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'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...
1967-68 Centennial Year for Kansas City Schools
Article in this school periodical about the centennial of the Kansas City School District and the Planning Committee for its celebration.
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...
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,...
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...
A Good Guy Leaving a Tough Job
Interview with editorial commentary about George Garcia, superintendent of the Kansas City School District from 1987 to about 1990, discussing the scrutiny over the implementation of "a court-ordered desegregation...
A High School That Lost Its Value
Discusses the demise of Southwest High School.
A History of Kansas City, Mo.: Her Business, Population, Natural Resources, and Inducements to Manufactures and Capitalists
Section of the book includes a description the school system and individual schools starting in 1868.
A History of the Kansas City Public Library from 1873 to 1893
The Board of Education office moved in December 1874 to the northwest corner of 8th and Main Streets at the Redmond Sage Building.
A Matter of Choice
Article about some positive aspects of magnet schools not offered by private schools.
A Neighborhood School Fighting to Stay Open
December 4-10, 1997
Discusses the challenges and successes of students, faculty, and staff at East High School.
A School Farm in City: The New East High Has 30 Acres and $10,000 Greenhouse
Article with photos about the opening of the new East High School at 20th and Van Brunt Boulevards.
A Switzer History
Article about "the oldest of Kansas City's public schools still in use" at 1829 Madison Street. Old building of the complex to possibly be saved as a "historic centerpiece between the two magnet schools."...
AC48 Dr. Girard T. Bryant Collection Finding Aid
The Dr. Girard T. Bryant Collection contains items related to the professional life of educator Dr. Girard T. Bryant.
AC54 Education and Schools Archival Vertical Files Finding Aid
The Education and Schools Archival Vertical Files contain documents, photographs, and other items related to African American education and schools.
Accepting the Differences to Make a Difference
Discusses programs within the Kansas City School District to accommodate the needs of disabled students.
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...
Adams Public School
Full corner view of Adams School located at 23rd and Mercier Street. Photograph measures 8" x 10".
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