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Seg. 1: Missouri School Progress Report | Seg. 2: After Women's Suffrage

Segment 1: Missouri's new schools performance report is confusing parents and administrators alike.

Two years of identical tests should have provided educators an apples-to-apples comparison, but Missouri's new scoring system is more of an "apples to rainbows" look at progress. The state's move away from easy-to-read percentile scoring was intended to provide more in-depth information, but the result has been hard-to-interpret colorful graphs. Education reporter Elle Moxley translated this latest format and what it means for Kansas City area schools.

  • Elle Moxley, education reporter for KCUR

Segment 2, beginning at 22:55: The 19th Amendment allowing women the right to vote was a landmark step toward equality, but the fight didn't end there. 

You could assume that following women gaining the right to vote in America that they would have easier access to other privileges afforded only to men. But the struggle for equality continued long into the 20th century. It wasn't until 1974 that women were able to obtain what some consider a modern day essential - a credit card. Find out how long it took to achieve other rights in the 100 years since womens suffrage.

When I host Up To Date each morning at 9, my aim is to engage the community in conversations about the Kansas City area’s challenges, hopes and opportunities. I try to ask the questions that listeners want answered about the day’s most pressing issues and provide a place for residents to engage directly with newsmakers. Reach me at steve@kcur.org or on Twitter @stevekraske.