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YWCA to Honor Five Area Women
The 2003 Hearts of Gold will inaugurate the Greater Kanss City's Racial Justice Award. Five women, Corinthian Nutter, Linda M. Collier, Rita Valenciano, Jarene Stanford, and June Neal Key, will be the...
Youth Entrepreneurs Program Gives Students Some Serious Info
April 9, 2011
Articles profiles the Youth Entrepreneurs competition at Van Horn High School and some student participants. The Youth Entrepreneurs program was founded 20 years ago in Wichita, Kansas, by the Charles...
Working to Save Caring Communities
Nine schools in the Kansas City School District are Caring Communties sites including elementary schools as Woodland, James and McCoy and Van Horn High School. These sites in the program provide many extra...
Working to Keep the "Public" in the Public School District
Describes the recent history of the Kansas City Public School system and its status under the Desegregation Monitoring Committee.
With Hike, School Tax Still to Be Low
Article about a tax levy increase for the Kansas City School District.
Who Should Finance Improvements?
September 4, 2012
Article debating the use of the Kansas City Tax Increment Finance (TIF) Commission funds for streetscaping in the MainCor community improvement district. Although the projects have been well received,...
Wheeler, Once KC Schools Chief, Dies
March 7, 2008
Robert Wheeler, Kansas City school superintendent from 1977 to 1982, died March 5, 2008. Prior to that position, he was a counselor at Manual High School, vice principal at Central High School, and assistant...
What’s Next For The School District?
August 26-September 1, 2011
Dr. John Covington, superintendent of schools, announced Wednesday, that he would resign from his position. Covington was hired on April 30, 2009, by a unanimous vote by the school board and later closed...
What's in a Name? Kansas City Schools Offer Lessons in History with Those They Honor
Discusses origins of the names of numerous schools in the Kansas City School District. In particular, it mentions three schools that closed on June 30, 1997: D. A. Holmes Elementary, Greenwood Elementary,...
What Is At the Center of the Academie Lafayette Controversy?
April 24-30, 2015
Article discusses controversy surrounding a plan involving Southwest Early College, Academie Lafayette, and the Kansas City, MO public schools. According to the article, a partnership between the schools...
Westside School to Host Fiesta
September 1-7, 2011
Rupert Aguirre, an alumnus of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic School, co-organized a reunion of alumni to raise money for the school when he saw the need to restore chairs, books, and the school itself....
Westport Public Schools
Schedules for openings of Westport public schools, including the Penn School for "colored" or black children.
West High Sale Seems a Bittersweet Development
July 7, 2014
Article announces that the Kansas City School District has approved a redevelopment plan for the West High School complex located at 20th Street and Madison Avenue. Details of the plan, which included...
Webster House Makes The Grade
August 30, 2007
Review of the restaurant in Webster House, the former schoolhouse at 1644 Wyandotte.
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...
Voting Made Easier
Article providing a description of the new voting machines, the first of their kind in Kansas City.
Voters Back Plan to Switch 7 Schools
November 7, 2007
Voters in both the Kansas City School District and the Independence School District voted overwhelmingly to move seven schools located in western Independence, Missouri, from the Kansas City School District...
Veteran Educator Dies At 89
June 16, 2006
Bernard C. Campbell who had one of the longest tenures of any school superintendent in the metro area died June 15, 2006, at the age of 89. He became head of the Lee's Summit schools in 1943 and didn't...
Vacuum Cleaner Inventors
Article explaining a vacuum cleaner invented by Westport High School teachers Daniel Hall and Charles Hermann.
Up in a Design Firm
Photo and biographical article about Donald Hollis, an "Overland Park architect" as head of the firm of Hollis & Miller at 9423 West 75th Street and residence at 7642 Hemlock Road. Description of his architectural...
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