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Kansas City students have gotten so many snow days

Students across the Kansas City region have lost a lot of school days because of snowy conditions and below-zero temperatures. That's left families scrambling to find child care, and schools figuring out how to make up that educational time. Plus: Middle-schoolers from across Missouri competed to design the city of the future.

Kansas City-area schools canceled at least one day of in-person classes in the last two weeks because of cold and snow — and many canceled more than one. KCUR's Madeline Fox spoke with education reporter Jodi Fortino about how school cancellations have affected families across the region.

If your family has been affected by the school cancellations, KCUR wants to hear from you. You can text us at 816-601-4777.

Engineers all over the world are working on how to build a sustainable city of the future that solves current and future problems while meeting the needs of a modern society. Last weekend, junior high school students from around Missouri presented their models and ideas to a panel of judges in Rolla. St. Louis Public Radio’s Jonathan Ahl reports.

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