Tim Lloyd http://news.stlpublicradio.org en St. Louis Schools Make Headway, But Plenty Of Work Remains http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louis-schools-make-headway-plenty-work-remains <p>While plenty of work is left to be done, St. Louis Public Schools has established a foothold in its effort to raise academic performance and reverse decades of sagging enrollment.&nbsp;</p><p>That's the big takeaway from a report by the Chicago based IFF, a nonprofit that released a similar study in 2009 when city leaders were considering the best locations for a wave of charter schools.</p> Fri, 27 Jun 2014 17:41:33 +0000 Tim Lloyd 37573 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org St. Louis Schools Make Headway, But Plenty Of Work Remains University City Says No To Normandy Transfers http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/university-city-says-no-normandy-transfers <p><strong><em>Updated at 5:07 p.m., Fri., June 27. &nbsp; &nbsp;</em></strong></p><p>The University City School District’s board voted Thursday evening no longer to accept transfer students from Normandy.</p><p>The 80 students who were signed up to return to the district but can no longer continue in the transfer program join the 350 students who, a week ago, were told they could no longer go to school in Francis Howell.</p> Fri, 27 Jun 2014 10:23:16 +0000 Tim Lloyd 37572 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org University City Says No To Normandy Transfers Area Universities Collaborate To Keep International Students In The Region http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/area-universities-collaborate-keep-international-students-region <p>The St. Louis region needs more immigrants to help bolster the economy.</p><p>That's the basic premise behind the St. Louis Mosaic Project, an initiative to make the St. Louis region the fastest growing major metro area of foreign-born residents by 2020. &nbsp;</p> Mon, 23 Jun 2014 20:21:49 +0000 Tim Lloyd 37444 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Area Universities Collaborate To Keep International Students In The Region Parents Of Normandy Transfer Students Wait To See If Districts Will Follow Francis Howell’s Lead http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/parents-normandy-transfer-students-wait-see-if-districts-will-follow-francis-howell-s-lead <p>Anxiety crept through SheRon Chaney when she heard that the Francis Howell School District would no longer accept about 350 transfer students from Normandy who were signed up to continue in the program.&nbsp;</p><p>“Last year we were hopeful, this year we’re fearful,” she said.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 23 Jun 2014 01:43:58 +0000 Tim Lloyd 37417 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Parents Of Normandy Transfer Students Wait To See If Districts Will Follow Francis Howell’s Lead Normandy Students Can No Longer Transfer To Francis Howell; Normandy Drops Lawsuit http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/normandy-students-can-no-longer-transfer-francis-howell-normandy-drops-lawsuit <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Francis Howell School District</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;announced today it will no longer accept transfer students from Normandy.&nbsp; The district was expecting roughly 350 students who transferred last fall to continue during the coming school year. Last summer, the soon-to-be-dissolved&nbsp;Normandy School District selected Francis Howell as its transportation option for students.&nbsp;</span></p> Fri, 20 Jun 2014 16:17:35 +0000 Tim Lloyd 37381 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Normandy Students Can No Longer Transfer To Francis Howell; Normandy Drops Lawsuit Patching The Leaks In High School To College Pipeline http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/patching-leaks-high-school-college-pipeline <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Yvaunna Brown just graduated from Hazelwood West High School and feels like the future is wide open.</span></p><p>She’s thinking about community college, or maybe the University of Missouri-St. Louis is a better fit. Brown is dead set on one thing, though: becoming the first person in her family to go to college.</p><p>“And that’s pretty exciting,” Brown said. “That’s a big deal for me.”&nbsp;</p><p>It’s also daunting. Loads of paper work must be completed and the deadlines will start coming fast.</p> Fri, 20 Jun 2014 02:14:01 +0000 Tim Lloyd 37298 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Patching The Leaks In High School To College Pipeline 'What Am I Supposed To Do?' Ask Some Parents In Normandy http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/what-am-i-supposed-do-ask-some-parents-normandy <p>While policy debates and legal battles swirl around the new Normandy school district, Savonna Stacey has a more personal question:</p><p>Where can her son attend first grade when the new school year starts?</p><p>The Stacey family lives in the Normandy school district, and last summer, Stacey took advantage of the state law that lets students living in unaccredited districts enroll in nearby accredited ones. She enrolled Jonathan in kindergarten in Ritenour.</p> Tue, 17 Jun 2014 20:25:06 +0000 Dale Singer & Tim Lloyd 37281 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org 'What Am I Supposed To Do?' Ask Some Parents In Normandy Renovated Girls Inc. Center In North County Gives Girls More Opportunities http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/renovated-girls-inc-center-north-county-gives-girls-more-opportunities <p>Just in time for summer vacation, Girls Inc. of St. Louis unveiled its updated north St. Louis County facility today. The goal is expanding education opportunities for poor girls.</p><p>The organization, which serves girls ages 5 to 17, provides both summer and after-school classes in subjects ranging from art to economic literacy. The upgraded 44,000-square-foot facility in Northwoods can serve up to 400 girls.</p><p>Carole Basile, the dean of the college of education at the University of Missouri-St. Louis, said the programs provided help students stay sharp.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 05 Jun 2014 22:05:39 +0000 Tim Lloyd & Parth Shah 36765 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Renovated Girls Inc. Center In North County Gives Girls More Opportunities In Wake Of Flooding, Bosnians Have Another Chance To Cheer National Team http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/wake-flooding-bosnians-have-another-chance-cheer-national-team <p><em>&nbsp; Updated Sat., May 31</em></p><p>Bosnia won the match against Ivory Coast 2-1.</p><p><em>Our previous story:</em></p><p>The Bosnian National Soccer Team squares off in a friendly match against Ivory Coast this&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">evening at the Edward Jones Dome. It’s a safe bet it will feel a bit like a home game for Bosnian players.</span></p> Sun, 01 Jun 2014 03:22:10 +0000 Tim Lloyd 36599 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org In Wake Of Flooding, Bosnians Have Another Chance To Cheer National Team St. Louis Schools Extend Intensive Tutoring Program To Boost Achievement http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louis-schools-extend-intensive-tutoring-program-boost-achievement <p>The Special Administrative Board (SAB) for St. Louis Public Schools has approved funneling $5 million in federal money into an intense tutoring program.</p><p>The district hired three outside vendors to give the program a try with 2,174 students at 23 schools this past school year. Based on benchmark exams, students who participated in the program on average made greater academic strides when compared to those who did not get the extra help.</p> Fri, 30 May 2014 03:08:44 +0000 Tim Lloyd 36583 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org St. Louis Schools Extend Intensive Tutoring Program To Boost Achievement