Long time educator Rita Pierson said during her 2013 TED talk that, “Every child deserves a champion—an adult who will never give up on them, who understands the power of connection, and insists that they become the best that they can possibly be.” On October 3, 2015 KCPT and PBS stations across the country will ...Continue Reading
Mid America Regional Council’s Department of Early Learning Director, Jim Caccamo, stopped by Ruckus to discuss the impact of Head Start in its 50th year. 1. How has Head Start changed during its 50 year history? The mission really began to be a comprehensive program to provide early learning for children but also to provide ...Continue Reading
Kansas City-area voters could be in for a confusing run of ballot issues in the second half of 2016 – all of which have the potential to hit them in the pocketbook. Three separate plans would raise taxes to pay for youth-related services. Learning Curve outlines these plans and talks with organizers about the difficulties of differentiating these plans for voters and the challenge presented by a crowed ballot full of tax-hike proposals.