SchoolSmartKC announced a three-year grant for $750,000 to Show Me KC Schools (SMKCS) to help parents and families become better informed about local schools and find the best schooling option for their child. The grant is expected to be matched by other community donors, thus allowing SMKCS to fully implement their $1.5 million three-year business plan.
SchoolSmartKC worked with Hazley and Associates, LLC and the Kansas City Area Education Research Consortium (KCAERC) at the University of Kansas to better understand how families decide what’s best for their children’s education. Through extensive surveys and focus groups with hundreds of families the research shows that parents struggle with navigating the complex school system and want timely and reliable information about schools and how to access them.
You can read the Parent Survey here.