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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."
Central Technical Institute
According to Diane Potter of 9001 State Line Road in March 1979, the name of the Central Technical Institute was changed to the Missouri Institute of Technology in 1969.
Christian Education Guide
Forty-two page insert into Metro Voice about the Christian schools in the metro area including colleges as well as grade and high schools.
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...
Closings Rile KC District Parents
February 19, 2010
In an effort to cut $50 million from the budget, the Kansas City school district is attempting to consolidate the district's 60 schools. Superintendant John Covington has recommended that the African Centered...
De La Salle Education Center
Photo and information on the DeLaSalle Education Center (or the De La Salle Education Center), "an alternative school for hard-to-handle youths" at 3740 Forest Avenue.
Desegregation in the Kansas City School District
"The case of Missouri v. Jenkins marked the federal court's most expensive and most ambitious attempt to desegregate a public school district. In 1984, Judge Russell Clark ruled that the Kansas City, Missouri,...
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...
Dr. Campbell to Washington
June 16, 1967
Vertical file with photo and biographical article about A. Leedy Campbell, "General Director of Urban Education at Kansas City" starting in 1966 "after serving as principal of [Lincoln] Junior High School...
Early History of Greater Kansas City, Missouri and Kansas: The Prophetic City at the Mouth of the Kaw
Early history of educational institutions as they related to growth of the city from 1865 to 1870.
Early Schools of Jackson County
Account of the methods of education in the early schools in Kansas City and Jackson County, also listing many individual schools such as Chapel Hill Academy (page 170).
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...
Education in Clay County, Missouri
This section gives a history of various schools in Clay County including: Liberty Male and Female Seminary, Liberty Female Institute, Liberty Female College, Clay Seminary (founded by James Love), Hawthorne...
Education in Jackson County
Review of the first educational efforts in Jackson County, Missouri, primarily home and private schools.
Article about the approval of a school levy "vot[ing] enough money to put its [Kansas City's] schools back on a 40-week season, and to stay off the N. C. A. C. S. S. [North Central Association of Colleges...
Educational Events: Hygienic and Physical Education in the Kansas City Schools
Proposition to establish inspection and training for students in habits for good health.
Educational News and Editorial Comment: Toward Modernizing the Organization of Schools
Restructuring of the local school system to keep up with changing times.
Educational Organization and Progress in American Cities: A Symposium on Present Educational Conditions and Needs
Description of the Kansas City public school system in the context of school systems of several major cities.
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...
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