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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....
Dr. Campbell to Washington
June 16, 1967
Vertical file with photo and biographical article about A. Leedy Campbell, "General Director of Urban Education at Kansas City" starting in 1966 "after serving as principal of [Lincoln] Junior High School...
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...
East High School Addition
Architectural drawing of addition to East High School. Sigmund H. Sieben, Architect.
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...
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...
High School Districts of Kansas City, Missouri
March 24, 1927
Small map of Kansas City, Missouri, showing high schools and their districts boundaries.
History of Paseo High School
Passage on history of Paseo High School states that the school, located on the northeast corner of Houston and Flora avenues, was originally called Highlands High. The name was changed to Paseo High April...
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...
Innovative Program Shows Success after First Round
Article about the "innovative, school-based program" for students at Northeast Middle School "established by COMBAT and Students Motivated to Achieve and Resist Truancy (SMART), with the help of Samuel...
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