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August 3 - 162006
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...
Harley Selvidge Dies
Photo and obituary for Harley Selvidge, "81 years old, long known as the dean of Kansas City high school coaches." Native of Holden, Missouri becoming "supervisor of boys' physical education of all high...
Heads of the Class
December 15-21, 2005
Article profiling several individuals who have purchased former public buildings and are converting them into living spaces. Randy Wolf's work on Kansas City's Fire Station 28 (60th Street and Troost)...
Obituary for Miss Helen Howell, a teacher of home economics for 24 years at Southeast High School, also teaching at Northeast Junior High School and several elementary schools, dying on August 25, 1970,...
Her Interest Helps Boys to College
Photo and biographical article about Mrs. Fannie Meek, "owner of Mrs. Meek's mortuary" and sponsor of the Sparklers "American Legion summer baseball team." Description of Meek's life and career, graduating...
High-Tech High School on the Drawing Board
March 3, 2008
The Kansas City School District and industry partners are planning an engineering and construction academy that would be a "complete high school adhering to state academic standard." The first phase of...
Higher Education in Kansas City
January 11, 1970
Entire section of the paper devoted to quality of education offered by the various public and higher education institutions in the Greater Kansas City area.
Brief article about the history and historic value of the Paseo High School building, designed by Charles Smith in 1924 and completed on September 9, 1926, at 4747 Flora Avenue, slated for demolition in...
History of Pitcher School District
Manuscript prepared for Pitcher School P.T.A. Meeting that gives the history of the Pitcher School, including the various locations and previous names. It is one of the oldest districts in Jackson County,...
History of Rollins Public School
Paper about the history of the Rollins public school at 41st, Main, and Walnut Streets, written by the school's principal in 1926, Sally Knox Boon, or Sally Boon. School land bought from prominent pomologist...
Hitting the Marks: An Interview with Walter Marks, Superintendent of Kansas City's Schools
Photos and biographical article about Walter Marks, superintendent of Kansas City schools, discussing various issues such as spending, education, school infrastructure, desegregation, etc. Also interviewed...
Honor School Official for 31 Years of Service
Photo, caption, and biographical article about Barbara Henderson, retiring "director of elementary education for Kansas City public schools," honored "at a tea at the R. J. Delano school, 3708 Linwood...
Honoring a Pioneer
May 5, 2008
Short profile of Edwin Byrd, an educational pioneer who worked for over 35 years in the Kansas City, Missouri School District. Byrd (88) served as first principal of Richardson Elementary and King Middle...
Howard H. Stout Dies
Obituary for Howard Stout, "46, principal of the John T. Hartman school, 8111 Oak," a lifelong Kansas Citian and former "principal of the Gladstone and E. C. White schools" residing at 7831 Wyoming Street....
Imposing Columns and Spacious Entrance Are Features of New Southwest High School
Article with illustration and description of the new high school building at 65th and Wornall Road costing $400,000.
Improving Education by Natural Selection
Discusses the reasons for and potential ramifications of implementing charter schools in Kansas City.
In the Beginning, Northeast High School is Newly Constructed
January 12, 2011
Postcard image and short article about the construction of the Northeast High School building, completed in 1913. Classes were held at the old Central High School at 11th & Locust prior to the building's...
Induction Won't Be Debated
May 13, 2009
Jane Rinehart, debate coach for Central High School, is the inaugural inductee into the Debate-Kansas City Hall of Fame. Rinehart has taught at the school for the past 13 years and is a strong advocate...
Innovative Program Shows Success after First Round
Article about the "innovative, school-based program" for students at Northeast Middle School "established by COMBAT and Students Motivated to Achieve and Resist Truancy (SMART), with the help of Samuel...
Interim Leader Is Named
September 1, 2011
In the wake of school superintendent Covington's resignation, which took everyone by surprise, the school board moved quickly and within a week had appointed an interim superintendent. Steve Green, the...
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