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SC86-2 Josephine Woodbury Heermans Greenwood Papers Finding Aid
1846-1928 (bulk 1890-1914)
Josephine Woodbury Heermans Greenwood was born in Michigan on Christmas Day 1859. She became an employee of the Kansas City School District in 1888 and was principal of Whittier School between 1891-1910....
SC86-3 Ada Greenwood MacLaughlin Papers Finding Aid
ca. 1870-1925 (bulk 1890-1916)
Ada Greenwood MacLaughlin, daughter of Kansas City School Superintendent James Greenwood and his wife Amanda, was born in Kirksville, Missouri, on August 1, 1860. She resided in Kansas City, Missouri,...
SC88 Carl Betz Collection Finding Aid
ca. 1880s-1988 [bulk 1880s-1890s]
Carl Betz was a pioneer in the physical education curriculum in the Kansas City public schools in the late 1800s. The collection consists of two boxes with programs, manuscripts, artifacts, photographs,...
School is Now in Session
Article describing the main problems facing Kansas City area school districts, and how interaction with the local business community affects education.
School Music Department: Music Activities in the Public Schools of Kansas City, Missouri
Discussion of many music programs provided in the Kansas City Public School System.
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...
School-Work Programs for High-School Youth: Kansas City, Mo.
Explanation of a part-time work program for high school students.
Schools Fall Short of State Criteria
November 5, 2004
Report of area schools under the No Child Left Behind law. Includes list of area Title 1 schools needing improvement.
Schools That Work and Why: EXCEL in Action--The EXCEL Program in Central High, Kansas City
Article about the positive effects of the "EXCEL" education program at Central High School in Kansas City, describing the school's former decline in overall quality and increase in violence.
Signs of the Times: Home Economics in the Kansas City Schools
Article about the provision of home economics education in the Kansas City School District, the Manual Training High School (opened in 1897), Kansas City Junior College ("founded in 1915"), the Jane Hayes...
Society: Can a Judge Raise Taxes? A Battle in Kansas City
Photo (of Judge Clark) and article about the dramatic tax raise instituted by United States Distric Court Judge Russell Clark "to end the vestiges of segregation in an inner-city school district [the Kansas...
Squeezed by the State
June 27, 2013
Article reports on efforts by supporters to save the Gordon Parks Elementary School (3715 Wyoming St). State legislators have decided not to renew the school's charter after determining that it has underperformed...
Stringfield Sworn In Monday
Photo and article about the induction of Bob Stringfield, "a production shop manager at Lucent Technologies," into the Board of Education as an interim member representing Northeast Kansas City public...
Survey of Guidance Programs in Missouri Negro High Schools
Study of the effectiveness of guidance counseling of black students at high schools across Missouri, examining opportunities and disadvantages in population and housing, with table and photo.
View of Sweeney School building, looking towards the southwest. School was located on Pershing Road across from Union Station and west of the Liberty Memorial. The WHB radio towers are visible in this...
Swimming with Sharky
March 3-9, 2005
Article analyzes the Achievement First curriculum program adopted by the Kansas City, Missouri School District as a result of an October, 2002 school board vote.
Taylor Out As KC School Chief
October 27, 2005
The Kansas City School District Board of Education voted 8 to 1 to let superintendent Bernard Taylor go after his contract runs out June 30, 2006. They requested that he stay until that time and they won't...
Technical Education Center
Full, street level view identified as the Technical Education Center.
The "New Plan": Kansas City Northeast High School in the 1930's
Photo and article about the "New Plan" of accelerated education at Northeast High School in the 1930s, including a junior college program, formally called the "Northeast Accelerated Junior College Experiment."...
The Crisis in Our Schools
Article pointing out some of the most pressing problems with the Kansas City public schools, notably the increase of student control problems.
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