KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - More than a year after approving a plan to close nearly half of the schools in the Kansas City School District, the superintendent has introduced the second phase of a plan to transform the historically troubled district.
Superintendent Dr. John Covington described the plan Thursday morning to members of the business and civic community at Union Station.
He says the district will upgrade its technology, improve its workforce and open an all-male school.
The plan includes expanding a program that groups students by ability and makes advancing to the next instructional level based on gaining skills.
He also announced the district would revert to an early college focus at a secondary school that experienced a rash of fights and fires after its focus shifted and its enrollment swelled.
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