Dr. Kelvin Adams 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 Roosevelt High Students Aim To Turn Donated Pews Into Learning Opportunities http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/roosevelt-high-students-aim-turn-donated-pews-learning-opportunities <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Kenyun Robinson, 16, a sophomore at Roosevelt High School in the St. Louis Public Schools, has a desk and bookshelves at home. But he knows that many students do not, and that is why he was eager to work on a project that the Home Works organization brought to his school on Friday.&nbsp;</span></p> Fri, 02 May 2014 20:48:15 +0000 Chris King 35808 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Roosevelt High Students Aim To Turn Donated Pews Into Learning Opportunities KIPP Concentrates On New Schools, Not Turnarounds http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/kipp-concentrates-new-schools-not-turnarounds <p><em style="line-height: 1.5;">The charter school operator is opening a new location for kindergarten and first grade in north St. Louis this fall and plans to have six schools in St. Louis five years from now.</em></p><p>On her cell phone, Tiara Abu has a short video showing her and 5-year-old Jawon, sitting on his bed, giving a cheer and doing their best version of jazz hands.</p><p>What was the occasion?</p><p>“He had just counted to 100 for me,” explained Abu, adding: I hadn’t asked him to.”</p> Mon, 07 Apr 2014 02:47:26 +0000 Dale Singer 35037 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org KIPP Concentrates On New Schools, Not Turnarounds Mann And Shenandoah Elementary Schools Will Remain Open http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mann-and-shenandoah-elementary-schools-will-remain-open <p>Parents and community members concerned about the fate of two south city elementary schools breathed a sigh of a relief on Thursday night.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>The superintendent of St. Louis Public Schools, Kelvin Adams, told the Special Administrative Board that the district should renovate and keep open Shenandoah and Mann Elementary Schools.</p><p>With no further action needed from the board, the future of the historic schools is now secure.&nbsp;</p><p>Adams’ recommendation was greeted by a chorus of applause from concerned parents who attended the meeting.&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Fri, 20 Dec 2013 03:25:59 +0000 Tim Lloyd 32429 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mann And Shenandoah Elementary Schools Will Remain Open As New School Year Begins, St. Louis Officials Push For High Attendance http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/new-school-year-begins-st-louis-officials-push-high-attendance <p>In a press conference held at St. Louis City Hall today, Mayor Slay was joined by school and court officials to speak about the importance of regular school attendance before the first day on Monday.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Superintendent Dr. Kelvin Adams says that while attendance has increased, it is estimated that 5,000 to 6,000 students don’t attend on the first day of school. &nbsp;</span></p> Wed, 07 Aug 2013 20:26:31 +0000 Erin Williams 28891 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org As New School Year Begins, St. Louis Officials Push For High Attendance SLPS Superintendent Optimistic About Accreditation http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/slps-superintendent-optimistic-about-accreditation <p>On the heels of improving test scores and other accountability measures that were reported last month, the <a href="http://dese.mo.gov/news/2012/slps-accreditation.htm">Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education</a> will decide whether to grant St. Louis Public Schools provisional accreditation on Oct. 16. &nbsp;</p><p>Even though he is optimistic about the chances that the district will begin to earn back local control as soon as next month, Superintendent&nbsp;Kelvin Adams says that isn’t the only measure of success.</p> Thu, 27 Sep 2012 03:30:40 +0000 Tim Lloyd 4717 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org SLPS Superintendent Optimistic About Accreditation SLPS releases first-day attendance numbers http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/slps-releases-first-day-attendance-numbers <p><strong><em>Updated 5:10 p.m. Aug. 13:</em></strong></p><p>St. Louis Public Schools has released its attendance figures for the first day of school:</p><ul><li>20,283 students in Kindergarten through 12th grade attended classes today</li><li>According to SLPS, the number shows a 10.25 percent increase over the previous year&rsquo;s first day attendance of 18,397</li></ul><p>Three new schools opened to address <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-pulls-plug-imagine-run-charter-schools">the closing of six Imagine charter schools </a>in St. Louis. The new schools had the following first-day attendance numbers:</p><p> Mon, 13 Aug 2012 22:43:26 +0000 Tim Lloyd & Kelsey Proud 4305 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org SLPS releases first-day attendance numbers Morning headlines: Monday, August 13, 2012 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-monday-august-13-2012 <p><strong>Heading into special session, Ill. lawmakers remain divided on pensions</strong></p><p>Illinois Governor Pat Quinn has called for a special session on Friday to overhaul he state&#39;s pensions, even though Illinois lawmakers are still divided over the best way to do so.</p><p>There&#39;s an $83 billion gap in what the state has promised its employees they&#39;ll get when they retire, and what Illinois actually has in the bank.</p> Mon, 13 Aug 2012 15:04:47 +0000 Julie Bierach, The Associated Press, Illinois Public Radio & Tim Lloyd 4306 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning headlines: Monday, August 13, 2012 St. Louis Public Schools outline plan to accommodate Imagine students http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louis-public-schools-outline-plan-accommodate-imagine-students <p>The St. Louis Public Schools have unveiled their plans to cope with a possible influx of students from the <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-pulls-plug-imagine-run-charter-schools">shuttered Imagine charter schools</a>.</p><p>Superintendent Kelvin Adams says more than 1,200 of Imagine&rsquo;s 3,500 students have applied to attend St. Louis Public Schools next year. He says if enough parents are interested, the district will open as many as six new buildings that would allow Imagine students to stay together.</p> Fri, 04 May 2012 02:54:36 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 3631 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org St. Louis Public Schools outline plan to accommodate Imagine students SLPS looks to sponsor two new charters http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/slps-looks-sponsor-two-new-charters <p>The St. Louis Public Schools will ask the Missouri State Board of Education for permission to sponsor a new charter school that will lease space in a <a href="http://www.hillikercorp.com/Brochure/955%20Arcade%20Mitchell%20Elementary.pdf">vacant district property</a> on the city&#39;s north side.</p><p>The state board that oversees the district approved the request last night.</p> Thu, 26 Jan 2012 23:12:18 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 2952 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org SLPS looks to sponsor two new charters