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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...
Is it a Jewel or an Eyesore?
February 2-15, 2006
Article discusses the problem of the old West Junior High School at 1936 Summit. The building has stood partly empty and boarded up for almost a decade. Neighborhood residents would like to see the building,...
Is it Time to Make a Move on West Jr.?
March 20-26, 2008
Westside residents are upset about the Kansas City School District's neglect of the old West Junior High School. They say that the building is an eyesore and a hazard.
It's Official: Schools Lose Accreditation: KC District Making Gains, Demps Says
News of the loss of official state accreditation by the Kansas City School District, describing the public school system's efforts to regain some measure of accreditation as soon as "this fall."
Obituary for James Greenwood (1837-1914), superintendent of Kansas City, Missouri, public schools from 1874 to 1913.
Jeremiah Cameron Earns Ph.D. Degree
May 17, 1959
Biographical article about Jeremiah Cameron, "instructor of English at the Lincoln high school." Cameron completed his "Doctor of Philosophy degree in English" from Michigan State University in 1959. He...
Obituary for John Claude Wolfe, or John Wolfe, a teacher in rural Jackson County schools dying at the age of 81 on June 26, 1970.
Judge in KC Desegregation Case Dies
April 19, 2003
Notice about the death of U. S. District Judge Russell G. Clark on April 17, 2003. Judge Clark, whose school desegregation rulings had a profound impact on Kansas City families, was responsible for the...
K. C. Schools Named for People Who Had Impact on Education
History of the naming of local schools, especially for school board members from 1900 to 1930.
Kansas City Heritage: School's Stature Undiminished
Photo and biographical article about Mrs. A. Ross Hill, founder of "the Pembroke-Country Day School (for boys) and the Sunset Hill School (for girls)," and an early suffragette and progressive educator....
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,...
Kansas City, Missouri
Map of the locations of Kansas City public schools and their surrounding districts in 1939.
Kansas City, Missouri, School Districts
Map of the locations of Kansas City public schools and their surrounding districts in 1942.
Kauffman Rings The School Bell
September 12, 2011
"After years of studying and experimenting in education, the Kauffman Foundation is opening its own school with a hundred fifth-graders." The school is temporarily located in a Westport building, but plans...
KC Board Approves School Changes
April 26, 2007
The Kansas City School Board agreed by a 5-2 vote to phase out most of the district's middle schools. Superintendent Anthony Amato has pushed the phase out in favor of neighborhood elementary schools serving...
KC Case Proposes New Purpose for Saint Paul
August 21, 2013
Part one of a two part series examining the future of the Saint Paul School of Theology campus at 5123 E. Truman Road. The school is relocating to Leawood, KS this fall after 47 years at its current location,...
KC District Loses Its Bid for State Accreditation
October 23, 2013
Kansas City Public Schools will remain unaccredited for at least another year as the Missouri Board of Education opted not to take action on a request for provisional accreditation. Although progress toward...
KC District, Alternative High School to Part
March 27, 2010
The DeLaSalle High School, a private alternative institution for students who have difficulty in traditional classroom settings, was given clearance by the Missouri's Board of Education to operate as a...
KC School Chief Hired in Michigan
February 14, 2006
Article reports the hiring of Bernard Taylor as the next superintendent of the Grand Rapids (Michigan) Public Schools. Taylor's contract as superintendent of the Kansas City School District, which the...
KC School Honored for Its Architecture
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