St. Louis City Schools http://news.stlpublicradio.org en 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 Commentary: Sequestration And Our Children http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/commentary-sequestration-and-our-children <p>All of us should be greatly concerned that the continuation of the Sequestration will have an extremely negative impact on the future of our schools and our school age children. It adversely impacts education in many ways<br />&nbsp;</p> Thu, 15 Aug 2013 14:23:45 +0000 Susan Uchitelle 25294 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Commentary: Sequestration And Our Children