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Northeast High School
A High School That Lost Its Value
Discusses the demise of Southwest High School.
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 Merger for Hickman, Ruskin?
January 21, 2010
"Hard economic times are forcing the Hickman Mills School District to eliminate a high school." Feelings run high for each high school, Hickman Mills and Ruskin, and the decision will not be easy.
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 School Farm in City: The New East High Has 30 Acres and $10,000 Greenhouse
Article with photos about the opening of the new East High School at 20th and Van Brunt Boulevards.
Art of Education: For Sake of Gifted Teenagers, Paseo Academy Should Return to Pure Artistic Theme
May 27, 2005
Opinion article about Paseo Academy being dedicated to the arts and its role among Kansas City schools. Highlights several students including Mario White and Vanessa Ayalla.
Bishop Hogan High Faces an Uncertain Future
Describes the fiscal problems of Bishop Hogan High School and efforts to broaden its base of support within the community.
Celebrating Northeast Schools: Don Bosco Gives Highschoolers Alternatives
Photo and article about the Don Bosco Alternative High School, "finishing its second year as a charter school" and existing as "an alternative high school in the Northeast area since 1993."
Central Legend Bush Ends Storied Career
File containing photos and biographical article about Jack Bush, "[l]ongtime Central High School boys basketball coach," retiring in 2001 at the age of 77. Coach in Caruthersville, Missouri before coming...
Charter Supporters Develop Plans for Westport Schools
Discusses plans for transforming Westport Junior and Senior High schools into charter schools by August of 1999.
Confronting Violence In Schools
May 11, 2005
Story centers on anti-violence activity associated with Northeast High School. Mentions the GLOBE program that is at the school, meant to curb violence.
Corporate Education Comes to Westport
Discusses the establishment of a corporately-owned charter school at the former Westport Junior High and High Schools and at the former Westport Allen Center.
Deaths: Miss Amanda B. Rucker
Obituary for Miss Amanda Rucker, "84, of the Park Lane hotel, 4600 Nichols parkway, a teacher in the Kansas City school system" for 44 years. Native of Huntsville, Missouri starting in 1900 as a teacher...
Deaths: Mrs. Mabry M. Bills
Obituary for Mrs. Mabry Bills, dying at the age of 72, a teacher in Kansas City of "mathematics and science a[t] Central Junior High, Manual High, Northeast Junior High, Southwest High, and Bingham Junior...
Debate Program Revived in City Schools
Debate is returning to some local high schools thanks to DEBATE Kansas City which was started in 1998. Debate tournaments are held in the local area and include the debate team from Northeast High School....
Discusses the activities of the Gay, Lesbian, Straight Education Network in Kansas City area high schools.
Go to The Head of The Class
May 14, 2008
Colored photographs in article about the Overland Park high school's culinary program and its newly remodeled kitchen at the Broadmoor Technical Center. "Broadmoor and other high school culinary porgrams...
Obituary for Miss Grace Leedy, a teacher at high schools such as Manual High School, born in Texas and dying on September 13, 1969.
Harley Selvidge Dies
Photo and obituary for Harley Selvidge, "81 years old, long known as the dean of Kansas City high school coaches." Native of Holden, Missouri becoming "supervisor of boys' physical education of all high...
Her Interest Helps Boys to College
Photo and biographical article about Mrs. Fannie Meek, "owner of Mrs. Meek's mortuary" and sponsor of the Sparklers "American Legion summer baseball team." Description of Meek's life and career, graduating...
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