St. Louis Schools http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Most Of Missouri's New Laws For 2013 Take Effect Wednesday http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/most-missouris-new-laws-2013-take-effect-wednesday <p>August 28 arrives on Wednesday, meaning dozens of new state laws will take effect in Missouri.</p> Tue, 27 Aug 2013 22:48:54 +0000 Marshall Griffin 29441 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Most Of Missouri's New Laws For 2013 Take Effect Wednesday 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? St. Louis Schools Score In 'Unaccredited' Range Under New Grading Scale But Won't Lose Accreditation http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louis-schools-score-unaccredited-range-under-new-grading-scale-wont-lose-accreditation <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The <a href="http://dese.mo.gov/">Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (</a></span><a href="http://dese.mo.gov/">DESE</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href="http://dese.mo.gov/">)</a> has released its <a href="http://dese.mo.gov/MOSIS/documents/District_2013APR_20130814.pdf">Annual Performance Report (APR) for all of Missouri's school districts, using a different grading scale </a>than the one used in previous years to determine whether or not districts should be accredited.</span></p> Fri, 23 Aug 2013 05:01:00 +0000 Marshall Griffin & Maria Altman 29321 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org St. Louis Schools Score In 'Unaccredited' Range Under New Grading Scale But Won't Lose Accreditation 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 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