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A New Look for Troost, DeLaSalle
June 8, 2011
The DeLaSalle Education Center broke ground for the addition of a 1,600-square-foot building that will contain a library, early childhood center, experiential learning classrooms, and a new printing shop....
A Report Card on Local Schools
September 18, 2011
The annual publication of the performance reports of Missouri public school districts included charter schools for the first time. A chart, "Scoring Area Schools," lists standards met by Cass, Clay, Jackson,...
Accreditation Is Lost
September 21, 2011
The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education has stripped the Kansas City, Missouri, School District of its accreditation. The change in status takes place January 1, 2012. If the district...
ACE Backers Stage Protest
April 14, 2012
On Friday, April 13, 2012, “the founders of Kansas City’s African-centered education program summoned all the campus’s children, staff and its drum corps to rally against the school district’s...
Catholic High School in Independence to Close
January 25, 2013
Article announces that St. Mary's High School in Independence will close following the 2012-2013 academic year. Parents of students and school officials are interviewed and describe their reactions. Factors...
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...
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...
March 5, 2011
Area schools are implementing a new educational program known as Expeditionary Learning, where classes focus on lessons in reading, math, science, and social studies on a particular topic that has connections...
Industry Focus: Building a Better Work Force
Photos and article about the cooperation among "[s]chools, universities and businesses" in the Kansas City area with the purpose "to educate young people about careers and the real world and to keep business...
Interim Leader Is Named
September 1, 2011
In the wake of school superintendent Covington's resignation, which took everyone by surprise, the school board moved quickly and within a week had appointed an interim superintendent. Steve Green, the...
Kauffman Rings The School Bell
September 12, 2011
"After years of studying and experimenting in education, the Kauffman Foundation is opening its own school with a hundred fifth-graders." The school is temporarily located in a Westport building, but plans...
KC District Lands A Superintendent
May 1, 2009
The Kansas City School board has chosen John Covington by unanimous vote to become Kansas City's 26th school superintendent. Covington was formerly the Superintendent for Pueblo, Colorado, schools but...
Learning Gap Remains
January 20, 2013
Article describes demographic shifts in Kansas City area public schools. The achievement gap between whites and minority students is focused upon. Representatives from various school districts are interviewed...
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...
On a Quest for Best Schools
February 26, 2015
Article reports on the rise of charter school enrollment and several school options available to parents. The twenty charter schools in Kansas City, Missouri have an enrollment of 10,182 students or roughly...
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...
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