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Mara Rose Williams
A New Look for Troost, DeLaSalle
June 8, 2011
The DeLaSalle Education Center broke ground for the addition of a 1,600-square-foot building that will contain a library, early childhood center, experiential learning classrooms, and a new printing shop....
A Report Card on Local Schools
September 18, 2011
The annual publication of the performance reports of Missouri public school districts included charter schools for the first time. A chart, "Scoring Area Schools," lists standards met by Cass, Clay, Jackson,...
Accepting the Differences to Make a Difference
Discusses programs within the Kansas City School District to accommodate the needs of disabled students.
Accreditation Is Lost
September 21, 2011
The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education has stripped the Kansas City, Missouri, School District of its accreditation. The change in status takes place January 1, 2012. If the district...
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...
African Centered Schools to Announce Plans for New Campus
April 27-May3, 2007
The Kansas City (MO)) School District's African Centered Education (ACE) schools are hosting a festival April 29 to announce the consolidation of three schools: J. S. Chick, Sanford B. Ladd and Dr. J....
Black and Educated
February 10-16, 2012
First article in a series focusing on African-American education. Article discusses the Banneker School, opened in 1885, and located at 8th and West streets in Parkville, Missouri. The community of Parkville,...
Carnahan Outlines Quality Classroom Act at McCoy
Senator Carnahan visits Kansas City to introduce her first proposed bill for funding for school districts. She made the announcement at a press conference in the McCoy Elementary School library.
Catholic High School in Independence to Close
January 25, 2013
Article announces that St. Mary's High School in Independence will close following the 2012-2013 academic year. Parents of students and school officials are interviewed and describe their reactions. Factors...
Celebrating Northeast Schools: Whittier Elementary--A "BASIC" School
Article about the "Basic School" education provided at Whittier Elementary School in the Northeast residential district, "focus[ing] on language skills and core knowledge."
Civil-Rights Leader Nutter Dies at 97
February 12, 2004
Instrumental in the 1949 ruling desegregating Merriam's schools, Corinthian Nutter, a civil-rights pioneer, died February 11, 2004. The article reviews her role in the Webb v. School District 90 as well...
Despite Deep Cuts, KC Still Strained
May 15, 2012
Article reports on the ongoing financial difficulties of the Kansas City Missouri School District. Despite deep cuts to the budget and jobs over the last four years, more trimming may be necessary. The...
District Walks Fine Line in Reopening an Icon
December 3, 2007
The Kansas City School District is planning to open an early college school focused on math and science in the former Southwest High School building. "It will provide a college-level curriculum that will...
East High School Annex Ready for Delano Students
August 17, 2011
Special needs students from the former R. J. Delano School will attend classes in the newly renovated annex at East High School. The addition provides more space, as well as handicap accessible facilities...
Effort to Restore School Revitalized
May 3, 2009
Before her death in 2004, Lucille Douglass worked to restore the Benjamin Banneker School in Parkville, one of the first schools built for black students in Platte County. The project languished, but the...
March 5, 2011
Area schools are implementing a new educational program known as Expeditionary Learning, where classes focus on lessons in reading, math, science, and social studies on a particular topic that has connections...
Discusses the activities of the Gay, Lesbian, Straight Education Network in Kansas City area high schools.
Grading Area Schools: Results Are in from Missouri Assessment Program Testing
September 8, 2004
Chart with "How Area School Districts Fared on State Tests."
Halls of Progress, Promise
January 5, 2009
Article describes Alta Vista High School, a charter school on Kansas City's West Side primarily consisting of Latino students. Alta Vista promotes a college education program and works with community partners...
Her Interest Helps Boys to College
Photo and biographical article about Mrs. Fannie Meek, "owner of Mrs. Meek's mortuary" and sponsor of the Sparklers "American Legion summer baseball team." Description of Meek's life and career, graduating...
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