Kansas City schools remain unaccredited

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

The Missouri Board of Education on Tuesday opted to take no action on a request from Kansas City school leaders to grant the district provisional accreditation. The district nearly scored in the provisionally accredited range last year and hit the mark in the most recent school performance report this year.

Even with those gains, however, seven out of every 10 of the district’s students still did not score proficient or advanced in math and reading.

“They made progress, but they still didn’t get off the floor,” said Peter Herschend, president of the state Board of Education.

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