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Central Standard

Hickman Mills Mobility Project

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Sylvia Maria Gross
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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.

Guest:

  • Barb Shelly, Kansas City reporter, columnist, KCUR contributor
As a host and contributor at KCUR, I seek to create a more informed citizenry and richer community. I want to enlighten and inspire our audience by delivering the information they need with accuracy and urgency, clarifying what’s complicated and teasing out the complexities of what seems simple. I work to craft conversations that reveal realities in our midst and model civil discourse in a divided world. Follow me on Twitter @ptsbrian or email me at brian@kcur.org.
Sylvia Maria Gross is storytelling editor at KCUR 89.3. Reach her on Twitter @pubradiosly.
Barbara Shelly is a veteran journalist and writer based in Kansas City, Mo. She has been an opinion columnist, metro columnist, editor and reporter for The Kansas City Star and is currently a contributing writer for The Pitch and a frequent guest on KCPT’s “Week in Review.”