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1. 26 Schools Will Close 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...

2. A 'Whirlwind' is Coming A 'Whirlwind' is Coming May 7, 2009 Article profiles John Covington who was chosen unanimously to be the new Superintendant of Schools for the Kansas City School District. Covington comes to Kansas City from Pueblo, Colorado, and is a graduate...

3. Can It Work This Time? Area Business Has Much at Stake in KC School Reforms Can It Work This Time? Area Business Has Much at Stake in KC School Reforms March 2010 Review of Kansas City School District Superintendent John Covington's "bold plan to consolidate operations by closing more than two dozen schools, a move that will cost the district nearly 300 teaching...

4. Closings Rile KC District Parents Closings Rile KC District Parents February 19, 2010 In an effort to cut $50 million from the budget, the Kansas City school district is attempting to consolidate the district's 60 schools. Superintendant John Covington has recommended that the African Centered...

5. Covington Steps Down Covington Steps Down August 25, 2011 Kansas City school superintendent John Covington unexpectedly resigned on August 24. Recently there have disputes between Covington and school board President Airick Leonard West, which some speculate...

6. Interim Leader Is Named Interim Leader Is Named September 1, 2011 In the wake of school superintendent Covington's resignation, which took everyone by surprise, the school board moved quickly and within a week had appointed an interim superintendent. Steve Green, the...

7. KC District Lands A Superintendent KC District Lands A Superintendent May 1, 2009 The Kansas City School board has chosen John Covington by unanimous vote to become Kansas City's 26th school superintendent. Covington was formerly the Superintendent for Pueblo, Colorado, schools but...

8. Many New Dynamics Face School District Leadership Many New Dynamics Face School District Leadership September 2-8, 2011 Article about Dr. R. Stephen Green being named the interim superintendent of schools, after John Covington’s abrupt resignation. Dr. Green had served as president and chief executive officer of Kauffman...

9. Plan to Improve Schools Unveiled Plan to Improve Schools Unveiled March 21, 2010 On Saturday, Kansas City school officials released their plan to improve the area schools. Among the proposed steps, "the five year initiative calls for longer days and measuring progress by skills, not...

10. Saving 17,000 Kids Saving 17,000 Kids August 22-27, 2010 Series of six articles examines the problems of the Kansas City, Missouri, School District and the measures taken by Superintendent John Covington to deal with them. In addition to examining the district...

11. They've All Fought This Battle Before They've All Fought This Battle Before February 20, 2010 Article describes the controversy raised by Kansas City School District Superintendent John Covington when he announced the potential closing of 30 schools. The article discusses past attempts to close...

12. What's Next For The School District? What’s Next For The School District? August 26-September 1, 2011 Dr. John Covington, superintendent of schools, announced Wednesday, that he would resign from his position. Covington was hired on April 30, 2009, by a unanimous vote by the school board and later closed...