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October 13, 2014 via St. Louis Post- Dispatch

After troubles at Normandy Middle, a return to Francis Howell

Lorrine Goodloe believed it might be better in Normandy schools this year, and told her daughter so. Full article

September 30, 2014 via St. Louis Public Radio

Missouri Charter School Commission Begins To Take Shape

Almost 20,000 students in St. Louis and Kansas City attended a charter school last school year. That’s nearly twice as many compared to the 2003-04 school year. Full article

September 24, 2014 via governor.mo.gov

Gov. Nixon makes appointments to Charter Public School, State Lottery commissions

Jefferson City, MO Gov. Jay Nixon today announced additional appointments to the Missouri Charter Public School Commission and the State Lottery Commission. The appointments will be subject to confirmation by the Missouri Senate. Full article

September 7, 2014 via Daily Journal

Francis Howell districts says Normandy transfer students first need individual court orders

ST. LOUIS — A St. Charles County school district is requiring transfer students from the troubled Normandy system to get individual court orders before they can return. Full article

August 29, 2014 via St. Louis Post- Dispatch

School district ratings show wide divisions within Missouri districts

As state education officials release report cards today on the academic health of Missouri’s public school districts, consider a classroom scenario. Full article

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September 30, 2014 posted by Steven Shaw

Why I became an Academy Teacher with StudentsFirst Missouri

This year I'm excited to announce that I have taken on a new role in addition to my normal teaching position. I am the Teacher for Transformation in the state of Missouri for the organization StudentsFirst. I am really excited about this position, because it means that I get to work more closely with teachers, parents, and community leaders to promote education reforms all over Missouri. Read more

August 28, 2014 posted by Nick Bettis

Coming together to support our schools

The local community really rallied around this event – almost 30 volunteers came to help and many others donated Read more

July 10, 2014 posted by John Peters

One Parent’s Experience with Student Transfers

My family and I moved into the area in 2010 after my wife and I spent 8 years teaching in Korea. We have come to love our community and neighbors, and are happy to live in a tight-knit, diverse community. Read more

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