Kansas City, Mo., district plans changes to put students first

08/22/2010 | Kansas City Star (Mo.), The

The Kansas City, Mo., school district is working to make students the focus of their efforts to transform schools this year. The district's school-improvement plan -- which began last year under the leadership of new Superintendent John Covington -- has included closing 40% of schools, dismissing 1,000 employees and enlisting the help of business and community leaders to change the culture to focus more on the needs of students in district schools.

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