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Anderson Photo Company
Ray, Mrs Sam (Mildred...
Nettie Thompson Grove
Tyner & Murphy
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...
'Sad, Sad Day'--21 KC Schools Close Down
June 4, 2010
Article describes 21 schools in the Kansas City School District that will close as a first step in the district's improvement plan. Includes a two-page tribute to the schools being closed including Westport...
'Separate but Equal' Again?
Photo and article about the "court-ordered desegregation" in the Kansas City School District, handed down by Judge Russell Clark in 1986 and involving costly amenities at the inner city schools to attract...
. ..Presenting Ernest E. Howard: Swing's Nominee for Man of the Month
Photo and biographical article about Delos Johns, 49-year-old head of the Emergency School Committee since its formation in 1947 by the Chamber of Commerce. Also a lawyer and "vice president and general...
1941 Highway Map of Jackson County, Missouri
Map of county, state and United States roads in Jackson County, Missouri, including rural schools, churches and cemeteries. Legend includes conditions of roads. Regional map of Kansas City on back.
1967-68 Centennial Year for Kansas City Schools
Article in this school periodical about the centennial of the Kansas City School District and the Planning Committee for its celebration.
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...
3 Schools Spared in Plan that Will Close 9 Others
June 25, 2009
The Kansas City (MO) School District has decided to close three schools along with some temporary schools that had housed eighth grade centers and special programs. The three elementary schools are Bryant,...
Article about the school board meeting listing the teachers from Westport at "the County Institute at Independence."
A Brief History of Kansas City Medical Schools
May 24, 2005
The author wrote this study to help clear up confusion on the part of genealogists and other researchers about the many medical schools in Kansas City. She lists all institutions with "Kansas City" in...
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 Flexible Teaching Environment for an Elementary School
Photos (interior and exterior) of the new (1968) Ravenwood Elementary School in Kansas City, designed by architects Kivett & Myers.
A Handmade School: Gordon Parks Elementary
Short article featuring the charter school, Gordon Parks Elementary founded by Dorothy Curry and Sue Garvis and located now on Wyoming in the Volker Neighborhood.
A High School on Easy Street
Article describing the advantaged way of life of students at the private high school Pembroke Hill at State Line and Ward Parkway.
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 History of Allen School: 1854-1976
A 52 page, photocopied typescript with footnotes and bibliography on the history of Allen School, the first public school in Westport and Kansas City. Includes pictures, diagrams, and other illustrations....
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