school transfers http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Will Normandy Students Be Able To Attend U. City? Despite Policy Change, Answer Not Clear http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/will-normandy-students-be-able-attend-u-city-despite-policy-change-answer-not-clear <p><strong>(Updated 1:29 p.m., Fri., July 18)</strong></p> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 18:33:00 +0000 Tim Lloyd & Dale Singer 38166 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Will Normandy Students Be Able To Attend U. City? Despite Policy Change, Answer Not Clear Normandy Parents Sue For Students' Right To Transfer Out http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/normandy-parents-sue-students-right-transfer-out <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Several parents of students who live in the Normandy school district filed <a href="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/kwmu/files/07.14.2014_Final_Version_School_Transfer_Petition.pdf">suit in St. Louis County Circuit Court</a>&nbsp;Monday, challenging the state’s move to limit the number of students who may transfer out of Normandy to accredited school districts.</span></p> Mon, 14 Jul 2014 18:40:01 +0000 Dale Singer 38034 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Normandy Parents Sue For Students' Right To Transfer Out Ritenour Rejects Further Transfers From Normandy http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/ritenour-rejects-further-transfers-normandy <p>The Ritenour school district has become the latest to decide it will not allow students who live in Normandy to transfer there in the coming school year.<br /><br />The decision, announced Thursday night after a Ritenour board meeting, means that 78 students who had applied to transfer from Normandy will not be able to attend an accredited district when classes resume next month.<br /><br />In a statement released late Thursday night, the board said:<br />&nbsp;</p><p></p> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 15:42:50 +0000 Dale Singer 37980 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Ritenour Rejects Further Transfers From Normandy University City Says No To Normandy Transfers http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/university-city-says-no-normandy-transfers <p><strong><em>Updated at 5:07 p.m., Fri., June 27. &nbsp; &nbsp;</em></strong></p><p>The University City School District’s board voted Thursday evening no longer to accept transfer students from Normandy.</p><p>The 80 students who were signed up to return to the district but can no longer continue in the transfer program join the 350 students who, a week ago, were told they could no longer go to school in Francis Howell.</p> Fri, 27 Jun 2014 10:23:16 +0000 Tim Lloyd 37572 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org University City Says No To Normandy Transfers With District About To Lapse, Elected Normandy Board Holds Final Meeting http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/district-about-lapse-elected-normandy-board-holds-final-meeting <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">With some anger, some defiance and some celebration, the elected board of the Normandy school district held its final meeting Thursday night.</span></p><p>On Tuesday, the district will be replaced by the Normandy Schools Collaborative, to be run by a board whose members have not yet all been appointed. Ty McNichols is set to remain as superintendent, but he and other administrators will be working without contracts.</p> Fri, 27 Jun 2014 02:17:11 +0000 Dale Singer 37570 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org With District About To Lapse, Elected Normandy Board Holds Final Meeting Parents Of Normandy Transfer Students Wait To See If Districts Will Follow Francis Howell’s Lead http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/parents-normandy-transfer-students-wait-see-if-districts-will-follow-francis-howell-s-lead <p>Anxiety crept through SheRon Chaney when she heard that the Francis Howell School District would no longer accept about 350 transfer students from Normandy who were signed up to continue in the program.&nbsp;</p><p>“Last year we were hopeful, this year we’re fearful,” she said.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 23 Jun 2014 01:43:58 +0000 Tim Lloyd 37417 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Parents Of Normandy Transfer Students Wait To See If Districts Will Follow Francis Howell’s Lead Big Questions And Small Ones Linger About Normandy http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/big-questions-and-small-ones-linger-about-normandy <p>While the Missouri board of education wrestles with big questions concerning&nbsp; Normandy schools – who will run them, how will the curriculum change, how can student achievement be raised – parents in the district have much more personal concerns:</p><p>Will their children still be able to transfer to nearby accredited districts in the coming school year?</p> Mon, 16 Jun 2014 01:02:40 +0000 Dale Singer 37154 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Big Questions And Small Ones Linger About Normandy Normandy Seeks Court Order Blocking State Takeover http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/normandy-seeks-court-order-blocking-state-takeover <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Normandy School&nbsp;District filed a <a href="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/kwmu/files/201406/File_stamped_Motion_for_Temporary_Restraining_Order_06.13.14.pdf">motion Friday seeking to block the state’s takeover of the district</a> as of June 30 and its replacement by a new Normandy Schools Collaborative run by a state-appointed board.</span></p> Fri, 13 Jun 2014 21:38:24 +0000 Dale Singer 37160 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Normandy Seeks Court Order Blocking State Takeover Breitenfeld Won Student Transfer Case But Now Home Schools Children, Faces Bankruptcy http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/breitenfeld-won-student-transfer-case-now-home-schools-children-faces-bankruptcy <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">As Missouri schools begin preparing for another year of student transfers, the woman who brought the case all the way to the state Supreme Court is at the brink of bankruptcy and wondering where her daughters will get their education this fall.</span></p> Fri, 13 Jun 2014 02:11:29 +0000 Dale Singer 36913 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Breitenfeld Won Student Transfer Case But Now Home Schools Children, Faces Bankruptcy Editor's Weekly: Searching For Coherence In An Atomized World http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/editors-weekly-searching-coherence-atomized-world <p>Some of St. Louis Public Radio’s best work this week wasn’t breaking news. It was making sense of news that broke days or even months earlier.</p><p>It’s been a year since the court ruling that opened the door to student transfers from Normandy and Riverview Gardens to Francis Howell, Mehlville, Kirkwood and other districts. <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/one-year-later-no-end-sight-school-transfer-turmoil" target="_self">Reporter Dale Singer circled back</a> this week to ask key participants to reflect on their hopes, fears and actual experiences.</p> Fri, 13 Jun 2014 02:07:51 +0000 Margaret Wolf Freivogel 36935 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Editor's Weekly: Searching For Coherence In An Atomized World