Mary Sanchez

Mary Sanchez

New KC superintendent knows how learning can be interrupted

After signing his contract Monday to become superintendent of Kansas City Public Schools, Mark T. Bedell discussed “learned helplessness,” a state in which children feel they can’t succeed. Columnist Mary Sanchez writes that it is encouraging to hear because it shows that Bedell knows how stress can harm a child’s ability to learn.

Mary Sanchez

‘Religious freedom’ laws are about freedom to discriminate

The lack of legal protection for LGBT people is what disingenuous legislators are using as a basis for further deceiving constituents. They want the right to discriminate, enshrined and in many cases codified as a religious right, even when they are operating in a public square. That’s what is most offensive — invoking God as a pretext.

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Jewelry artist Cheryl Eve Acosta creates unique wearable art

Cheryl Eve Acosta creates her handcrafted sculptural jewelry in her Crossroads studio at 217 W. 19th Terrace. VIDEO BY DAVID EULITT deulitt@kcstar.com
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