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Eric L Wesson
Celebrating Northeast Schools--Della Lamb: Another Inner-City Success Story
Article about the Della Lamb Elementary Charter School, opened in 1999 in Northeast Kansas City as "the first charter school to open in Missouri." Mention also of Della Lamb, the school's namesake.
Celebrating Northeast Schools: Don Bosco Gives Highschoolers Alternatives
Photo and article about the Don Bosco Alternative High School, "finishing its second year as a charter school" and existing as "an alternative high school in the Northeast area since 1993."
Celebrating Northeast Schools: Whittier Elementary--A "BASIC" School
Article about the "Basic School" education provided at Whittier Elementary School in the Northeast residential district, "focus[ing] on language skills and core knowledge."
Central Legend Bush Ends Storied Career
File containing photos and biographical article about Jack Bush, "[l]ongtime Central High School boys basketball coach," retiring in 2001 at the age of 77. Coach in Caruthersville, Missouri before coming...
Changes to KCMSD Sub-District Lines Proposed
May 22-28, 2008
Article describes concern by members of the Hispanic community about proposed restructuring of the Kansas City Metropolitan School District. The redistricting was made necessary by the transfer of several...
Charter School Condemnation Threat
March 8, 2006
The Della Lamb Charter School located in the former YMCA building at 10th and Charlotte has become involved in the East Village redevelopment plan. The land may be condemned and the charter school will...
Charter Supporters Develop Plans for Westport Schools
Discusses plans for transforming Westport Junior and Senior High schools into charter schools by August of 1999.
Charters a Popular Choice
November 1, 2009
Kansas City ranks fourth in the nation in the percentage of public school children attending charter schools (29%). Article includes discussion about why the schools are popular. The University of Missouri-Kansas...
Child Abuse Echoes from Former Midwest Center
Article about the closing of the children's care center due to abuse allegations and administration problems, including the history of the center.
Children Learning That They are No Longer the Objects of Inferiority
Describes the implementation of African centered education in the Kansas City Missouri Public School system.
Christ the King School to Close
April 15, 2013
Brief article on plans to close Christ the King Catholic School at 85th Street and Wornall Road after the end of the 2012-2013 academic year. The decision to close the school after 68 years of operation...
City Beat: Building Honors Dedicated Medical Profession
December 15, 1999
Photo and article about the new building named in honor of Dr. Mary Lou Butterworth, or Mary Butterworth, at the University of Health Sciences at 1750 Independence Avenue. Also including some history of...
Civil-Rights Leader Nutter Dies at 97
February 12, 2004
Instrumental in the 1949 ruling desegregating Merriam's schools, Corinthian Nutter, a civil-rights pioneer, died February 11, 2004. The article reviews her role in the Webb v. School District 90 as well...
Clark Remembered as Courageous Judge
April 19, 2003
Article reviewing the life and ruling of desegregation for Kansas City Public Schools by U.S. District Judge Russell G. Glark. On Sept. 17, 1984, Clark declared that the district's "discriminatory and...
Class Ending on a High Note
May 24, 2010
Article profiles the last senior class of Southeast High School and their principal Cheryl Wright. The original Southeast High School at 3500 E. Meyer Blvd closed in 2007, but the remaining students were...
Classmates Remember White Flight
October 13, 2013
Article records details of a reunion of former students who attended the Sanford B. Ladd School from 1950 - 1957. Attendees are interviewed and describe how the school was changed following the desegregation...
Close Up: Father Van Ackeren--Rockhurst College's Alter Ego
April 17, 1975
Photo and biographical article about Reverend Maurice Van Ackeren, 63-year-old president of Rockhurst College since 1951 (then only composed of three buildings on its campus on Troost Avenue) and a native...
College of Alternative Medicine Arrives in KC
Article discussing the opening of the Kansas City College of Chinese Medicine.
Colonel Thomas Swope Obituary
October 7, 2009
Obituary for Colonel Thomas Swope (1827-1909), a prominent real estate investor and namesake of Swope Park, dying in 1909. Colonel Swope's body "lay in state" in the rotunda of the Kansas City Public Library...
Color of the Class: Desegregating Kansas City Schools
May 8, 1990
Undated reprint of the four part series on desegregating Kansas City Schools which appeared in the Kansas City Star in the early 1990s. Includes time lines, history of desegregation efforts, plans used...
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