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Anderson Photo Company
Ray, Mrs Sam (Mildred...
Nettie Thompson Grove
Tyner & Murphy
A History of Kansas City, Mo.: Her Business, Population, Natural Resources, and Inducements to Manufactures and Capitalists
Section of the book includes a description the school system and individual schools starting in 1868.
A Matter of Choice
Article about some positive aspects of magnet schools not offered by private schools.
A Memorial and Biographical Record of Kansas City and Jackson County, Mo.
Biographical sketch of Dr. C. F. Wainright, a physician and medical scientist. Born in Lewis County, Missouri in 1858 and coming to Kansas City in 1890, becoming a professor at "the University Medical...
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 Panoramic View of "Lost Townships," Part II
Mention of Hickman Mills, Missouri in the context of early consolidated schools. Ruskin High School just east of Hickman Mills was the first consolidated high school in the county, started in 1902 and...
A Panoramic View of the "Lost" Townships
Section of the article about the first churches and schools in Jackson County, Missouri, including the following: the Bethlehem Christian Church, founded in 1845; an 1848 school in present-day Grandview,...
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 Professional Program for Teachers
Article about a professional teaching program for the high school and junior college teachers of Kansas City to improve their job security and performance.
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."...
AC27 Williams Photo Studio Collection Finding Aid
ca. 1920-ca. 1959
The Williams Photo Studio Collection contains images of African American civic and health institutions, organizations, and schools as well as individuals and residences in the Kansas City metropolitan...
AC40 William L. Fambrough, Sr., Photo Negatives Collection Finding Aid
ca. 1953-ca. 1964 [Bulk: 1960-1964]
The William L. Fambrough, Sr., Photo Negatives Collection contains images of African American life and culture in the Kansas City metropolitan area created by photographer William L. Fambrough, Sr., ca....
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.
Accidental President: How a Chance Encounter Led Karen Pletz to the Top Post at Missouri's Largest Medical School
Photo and biographical article about Karen Pletz, "the first female president of the largest medical school in Missouri" starting in 1995 at "the University of Health Science's College of Osteopathic Medicine"...
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