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Eric L Wesson
Biographical article about Anna Edwards, a teacher retiring after 58 years of service, beginning her career in 1916 at the Ashland school until becoming "principal of the Kansas City Boys' Orphan Home"...
Academie Lafayette Prepares Students for Successful Futures
March 28-April 3, 2008
Academie Lafayette, at 69th and Oak Streets, is a French-language charter school. Students at the school "consistently exceed the state average on the Missouri Assessment Program despite learning the material...
Accepting the Differences to Make a Difference
Discusses programs within the Kansas City School District to accommodate the needs of disabled students.
Accreditation Is Lost
September 21, 2011
The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education has stripped the Kansas City, Missouri, School District of its accreditation. The change in status takes place January 1, 2012. If the district...
ACE Backers Stage Protest
April 14, 2012
On Friday, April 13, 2012, “the founders of Kansas City’s African-centered education program summoned all the campus’s children, staff and its drum corps to rally against the school district’s...
Actor's Charity Takes up KC Cause
February 21, 2012
The Make It Right Foundation (founded by Hollywood superstar Brad Pitt) and BNIM architects will renovate the former Bancroft School at 4300 Tracy Ave. that was closed in 2000. "The $14 million project...
African Centered Schools to Announce Plans for New Campus
April 27-May3, 2007
The Kansas City (MO)) School District's African Centered Education (ACE) schools are hosting a festival April 29 to announce the consolidation of three schools: J. S. Chick, Sanford B. Ladd and Dr. J....
Alumni of One-Room School Reunite and Reminisce
Story of "the first Mount Gilead School reunion" of former students and teachers at Mount Gilead school "west of Kearney," Missouri, in Clay County, built in 1835, closed in 1946, and "believed to be the...
Always Moving, Always Changing
February 23, 2014
Interview with Yvonne S. Wilson, former director of education for the Kansas City School District and Missouri state representative for the 42nd District. Wilson responds to questions regarding her involvement...
An Estate of $291.488: Inventory Filed on Allen A. Price Holdings
Notice about the evaluation by the "Jackson County Probate court" of "the estate of Allen A. Price [or Allen Price], 59, Lake Lotawana, at $291,488."
Annexation Efforts Proceed
August 29, 2007
Independence, Missouri, school board "voted to put on the Nov. 6 ballot the plan to acquire seven schools that are now in the Kansas City district...." The schools in question include Van Horn High School,...
Annual Review: Growth and Progress of Kansas City
Review of Kansas City's economy, including railroads, packing, grain, manufacturing, buildings, general trade, schools, city government, coal, etc.
Another Test for Southwest Charter
After April election charter school faces uncertain fate.
Arly L. Hedrick Bridge and Troost Lake Marker
January 11, 2006
The column "Postcards of Historic Northeast" features the Arly L. Hedrick Bridge as seen in 1921 at 27th Street. The bridge was built in 1919 in Troost Park by the firm of Hedrick & Hedrick and is now...
Art of Education: For Sake of Gifted Teenagers, Paseo Academy Should Return to Pure Artistic Theme
May 27, 2005
Opinion article about Paseo Academy being dedicated to the arts and its role among Kansas City schools. Highlights several students including Mario White and Vanessa Ayalla.
Arthur Dunham Jones: Retired Architect Dies after Suffering a Heart Attack
Obituary for Arthur James, an architect instrumental in designing the Kansas City Power & Light Building, the Telephone Building, and several federal office buildings, hospitals, and schools. He was born...
December 1-7, 2006
Obituary for Kansas City jazz musician Arthur Jackson. Jackson attended Douglass and Attucks Elementary Schools, Lincoln High School, and R. T. Coles Vocational School. He played the clarinet, tenor sax,...
Artist Earns National Recognition
January 12, 2011
Lee Heinemann, senior at Pembroke Hill School, "is one of only two students from Missouri chosen to attend Young Arts Week in Miami." Article has photos and descriptions of Heinemann's art which includes...
Arts High School Finds Site in Downtown KC
May 2, 2008
The Kansas City School of the Arts, scheduled to open in August 2008, is negotiating the purchase of two buildings in downtown Kansas City. The buildings at 911-915 Broadway are located in the historic...
At St. Bernadette, Last Day Is Bittersweet
May 31, 2003
Article about the closing of St. Bernadette Catholic School located at 9020 E. 51st Terrace. The school had been in existence for 43 years. There were 80 students enrolled during the last year compared...
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