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.

Metro Schools at a Glance graphic

Our Stories

United Way Program Propels Students To College, Beyond

Building From Within

KCPS Parents Score Unique Victory In Reopening Hale Cook Elementary

Working Toward a Solution

Hire KC Youth Looks To Level Playing Field in Summer Internships

Defining "Our" with Nicholas Dorn

Student Voices | The Perks of College in High School

Defining "Our" with Charles King

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