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141. Plan to Improve Schools Unveiled 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...

142. Policies: The School District, Kansas City, Missouri Policies: The School District, Kansas City, Missouri //1976-1980 Directory of the school district's policies and regulations.

143. Posh Private Preschools Posh Private Preschools August//1997 Review of Kansas City's private preschools and related issues such as exclusivity, high tuition, quality of education, and pressures on young children.

144. Preparing Kids for College and Life 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.

145. Private School: It's Not Just for the Wealthy Anymore Private School: It's Not Just for the Wealthy Anymore October 1981 Comprehensive review of private schools (mainly high schools) in the area other than colleges and universities.

146. Programs and Solutions: The Billionaire and the School System Programs and Solutions: The Billionaire and the School System August//1989 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...

147. Progress is the Target Progress is the Target December 11, 2005 Yearly report card on the schools. It includes Kansas public schools and Missouri public schools scores.

148. Q & A with Leon Brady and Carroll Lewis Q & A with Leon Brady and Carroll Lewis October/November 2002 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.

149. R.T. Coles School Classroom R.T. Coles School Classroom 1944-45 Interior view identified on photograph as "Shoe Repair, R.T. Coles, K.C. Mo., 1944-45, James E. Roberts Jr". Students are not identified.

150. R.T. Coles Vocational School R.T. Coles Vocational School 1944-45 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.

151. Raising Whiz Kids: 10 Top Private Schools 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...

152. Recreation for Public School Teachers Recreation for Public School Teachers December//1939 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...

153. Researchers' Curiosity Unveils Well-Kept Secret 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...

154. Richer, Fuller Lives Richer, Fuller Lives October//1956 Experiences of young students attending a school for the physically handicapped.

155. Sallie Threlkeld, Pioneer Teacher Sallie Threlkeld, Pioneer Teacher Summer 2008 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...

156. SC136 Kansas City Council on Education Finding Aid SC136 Kansas City Council on Education Finding Aid 1947 The Kansas City Council on Education collection contains minutes that describe the establishment and function of the organization. The council met to discuss and create recommendations to address the educational...

157. SC54 James F. Spalding Papers Finding Aid SC54 James F. Spalding Papers Finding Aid 1860-1950 James F. Spalding, born July 28, 1835, was an early pioneer resident in Kansas City, arriving in 1865. According to his obituary, in October of that year founded the first school in Kansas City, two years...

158. SC8-2 Local Schools Collection Finding Aid SC8-2 Local Schools Collection Finding Aid 1910-1960 This Local Schools Collection consists of various pamphlets, booklets, brochures, etc., about different types of area schools. It does not include the public schools.

159. SC84 James A. Hazlett Papers Finding Aid SC84 James A. Hazlett Papers Finding Aid 1929-1997 (bulk 1960-1990) James A. Hazlett was born in Kansas City on May 26, 1917, and died in the same city on September 14, 1997. He was employed by the Kansas City Missouri School District for many years as a teacher, principal,...

160. SC86-1 James M. Greenwood Papers Finding Aid SC86-1 James M. Greenwood Papers Finding Aid 1891-1941 (bulk 1891-1914) James M. Greenwood was the leading educator in Kansas City for 40 years (1874-1914). In his tenure as superintendent of schools, he became recognized locally, nationally, and internationally. He was born...