Beverly Leonard is a retired educator living in Kansas City. She previously served as a principal in traditional public schools and a charter public school. She holds an education degree from Missouri State University, an educational specialist degree from Central Missouri State University and a master’s degree from Drury University.
Missouri students and teachers returned to the classroom this month facing a sobering reality. Missouri students are now worse at reading and math than the average American student. At a time when our students need and deserve a world-class education, we are actually falling further behind. According to the nation’s report card, NAEP, as of […]