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Mason, Curtis – American Educational History Journal, 2019
While recovering from the Civil War in 1860s, Kansas City acquired the site of the first bridge over the Missouri River, the Hannibal Bridge, which was completed in 1869. In doing so, Kansas City beat out competing cities like Leavenworth, Kansas; Atchison, Kansas; and St. Joseph, Missouri. This led to rapid population increases from 4,418 in…
Descriptors: Superintendents, Teacher Education Programs, School Districts, Teacher Education
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McIntush, Karen E.; Pierce, Robin; McIntush, Elizabeth; Alcala, Angel; Garza, Karla A.; Hardin, Emily; Lawson, Lindsey; Ramirez, Robyn; Torres, Salma; Waheed, Uzair; Yarbrough, Deshaun; Burlbaw, Lynn M. – American Educational History Journal, 2019
The combination of two technological tools, Microsoft Excel and ArcGIS, has proved powerful in organizing, categorizing, and expressing data visually in meaningful ways. The use of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) has found its way into historical research due to its interdisciplinary nature and usefulness. The goal of this paper is not to…
Descriptors: Computer Software, Educational History, Data Analysis, Geographic Information Systems
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Currens, Kimberly – American Educational History Journal, 2017
In 1935, as part of a relief project funded by the Works Progress Administration (WPA 65-66-7752), the State of Texas undertook a statistical and research study of the Texas Public School situation with particular attention to be paid to the efficiency of the existing organization of administrative units, adequacy of public school plants, and the…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Efficiency, Educational History, Educational Equity (Finance)
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Poos, Bradley W. – American Educational History Journal, 2016
The year 1968 denotes a particularly salient moment in American history, not least because it marks the year in which the Civil Rights movement lost its charismatic leader, Martin Luther King, Jr. The assassination of King on April 4, 1968, resulted in widespread and spontaneous uprisings across the country, including one in Kansas City. Not…
Descriptors: Educational History, Race, Violence, Racial Bias
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Durham, Sheliah; Spearman, Mindy – American Educational History Journal, 2015
The textile industry surged in late nineteenth-century South Carolina, quickly becoming the primary source of revenue and employment in the Northwestern, "Upstate" area of the state. The influx of industry created new job opportunities for Upstate rural farmers and sharecroppers who previously were engaged in agrarian pursuits. In order…
Descriptors: Elementary Schools, Manufacturing Industry, Semiskilled Workers, Regional Characteristics
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Blankenship, Whitney G. – American Educational History Journal, 2015
From the moment the United States entered World War II, public schools across the nation bombarded the Office of Education Wartime Commission requesting advice on how to mobilize schools for the war effort. American schools would rise to the occasion, implementing numerous programs including pre-induction training and the Victory Corps. The…
Descriptors: Social Studies, War, Educational History, Public Schools
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Gough, Robert J. – American Educational History Journal, 2012
This article will briefly narrate illustrative life stories of some of the 450 men and women who taught in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin, between 1919 and 1949 and identify and explain how they employed these options to build occupational pathways. Taken together, these "microbiographies" show patterns in the life trajectories of ordinary…
Descriptors: Biographies, Time, Teaching (Occupation), Females
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Watlington, Kathy – American Educational History Journal, 2012
A majority of American students have taken the journey through schools that progressed from first to twelfth grade. So by the 1913 Committee on the Economy of Time in Education, American education featured a twelve-grade system quickly evolving from the forces of consolidation and corporate efficiency. Such was not the reality in Texas schools.…
Descriptors: School Districts, Instructional Program Divisions, Educational History, United States History
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Danns, Dionne – American Educational History Journal, 2010
This article will focus on the efforts of the State of Illinois to desegregate Chicago Public Schools between 1971 and 1979. The article also examines the responsibility taken on by the State of Illinois to desegregate schools and the limits between establishing the mechanisms to desegregate and the ability to accomplish those goals in Chicago.…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Desegregation Plans, School Desegregation, State Officials
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Hyndman, June; Cleveland, Roger; Huffman, Tyler – American Educational History Journal, 2010
From 1945 to 1980, school districts across the United States decreased the number of schools through consolidation. With the advent of geographic software, it is possible to map schools across time and analyze patterns of school openings, closings, and consolidation. In this study, one Southeastern Kentucky district was selected as a pilot for…
Descriptors: Rural Schools, Small Schools, Consolidated Schools, Community Schools
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Davis, Donna M.; Friend, Jennifer; Caruthers, Loyce – American Educational History Journal, 2010
About 50 miles east of Topeka, Kansas, in what is now the suburban town of Merriam sits South Park Elementary School. Built in 1947 for white children at a cost of $90,000, the school at that time showcased eight modern classrooms, a multi-purpose auditorium, a lunchroom, and playground. Today, the building serves as a monument to a struggle for…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Racial Bias, Racial Segregation, School Districts