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New Charter School Plans Total Turnaround for Students
June 29-July 5, 2007
The KIPP (Knowledge is Power Program) Endeavour Academy opened in July 2007. It targets low-income students with academic difficulties and features an extended school day, week, and year. The school is...
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...
Obituary for Elizabeth B. Daigle
November 3, 2004
Daigle was a kindergarten teacher at Wendell Phillips, D.A. Holmes Elementary, and other schools in the area, as well as being an early pioneer in the Head Start Program.
Pacesetters: Caring in the Classroom
Article about the Kansas City School District reading program called Operation Read, designed by Dr. Marian Alice Simmons, or Marian Simmons, to bring more humanization to counter the growing mechanization...
Pioneers of Modern Physical Training
Photo and bio of Carl Betz (1854-1898), a teacher from Germany of physical education in Kansas City public schools, starting in the 1880s, "[a]mong the very first to take such a step [into public schools]."...
Plan to Improve Schools Unveiled
March 21, 2010
On Saturday, Kansas City school officials released their plan to improve the area schools. Among the proposed steps, "the five year initiative calls for longer days and measuring progress by skills, not...
Policies: The School District, Kansas City, Missouri
Directory of the school district's policies and regulations.
Posh Private Preschools
Review of Kansas City's private preschools and related issues such as exclusivity, high tuition, quality of education, and pressures on young children.
Preparing Kids for College and Life
October 23, 2011
Short interview with Hannah Lofthus, principal of the Ewing Marion Kauffman School. Lofthus discusses the charter school's expansion, funding, enrollment, and other topics.
Private School: It's Not Just for the Wealthy Anymore
Comprehensive review of private schools (mainly high schools) in the area other than colleges and universities.
Programs and Solutions: The Billionaire and the School System
Photos and article about the free college tuition programs (Project Star and Project Choice) of local billionaire Ewing Kauffman (owner of Marion Laboratories and the Kansas City Royals) for students at...
Progress is the Target
December 11, 2005
Yearly report card on the schools. It includes Kansas public schools and Missouri public schools scores.
Q & A with Leon Brady and Carroll Lewis
Article featuring interviews with Leon Brady and Carroll Lewis, music teachers who pioneered jazz education in the Kansas City area at Sumner, Raytown and Raytown South High Schools, respectively.
R.T. Coles School Classroom
Interior view identified on photograph as "Shoe Repair, R.T. Coles, K.C. Mo., 1944-45, James E. Roberts Jr". Students are not identified.
R.T. Coles Vocational School
Interior view of classroom identified on photograph as: "Shoe Repair, R.T. Coles, 1944-45, K.C. Mo, J.E.R." Students and teacher are not identified.
Raising Whiz Kids: 10 Top Private Schools
August 1, 2006
Overview of area private schools "that have achieved impressive state and national honors:" Barstow School; Hyman Brand Hebrew Academy; Notre Dame de Sion; Oakhill Day School; Pembroke Hill School; Rockhurst...
Recreation for Public School Teachers
Article about recreational activities for public school teachers at the Kansas City Public Schools and the Kansas City Teachers College, written by Les Warren, "Director of Recreation and Community Use...
Researchers' Curiosity Unveils Well-Kept Secret
March 30-April 5, 2007
Article discussing the research of Frank Manheim and Professor Eckhard Hellmuth showing that Kansas City students in predominately African American high schools, including Lincoln and Sumner, consistently...
Richer, Fuller Lives
Experiences of young students attending a school for the physically handicapped.
Sallie Threlkeld, Pioneer Teacher
Sallie Threlkeld was the first woman teacher hired by the Kansas City schools, first teaching at Lathrop School for nine years. She moved to Humboldt School and taught another nine years before becoming...
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