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1. ACE Backers Stage Protest 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...

2. 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....

3. KC Board Approves School Changes KC Board Approves School Changes April 26, 2007 The Kansas City School Board agreed by a 5-2 vote to phase out most of the district's middle schools. Superintendent Anthony Amato has pushed the phase out in favor of neighborhood elementary schools serving...

4. 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...

5. Annexation Efforts Proceed Annexation Efforts Proceed August 29, 2007 Independence, Missouri, school board "voted to put on the Nov. 6 ballot the plan to acquire seven schools that are now in the Kansas City district...." The schools in question include Van Horn High School,...

6. Two KC Schools Starting New Eras Two KC Schools Starting New Eras August 30, 2010 Article describes the changes and challenges facing Central High School and the Southwest Early College Campus as they enter the 2010-2011 school year. Central opens as a "reconstituted" school with a...

7. Students Play Role in School Plans Students Play Role in School Plans December 21, 2010 A team of students in UMKC’s Department of Architecture, Urban Planning and Design “spent the past semester building a guidebook to help inform what will be a communitywide effort to deal with about...

8. District Walks Fine Line in Reopening an Icon 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...

9. Old Schools Await New Uses in KC Urban Core Old Schools Await New Uses in KC Urban Core December 9, 2007 This article gives information on the abandoned school buildings owned by the Kansas City School District. "Since the 1970s, the Kansas City district has closed at least 34 schools. Fifteen were sold....

10. Closings Rile KC District Parents 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...

11. 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...

12. The Halfway Point The Halfway Point January 16, 2011 Article describes the state of the Kansas City Missouri School District seven months after the closure of 24 schools. Students that were profiled when the closures occurred were interviewed again about...

13. Learning Gap Remains 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...

14. Catholic High School in Independence to Close 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...

15. Painful History of Segregation Worth Remembering for KC School District Painful History of Segregation Worth Remembering for KC School District January 3, 2011 Article describes a school district map showing segregated school boundary lines of Kansas City Public Schools. Maurice Smith, son of the teacher who originally owned the map, recognized its historical...

16. Opportunities To Tout District Are Knocking Opportunities To Tout District Are Knocking July 15, 2010 Volunteers plan to knock on the 73,000 doors of homes in the Kansas City School District to tell residents about improvements and encourage them to enroll their children in the district's schools. Support...

17. Old Schools, New Lessons Old Schools, New Lessons July 16, 2013 Two years after it began an initiative to repurpose 30 vacant properties, the Kansas City School District has either sold or created reuse plans pending for at least half the properties. The article focuses...

18. Waldo Residents Plant Seeds to Reopen Elementary School Waldo Residents Plant Seeds to Reopen Elementary School July 24, 2012 A group of Waldo residents have formed the Friends of Hale Cook organization to convince the Kansas City Public School District to reopen Hale Cook Elementary School. The group wants their children to...

19. 3 Schools Spared in Plan that Will Close 9 Others 3 Schools Spared in Plan that Will Close 9 Others June 25, 2009 The Kansas City (MO) School District has decided to close three schools along with some temporary schools that had housed eighth grade centers and special programs. The three elementary schools are Bryant,...

20. Squeezed by the State 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...