Elle Moxley, KMUW

Elle Moxley


Kansas City, MO, United States

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Past articles by Elle:

Olathe Launches A Virtual School, But Students Will Have Fewer Choices

The school year that just ended was tough on students who weren’t used to learning online. Many were eager to be with classmates and teachers again, but → Read More

Heavier Federal Spending On Child Care Could Help Kansas City Parents Return To Workforce

A year of school closures, quarantines and work from home underscored the importance of child care, even as providers in the Kansas City area struggled to keep their doors open. → Read More

School Every-Other-Day Could Make Social Distancing Possible In Missouri Classrooms

Missouri school districts that blend in-person and remote learning because of the pandemic won’t face funding penalties related to attendance. The State → Read More

Poor Internet Access Keeps 36% Of Missouri Students From Learning At Home, Report Shows

Even fewer Missouri students have reliable internet connectivity than previously thought, according to a new report from the nonprofit Common Sense Media. → Read More

Longer Days, Shorter Semesters: How COVID-19 Will Change Campus Life At Kansas And Missouri Colleges

Colleges and universities in Kansas and Missouri are rolling out plans for the fall semester, which will look very different because of COVID-19. The → Read More

Kansas School Funding Looks Good On Paper, But Deep Cuts Are Expected Due To The Pandemic

Kansas school districts are trying to budget for some pretty big unknowns right now. No one knows if it will even be safe to have students in schools in → Read More

How Missouri Students Are Learning About The Virus That Has Them Stuck At Home

For science educators, the COVID-19 pandemic is the ultimate teachable moment. That’s why a small team of teachers working with the University of Missouri → Read More

Financial Pain Of Pandemic Shutdown Could Stall Gains in Early Childhood Education

The economic downturn caused by the coronavirus could roll back state investments in pre-K made since the last recession. That’s the dire warning in the → Read More

University of Missouri System Could Lose Up To $180 Million In Pandemic, Prompting Cuts

This is a breaking news story. This post will be updated. The economic fallout from COVID-19 could cost the University of Missouri System up to $180 → Read More

Missouri School Buildings Will Remain Closed For The Rest Of The School Year

Missouri schools will not reopen for the remainder of the academic year, Gov. Mike Parson announced Thursday afternoon. "I am ordering all Missouri public → Read More

The First Coronavirus Patient In Kansas Has Been Admitted To KU Hospital, Is 'Doing Well'

Update: 2:30 p.m. Monday Kansas’ single confirmed coronavirus patient has been admitted to the University of Kansas Health Systems hospital. The Johnson → Read More

Kansas And Missouri Schools Are Taking The Threat Of Coronavirus Seriously

Kansas and Missouri are at low risk for the coronavirus, but schools in the Kansas City metro are having “robust conversations” about how to protect → Read More

Missouri's Community College Scholarship Program Isn't A+ For Low-Income Students

With college costs rising every year, Missouri’s A+ Scholarship Program is a bargain – 50 hours of tutoring in exchange for two free years of community college. College access advocates, however, argue that the money isn’t going to the students who need it most. “We know there are people who utilize A+ who come from families that make $100,000 or $200,000 a year,” said Karissa Anderson, the… → Read More

State School Board Denies Riverview Gardens' Appeal For Full Accreditation

Riverview Gardens will remain a provisionally accredited school district, after the Missouri State Board of Education declined to vote on its petition for → Read More

These KU Students Are Helping Revive Journalism In Eudora, Kansas

For more than 100 years, Eudora had a weekly newspaper. “We were able to have a sports reporter, somebody that would come out when we had a structure fire and report on it,” said Mayor Tim Reazin, who moved to Eudora in 1997. “We had somebody that sat through the city commission meetings with us.” But since 2004, more than 1,800 newspapers have folded, a third of them in rural communities.… → Read More

What Your School’s Report Card Actually Means Is ‘Pretty Confusing’

Missouri education officials released long-awaited school report cards Friday, and the good news is most schools are meeting expectations. In fact, 97 → Read More

Missouri Education Officials Warn Fewer Students Will Pass New, Harder State Tests

For months, Missouri education officials warned schools that new math and English language arts tests would be harder and scores would drop. Now → Read More

Kansas City's Refugee Students Have Only One Year To Learn How To Go To School In America

For students who speak a language other than English at home, it can take years to learn English well enough to pass tests at school. For refugee students → Read More

Missouri School Districts Still Don't Know How Students Did On New Math and English Tests

As Missouri school districts await state test scores they should have received months ago, some administrators said they're getting frustrated with → Read More

Kansas' Public Schools To Get $27M For Boosting Reading Skills

Kansas public schools will see $27 million from the U.S. Department of Education to improve literacy for all kids — including those not yet old enough for → Read More