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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: David Price
Inspiring Educator: David Price
Born and raised in Kansas City, MO. Attended Martin City Elementary/ Middle School in the Grandview School District and Rockhurst High School. Graduated from the University of Kansas City ...
Exceptional Student Profile: Tamea Levingston
Exceptional Student Profile: Tamea Levingston
My name is Tamea Levingston and I will be a sophomore at Johnson County Community College. I’m pursuing a career in the beauty industry as an Esthetician. I’m passionate about all things ...
Profile in Leadership: Dr. Jayson Strickland
Profile in Leadership: Dr. Jayson Strickland
Dr. Strickland has served young people for more than three decades in a number of instrumental roles and capacities.  He began his career working in his family’s preschool business.  This ...

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Bennie Jackson – Staff Member of the Year
Bennie Jackson – Staff Member of the Year
The Intersection of Education and Health Equity
The Intersection of Education and Health Equity

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

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Local organization gives out more than $1.5 million to schools in Kansas City school district, charter schools
Local organization gives out more than $1.5 million to schools in Kansas City school district, charter schools
On a regular Wednesday afternoon, the hallways of any school in Kansas City would be packed with kids, but instead they’re all learning from home, which isn’t that easy for everyone. One program is making it possible for every student in Kansas City to home-school.
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.

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