accreditation http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Plan To Help Struggling Missouri Schools Wins Approval http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/plan-help-struggling-missouri-schools-wins-approval <p>JEFFERSON CITY - The Missouri state Board of Education voted Friday to approve a plan to intervene in struggling school districts. It also sent the message that it will become more active in making sure districts adopt policies that will result in success.</p><p>The plan, revised from a draft version presented to the board last month, spells out various avenues of support that would be provided to or required of school districts depending on how well they score on their annual performance review.</p> Fri, 21 Mar 2014 21:51:17 +0000 Dale Singer 34638 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Plan To Help Struggling Missouri Schools Wins Approval Kansas City Schools Remain Unaccredited http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/kansas-city-schools-remain-unaccredited <p>Public schools in Kansas City, Missouri, will remain unaccredited.</p> Tue, 22 Oct 2013 22:45:34 +0000 Marshall Griffin 30862 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Kansas City Schools Remain Unaccredited Normandy Reaccreditation Plan Focuses On Education And Socio-Economic Concerns http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/normandy-reaccreditation-plan-focuses-education-and-socio-economic-concerns <p>With less than three months on the job, Normandy School District Superintendent Tyrone McNichols has a clear plan to regain accreditation from the state and a strong message about the help he needs to make that plan successful.</p><p>The main academic components of McNichols' plan involve a new literacy program in partnership with the University of Missouri-St. Louis and a new focus on STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics). As part of the focus on STEM, a new science program is being implemented through a partnership with Washington University.</p> Thu, 19 Sep 2013 14:23:31 +0000 Tim Lloyd & Camille Phillips 29912 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Normandy Reaccreditation Plan Focuses On Education And Socio-Economic Concerns Mo. State Ed. Board Hears Accreditation Plea From KC; Other Education Requests http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-state-ed-board-hears-accreditation-plea-kc-other-education-requests <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">It was a busy day for the Missouri State Board of Education.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">First, the Board heard from Kansas City Public Schools, which is seeking to regain provisional accreditation, citing</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&quot;rapid improvement.&quot;</span></p><p><o:p></o:p></p> Wed, 18 Sep 2013 00:08:34 +0000 Marshall Griffin & The Associated Press 29979 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. State Ed. Board Hears Accreditation Plea From KC; Other Education Requests Discussion: What Do New Scores Mean For The Future Of St. Louis Area Schools? http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/discussion-what-do-new-scores-mean-future-st-louis-area-schools <p>The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) released its Annual Performance Report for Missouri school districts last week. It is the first year in which schools were assessed under new standards. The results disappointed many local leaders and leave plenty of room for improvement for a number of St. Louis area schools, including St. Louis Public Schools.</p> Mon, 26 Aug 2013 22:11:29 +0000 Camille Phillips 29398 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Discussion: What Do New Scores Mean For The Future Of St. Louis Area Schools? Riverview Gardens Will Cover Transportation Costs For Students Who Transfer To Mehlville http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/riverview-gardens-will-cover-transportation-costs-students-who-transfer-mehlville <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This fall the unaccredited Riverview Gardens School District in north St. Louis County will cover transportation costs for students who transfer to the accredited </span>Mehlville<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> School District, which is about 20 miles away. &nbsp;</span></p> Wed, 10 Jul 2013 11:18:43 +0000 Tim Lloyd 28096 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Riverview Gardens Will Cover Transportation Costs For Students Who Transfer To Mehlville Mo. Dept. Of Education Issues Guidelines For Transfers To Accredited Districts http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-dept-education-issues-guidelines-transfers-accredited-districts <p><i>Updated 5:34 p.m. to include comments from Chris Tennill&nbsp;of &nbsp;the School District of Clayton</i></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Missouri Department Of Elementary &amp; Secondary Education has issued </span><a href="http://dese.mo.gov/documents/Transfer_Guidance.pdf" style="line-height: 1.5;">its own guidelines</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> for the transfer process of students from unaccredited&nbsp;districts to those which are accredited.</span></p> Wed, 19 Jun 2013 16:23:42 +0000 Kelsey Proud & Marshall Griffin 27541 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. Dept. Of Education Issues Guidelines For Transfers To Accredited Districts Accreditation, Achievement, Outcome - What Dictates A Student's Success? http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/accreditation-achievement-outcome-what-dictates-students-success <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">School system performance is paramount for any family looking to move and start a family, as it was for Rob and Diane </span>Pattershuk<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, when they moved to </span>Ladue<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> 20 years ago.&nbsp;</span></p> Fri, 14 Jun 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Erin Williams 27355 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Accreditation, Achievement, Outcome - What Dictates A Student's Success? Bill In Mo. Senate Would Restore Elected School Board For St. Louis http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/bill-mo-senate-would-restore-elected-school-board-st-louis <P>Legislation has been filed in the <A href="http://www.senate.mo.gov/">Missouri Senate</A> that would lay the groundwork for restoring an elected school board for the city of St. Louis.</P> <P>The city's school district regained provisional accreditation last September, and if&nbsp;it can maintain it for a full year, the bill would then require that a locally elected school board replace the state-appointed board on July&nbsp;1st, 2014.&nbsp; It’s sponsored by <A href="http://www.senate.mo.gov/13info/members/mem05.htm">State Senator Jamilah Nasheed</A> (D,&nbsp;St. Louis). Thu, 17 Jan 2013 23:18:09 +0000 Marshall Griffin 8463 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Bill In Mo. Senate Would Restore Elected School Board For St. Louis St. Louis Families' Transfer Lawsuits In Doubt http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louis-families-transfer-lawsuits-doubt <P>Lawsuits brought by families who want the St. Louis school district to pay to send their children to an accredited suburban school district are in question after the St. Louis district regained its accreditation last week.</P> <P>Missouri law requires unaccredited districts to pay tuition and transportation costs to send students living within their boundaries to accredited districts in the same or an adjoining county.</P> <DIV> <P>Several families who were already sending their children to school in Clayton sued the St. Sun, 21 Oct 2012 19:32:56 +0000 The Associated Press 5635 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org St. Louis Families' Transfer Lawsuits In Doubt