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1. 'Sad, Sad Day'--21 KC Schools Close Down '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...

2. A Collection on the Move 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....

3. A New Look for Troost, DeLaSalle 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....

4. Accreditation Is Lost 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...

5. Astronomy Buff Has a Comet to Call His Own 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.

6. Charters a Popular Choice 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...

7. College Begins Celebrating Its 125th Anniversary 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...

8. Community Colleges Getting Pinched as Numbers Swell 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...

9. Commuter School Steers a New Path 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...

10. Don Bosco High is a Casualty 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...

11. Fighting to Preserve a Crumbling History 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...

12. First, He Had to Overcome 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...

13. Forsee Departs University Post At Crucial Time 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...

14. Forsee To Take Top U. M. Job 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...

15. Historic Town Seeks Revival Through Arts 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...

16. KC District, Alternative High School to Part 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...

17. KU Receives Writings by William S. Burroughs 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...

18. Making Artists, One on One 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...

19. McShann Jazz Memorabilia Collection Now at UMKC 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...

20. More Than Just a Parking Garage Going Up at Rockhurst 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"...