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Kansas City: Bound to Be Up-to-Date
Article about the "rebuilding on a grand scale" of Greater Kansas City with "a variety of projects on tap: [s]tadiums, convention centers, a sports arena, a new airport, inner-city residential communities,...
Kansas City: Where the Frontier Lingers
Article describing Kansas City and its history in light of the 1928 Republican National Convention, stressing its changing character toward civility from its rough-hewn beginnings on the Western frontier....
Kansas Schools Integrate Fast
February 1, 1956
News reports about Kansas City area churches, Springfield, Missouri, Presbyterian churches, and racial integration in the "larger cities in Kansas since the Supreme Court declared segregation there unconstitutional...
Karen Pletz: Expansion and Commitment to Community Key for Medical School
Photos, interview, and biographical article about Karen Pletz, "president of Missouri's largest medical school" at Northeast Kansas City's University of Health Sciences, an osteopathic school founded in...
KCAI Founds Four Schools
Discusses the reconfiguration of the academic structure of the Kansas City Art Institute.
Article about the Kerr School, the second school to be built in Wyandotte County, Kansas in 1868. The one-room stone structure was located at 37th and State in Kansas City, Kansas.
L. F. Blackburn, Scholar, Friend of Youth
Photo and biographical article about superintendent of Jackson County schools from 1909 to 1940, Leroy French Blackburn, or Leroy Blackburn, with highlights of his career and a poem written in his honor....
Lanter Rural School History 1856-1950; Benefactor Davis Lanter & "The After Glow"
Biographical essay on Davis Lanter and his time in Platte County, Missouri, describing his gift of land that made possible the Lanter School.
Lathrop School, Kansas City, Mo.
Photograph of the Lathrop School located in Kansas City, Missouri. Charles A. Smith is listed as architect and J. H. Brady as Chief Engineer.
Law/You Decide: Equal Opportunity on Trial
Photo and article about the United States Supreme Court case dealing with public school desegregation "beg[inning] in 1977, when a federal court ruled that even though schools in Kansas City were not officially...
Lawyers, Legislation and Educational Localism: The Missouri School Code of 1825
Article tracing the history of Missouri public education legislation in the 1800s, starting in the late 1700s territorial laws but concentrating on state laws after 1825, with illustrations.
Legal Provisions for Negro Schools in Missouri from 1865 to 1890
Article about the legal development of Missouri's public school system for black people, nearly all former slaves, in the years following their emancipation in Missouri in 1865-1890.
Legal Provisions for Negro Schools in Missouri from 1890 to 1935
Second in a series of articles about the legal provisions of education for black people in Missouri, with this part covering the years between 1890 and 1935.
Lest We Forget: James M. Greenwood, Missouri's Greatest Contribution to Public Education
Photo and biographical article about "James Mickleborough Greenwood," or James Greenwood, superintendent of schools in Kansas City, a former mathematics teacher in Kirksville, Missouri, and native of Illinois...
Letters--K. C.: Problems and Progress
Letter by Kansas City Public Library director Richard Sealock replying to charges of poor administration from the Kansas City School Board, pointing out problems caused by spending too much on public school...
Photo and bio of David Stanley, "chairman and CEO of Payless Cashways Inc." and a civic activist involved in "help[ing] schools turn out employable graduates; education reform; school desegregation; neighborhood...
Locations of One-Room Schools and High Schools in Platte County
Illustrations and lists of locations, teachers, and students of one-room schools and high schools in the history of Platte County, Missouri.
Lords of the "Ring"
Article describing the school teaching students how to be auctioneers.
Description and photograph of the Loretto Academy located at 39th and West Prospect Place. Barnett, Haynes and Barnett are listed as architects.
Mabel Emery Bell … “Defining Greatness”
September – December 2014
Article gives background for Mabel Emery Bell, an African American woman who in 1914 became the teacher at the Mary Bethune School in Weston, MO, in Platte County, one of the early African America schools...
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