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Eric L Wesson
Comparing the Schools
August 19, 2005
Full page of statistics of area schools and how they compare in the federal No Child Left Behind Act and their adequate yearly progress.
Confronting Violence In Schools
May 11, 2005
Story centers on anti-violence activity associated with Northeast High School. Mentions the GLOBE program that is at the school, meant to curb violence.
Corporate Education Comes to Westport
Discusses the establishment of a corporately-owned charter school at the former Westport Junior High and High Schools and at the former Westport Allen Center.
Discusses ongoing issues with the running of Scuola Vita Nuova, located in the historic Northeast district of Kansas City, its principal Gina Valente, and allegations of discrimination againse learning...
Dale Carnegie Is Dead: Some 4 Million Copies of Famous Book Have Been Printed
November 1, 1955
Obituary for Dale Carnegie (1888-1955), author of the best-selling "How to Win Friends and Influence People" and similar books, public speaker, and founder of "personality schools," born on a farm near...
Obituary for David Victory Whitney, or David Whitney, dean emeritus of the Kansas City School of Pharmacy (later merged with the University of Kansas City), dying at the age of 85 in 1948.
Dealing with the Transportation of "Precious Cargo"
Discusses issues surrounding the transportation of children to area schools.
Deaths and Funerals: Miss Alma Betz
Photo and obituary for Alma Betz, "90, of 300 West 51st Terrace, a teacher in the Kansas City public schools 46 years and the daughter of the late Carl Betz, founder of physical education programs in 1885."...
Deaths: Miss Amanda B. Rucker
Obituary for Miss Amanda Rucker, "84, of the Park Lane hotel, 4600 Nichols parkway, a teacher in the Kansas City school system" for 44 years. Native of Huntsville, Missouri starting in 1900 as a teacher...
Deaths: Miss Ethel Walker
Obituary for Miss Ethel Walker, "4949 Tracy, an educator here 50 years." Native of Illinois coming to Kansas City about 1900 and teaching at kindergartens in the Kansas City School District from 1904 to...
Deaths: Mrs. Mabry M. Bills
Obituary for Mrs. Mabry Bills, dying at the age of 72, a teacher in Kansas City of "mathematics and science a[t] Central Junior High, Manual High, Northeast Junior High, Southwest High, and Bingham Junior...
Deaths: Mrs. Paul S. May
Obituary for Mrs. Gladys May, "48, of 120 [West 61st Terrace], a founder of the H. E. E. D. (Help Educate Emotionally Disturbed) School," later "known as the Children's Special Education Center, 400 [West...
Deaths: Mrs. Sarah Rawlings
June 27, 1946
Sarah Esmond Mott Rawlings opened the first kindergarten in Kansas City. It was thought to be the first of its kind west of the Mississippi River.
Deaths: Wiley V. Skinner Dies
Obituary for Wiley Skinner, "63 years old, principal of the J. C. Nichols School, 6903 Oak street." Member of the Kansas City School District for 34 years at "the old Hamilton school, and the Franklin,...
Debate Program Revived in City Schools
Debate is returning to some local high schools thanks to DEBATE Kansas City which was started in 1998. Debate tournaments are held in the local area and include the debate team from Northeast High School....
Derrick Thomas Academy Improves Charter School Image
August 3 - 16, 2006
Leah Martisko, principal at Derrick Thomas Academy, is working hard to change the image of charter schools. The school, located at 201 E. Armour Boulevard, has high academic standards for its students...
Derrick Thomas Academy: The Other Side of the Story
November 30-December 6, 2012
Article details the closing of the Derrick Thomas Academy in November of 2012. Dr. Terita McCauley, the school's final administrator, is interviewed and describes her experience of being fired after 90...
Despite Deep Cuts, KC Still Strained
May 15, 2012
Article reports on the ongoing financial difficulties of the Kansas City Missouri School District. Despite deep cuts to the budget and jobs over the last four years, more trimming may be necessary. The...
Development Preserves a Community Treasure
October 13, 2009
Column discusses conversion of Northeast Junior High School in Kansas City, Kansas, to apartments for seniors.
Diary Details the Pioneering Life
Photo, caption, and article about the homesteading of early Rawlins County, Kansas, settlers August Blume and his wife Ella Blume (the first woman in the county) in the 1870s. Description of their sodhouse,...
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