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1. 19th Century School Awaits Restoration 19th Century School Awaits Restoration December 25, 2006 Article detailing the work of a restoration group working to convert the Benjamin Banneker School building in Parkville, Missouri, into a museum. Benjamin Banneker was a one-room, segregated school for...

2. 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...

3. Carver Dual Language Academy Carver Dual Language Academy April 14-20, 2011 Article about the Carver Dual Language Academy and its principal Cornelia Clark. The Academy, located on Elmwood Avenue, cultivates bilingualism in children by teaching English to Spanish-speakers and...

4. Celebrating Northeast Schools--Della Lamb: Another Inner-City Success Story Celebrating Northeast Schools--Della Lamb: Another Inner-City Success Story May/30/2001 Article about the Della Lamb Elementary Charter School, opened in 1999 in Northeast Kansas City as "the first charter school to open in Missouri." Mention also of Della Lamb, the school's namesake.

5. 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...

6. Child Abuse Echoes from Former Midwest Center Child Abuse Echoes from Former Midwest Center May/21/1972 Article about the closing of the children's care center due to abuse allegations and administration problems, including the history of the center.

7. 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.

8. 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...

9. Dealing with the Transportation of "Precious Cargo" Dealing with the Transportation of "Precious Cargo" November/5-11/1998 Discusses issues surrounding the transportation of children to area schools.

10. Deaths: Mrs. Paul S. May Deaths: Mrs. Paul S. May April/24/1974 Obituary for Mrs. Gladys May, "48, of 120 [West 61st Terrace], a founder of the H. E. E. D. (Help Educate Emotionally Disturbed) School," later "known as the Children's Special Education Center, 400 [West...

11. Ex-Slave Was a Success in Early Independence Ex-Slave Was a Success in Early Independence February 23, 1986 Biographical article with photo about Hiram Young (1815-1882), a wagon-maker and ex-slave in 19th century Independence, Missouri. Young is described as "one of the richest men in Jackson County" by 1860...

12. 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....

13. Grand Opening Marks New Course for Northeast School Grand Opening Marks New Course for Northeast School April/5/2000 Woodland-Edison School is located at 711 Woodland in the northeast area and serves nearly 500 children in kindergarden through 5th grade. Includes a partnership between the Edison Project and the Kansas...

14. 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...

15. Last Day For School Marks End of an Era Last Day For School Marks End of an Era May 30, 2007 South Park Elementary School in Merriam, Kansas, closed May 29, 2007.It will merge with Merriam Elementary at the new Merriam Park Elementary School. South Park was central in the late 1940s civil rights...

16. 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...

17. 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....

18. School, with a Downtown Vibe School, with a Downtown Vibe April 30, 2012 The Crossroads Academy at 1015 Central is set to open on September 4, 2012. The kindergarten through fifth-grade school will provide a "urban-steeped education" to 170 children. The opening of the school...

19. 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...

20. Taught the First Negro School Here Taught the First Negro School Here October/7/1927 Photo and description of Ella Weeks Hayhurst, the first teacher in 1866-1867 at the Penn School for black children near the Country Club Plaza.