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Walter F Wagner
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1891-1941 (Bulk 1891-1...
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,...
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.
An Experiment with Grade VIII
Extension of elementary schools from seven grades to eight, the first change since the system's inception in 1867.
An Interview With John Franklin
Interviewer: Horace M. Peterson III. Interview recorded September 28, 1976. 1 sound cassette (ca. 60 minutes): analog, stereo.; 5 7/8 x 2 1/2 in., 1/8 in. tape; 1 sound disc; digital; 4 3/4 in. Has printed...
December 1-7, 2006
Obituary for Kansas City jazz musician Arthur Jackson. Jackson attended Douglass and Attucks Elementary Schools, Lincoln High School, and R. T. Coles Vocational School. He played the clarinet, tenor sax,...
Behavioral Objectives in an Open Classroom: Education for Competence
Article about the authors' study of differences and needs in public education for black and white elementary school children.
Postcard of the Benton School
Berenice Maxine Turner Pryor, A Longtime Teacher
February 15, 2011
Tribute to Berenice Pryor (Mackie) who taught in the Kansas City school district for 42 years mostly in the second grade. Schools where she taught included Yates, Greenwood and Pershing elementary schools...
Biography of Vivian Shepherd (1905-1992), Founder of the Rehabilitation Institute
Bishop John J. Sullivan Preschool Celebrates 20 Years
Photos and article about the 20-year anniversary of the "Bishop John J. Sullivan Preschool" at 3208 Lexington Avenue, soon "to become one of the first accredited preschool[s] in the Kansas City-St. Joseph...
Board Approves K-8 System
April 27-May 3, 2007
The Kansas City School Board by a 5-2 margin approved a reorganization plan which calls for all elementary schools to be pre-Kindergarten through 8th grade by 2009. Several African American School Board...
Celebrating Northeast Schools--Della Lamb: Another Inner-City Success Story
Article about the Della Lamb Elementary Charter School, opened in 1999 in Northeast Kansas City as "the first charter school to open in Missouri." Mention also of Della Lamb, the school's namesake.
Celebrating Northeast Schools: Whittier Elementary--A "BASIC" School
Article about the "Basic School" education provided at Whittier Elementary School in the Northeast residential district, "focus[ing] on language skills and core knowledge."
Charles P. Deatherage Book Manuscripts Finding Aid
Mr. Deatherage founded the Deatherage Lumber Company in Kansas City in 1878. After retiring in 1919, he began a career as a historian, publishing his first volume of Kansas City history in 1928. Volumes...
Civil-Rights Leader Nutter Dies at 97
February 12, 2004
Instrumental in the 1949 ruling desegregating Merriam's schools, Corinthian Nutter, a civil-rights pioneer, died February 11, 2004. The article reviews her role in the Webb v. School District 90 as well...
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...
Eighth Grade in Kansas City
January 31, 1946
Obituary for Miss Elizabeth Whitney, an elementary school teacher for 44 years at the Ashland School, Allen School, Graceland School, and Pinkerton Schools before dying at the age of 87 in 1972.
Excavation Offers Glimpse Into Clay County's Past
September 18, 2008
The Liberty School District has plans to build a new elementary school near N. E. 108th St. but first must relocate graves found on the site. "This week, a team of archaeologists is undertaking the painstaking,...
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