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Hickman Mills Mobility Project

Ingels Elementary teacher Aubrey Paine helps 2nd grade student Morshun Caldwell with class work. A couple weeks into the school year, six students in her 26-child roster hadn't shown up yet.
Credit Sylvia Maria Gross / KCUR 89.3

Students in the Hickman Mills School District face a lot of challenges, including poverty and a provisionally accredited district, as well as a high rate of mobility: 75 percent of students typically change classrooms, schools or districts within the course of one year.

Throughout this school year, on Central Standard, we will check in periodically with children and teachers at Ingels Elementary School, with the help of KCUR's contributing reporter Barb Shelly.


  • Barb Shelly, Kansas City reporter, columnist, KCUR contributor