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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 Professional Program for Teachers
Article about a professional teaching program for the high school and junior college teachers of Kansas City to improve their job security and performance.
Drawing the Color Line in Kansas City: The Creation of Sumner High School
Although the grammar schools of Kansas City, Kansas, were completely segregated by 1890, the same state law that permitted this practice in cities with more than fifteen thousand residents specifically...
Fighting the Technology-Skilled Workforce Shortage
Article about the "serious shortage of skilled workers in technology fields" in Kansas City, referring to information technology, describing programs to battle this deficiency through integration of education...
Focus on Phlanthropy: Cristo Rey Kansas City
April 12, 2008
Description of the Cristo Rey Kansas City High School program which is modeled after the Chicago, Illinois, program started by Father John P. Foley in 1996. This unique high school, sponsored by the Sisters...
How Children Learn about Trade Books in Kansas City
August 26, 1939
Map, photos, and article about the "[l]ocation of the principal bookshops and branch libraries in Kansas City," with special reference to books and their promotion for children and juveniles. Description...
In Kansas City
Photo, caption, and article about the teaching of industrial arts in Kansas City public schools to "help children relate in a practical and concrete way to the information they learn in nearly all their...
K. C. Eyes J. H. S.
Examination of the perception of junior high schools as a weak link in the school system with suggestions for their improvement.
Locations of One-Room Schools and High Schools in Platte County
Illustrations and lists of locations, teachers, and students of one-room schools and high schools in the history of Platte County, Missouri.
No Problem: School Overcomes Lack of Students, Other Problems
Photo of Phyllis Bowie, principal of the DeLaSalle Middle School, and description of the school at 3711 Jackson Avenue. History of the DeLaSalle Education Center (or the De La Salle Education Center),...
Pembroke-Country Day into Fortieth Year
Photo and article about "the Pembroke-Country Day School" and the book being written about its history by "Cecil Coad, oldest in years of service on the Pem-Day faculty." Started at the Wornall home and...
Private School: It's Not Just for the Wealthy Anymore
Comprehensive review of private schools (mainly high schools) in the area other than colleges and universities.
Programs and Solutions: The Billionaire and the School System
Photos and article about the free college tuition programs (Project Star and Project Choice) of local billionaire Ewing Kauffman (owner of Marion Laboratories and the Kansas City Royals) for students at...
Public School Building Program
June 30, 1925
Increased Facilities Assured by Passage of Five Million Dollar Bond Issue The article gives various statistics, such as total enrollment for all shools in Kansas City in 1913-14 was 43,282 and enrollment...
Q & A with Leon Brady and Carroll Lewis
Article featuring interviews with Leon Brady and Carroll Lewis, music teachers who pioneered jazz education in the Kansas City area at Sumner, Raytown and Raytown South High Schools, respectively.
School-Work Programs for High-School Youth: Kansas City, Mo.
Explanation of a part-time work program for high school students.
Schools That Work and Why: EXCEL in Action--The EXCEL Program in Central High, Kansas City
Article about the positive effects of the "EXCEL" education program at Central High School in Kansas City, describing the school's former decline in overall quality and increase in violence.
Six Decades of the Curriculum in One High School
Brief history of Central High School, established in 1867.
Society: The Perils of Pizza Hut
Photos and article about a large pizza order by Paseo Academy ("a $34 million state-of-the-art magnet school that serves a 70% minority student body") refused by Pizza Hut due to its "unsafe" location....
December 18-24, 2003
Article describing the phenomenon of ''two-step'' dancing in Kansas City. The dance probably derived from the lindy hop, and is described by the article's author as a cross between ballroom and the jitterbug....
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