Tyrone McNichols http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Would-Be Teachers Flock To Normandy Job Fair http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/would-be-teachers-flock-normandy-job-fair <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Normandy Schools Collaborative is looking for a fresh start. So is Andrew </span>Nardi<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. He’s hoping the two desires fit and he’ll get his first teaching job when classes start next month.</span></p> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 01:39:25 +0000 Dale Singer 38342 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Would-Be Teachers Flock To Normandy Job Fair Normandy Board Starts Planning For New School Year http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/normandy-board-starts-planning-new-school-year <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Now that the dramas of the state takeover and the uncertainty of student transfers have mostly passed, the board of the new Normandy Schools Collaborative started working Monday night on their main goal: Raising student achievement.</span></p><p>Missouri's education commissioner Chris Nicastro sat at the board table while some of her assistants presented detailed plans on how to evaluate teaching and learning. The five board members heard the state’s plans for turning the district around.</p><p>In their presentation, the process was described this way:</p> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 02:27:00 +0000 Dale Singer 37855 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Normandy Board Starts Planning For New School Year Normandy Not Bankrupt Now, But Its Future Remains Cloudy http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/normandy-not-bankrupt-now-its-future-remains-cloudy <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Normandy School District isn’t going broke at the beginning of April, as some education officials had forecast in recent months. But that doesn’t mean that the district’s future is secure.</span></p><p>At Monday night’s meeting of the state task force formed to recommend the future direction of the district, officials from the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education said that Normandy’s future depends in large part on what bills the General Assembly may pass before it adjourns in mid-May.</p> Tue, 01 Apr 2014 03:11:53 +0000 Dale Singer 34890 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Normandy Not Bankrupt Now, But Its Future Remains Cloudy Normandy Pushes For Caps On Tuition For Transfer Students http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/normandy-pushes-caps-tuition-transfer-students <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Normandy’s school superintendent says the district’s finances can be helped if lawmakers would cap tuition paid for transfer students at the same amount that districts receive for accepting </span>deseg<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> students going from St. Louis to St. Louis County.</span></p> Fri, 28 Feb 2014 03:32:17 +0000 Dale Singer 34066 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Normandy Pushes For Caps On Tuition For Transfer Students Normandy Reaccreditation Plan Focuses On Education And Socio-Economic Concerns http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/normandy-reaccreditation-plan-focuses-education-and-socio-economic-concerns <p>With less than three months on the job, Normandy School District Superintendent Tyrone McNichols has a clear plan to regain accreditation from the state and a strong message about the help he needs to make that plan successful.</p><p>The main academic components of McNichols' plan involve a new literacy program in partnership with the University of Missouri-St. Louis and a new focus on STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics). As part of the focus on STEM, a new science program is being implemented through a partnership with Washington University.</p> Thu, 19 Sep 2013 14:23:31 +0000 Tim Lloyd & Camille Phillips 29912 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Normandy Reaccreditation Plan Focuses On Education And Socio-Economic Concerns