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New Superintendent of Kansas City Public hosts Listening and Learning event

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Superintendent Bedell has been very open about the challenges facing KC Public Schools. (KCTV5) Superintendent Bedell has been very open about the challenges facing KC Public Schools. (KCTV5)
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The new superintendent of Kansas City Public Schools will be meeting with district parents starting Thursday.

Thursday night will be the first of ten community meetings Mark Bedell has planned over the next handful of weeks.

Superintendent Bedell has been very open about the challenges facing KC Public Schools.

He met with parents, teachers and students all summer to get their feedback and he’s continuing that today.

Bedell is hosting his first “Listening and Learning” discussion tonight at the W.E.B. DuBois Learning Center at 4510 E. Linwood Boulevard.

All of these meetings are open to the public and will be held at different KCPS schools and community buildings.

The district will provide child care and dinner to everyone who comes to the discussion.

KCTV5 talked with Bedell back in August about his vision for the school district.

He said he understands a lot of people have lost confidence., but his top priority is getting the district fully accredited again.

“I think we just have to take a totally different approach, a nontraditional approach to how we educate our kids,” Bedell said. “Because the traditional approach, while we've made progress is just not progress I think we need to move faster.”

The first discussion starts at 6:30 on Thursday.

For a complete list of meeting dates and times, visit: http://kcpublicschools.org/Page/4873

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