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Kansas City School Dis...
Ray, Mrs Sam (Mildred...
Nettie Thompson Grove
Howdy L Williams
Walter Wayne Smith
'Bird and the Architects of Tomorrow
Article describes an effort by the steering committee of the Kaw valley Arts Council and a group of University of Kansas Architecture students to create a Charlie Parker Memorial Park in Kansas City, Kansas....
March 2, 2011
Metropolitan Community College's Penn Valley Campus is home to a "virtual hospital," where students learn by simulations and a surgical dummy. The facilities are the most comprehensive in the Kansas City...
'Separate but Equal' Again?
Photo and article about the "court-ordered desegregation" in the Kansas City School District, handed down by Judge Russell Clark in 1986 and involving costly amenities at the inner city schools to attract...
'Series of Issues' Led to Dismissal
December 22, 2009
The board of Kansas City University of Medicine and Bio-Sciences (former University of Health Sciences) unanimously decided to terminate Karen Pletz as president and chief executive officer. The reason...
150 Facts About Kansas City
List of 150 facts prepared for the sesquicentennial of Kansas City in 2000.
A Fight for Protection and Acceptance
Discusses the presence and activities of gay students at local colleges and universities.
A First-Rate Model Guides a Second-Chance School
January 27, 2007
Article tells the story of Pamela Pearson, principal of Genesis School. Genesis, at 44th and Cleveland, "started as an alternative school in 1975." It became a charter school for middle school students...
A High School on Easy Street
Article describing the advantaged way of life of students at the private high school Pembroke Hill at State Line and Ward Parkway.
A High School That Works
August 9, 2006
The class of 2010 will be the first graduating class from Cristo Rey Kansas City, a Catholic, college-prep high school. Students spend one day a week working primarily in a business and this helps to pay...
A Most Flexible Method
Discussion of three recent Midwest building projects including the University of Missouri Kansas City's (UMKC) student union, a mixed-use project in Denver, and the Armed Forces Readiness Center at Fort...
A Neighborhood School Fighting to Stay Open
December 4-10, 1997
Discusses the challenges and successes of students, faculty, and staff at East High School.
A Panoramic View of "Lost Townships," Part II
Mention of Hickman Mills, Missouri in the context of early consolidated schools. Ruskin High School just east of Hickman Mills was the first consolidated high school in the county, started in 1902 and...
A Proposed Survey of Entry Jobs for the Greater Kansas City Area
Survey questionnaire designed by school teachers to better prepare learning for students entering the job market.
A School That Once Was
Author describes his experiences as a student at Southwest High School, located at 65th and Wornall. Article includes a description of an "unwritten caste system" that existed in the school's first four...
A Stellar Education Ahead...Allons-y!
November 19, 2014
Profile of the French-immersion school Academie Lafayette, described as an "urban success story" due to the high standardized test scores of its students. The school was established in 1999 as a public...
A Study of Malnutrition of Schoolchildren
July 3, 1920
Report detailing a 1919 health study on malnutrition involving Kansas City, Missouri students in 55 grade schools and the local anti-tuberculosis society. The study found that the Lowell School had the...
A Well-Earned Drink
October 4, 2003
Captioned photograph of the Mary A. Fraser Memorial Fountain located at the Kansas City Zoo. It was recently restored thanks to students who raised $300 in coins. It was placed on the zoo grounds in 1951....
Above the Crowding
April 16, 2006
Article discusses the Conservatory of Music's need for more space, gives a historical timeline from its beginnings 100 years ago, and features successful graduates and some students.
AC14 Geneva Price Collection Finding Aid
1977-1994 [Bulk: 09/1984-10/1984]
The Geneva Price Collection contains materials related to the educational outreach activities of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater during its 1984 Kansas City residency.
AC27 Williams Photo Studio Collection Finding Aid
ca. 1920-ca. 1959
The Williams Photo Studio Collection contains images of African American civic and health institutions, organizations, and schools as well as individuals and residences in the Kansas City metropolitan...
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