Full STEAM Ahead in KCMO

By Larry Jacobs

In Kansas City, Missouri, there’s an independent school called The Barstow School that’s working with KC’s Center School District, a district made up mostly of Black and Brown students, according to their delightful superintendent, Dr. Yolanda Cargile.

Together they’re building an IDEA Space in an old grocery store that Barstow bought, and they are creating a place where every student can maybe see a STEM/ STEAM future for themselves to create the future workforce that KCMO needs, which

a) includes everybody and
b) does not include “ Professional Quarterback,” as that job has been filled

In this Education Talk Radio podcast, they tell the story of how they partnered with a national construction firm called JE Dunn, a company specializing in such projects, to make it happen. This is good stuff.


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