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1. 26 Schools Will Close 26 Schools Will Close March 11, 2010 On March 10, 2010, the Kansas City school board voted 5-4 to close 26 schools as recommended by new superintendent John Covington in his "Right Sizing Plan." The closings will reduce the number of school...

2. A 'Whirlwind' is Coming A 'Whirlwind' is Coming May 7, 2009 Article profiles John Covington who was chosen unanimously to be the new Superintendant of Schools for the Kansas City School District. Covington comes to Kansas City from Pueblo, Colorado, and is a graduate...

3. Families Ponder Return to KC District Families Ponder Return to KC District April 19, 2013 Article describes an effort by parents living in Southwestern Kansas City and Kansas City School District officials to reopen the Hale H. Cook for elementary-aged students beginning in the fall of 2014....

4. Interim Leader Is Named 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...

5. KC District Lands A Superintendent 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...

6. Saving 17,000 Kids Saving 17,000 Kids August 22-27, 2010 Series of six articles examines the problems of the Kansas City, Missouri, School District and the measures taken by Superintendent John Covington to deal with them. In addition to examining the district...

7. They've All Fought This Battle Before They've All Fought This Battle Before February 20, 2010 Article describes the controversy raised by Kansas City School District Superintendent John Covington when he announced the potential closing of 30 schools. The article discusses past attempts to close...

8. Wheeler, Once KC Schools Chief, Dies Wheeler, Once KC Schools Chief, Dies March 7, 2008 Robert Wheeler, Kansas City school superintendent from 1977 to 1982, died March 5, 2008. Prior to that position, he was a counselor at Manual High School, vice principal at Central High School, and assistant...