Kansas City Star Publishes CEAM Op-Ed
August 21, 2011
Kate Casas, State Director, Children’s Education Alliance of Missouri
The Kansas City Star published my op-ed in its opinion section this morning. The timing of its decision to run the op-ed was perfect since the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education release the preliminary Annual Performance Review (APR) results on Friday morning (click here for an explanation of APR). Although school districts have until September 2 to appeal the preliminary results, the low scores in about 24 Missouri Districts should cause residents in many of Missouri’s urban, rural and suburban districts pause, afterall, the APR scores are what the State Board of Education will use to determine whether a district is accredited, unaccredited, or provisionally accredited.