unaccredited schools 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 Supporters of Normandy School District Rally http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/supporters-normandy-school-district-rally <p></p><p></p><p>“Normandy Strong” was the cry Saturday at a rally for supporters of the Normandy School District, whose future is uncertain after losing accreditation and bearing the tuition costs of students transferred to other districts.</p><p>Officials estimate the district will be bankrupt in April if millions of dollars in supplemental funding isn’t approved by the legislature. Supporters are hopeful that the district, currently unaccredited, can survive this school year and beyond. &nbsp;</p> Sat, 15 Mar 2014 22:41:27 +0000 Kelly MacNeil 34452 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Supporters of Normandy School District Rally Missouri Senate Passes Student Transfer Bill In Less Than 24 Hours http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/missouri-senate-passes-student-transfer-bill-less-24-hours <p><strong><em>(Story updated at 5:42 p.m. to include today's 3rd-read vote by the full Senate that sent SB 493 to the Missouri House.)</em></strong></p><p>After spending two days debating and amending legislation to lessen the effects of Missouri's student transfer law, the state Senate overwhelmingly passed it Thursday.</p> Thu, 27 Feb 2014 23:42:11 +0000 Marshall Griffin 34034 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Missouri Senate Passes Student Transfer Bill In Less Than 24 Hours Missouri Senate Begins Debate On Student Transfer Bill http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/missouri-senate-begins-debate-student-transfer-bill <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Missouri Senate has begun debate on legislation to lessen the effects of the state's student transfer law.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The wide-ranging bill attempts to address both the law and unaccredited districts. &nbsp;Provisions&nbsp;within <a href="http://www.senate.mo.gov/14info/bts_web/Bill.aspx?SessionType=R&amp;BillID=27723589">Senate Bill 493</a> include accrediting individual school buildings instead of districts as a whole and creating regional authorities across the state to oversee transfers.</span></p> Wed, 26 Feb 2014 08:22:04 +0000 Marshall Griffin 34003 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Missouri Senate Begins Debate On Student Transfer Bill Wide-Ranging Student Transfer Bill Passed By Mo. Senate Committee http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/wide-ranging-student-transfer-bill-passed-mo-senate-committee <p>Nine bills that either directly addressed or were related to school transfers and accreditation were combined into one bill and passed Thursday by the Missouri Senate's Education Committee.</p> Fri, 21 Feb 2014 03:37:52 +0000 Marshall Griffin 33888 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Wide-Ranging Student Transfer Bill Passed By Mo. Senate Committee DESE Hears Pleas To Keep Public In Charge Of Public Schools http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/dese-hears-pleas-keep-public-charge-public-schools <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">As Missouri education officials continue to gather public comment on what the state should do to help unaccredited school districts, one sentiment became clear Wednesday night:</span></p><p>The public needs to have a strong voice in whatever plans are adopted.</p> Thu, 06 Feb 2014 04:03:40 +0000 Dale Singer 33508 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org DESE Hears Pleas To Keep Public In Charge Of Public Schools Mo. State Education Board Expands Oversight Of Failing Schools; Talks MAP Scores http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-state-education-board-expands-oversight-failing-schools-talks-map-scores <p>The <a href="http://dese.mo.gov/stateboard/">Missouri State Board of Education</a> voted Tuesday to increase oversight of the state's unaccredited school districts.</p> Tue, 20 Aug 2013 22:40:45 +0000 Marshall Griffin 29251 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. State Education Board Expands Oversight Of Failing Schools; Talks MAP Scores 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 Mo. Senate passes education overhaul legislation http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-senate-passes-education-overhaul-legislation <p>The Missouri Senate has passed bills&nbsp;that would allow for more charter schools in the state and would&nbsp;also allow the state to take over failing school districts more&nbsp;quickly.</p><p>In a 31-2 vote Wednesday, the Senate gave final backing to a&nbsp;measure that would allow charter schools to be set up in districts&nbsp;that have been declared unaccredited.</p><p>Kansas City and St. Louis are the only districts allowed to have&nbsp;charter schools under current Missouri law.</p> Thu, 19 Apr 2012 18:40:02 +0000 The Associated Press 3529 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. Senate passes education overhaul legislation Missouri Supreme Court considers school transfer case http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/missouri-supreme-court-considers-school-transfer-case <p>The Missouri Supreme Court is deciding whether the&nbsp;Webster Groves school district must enroll a student from the&nbsp;city of&nbsp;St. Louis.</p><p>The court heard arguments Wednesday on a case related to Missouri law that allows students from unaccredited districts to transfer to accredited districts. State lawmakers are also considering how to implement or revise the law. Three school systems in St. Louis and Kansas City are unaccredited.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 15 Feb 2012 20:56:18 +0000 The Associated Press 3077 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Missouri Supreme Court considers school transfer case