Our City. Our Schools. Our Future.

An in-depth look at education in the Kansas City metropolitan area,
where we are, how we got here and where we need to go.

Education
in Kansas City

Everyone has an opinion on education in Kansas City. Some believe we are doing it well. Others believe we could do a lot better. Take Note will take an in-depth look to uncover where we are succeeding and how we can improve.

Our future starts
in the classroom

The next generation of civic and business leaders is sitting in classrooms across Kansas City today. Are we doing everything we can to prepare them to lead our city forward? We’ll see why the lessons we teach today impact our city for decades to come.

There are answers here
and beyond

Every major city in America wrestles with the same issues. Take Note will look beyond our city to see what programs and policies are shaping education across the nation, highlighting successes we can replicate for our own children.

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Our Stories

Research Says ‘Voucher’ Programs Can Help Students

Critics in Kansas, Elsewhere Argue Playing Field Tilted Against Public Schools

Focus On: School Choice

Excuse Me, Do You Have a Moment To Talk About Education In Kansas City?

Connect-Ed

A Weekly Roundup of Education Stories | May 19

Mental Health Resources for Area Families

Weighing The Choice Of Charters

Skeptics and Boosters Differ On Their Impacts On Missouri Students

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