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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...
50 Largest Area Employers. ..
Table listing the top 50 largest Kansas City area employers in 1984, with the following top notables: (1) federal government, (2) General Motors Corporation, (3) Bendix Corporation, (4) Missouri state...
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 Good-By to W. H. Leib
Biographical article about W. H. Leib, "one of the pioneers of the musical circles here," retiring from 30 years of teaching music in the Kansas City School District at the age of 70.
A High School That Lost Its Value
Discusses the demise of Southwest High School.
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 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...
A Principal Remembered
October 13, 2004
There are two letters in the "Letters to the Editor" column concerning long time school educator Marietta Hockaday who died October 2, 2004. She was a principal in the Kansas City School District for 50...
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.
A Switzer History
Article about "the oldest of Kansas City's public schools still in use" at 1829 Madison Street. Old building of the complex to possibly be saved as a "historic centerpiece between the two magnet schools."...
Accepting the Differences to Make a Difference
Discusses programs within the Kansas City School District to accommodate the needs of disabled students.
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...
Obituary for Miss Ada Zimmerschied, a teacher and principal for 49 years in the Kansas City School District before dying in 1956.
African Centered Schools to Announce Plans for New Campus
April 27-May3, 2007
The Kansas City (MO)) School District's African Centered Education (ACE) schools are hosting a festival April 29 to announce the consolidation of three schools: J. S. Chick, Sanford B. Ladd and Dr. J....
Agencies Find Home at Thacher
December 7 - 13, 2006
The Thacher Multicultural Center at 5008 Independence Avenue provides "an array of services to English language learners and their families" in the Kansas City School District. A number of community agencies...
Always Moving, Always Changing
February 23, 2014
Interview with Yvonne S. Wilson, former director of education for the Kansas City School District and Missouri state representative for the 42nd District. Wilson responds to questions regarding her involvement...
An Angry Advocate: Outspoken School Board Member Julia Hill Disrupts with a Purpose
File containing a biographical article about Julia Hill, a 65-year-old "black board member" of the Kansas City School District growing up "near 28th Street and Highland Avenue" and becoming a community...
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,...
Appointed Thorn: Alvin Brooks, as Human Relations Director, Is the Man Who Pricks the City's Social Conscience
File contains a biographical article about Alvin Brooks, the Human Relations Director for the city government of Kansas City, Missouri, president of the Ad Hoc Group against Crime. Description of parallels...
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