Peter Herschend http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Nicastro Faces Growing Criticism But Earns Vote Of Confidence http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/nicastro-faces-growing-criticism-earns-vote-confidence <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Despite a growing chorus for Chris </span>Nicastro<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> to leave her post as Missouri’s commissioner of elementary and secondary education, the head of the state’s school board gave her a vote of confidence Monday and defended the selection of a consultant currently looking into the Kansas City schools.</span></p> Tue, 10 Dec 2013 03:17:23 +0000 Dale Singer 32103 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Nicastro Faces Growing Criticism But Earns Vote Of Confidence St. Louis Public Schools Get Provisional Accreditation After Unanimous Board Vote http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louis-public-schools-get-provisional-accreditation-after-unanimous-board-vote <P><EM>Updated at 4:57 p.m. with comments from DESE's Margie Vandeven; Peter Herschend, State Board of Education President; and Chris Nicastro, Mo. Education Commissioner.</EM></P> <P>St. Louis schools are no longer unaccredited, following a unanimous vote today by the <A href="http://dese.mo.gov/stateboard/">State Board of Education</A>. Tue, 16 Oct 2012 17:01:26 +0000 Marshall Griffin & Kelsey Proud 5440 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org St. Louis Public Schools Get Provisional Accreditation After Unanimous Board Vote St. Louis Public Schools Could Regain Provisional Accreditation Tuesday http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louis-public-schools-could-regain-provisional-accreditation-tuesday <p><a href="http://www.slps.org/site/default.aspx?PageID=1">St. Louis public schools</a> will find out tomorrow if they’ll regain at least provisional accreditation from the <a href="http://dese.mo.gov/stateboard/">State Board of Education</a>.</p><p>St. Louis schools lost their accreditation five years ago and were soon after placed under state control, but they have improved over the past two years.&nbsp; In 2010 they only met 3 out of 14 performance standards, with six being the minimum require for provisional accreditation.&nbsp; Last year they met the minimum six, and this year they’ve met seven performance standards.&nbsp; State Board Member Peter Herschend (R)&nbsp;says, though,&nbsp;there’s no guarantee the vote will go St. Louis’s way.</p><p> Mon, 15 Oct 2012 22:14:43 +0000 Marshall Griffin 5404 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org St. Louis Public Schools Could Regain Provisional Accreditation Tuesday Normandy School District loses accreditation http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/normandy-school-district-loses-accreditation <P>The <A href="http://dese.mo.gov/stateboard/">Missouri Board of Education</A> has voted unanimously to strip the accreditation from another St. Louis-area school district.</P> <P><A href="http://www.normandy.k12.mo.us/">Normandy schools</A> had been under provisional accreditation for the past year, but had been “on thin ice,” in the words&nbsp;of State Board Member Peter Herschend (R, Branson).&nbsp; He says the district has again failed to meet the minimum nine out of 14 performance standards required for accreditation.</P> <P>“If you look at the academic results in all of the core content areas, save one, they are at the bottom end of attainment," Herschend said.&nbsp; "Do I think that’s significant?&nbsp; You’re damn right I think that’s significant!” Tue, 18 Sep 2012 16:31:05 +0000 Marshall Griffin 4639 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Normandy School District loses accreditation State Board: Normandy School District accreditation to keep provisional status, for now http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/state-board-normandy-school-district-accreditation-keep-provisional-status-now <p>The <a href="http://dese.mo.gov/stateboard/">State Board of Education</a> has voted unanimously to keep the<a href="http://www.normandy.k12.mo.us/"> Normandy School District </a>in St. Louis County provisionally accredited.</p><p>Normandy may retain that status for up to a year -- however, the State Board could also choose to revoke the provisional accreditation entirely at any time during the next year.&nbsp; State Board Member Peter Herschend says Normandy schools are improving, but not enough to warrant full accreditation. Tue, 20 Sep 2011 20:00:07 +0000 Marshall Griffin 2090 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org State Board: Normandy School District accreditation to keep provisional status, for now