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'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...
A Collection on the Move
February 9, 2014
Article summarizes the movement of materials belonging to the Marr Sound Archives from their current location to the automated storage and retrieval system added to the Miller Nichols Library in 2011....
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....
Accreditation Is Lost
September 21, 2011
The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education has stripped the Kansas City, Missouri, School District of its accreditation. The change in status takes place January 1, 2012. If the district...
Article Solves Painting Dispute
February 20, 2015
Article describes Benton-gate, a longstanding debate between the Shawnee Mission High School classes of 1957 and 1958 over which group purchased the Thomas Hart Benton painting Utah Highlands as a gift...
Astronomy Buff Has a Comet to Call His Own
February 14, 2012
Article relates how Fred Bruenjes, "a 35-year-old Warrensburg electrical engineer/amateur astronomer," spotted a new comet, now named after him, on Febraury 10, 2012.
Benton Painting Comes back Home
December 5, 2014
Article announces that Thomas Hart Benton's painting "The New Fence," given first by the artist to Harry S. Truman and later presented as a gift to Winston Churchill during his 1946 visit to Westminster...
Charters a Popular Choice
November 1, 2009
Kansas City ranks fourth in the nation in the percentage of public school children attending charter schools (29%). Article includes discussion about why the schools are popular. The University of Missouri-Kansas...
City Is Accused of Fraud
April 29, 2015
Article describes a lawsuit against the city of Leavenworth for claiming reimbursements for repairs to pipes and bridges that were damaged before the flooding that supposedly caused the damage. The lawsuit...
College Begins Celebrating Its 125th Anniversary
January 19, 2010
The Kansas City Art Institute is celebrating its 125th anniversary during 2010. The institute started in 1885 "when a group of Kansas City residents formed a sketch club to talk about the arts," stated...
Community Colleges Getting Pinched as Numbers Swell
July 27, 2009
Article describes large increases in enrollment at area community colleges. Economic conditions are sending more people back to school to learn new skills and fewer can afford the tuition at four-year...
Commuter School Steers a New Path
August 24, 2009
THe opening of the new Dorothy and Herman Johnson Residence Hall on August 21, 2009, marked one step in the University of Missouri-Kansas Ciity's five-year plan to move to a more residential, rather than...
Don Bosco High is a Casualty
April 9, 2011
After ten years in operation, the Don Bosco Charter High School announced that it will close at the end of the 2010-2011 school year. Declining enrollment and poor attendance were cited as the primary...
Fighting to Preserve a Crumbling History
August 10, 2013
Article focuses upon problems and issues related to historical structures located in Lexington, Missouri. A structure located in the 1400 block of South Street and Highland Avenue is discussed. The author...
First, He Had to Overcome
June 25, 2012
Profile and interview with former Royals trainer Mickey Cobb. Cobb was born in Waycross, Georgia with infantile paralysis. He had difficulty learning to walk, but managed to fulfill his dream of becoming...
Forsee Departs University Post At Crucial Time
January 8, 2011
On Friday, January 7, 2011, Gary Forsee resigned as the President for the University of Missouri’s four-campus system. The former Sprint executive plans to care for his cancer-stricken wife, whose diagnosis...
Forsee To Take Top U. M. Job
December 20, 2007
Former Sprint Nextel CEO Gary Forsee is to be the new University of Missouri system president. Since Forsee does not have a background in higher education, it appears that the curators are looking for...
Historic Town Seeks Revival Through Arts
February 18, 2013
Lexington, Missouri was chosen to participate in a pilot program through the University of Missouri Extension to launch a community art revitalization effort. The program focuses on assisting and promoting...
KC District, Alternative High School to Part
March 27, 2010
The DeLaSalle High School, a private alternative institution for students who have difficulty in traditional classroom settings, was given clearance by the Missouri's Board of Education to operate as a...
KU Receives Writings by William S. Burroughs
February 8, 2014
Article announces that the last works and other writings of author William S. Burroughs have been donated to the Kenneth Spencer Research Library at Kansas University. The donation of materials was made...
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