kansas city
‘An evil agenda’: Kansas City officials’ video reading of children’s gender transition book whips up storm of revulsion

Top Kansas City officials seem to have gone out of their way to choose a children’s gender-transition book to read to kids on a video for National Reading Day. Read More

March 6, 2024
KC-area homeschool conference to add student learning screenings to resources for parents

Homeschooling parents in the Kansas City area can access an additional resource this spring – learning screenings for a snapshot of their child’s developmental progress. The Midwest Parent Educators (MPE)… Read More

March 6, 2024
Public Education
Missouri school’s LGBT lesson plans for kindergarteners include resources from pro-sex change organization

(Daily Caller News Foundation) – North Kansas City School District is offering children, as young as in kindergarten, lessons on LGBTQ history that include stories of little boys who dress… Read More

December 6, 2023
Public Education
Second Kansas City-area school district lowers bar for grades; new bottom is 50%, ‘any effort’ earns 60%

Students in a Kansas City-area school district who do no work could end a course with 50% on their record, and with “any effort” receive a minimum of 60%. That’s… Read More

September 13, 2023
Public Education
Critics: Kansas City Public Schools exhibits ‘soft bigotry of low expectations’ in giving all students at least 40%, even on schoolwork not done

Kansas City, Missouri Public Schools is epitomizing “the soft bigotry of low expectations” by giving all students at least 40% credit on all tests and assignments – even ones that… Read More

August 21, 2023
How about ‘American Pride Month’ in July? It’d be a great discussion starter, and your beleaguered country sorely needs the love

I suddenly stopped eating to scan the dining room. I saw seemingly every make and model of human being enjoying Kansas City barbecue and each other – many in racially… Read More

July 3, 2023
Children’s talking picture book at suburban Kansas City public library teaches the ABCs to kids using gay and sexual terms

A children’s talking book offered at a suburban Kansas City public library seeks to teach the ABCs using words such as trans, intersex, bi(sexual), pan(sexual) and non-binary. Some examples from… Read More

June 16, 2023
Public Education
‘God, let me make it there on time.’ School Resource Deputy talks suicidal teen down from water tower 

When law enforcement officers responded to a late-evening call about a teen climbing a water tower, they discovered a suicidal 8th grader near the top who only wanted to talk… Read More

June 1, 2023
Homeschool workshop, used curriculum sale to equip parents for next school year

Families interested in homeschooling often cite two challenges in starting: trying to find local resources, as well as choosing curriculum. However, the Midwest Parent Educators (MPE) nonprofit plans… Read More

May 17, 2023
What are they teaching these kids? Kansas City-area students call for teacher’s head for speaking out about racist, divisive curriculum

While a Kansas City-area school district is allegedly teaching divisive and racist notions in the name of “equity,” it also appears to be falling decidedly short on teaching the First… Read More

May 15, 2023
Drag queen story hour for children at Kansas City church; kids said to be ‘safer’ with drag queens than drag queens are in churches

A Christian church in suburban Kansas City is hosting a drag queen story hour Saturday for kids, according to documents obtained by The Heartlander. The calendar of events for Saint Andrew… Read More

May 11, 2023
Legislation, Opinion
Bi-partisan self-interest in politics destroys education opportunities

(The Sentinel) – The struggle to get kids a decent education validates Thomas Sowell’s premise on the priorities of most politicians – their first priority is to get elected, their… Read More

April 20, 2023
Culture, Homeschools
Homeschool conference to help KC-area families with workshops, curriculum resources

Todd “The Familyman” Wilson grew up in public school. But once he became a dad, he knew he wanted something different for his family. “School is an okay… Read More

March 1, 2023
Culture, Opinion
Urban Christian Academy loses most of its support after leaders abruptly push LGBT agenda

When a Christian school in Kansas City announced it would close due to backlash against its sudden LGBT-inclusivity, the media had a field day while failing to even question… Read More

February 21, 2023
‘Religion is poison,’ ‘Death to Christmas’: Kansas City Council candidate Chris Gahagan and his virulently anti-religion tweets

(The Heartlander) – A candidate for Kansas City Council has a bizarre record of acid-tipped tweets about religion and religious people, writing in one that, “If you have a religion,… Read More

January 13, 2023
DeSantis’ office calls for investigation as ‘all ages’ Christmas drag show tour ends in Florida

The touring Christmas drag queen show that welcomed children in most of its sexually explicit performances across 36 cities is coming to an end in Florida, one of the… Read More

December 29, 2022
Homeschool families: Consider these fall outings and opportunities in the Kansas City area

From campus visits and field trips to standardized tests and special celebrations, the fall can bring numerous opportunities for homeschoolers in the Kansas City area.  Now that… Read More

September 6, 2022
Culture, Homeschools
Homeschool workshop to answer parents’ questions, equip them with tools and confidence

Midwest Parent Educators As more families choose homeschooling over public school, a Kansas City-area workshop can help them consider their options and explore local… Read More

July 12, 2022
Public Education
Mass shooting threat closes summer schools in Kansas City area Wednesday; suspect’s arrest means classes back on

Multiple Kansas City-area school districts canceled summer classes and activities indefinitely Wednesday after word Tuesday of a mass shooting threat in the suburb of Blue Springs. Read More

June 15, 2022
Christian Schools, Homeschools
KC-based nonprofit plans to help full-time working parents with homeschool

Rhonda McAfee thought her homeschool journey had ended when the last of her three children completed high school. “When my youngest son graduated, I thought I… Read More

April 5, 2022