The Central United Methodist Church and the Young Matrons Clubhouse replaced two homes that had once stood on the west side of Oak Street between 51st and 52nd.  The church moved to this new location in 1939 and the recently-moved Young Matrons Clubhouse opened the same year. The block is currently under development as a Whole Foods store, UMKC offices, apartments and parking.

Grain magnate predicted the future of 51st and Oak

The Central United Methodist Church and the Young Matrons Clubhouse were the only buildings on Oak Street between 51st and 52nd in 1940.  The church moved to this new location in 1939 and theYoung Matrons Clubhouse opened the same year. The ...
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New Midtown charter school introduces board members

Citizens of the World Charter School, which will open this fall at the corner of Broadway and Armour Boulavard, says Miguel Meneses has joined its board of directors. Meneses is the former CEO of the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Greater Kansas ...
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Charter school announces location at Broadway and Armour

A new Midtown charter school opening this fall announced today it has a location. Citizens of the World Kansas City Charter School said it has entered into negotiations  for the building at the northeast corner of Armour and Broadway. The ...
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Forum for school board candidates scheduled

The April 5 election race for new school board members got off to a slow start, but several write-in candidates who have entered the race will appear at a forum on March 15. Before the filing deadline, only one candidate met the deadline and ...
Foreign Language Academy Principal Joell Randell says his schools has started a Mandarin Chinese immersion program.

More education options for Midtown parents as new schools open and programs expand

Foreign Language Academy Principal Joell Ramsdell says his school has started a Mandarin Chinese immersion program. Parents got a crash-course in the new schools and new programs available to them in Midtown Wednesday at a new school principals’ ...
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Learn about school options from local parents

A Kansas City nonprofit is offering parents several opportunities to learn more about the various public, private, charter and parochial school options available to them. Show Me KC Schools will host a Parent-to-Parent Elementary School Fair on ...
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UMKC starting new neighborhood council

UMKC is inviting residents of the neighborhoods around it to join a new advisory council. The University says it is replacing the Volker Neighborhood Council, which operated from 2002-2015, with the Neighborhood Advisory Council. The council ...
Two Catholic schools will merge and relocate to this closed charter school building at 201 E. Armour.

Vacant Armour Blvd. school will allow expanded Catholic education to urban core students

Two Catholic schools will merge and relocate to this closed charter school building at 201 E. Armour. Catholic school supporters are optimistic that a move to Armour Boulevard will be just what  they were hoping for – a well-equipped facility ...
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Charter school director sees renaissance in Midtown education as application period continues

Dr. Kristin Droege. The news that two additional charter schools plan to open in Kansas City’s urban core is great news for Kristin Droege, executive director of the Citizens of the World Kansas City school. That public charter will open this ...
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School board chooses new superintendent

The school board hopes to soon be introducing a new superintendent to the community. The Kansas City Public Schools Board of Directors voted unanimously to enter into contract negotiations with Dr. Mark T. Bedell to serve as the next Superintendent ...