education http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Outside Consultant Will Review UM Sexual Assault Policies http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/outside-consultant-will-review-um-sexual-assault-policies <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The University of Missouri system announced Wednesday it is hiring an outside consultant to review the school’s policies and materials concerning sexual assault and mental health services.</span></p> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 19:23:25 +0000 Dale Singer 35344 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Outside Consultant Will Review UM Sexual Assault Policies STL Croquet Art May Be A Gateway For Seventh-Grade Poets Nationwide http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/stl-croquet-art-may-be-gateway-seventh-grade-poets-nationwide <p>When St. Louis attorney recruiter Aaron Williams became interested in croquet 30 years ago, it was about partying, not poetry. Getting some friends together to play croquet in Forest Park was just “something to do.”</p><p>“It was an opportunity for everyone to wear white and bring a bottle of champagne,” Williams quipped.</p><p></p> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 03:48:49 +0000 Nancy Fowler 34582 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org STL Croquet Art May Be A Gateway For Seventh-Grade Poets Nationwide Normandy Faces Big Deficits — If It Survives http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/normandy-faces-big-deficits-if-it-survives <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Depending on how tuition calculations for transfer students are figured for the coming school year, the Normandy School District — if it still exists — could end the upcoming school year with a deficit of as much as $11.7 million, district officials said Tuesday.</span></p><p>Addressing the latest meeting of a task force formed to determine options for Normandy’s future, Mick Willis, the district’s assistant superintendent of operations, presented four scenarios for the 2014-15 school year.</p> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 01:21:07 +0000 Dale Singer 35326 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Normandy Faces Big Deficits — If It Survives Poetic Warriors: STL Seventh Graders Changing The World With Words http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/poetic-warriors-stl-seventh-graders-changing-world-words <p><em>A South City Prep student who wrote about her best friend’s death set a high bar in the 7th Grade Poetry Foundation contest, created by St. Louis attorney Aaron Williams. But this year’s school winner seems ready to carry the mantle.</em></p><p>On Wednesday, 83 seventh-graders will perform an exercise in courage: reading their original poems at the Missouri History Museum in front of an audience. It’s the final event of <a href="http://7thgradepoetry.org/about-us/">the 7<sup>th</sup> Grade Poetry Foundation</a>, called “Poetry on Their Own Terms.”</p><p></p> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 03:34:41 +0000 Nancy Fowler 34636 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Poetic Warriors: STL Seventh Graders Changing The World With Words Recommendation: Appointed Board Should Keep Running St. Louis Schools http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/recommendation-appointed-board-should-keep-running-st-louis-schools <p><strong style="line-height: 1.5;"><em>Will be updated following state Board of Education meeting on Tues., April 15.</em></strong></p><p>The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) is <a href="http://dese.mo.gov/stateboard/meetings/April/documents/transitional-school-district.pdf">recommending</a> that the Missouri state Board of Education extend the authority of the Special Administrative Board (SAB) for the St. Louis Public Schools. The SAB's authority expires in June.</p> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 21:20:40 +0000 Tim Lloyd 35284 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Recommendation: Appointed Board Should Keep Running St. Louis Schools Nixon Cuts $22 Million In Education Funding, Says GOP Lawmakers Forced His Hand http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/nixon-cuts-22-million-education-funding-says-gop-lawmakers-forced-his-hand <p>Because of a dispute over how much money to put in this year's supplemental budget, Gov. Jay Nixon has cut $22 million from public schools and higher education. &nbsp;</p><p>Nixon, a Democrat, announced Thursday that he's cutting $15.6 million from the current budget for K-12 schools, $3.2 million from community colleges, and $3.2 million from four-year institutions.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 01:16:14 +0000 Marshall Griffin 35217 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Nixon Cuts $22 Million In Education Funding, Says GOP Lawmakers Forced His Hand Accounted For: Can School Clinics Improve Attendance? http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/accounted-can-school-clinics-improve-attendance <p><em>This story is part four of <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/term/accounted">Accounted For,</a> an ongoing project of St. Thu, 10 Apr 2014 04:33:42 +0000 Tim Lloyd 35126 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Accounted For: Can School Clinics Improve Attendance? 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 Online College Course Consortium Collapses http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/online-college-course-consortium-collapses <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">After failing to make the grade with professors at Washington University, <a href="http://semesteronline.org/">Semester Online</a> </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">is going offline for good.</span></p><p></p> Fri, 04 Apr 2014 18:30:12 +0000 Dale Singer 35028 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Online College Course Consortium Collapses Not All School Board Races Are Ho-Hum This Year http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/not-all-school-board-races-are-ho-hum-year <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">School board elections often prompt little more than a ripple of public interest, but they are stirring up quite a bit more in at least two north St. Louis County districts this spring.</span></p> Thu, 03 Apr 2014 03:24:04 +0000 Dale Singer 34964 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Not All School Board Races Are Ho-Hum This Year