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George B Melcher
'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 Ernest E. Howard: Swing's Nominee for Man of the Month
Photo and biographical article about Delos Johns, 49-year-old head of the Emergency School Committee since its formation in 1947 by the Chamber of Commerce. Also a lawyer and "vice president and general...
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 Matter of Choice
Article about some positive aspects of magnet schools not offered by private schools.
A Pioneer in Civil Rights: Esther Brown and the South Park Desegregation Case of 1948
Comprehensive article about Esther Swirk Brown, or Esther Brown (1917-1970), "a white Jewish woman from Kansas City," describing her late 1940s desegregation efforts, including helping to "combat segregation...
African American Education in Kansas City, Kansas (1859-1961), Part 2
Second article in a seven-part series on the history of African American education in Kansas City, Kansas. This installment focuses on the period from 1867-1888 and includes information on the early development...
As Mrs. E. S. Yeomans Recalls Border Star School
Reminiscences by Mrs. E. S. Yeomans about the Border Star School close to Wornall Road, and its teachers and students who went on to Barstow and Harvard.
Aviation in the Public Schools of Kansas City, Missouri
Introduction of aviation education to the public schools.
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's Room: Two Missourians Dear to Children
Article about the Kansas City Public Library's holdings in the children's room of writings of poet Eugene Field and writer Mark Twain, describing both their lives and writings.
Education: When Desegregation Backfires
Photos and article about the continuing failure to desegregate schools in the Kansas City School District, despite attempts with magnet schools, improvement of inner-city public schools, and proposed vouchers...
Educational Organization and Progress in American Cities: A Symposium on Present Educational Conditions and Needs
Description of the Kansas City public school system in the context of school systems of several major cities.
Experiences with Differentiated Staffing
Section of the article (written by the "assistant superintendent in charge of instruction, Kansas City, Missouri, public schools") about the implementation in 1968 of "a differentiated staffing plan" "in...
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...
Glory Lost: Southwest High
Article about reasons for the decline of the "once-prized" Southwest High School at 65th and Wornall Roads, with photos.
Good-By, Mr. Cannon
Article about the career of the principal of Southwest High School, Lawrence Cannon, with reminiscences about the school and past students such as Calvin "Buddy" Trillin. Biographical information also...
Health Program in the Kansas City Schools, 1919-21
Article describing the new health program for Kansas City public schools devised and carried out from 1919 to 1921, including new methods of organization among children, teachers, nurses, etc.
Historic Westport: Westport's First High School
History of the first public high school in Westport, founded in 1852 and later with a large school built in 1908, with photo.
Historical Notes and Comments
Explanation of Writers' Day in Missouri.
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