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Eric L Wesson
At This Bartending School, Education Is 100-Proof
Article about the International Bartending Institute of Kansas City, located in "Westport's Trolley Shops," with a 98 percent placement rate for graduates.
Back to School in Historic Northeast
Supplement included in the newspaper which features various schools both public and private in the Northeast Area.
Benjamin Franklin Closing Nov. 8
Notice of the closing the Benjamin Franklin Elementary School at 1325 Washington Street, with students being transferred to Switzer Elementary School at 1829 Madison Street.
Berenice Maxine Turner Pryor, A Longtime Teacher
February 15, 2011
Tribute to Berenice Pryor (Mackie) who taught in the Kansas City school district for 42 years mostly in the second grade. Schools where she taught included Yates, Greenwood and Pershing elementary schools...
Bingham Middle School
March 26, 2008
Bingham Middle School, located in the Waldo area and vacant for a long time, is currently used by the Kansas City School District as a warehouse. Neighborhood sports teams lease the school's athletic fields....
Bishop Hogan High Faces an Uncertain Future
Describes the fiscal problems of Bishop Hogan High School and efforts to broaden its base of support within the community.
Bishop John J. Sullivan Preschool Celebrates 20 Years
Photos and article about the 20-year anniversary of the "Bishop John J. Sullivan Preschool" at 3208 Lexington Avenue, soon "to become one of the first accredited preschool[s] in the Kansas City-St. Joseph...
Black and Educated
February 10-16, 2012
First article in a series focusing on African-American education. Article discusses the Banneker School, opened in 1885, and located at 8th and West streets in Parkville, Missouri. The community of Parkville,...
Article describes an automated telephone message created in part by local political pundit Rich Nadler prior to the November 2002 election. The message, which was sent to some Kansas City voters, included...
Board Approves K-8 System
April 27-May 3, 2007
The Kansas City School Board by a 5-2 margin approved a reorganization plan which calls for all elementary schools to be pre-Kindergarten through 8th grade by 2009. Several African American School Board...
Board of Education: Teachers Selected for the Schools for the Coming Year
Article about the teachers selected for the Westport public schools--Main, Knickerbocker, Penn (also called "colored"), and Troost.
Book Bank is a Rich Resource
June 22, 2008
Short article about the Heartland Book Bank, a nonprofit organization that distributes donated books to home schools, social service agencies, detention centers, and other nonprofits. In operation since...
Brookside Charter Adds Middle School
July 4, 2007
Brookside Charter School will add middle school grades and the first year of high school in 2007. Brookside Frontier Math and Science School currently teaches kindergarten through sixth grade in the former...
Building on Tradition: New School Construction in Northeast
March 24, 2004
Charter school, Scuola Vita Nuova, breaks ground for a 5,000 square foot addition to the school on Independence Avenue. The sixth, seventh, and eighth grade students will move into the new $750,000 classroom...
Busier than Ever, Building Away at a Mightier Kansas City--Places Where Millions Are Being Spent
Illustrations and descriptions of several buildings in Kansas City, under construction or newly completed in 1922 including the following: (1) "the immense cold storage, warehouse and ice manufacturing...
Can This Man Save the Kansas City, Missouri School District?
Discusses the work of school superintendent Benjamin E. Demps, Jr.
Carnahan Outlines Quality Classroom Act at McCoy
Senator Carnahan visits Kansas City to introduce her first proposed bill for funding for school districts. She made the announcement at a press conference in the McCoy Elementary School library.
Carver Dual Language Academy
April 14-20, 2011
Article about the Carver Dual Language Academy and its principal Cornelia Clark. The Academy, located on Elmwood Avenue, cultivates bilingualism in children by teaching English to Spanish-speakers and...
Catholic High School in Independence to Close
January 25, 2013
Article announces that St. Mary's High School in Independence will close following the 2012-2013 academic year. Parents of students and school officials are interviewed and describe their reactions. Factors...
Cause of School Fire Unknown
January 21, 2011
Damage to the unused Thacher Elementary School was estimated at $50,000. Located at Independence and Quincy avenues in the Northeast area, the school has been closed since summer 2009. The original structure...
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