Kansas City school district will lose accreditation after the new year.
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Kansas City school district will lose accreditation after the new year.

Date: September 20, 2011
By: Jenner Smith
State Capitol Bureau

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Dozens of Kansas City schools will lose accreditation in 2012.
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Wrap: The Missouri School Improvement Program recommended this ruling after the school district failed to meet state progress and assessment standards since 2006.

Missouri Education Commissioner Chris Nicastro says she believes this decision will improve education reform across the state.

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Description: “We believe this is the best decision for the children of the Kansas City school district because it will, in fact, galvanize definitive action in the district, the community and this department.”


This ruling will become effective January 1.

Reporting from the state Capitol, I'm Jenner Smith.

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Missouri will kick off 2012 with three unaccredited school districts.
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Wrap: The Missouri Board of Education voted unanimously Tuesday to strip the Kansas City school district of its accreditation. 

This means as of January 1st, two of the state's largest metropolitan areas will have unaccredited schools.

Missouri State Board of Education President Peter Herschend says he believes that the state needs to construct a better system to address failing districts.

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Description: "Districts that are on the line. They are on that thin ice and we must be able to have a program to reach out to them better than we do today.“

Missouri State Board of Education members hope this decision will improve education reform across the state.

Reporting from the state Capitol, I'm Jenner Smith.  


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