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1. ACE Backers Stage Protest ACE Backers Stage Protest April 14, 2012 On Friday, April 13, 2012, “the founders of Kansas City’s African-centered education program summoned all the campus’s children, staff and its drum corps to rally against the school district’s...

2. Black Tuesday Black Tuesday December//12-18 Article describes an automated telephone message created in part by local political pundit Rich Nadler prior to the November 2002 election. The message, which was sent to some Kansas City voters, included...

3. Charters a Popular Choice Charters a Popular Choice November 1, 2009 Kansas City ranks fourth in the nation in the percentage of public school children attending charter schools (29%). Article includes discussion about why the schools are popular. The University of Missouri-Kansas...

4. Children Learning That They are No Longer the Objects of Inferiority Children Learning That They are No Longer the Objects of Inferiority February/11-17/1999 Describes the implementation of African centered education in the Kansas City Missouri Public School system.

5. Classmates Remember White Flight Classmates Remember White Flight October 13, 2013 Article records details of a reunion of former students who attended the Sanford B. Ladd School from 1950 - 1957. Attendees are interviewed and describe how the school was changed following the desegregation...

6. Don't Forget the Children Tomorrow! Don't Forget the Children Tomorrow! January 23, 1967 Page 7 of the January 23, 1967 edition of the Kansas City Star, urging Kansas Citians to vote "for" the school levy issue on the January 24, 1967 ballot.

7. Families Ponder Return to KC District Families Ponder Return to KC District April 19, 2013 Article describes an effort by parents living in Southwestern Kansas City and Kansas City School District officials to reopen the Hale H. Cook for elementary-aged students beginning in the fall of 2014....

8. KC Board Approves School Changes KC Board Approves School Changes April 26, 2007 The Kansas City School Board agreed by a 5-2 vote to phase out most of the district's middle schools. Superintendent Anthony Amato has pushed the phase out in favor of neighborhood elementary schools serving...

9. New Americans Find Help at Thatcher School New Americans Find Help at Thatcher School June/28/2000 Article explains how the Kansas City School District turned the old Thatcher School building into an intake center for immigrants and refugees. The focus of the center is children and learning English...

10. New Ways of Learning New Ways of Learning October 5, 2010 Five Kansas City district schools are “pioneering a revolutionary standards-based system,” that puts children in classes not based on age-level but on what they have learned. “Leveled” classes...

11. Opportunities To Tout District Are Knocking Opportunities To Tout District Are Knocking July 15, 2010 Volunteers plan to knock on the 73,000 doors of homes in the Kansas City School District to tell residents about improvements and encourage them to enroll their children in the district's schools. Support...

12. School is an Anchor in Tumultuous School is an Anchor in Tumultuous February 11, 2007 There were more than 18,400 homeless students in the Kansas City area during the 2005-2006 school year. School officials try to make school a stablizing environment for children caught in a uncertain life....

13. Somber Choices Await District and Families Somber Choices Await District and Families May 14, 2011 The R. J. Delano school that serves only students with severe disabilities may be closed by the school district. Part of the reason is that the Kansas City school district students with disabilities are...

14. The Diamond Mine The Diamond Mine January/8/1989 Article describing some distinct features of the learning environment for children of varying backgrounds and races at the Middle School for the Arts.