JEFFERSON CITY – The Jennings School District’s steady improvement in recent years was rewarded Tuesday with full accreditation, but requests for upgrades by the St. Louis Public Schools and Riverview Gardens were put on hold.
St. Louis Public Radio’s political duo of Jason Rosenbaum and Jo Mannies welcomes Jeanette Mott Oxford, head of Empower Missouri, as our guest on the latest edition of the Political Speaking podcast. Oxford is a former Democratic legislator from St. Louis and has been active for more than 25 years in anti-poverty and social-justice organizations. Empower Missouri is the latest moniker for a progressive advocacy group that’s been around since 1901 under various names. Most recently, the organization was known as the Missouri Association for Social Welfare.