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'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...
. ..Presenting Herold C. Hunt: Swing's Nominee for Man of the Month
Illustrations and biographical article about Herold Hunt, 45-year-old "president of the American Association of School Administrators" (in Chicago) and former superintendent of the Kansas City School District...
. ..Presenting Robert L. Mehornay: Swing Nominee for Man of the Month
April 1, 1949
Photo and biographical article about Robert Mehornay, 61-year-old president of the Mehornay Furniture Company and former superintendent of the Kansas City School District. Born in Kansas City in 1888 and...
1967-68 Centennial Year for Kansas City Schools
Article in this school periodical about the centennial of the Kansas City School District and the Planning Committee for its celebration.
A Good Guy Leaving a Tough Job
Interview with editorial commentary about George Garcia, superintendent of the Kansas City School District from 1987 to about 1990, discussing the scrutiny over the implementation of "a court-ordered desegregation...
A Matter of Choice
Article about some positive aspects of magnet schools not offered by private schools.
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...
Article about the widespread disapproval of the desegregation plan of the Kansas City School District, or Kansas City, Missouri School District (KCMSD), due to high costs, ineffective results, and perceived...
An Experience in Helping Teachers Professionally
Proposals and suggestions for raising public teachers' pay.
An Experiment with Grade VIII
Extension of elementary schools from seven grades to eight, the first change since the system's inception in 1867.
Art Appreciation in Kansas City
Art tests given to sixth graders to aid in their art appreciation.
Aviation in the Public Schools of Kansas City, Missouri
Introduction of aviation education to the public schools.
Big Trouble in Our City Schools
Article about handling problems with young students from socially disadvantaged homes and areas.
Boys' Hotel Camp School
March 1, 1930
Short article about Camp Bo-Ho-Ca and the Boys' Hotel Camp School held there. The Kansas City School District provides teachers and takes care of instruction. The camp was designed for young boys associated...
Building with Care
Photo and biographical article about Becky Cotton Zahner, or Becky Zahner, an 35-year-old architect and "head of the Kansas City office of Mackey Mitchell Associates; designer of a host of impressive structures...
Can Bernard Taylor Phase a Dysfunctional School District?
Photo and article about the prospects for success of Bernard Taylor, the "40th Kansas City School Superintendent" appointed in 2000 to replace Benjamin Demps.
Can It Work This Time? Area Business Has Much at Stake in KC School Reforms
Review of Kansas City School District Superintendent John Covington's "bold plan to consolidate operations by closing more than two dozen schools, a move that will cost the district nearly 300 teaching...
Can the Kansas City Schools Be Saved? (Or Is It Too Late?)
In-depth examination of the failures of the Kansas City School District, with suggestions for improvement.
Carl Betz--Pioneer in Physical Education
Portrait and biographical article about Professor Carl Betz (1854-1898), a physical education teacher from Milwaukee, in 1885 making Kansas City "the first city in the country to have a permanent physical...
Children Left Behind
May 22-28, 2003
Article describes the recent history, and 2003 proceedings, of the Kansas City, Missouri school desegregation case.
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