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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...
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...
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.
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...
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...
Making Artists, One on One
January 5, 2012
Article announces the awarding of a grant to the Musical Bridges program from Kansas City's Francis Family Foundation. Mara Gibson, program director of Musical Bridges, is interviewed and explains its...
McShann Jazz Memorabilia Collection Now at UMKC
September 8, 2009
Short announcement that Jay McShann's collection of video-recorded interviews and performances, photographs, awards, and other memorabilia was donated to the University of Missouri-Kansas City by McShann's...
More Than Just a Parking Garage Going Up at Rockhurst
March 2, 2011
Article about the parking garage planned for Rockhurst University at the corner of Rockhurst Road and Troost Avenue. Efforts are being made by Rockhurst officials to "make it not look like a parking garage"...
Poverty Tightens Its Grip in Cities
November 3, 2011
Article describes the growing number of disadvantaged neighborhoods in the Kansas City areas, a trend that is also on the rise nationally. Disadvantaged neighborhoods are those where 40 percent or more...
Projects on Tap for Campus
December 5, 2010
The University of Missouri-Kansas City will build two new structures and renovate a third in 2011 for a cost $45 million. The construction includes a new $23 million parking structure at Oak and 50th streets,...
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...
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