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Mara Rose Williams
District's Learning as It Sells Schools
June 9, 2009
Article reports on efforts by the Kansas City, Missouri, School District to sell several vacant properties. The Old Faxon, Bancroft, and Norman school buildings have been sold and negotiations are underway...
Don Bosco High is a Casualty
April 9, 2011
After ten years in operation, the Don Bosco Charter High School announced that it will close at the end of the 2010-2011 school year. Declining enrollment and poor attendance were cited as the primary...
Dr. John A. Minor Jr.
December 21, 1999
File containing a photo and obituary for John Minor, Jr., former "Superintendent of Kansas City Missouri Public Schools from 1982-1985" dying at the age of 71. Former teacher, principal, and "first Black...
Early 1900s School Site Is Now Interstate Interchange
June 23, 2010
Postcard image and short article about the Chace Public School and its namesake, former Kansas City mayor Charles A. Chace. Built in 1880, the school was located on Paseo Blvd. between 15th and 16th streets....
Early Kansas City School
June 7, 2008
In 1846, John Buchanan taught a district school in an old log house, which stood on a hill near the corner of Missouri and Grand avenue. Some of those who attended this school were Joseph Chick, Henry...
East High School Annex Ready for Delano Students
August 17, 2011
Special needs students from the former R. J. Delano School will attend classes in the newly renovated annex at East High School. The addition provides more space, as well as handicap accessible facilities...
Effort to Restore School Revitalized
May 3, 2009
Before her death in 2004, Lucille Douglass worked to restore the Benjamin Banneker School in Parkville, one of the first schools built for black students in Platte County. The project languished, but the...
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.
Obituary for Miss Elizabeth Whitney, an elementary school teacher for 44 years at the Ashland School, Allen School, Graceland School, and Pinkerton Schools before dying at the age of 87 in 1972.
Obituary for Miss Emily Overstreet, a teacher in Kansas City schools for 53 years and dying at the age of 75 on August 29, 1970.
Ex-Chief of Schools in KC Dies
Obituary for James Hazlett, former superintendent of the Kansas City School District.
Ex-KC Superintendent Dies
January 15, 2013
Obituary for former Kansas City, Missouri school superintendent Benjamin Demps, Jr. Demps was the district’s 19th superintendent in 30 years, serving for a total of 20 months from 1999 to 2001. Previously,...
Ex-Slave Was a Success in Early Independence
February 23, 1986
Biographical article with photo about Hiram Young (1815-1882), a wagon-maker and ex-slave in 19th century Independence, Missouri. Young is described as "one of the richest men in Jackson County" by 1860...
Excavation Offers Glimpse Into Clay County's Past
September 18, 2008
The Liberty School District has plans to build a new elementary school near N. E. 108th St. but first must relocate graves found on the site. "This week, a team of archaeologists is undertaking the painstaking,...
March 5, 2011
Area schools are implementing a new educational program known as Expeditionary Learning, where classes focus on lessons in reading, math, science, and social studies on a particular topic that has connections...
Eyes on the Future after a Decade of Partnership Success
File containing a special section of the paper with the 1991-1992 annual report (with photos) on the "School/Community Partnership Program" of the Kansas City, Missouri School District.
Falling under the Pounding of a Wrecking Ball
Photo and caption about the demolition of "the 57-year-old E. C. White School" in 1965 "to make way for the new Plaza branch library."
Families Ponder Return to KC District
April 19, 2013
Article describes an effort by parents living in Southwestern Kansas City and Kansas City School District officials to reopen the Hale H. Cook for elementary-aged students beginning in the fall of 2014....
First Black Student at Loretto Academy Remembers Angry Parents, Best Friend
August 6, 2004
Article tells the story of the integration of Loretto Academy in September 1947. The first black student was Carmen Forte, stepdaughter at the time of Judge Lewis Clymer. Carmen went on to graduate from...
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