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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...
SC136 Kansas City Council on Education Finding Aid
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...
SC54 James F. Spalding Papers Finding Aid
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...
SC8-2 Local Schools Collection Finding Aid
This Local Schools Collection consists of various pamphlets, booklets, brochures, etc., about different types of area schools. It does not include the public schools.
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,...
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