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Article about the school board meeting listing the teachers from Westport at "the County Institute at Independence."
A High School That Lost Its Value
Discusses the demise of Southwest High School.
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 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,...
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 School Needs More Space Inside and Out
Illustrations and article about the crowding and need for a larger building "at the Center school" at 85th and Woodland Avenues, headed by principal Miss Eva Allen.
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."...
Accepting the Differences to Make a Difference
Discusses programs within the Kansas City School District to accommodate the needs of disabled students.
Back to School in Historic Northeast
Supplement included in the newspaper which features various schools both public and private in the Northeast Area.
Benjamin Franklin Closing Nov. 8
Notice of the closing the Benjamin Franklin Elementary School at 1325 Washington Street, with students being transferred to Switzer Elementary School at 1829 Madison Street.
Board of Education: Teachers Selected for the Schools for the Coming Year
Article about the teachers selected for the Westport public schools--Main, Knickerbocker, Penn (also called "colored"), and Troost.
Can This Man Save the Kansas City, Missouri School District?
Discusses the work of school superintendent Benjamin E. Demps, Jr.
Carnahan Outlines Quality Classroom Act at McCoy
Senator Carnahan visits Kansas City to introduce her first proposed bill for funding for school districts. She made the announcement at a press conference in the McCoy Elementary School library.
Charter Supporters Develop Plans for Westport Schools
Discusses plans for transforming Westport Junior and Senior High schools into charter schools by August of 1999.
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...
Clark Remembered as Courageous Judge
April 19, 2003
Article reviewing the life and ruling of desegregation for Kansas City Public Schools by U.S. District Judge Russell G. Glark. On Sept. 17, 1984, Clark declared that the district's "discriminatory and...
Dealing with the Transportation of "Precious Cargo"
Discusses issues surrounding the transportation of children to area schools.
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...
Eighth Grade in Kansas City
January 31, 1946
Eighth Grade of 4,500
Article about the experimental "first city-wide eighth grade classes" in Kansas City, partly instituted to shrink high school freshman rolls.
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