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Focus On: School Choice

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Here at Take Note, we’re asking: How do you create school choice through (blank)?

For people in the Kansas City metropolitan area, school choice can be both a blessing and a curse. It provides an array of education options, but the system can also be confusing, or perhaps even detrimental to existing school districts.

From now through the end of the year, we’re digging a little deeper into the ways the community, parents, and other stakeholders can make informed decisions about all the education options.

In a partnership with Solutions Journalism Network, we aim to freshen the community discussion on education, which is so often marked by problems. We hope this will highlight lessons learned and best practices, and broaden the discussion around education in our metropolitan area.

Every time a Take Note story focuses on the topic of school choice, you’ll see that same bright graphic image that you see above. To start, we’re answering, “How do you create school choice through (blank)?” by filling it in with five words: Vouchers, Charters, Activism, Partnerships, Fragmentation.

Your feedback throughout the series, and the project as a whole, will help shape future reporting. We’d love to hear from you.

Follow “Take Note: Our City. Our Schools. Our Future” as together, we tell the stories that matter, the stories that make an impact. We want to know — what stories do you have for us, and what can we find out for you? Email us at contact@takenotekc.org and follow the entire project at takenotekc.org.

This story has been supported by the Solutions Journalism Network, a nonprofit organization dedicated to rigorous and compelling reporting about responses to social problems.

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