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1. 200 Sprint Employees x $50k + Scuola=Play! 200 Sprint Employees x $50k + Scuola=Play! September 2, 2004 Feature story of how about 217 Sprint employees and supporters of the Scuola Vita Nuova charter school joined together to clean up and fix up the school's playground. School is located at the corner of...

2. A Report Card on Local Schools A Report Card on Local Schools September 18, 2011 The annual publication of the performance reports of Missouri public school districts included charter schools for the first time. A chart, "Scoring Area Schools," lists standards met by Cass, Clay, Jackson,...

3. Academie Lafayette Prepares Students for Successful Futures Academie Lafayette Prepares Students for Successful Futures March 28-April 3, 2008 Academie Lafayette, at 69th and Oak Streets, is a French-language charter school. Students at the school "consistently exceed the state average on the Missouri Assessment Program despite learning the material...

4. Another Test for Southwest Charter Another Test for Southwest Charter April/19/2000 After April election charter school faces uncertain fate.

5. Brookside Charter Adds Middle School Brookside Charter Adds Middle School July 4, 2007 Brookside Charter School will add middle school grades and the first year of high school in 2007. Brookside Frontier Math and Science School currently teaches kindergarten through sixth grade in the former...

6. Building on Tradition: New School Construction in Northeast Building on Tradition: New School Construction in Northeast March 24, 2004 Charter school, Scuola Vita Nuova, breaks ground for a 5,000 square foot addition to the school on Independence Avenue. The sixth, seventh, and eighth grade students will move into the new $750,000 classroom...

7. Celebrating Northeast Schools--Della Lamb: Another Inner-City Success Story Celebrating Northeast Schools--Della Lamb: Another Inner-City Success Story May/30/2001 Article about the Della Lamb Elementary Charter School, opened in 1999 in Northeast Kansas City as "the first charter school to open in Missouri." Mention also of Della Lamb, the school's namesake.

8. Charter School Condemnation Threat Charter School Condemnation Threat March 8, 2006 The Della Lamb Charter School located in the former YMCA building at 10th and Charlotte has become involved in the East Village redevelopment plan. The land may be condemned and the charter school will...

9. Charter Supporters Develop Plans for Westport Schools Charter Supporters Develop Plans for Westport Schools December/3-9/1998 Discusses plans for transforming Westport Junior and Senior High schools into charter schools by August of 1999.

10. Charters a Popular Choice Charters a Popular Choice November 1, 2009 Kansas City ranks fourth in the nation in the percentage of public school children attending charter schools (29%). Article includes discussion about why the schools are popular. The University of Missouri-Kansas...

11. Corporate Education Comes to Westport Corporate Education Comes to Westport June/10-16/1999 Discusses the establishment of a corporately-owned charter school at the former Westport Junior High and High Schools and at the former Westport Allen Center.

12. Culture Shock Culture Shock February/22-28/2001 Discusses ongoing issues with the running of Scuola Vita Nuova, located in the historic Northeast district of Kansas City, its principal Gina Valente, and allegations of discrimination againse learning...

13. Derrick Thomas Academy Improves Charter School Image Derrick Thomas Academy Improves Charter School Image August 3 - 16, 2006 Leah Martisko, principal at Derrick Thomas Academy, is working hard to change the image of charter schools. The school, located at 201 E. Armour Boulevard, has high academic standards for its students...

14. Derrick Thomas Academy: The Other Side of the Story Derrick Thomas Academy: The Other Side of the Story November 30-December 6, 2012 Article details the closing of the Derrick Thomas Academy in November of 2012. Dr. Terita McCauley, the school's final administrator, is interviewed and describes her experience of being fired after 90...

15. Frontier School of Innovation Expands in Second Year Frontier School of Innovation Expands in Second Year August 4, 2010 Article reports on the expansion of the Frontier School of Innovation located in the industrial park area of the East Bottoms district. The charter school has a math and science focused curriculum and...

16. GCI Acquires Douglas School Building GCI Acquires Douglas School Building April 12-18, 2012 Guadalupe Centers, Inc. (GCI) has acquired the Douglas Elementary School building (2640 Bellevue) from the Kansas City, Missouri School District for $625,000. GCI plans to relocate the Alta Vista Charter...

17. Group Pushes To Save Temple From Demolition Group Pushes To Save Temple From Demolition November/4/2002 Article details the current controversy over the demolition of the 35 year old Temple B'Nai Jehudah located at 69th Street and Holmes Road. The Helzberg Foundation owns the property and intends to raze...

18. Halls of Progress, Promise Halls of Progress, Promise January 5, 2009 Article describes Alta Vista High School, a charter school on Kansas City's West Side primarily consisting of Latino students. Alta Vista promotes a college education program and works with community partners...

19. Improving Education by Natural Selection Improving Education by Natural Selection March/12-18/1998 Discusses the reasons for and potential ramifications of implementing charter schools in Kansas City.

20. Kansas City Schools See Gains, Losses in Test Results Kansas City Schools See Gains, Losses in Test Results September 10, 2003 Article reviewing Kansas City district schools MAP (Missouri Assessment Program) test scores with a complete chart of scores for individual schools in the area, including Independence, Raytown, Blue Springs,...