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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...
26 Schools Will Close
March 11, 2010
On March 10, 2010, the Kansas City school board voted 5-4 to close 26 schools as recommended by new superintendent John Covington in his "Right Sizing Plan." The closings will reduce the number of school...
3 Schools Spared in Plan that Will Close 9 Others
June 25, 2009
The Kansas City (MO) School District has decided to close three schools along with some temporary schools that had housed eighth grade centers and special programs. The three elementary schools are Bryant,...
A 'Whirlwind' is Coming
May 7, 2009
Article profiles John Covington who was chosen unanimously to be the new Superintendant of Schools for the Kansas City School District. Covington comes to Kansas City from Pueblo, Colorado, and is a graduate...
A Positive Power Force
April 29, 2013
Profile on Inez Kaiser, a Kansas City civil rights activist known for her work in promoting the role of African-American women in business and community service. In the 1950s, Kaiser began her career as...
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...
ACE Backers Stage Protest
April 14, 2012
On Friday, April 13, 2012, “the founders of Kansas City’s African-centered education program summoned all the campus’s children, staff and its drum corps to rally against the school district’s...
Annexation Efforts Proceed
August 29, 2007
Independence, Missouri, school board "voted to put on the Nov. 6 ballot the plan to acquire seven schools that are now in the Kansas City district...." The schools in question include Van Horn High School,...
Classmates Remember White Flight
October 13, 2013
Article records details of a reunion of former students who attended the Sanford B. Ladd School from 1950 - 1957. Attendees are interviewed and describe how the school was changed following the desegregation...
Closings Rile KC District Parents
February 19, 2010
In an effort to cut $50 million from the budget, the Kansas City school district is attempting to consolidate the district's 60 schools. Superintendant John Covington has recommended that the African Centered...
Covington Steps Down
August 25, 2011
Kansas City school superintendent John Covington unexpectedly resigned on August 24. Recently there have disputes between Covington and school board President Airick Leonard West, which some speculate...
Despite Deep Cuts, KC Still Strained
May 15, 2012
Article reports on the ongoing financial difficulties of the Kansas City Missouri School District. Despite deep cuts to the budget and jobs over the last four years, more trimming may be necessary. The...
District Walks Fine Line in Reopening an Icon
December 3, 2007
The Kansas City School District is planning to open an early college school focused on math and science in the former Southwest High School building. "It will provide a college-level curriculum that will...
District's Learning as It Sells Schools
June 9, 2009
Article reports on efforts by the Kansas City, Missouri, School District to sell several vacant properties. The Old Faxon, Bancroft, and Norman school buildings have been sold and negotiations are underway...
Families Ponder Return to KC District
April 19, 2013
Article describes an effort by parents living in Southwestern Kansas City and Kansas City School District officials to reopen the Hale H. Cook for elementary-aged students beginning in the fall of 2014....
He Cared Deeply and Often
June 13, 2010
Tribute to John T. Duncan who died May 21, 2010, at age 81. Duncan was the unofficial historian of the Kansas City, Missouri School District, a founder of the Ethnic Enrichment Commissioin, and worked...
High-Tech High School on the Drawing Board
March 3, 2008
The Kansas City School District and industry partners are planning an engineering and construction academy that would be a "complete high school adhering to state academic standard." The first phase of...
Interim Leader Is Named
September 1, 2011
In the wake of school superintendent Covington's resignation, which took everyone by surprise, the school board moved quickly and within a week had appointed an interim superintendent. Steve Green, the...
KC Board Approves School Changes
April 26, 2007
The Kansas City School Board agreed by a 5-2 vote to phase out most of the district's middle schools. Superintendent Anthony Amato has pushed the phase out in favor of neighborhood elementary schools serving...
KC District Lands A Superintendent
May 1, 2009
The Kansas City School board has chosen John Covington by unanimous vote to become Kansas City's 26th school superintendent. Covington was formerly the Superintendent for Pueblo, Colorado, schools but...
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