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1. Kauffman Rings The School Bell 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...

2. 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...

3. 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...

4. Expeditionary Learning Expeditionary Learning 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...

5. 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...

6. 'Sad, Sad Day'--21 KC Schools Close Down 'Sad, Sad Day'--21 KC Schools Close Down June 4, 2010 Article describes 21 schools in the Kansas City School District that will close as a first step in the district's improvement plan. Includes a two-page tribute to the schools being closed including Westport...

7. 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...

8. 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....

9. 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...

10. 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...

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. 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...

14. Classmates Remember White Flight Classmates Remember White Flight October 13, 2013 Article records details of a reunion of former students who attended the Sanford B. Ladd School from 1950 - 1957. Attendees are interviewed and describe how the school was changed following the desegregation...

15. 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...

16. District's Learning as It Sells Schools District's Learning as It Sells Schools June 9, 2009 Article reports on efforts by the Kansas City, Missouri, School District to sell several vacant properties. The Old Faxon, Bancroft, and Norman school buildings have been sold and negotiations are underway...

17. Despite Deep Cuts, KC Still Strained 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...

18. New Ways of Learning 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...

19. 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...

20. 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...