First Look: School leaders’ perspectives on Career Education activities in the Kansas City Area 

In November and December of 2022, following the ratification of the RWL 2.0 Strategic Plan, the Real World Learning team took the first step towards delivering one of the outlined collaborative goals – to build a “scope and sequence” of career education in the Kansas City area. This first step involved surveying school district and LEA-based real world learning representatives about their respective approaches towards career education. 

The survey yielded responses from 29 of the 31 districts and LEAs in the Real World Learning network. While not an exhaustive inventory of all the existing options in our footprint, their insight served as the initial building blocks of a regional landscape. The following is an analysis of their responses that aims to outline regional trends taking place, successes and obstacles that schools are facing, and commentary about implementing career education. 

Review Survey Results