about efforts to eliminate the achievement gap in Kansas City schools.

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Meeting the Challenge of Chronic Absenteeism – A One-Day Summit on November 5, 2018
Meeting the Challenge of Chronic Absenteeism – A One-Day Summit on November 5, 2018
SchoolSmartKC, in partnership with The United Way of Greater Kansas City and Turn The Page KC,  is hosting a one-day summit focused on reducing chronic absenteeism and strengthening the connections between schools, communities, and families. Heddy Chang, Founder and CEO of Attendance Works, will be the featured speaker.
School Smart KC Funds Three Local Schools for the Upcoming School Year
School Smart KC Funds Three Local Schools for the Upcoming School Year
School Smart KC holds a panel with eight public schools in the area, and chooses a few to fund for the year. This year Gladstone Elementary, Northeast High School, and Wendell Phillips Elementary received funding boosts between $200,000 and $600,000.
Grants Will Help Kansas City Public Schools Continue To Make Gains
Grants Will Help Kansas City Public Schools Continue To Make Gains
Three schools will get $1.4 million from education nonprofit SchoolSmartKC to improve student performance, Kansas City Public Schools announced Friday.

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