St. Louis http://kcur.org en A Look Back At The Plan That Tried To Unify Kansas City Public Schools http://kcur.org/post/look-back-plan-tried-unify-kansas-city-public-schools <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In 1967, Missouri Rep. Jim Spainhower<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;was tasked with creating a bill that would reorganize public school districts throughout the state.</span></span></p><p>Known as the&nbsp;Spainhower Commission, the plan would've cut the total number of school districts down to 20.</p><p>Reactions to the Spainhower Commission were almost uniformly negative at the time, as many Kansas City and St. Louis suburb residents thought it was a ploy for tax money and desegregation.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 01 Jul 2014 20:29:52 +0000 Cody Newill 58217 at http://kcur.org A Look Back At The Plan That Tried To Unify Kansas City Public Schools Missouri Group On Trade Mission To China http://kcur.org/post/missouri-group-trade-mission-china <p>A group of Missouri and St. Louis-area leaders are wrapping up a trade mission to China this week designed to revive the so-called China Hub project.</p><p> Thu, 06 Dec 2012 16:04:32 +0000 Marshall Griffin 28618 at http://kcur.org