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KCAI's New President Says Reshaping Institute's Identity a Top Priority
April 8-14, 2011
Article about Dr. Jacqueline Chanda, the newly appointed president of the Kansas City Art Institute. Her vision for the institute "is to help reshape the identity of KCAI in a way that will promote a stronger...
KCPS Discuss Thacher's Condition and Reuse Strategies
November 30, 2011
Article examines the repurposing of the Thacher School building located at 5008 Independence Avenue in the Indian Mound neighborhood. The school was closed by the School District last year as part of its...
KCPS Names New Principal to New African Centered Prep
June 1-7, 2012
The Kansas City Public Schools selected Joseph Williams III to serve as the principal of the African Centered College Prepatory Academy, which replaced the ACE Program at the old Southeast High School....
KCPS to Demolish Thacher Elementary School this Summer
March 6, 2013
Article reports on plans to demolish the former Thacher Elementary School building at 5008 Independence Avenue. The school closed in 2010, and in 2011 the building suffered damaged from an arson fire....
Keister Designing, Tailoring, & Dressmaking School
Article about the Keister School of Design for clothing design, which "began in 1902. ..[as the] oldest school of its kind in the Middle West."
Kenneth R. Boyle Obituary
March 16, 2003
Newspaper obituary for Kenneth R. Boyle, a Kansas City architect. He died March 13, 2003 at his home. After moving to Kansas City in 1955, he started the firm of Boyle & Wilson Architects in Overland Park,...
Article describes Alta Vista High School, a charter school on Kansas City's West Side. The school graduates a high percentage of its Hispanic students; conversely, the author describes a high dropout rate...
Labor of Love
April 19, 2012
Article on Holocaust survivor Sonia Warshawski. Warshawski has recently started visiting local schools, churches, and organizations to speak on her experiences in the Majdanek and Auschwitz concentration...
Last Day For School Marks End of an Era
May 30, 2007
South Park Elementary School in Merriam, Kansas, closed May 29, 2007.It will merge with Merriam Elementary at the new Merriam Park Elementary School. South Park was central in the late 1940s civil rights...
Leader of the Band
August 3, 2011
Fetaure article about Jim Neihart who directs a summer band camp. Neihart, 82, hosts a free eight-week summer camp for sixth-, seventh-, and eight-graders. Held at Wornall Road Baptist Church, which donates...
Learning Gap Remains
January 20, 2013
Article describes demographic shifts in Kansas City area public schools. The achievement gap between whites and minority students is focused upon. Representatives from various school districts are interviewed...
Leaves a Home Post: Nettleton Presidency Given Up by Miss Lucy Bigelow
Article about Lucy Stowe Bigelow and her career in public service, including the establishment of a private school from 1890 to roughly 1938, as well as the presidency of the George H. Nettleton Home for...
Legal Tender: The KC school District Sends Lawyers Laughing to the Bank
Article about the Kansas City, Missouri School District and its legal expenses.
LeRoy Thompson Obituary
Obituary for LeRoy Thompson, vice-president and dean of the Kansas City School of Watchmaking, dying at the age of 73 in 1954.
Lewis Recalled as Mentor to Generations of Kansas Citians
December 25, 2009
Article and obituary for Hilary M. Lewis (62), a local educator who positively influenced generations of Jewish Kansas Citians. During her 35-year educational career, Lewis served as a teacher and principal...
Lexie Straehan Obituary
Obituary for Miss Lexie Straehan, psychologist for the public schools since 1921, dying in 1952.
Liberty Loses a Stalwart
January 18, 2013
Obituary for Jack Smith, who worked with Liberty High School athletes for over forty years. Smith's work as manager for both the basketball and football programs is summarized and his promotion to assistant...
Lincoln High Building Makes National Register of Historic Buildings
January 31-February 6, 2014
Article announces that the Lincoln High School building at 2111 Woodland Avenue has been added to the National Register of Historic Places. A brief history of the school beginning at its establishment...
Lobbyists Take on Jefferson City
Concerned parents and school officials travel to the state capitol in Jefferson City to the legislature to save the Caring Communities program. James and McCoy elementary schools are northeast area Caring...
August 15, 2005
Article describes Longview Farm Elementary School, scheduled to open its doors for the first time on August 22, 2005. The structure integrates the Longview Show Horse Arena, along with a 41,000 foot expansion,...
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