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Mara Rose Williams
March 2, 2011
Metropolitan Community College's Penn Valley Campus is home to a "virtual hospital," where students learn by simulations and a surgical dummy. The facilities are the most comprehensive in the Kansas City...
19th Century School Awaits Restoration
December 25, 2006
Article detailing the work of a restoration group working to convert the Benjamin Banneker School building in Parkville, Missouri, into a museum. Benjamin Banneker was a one-room, segregated school for...
200 Sprint Employees x $50k + Scuola=Play!
September 2, 2004
Feature story of how about 217 Sprint employees and supporters of the Scuola Vita Nuova charter school joined together to clean up and fix up the school's playground. School is located at the corner of...
26 Schools Will Close
March 11, 2010
On March 10, 2010, the Kansas City school board voted 5-4 to close 26 schools as recommended by new superintendent John Covington in his "Right Sizing Plan." The closings will reduce the number of school...
Article about the school board meeting listing the teachers from Westport at "the County Institute at Independence."
A Century of Growth in Technology: Lack of Money Hampers KC's Technology Development
Retrospective article detailing the history of research and technology institutions in Kansas City and their relation to the city's growth.
A First-Rate Model Guides a Second-Chance School
January 27, 2007
Article tells the story of Pamela Pearson, principal of Genesis School. Genesis, at 44th and Cleveland, "started as an alternative school in 1975." It became a charter school for middle school students...
A High School That Lost Its Value
Discusses the demise of Southwest High School.
A High School That Works
August 9, 2006
The class of 2010 will be the first graduating class from Cristo Rey Kansas City, a Catholic, college-prep high school. Students spend one day a week working primarily in a business and this helps to pay...
A Merger for Hickman, Ruskin?
January 21, 2010
"Hard economic times are forcing the Hickman Mills School District to eliminate a high school." Feelings run high for each high school, Hickman Mills and Ruskin, and the decision will not be easy.
A Neighborhood School Fighting to Stay Open
December 4-10, 1997
Discusses the challenges and successes of students, faculty, and staff at East High School.
A New Look for Troost, DeLaSalle
June 8, 2011
The DeLaSalle Education Center broke ground for the addition of a 1,600-square-foot building that will contain a library, early childhood center, experiential learning classrooms, and a new printing shop....
A Part of Kansas City's History: The University of Health Sciences, 1916-1980
October 19, 1980
Eight-page supplement about the osteopathic medical school and hospital at Independence Blvd. and Woodland Avenue.
A Report Card on Local Schools
September 18, 2011
The annual publication of the performance reports of Missouri public school districts included charter schools for the first time. A chart, "Scoring Area Schools," lists standards met by Cass, Clay, Jackson,...
A School Farm in City: The New East High Has 30 Acres and $10,000 Greenhouse
Article with photos about the opening of the new East High School at 20th and Van Brunt Boulevards.
A School Needs More Space Inside and Out
Illustrations and article about the crowding and need for a larger building "at the Center school" at 85th and Woodland Avenues, headed by principal Miss Eva Allen.
A Stellar Education Ahead...Allons-y!
November 19, 2014
Profile of the French-immersion school Academie Lafayette, described as an "urban success story" due to the high standardized test scores of its students. The school was established in 1999 as a public...
A Switzer History
Article about "the oldest of Kansas City's public schools still in use" at 1829 Madison Street. Old building of the complex to possibly be saved as a "historic centerpiece between the two magnet schools."...
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.
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