KCPS unveils new forum website Monday

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. – On April 1, 2013, the Kansas City Public Schools (KCPS) will unveil an innovative new website that revolutionizes the school system’s efforts to gather family and community feedback.

Powered by MindMixer and the ideas of engaged citizens, the new website – www.kcpsforum.org – will allow anyone to directly ask questions, share ideas, and collaborate with neighbors on developing solutions and fresh ideas for supporting student achievement. Contributors will be able to share new ideas, expand upon existing ideas and give feedback on initiatives, working with KCPS on a variety of topics online anytime, anywhere.

The first topics for discussion will be the project to re-open Hale Cook school and the development of a shared vision for a future KCPS middle school. Information from this forum will be used by the superintendent and school leaders to make informed decision about the community’s needs.

This website will supplement the school system’s successful www.kcpublicschools.org (nearly 2 million visits to date) and its growing social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, Google+).

“KCPS is determined to find new, fresh, and innovative ways to collaborate with its families,” said Eileen Houston-Stewart, Chief Communications and Community Engagement Officer. “KCPS Forum will present our community with the best possible tool for instant, meaningful collaboration.”

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