Tim Lloyd

Education Reporter

Tim Lloyd grew up north of Kansas City and holds a masters degree in journalism from the University of Missouri, Columbia. Prior to joining St. Louis Public Radio, he launched digital reporting efforts for Harvest Public Media, a Corporation for Public Broadcasting funded collaboration between Midwestern NPR member stations that focuses on agriculture and food issues.  His stories have aired on a variety of stations and shows including Morning Edition, ​Marketplace, KCUR, KPR, IPR, NET, WFIU.  He won regional Edward R Murrow Awards in 2013 for Writing, Hard News and was part of the reporting team that won for Continuing Coverage.  In 2010 he received the national Debakey Journalism Award and in 2009 he won a Missouri Press Association award for Best News Feature.

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Education
6:02 pm
Fri November 8, 2013

Concerns Raised About Ferguson-Florissant Superintendent Art McCoy Being Placed On Leave

Rev. Freddy Clark of Shalom Church, City of Peace leads a press conference about the decision to put Superintendent Art McCoy on Leave.
Tim Lloyd St. Louis Public Radio

This afternoon several community activists in north St. Louis County voiced their frustration with the Ferguson-Florissant School Board’s decision to place Superintendent Art McCoy on administrative leave.

Rev. Freddy Clark of Shalom Church, City of Peace said parents and community members want an explanation, immediately.  Clark, who is part of the Citizen’s Task Force on Excellence in Education, denounced the move and said McCoy is a gifted educator.

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Transit
4:53 pm
Tue November 5, 2013

St. Louis Hopes To Spur Low-Income Housing Near Metro Train And Bus Stops

Metrolink tracks will undergo some grinding work over the next few months.
St. Louis Public Radio Staff St. Louis Public Radio

St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay announced a new program today that’s geared toward building low-income housing near MetroLink stations and MetroBus stops.

The city will use $1 million from the Affordable Housing Trust Fund to spur development around public transit.      

St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay said easing transportation costs can help low-income residents move up the income ladder, giving them affordable access to things like jobs and education.  

Big picture, he said the idea falls under the city’s Sustainability Plan.  

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Education
11:12 am
Sun November 3, 2013

New Program Aims To Encourage More Women To Consider STEM Related Careers

breahn Flickr

Companies from across the St. Louis region are launching a new program on Monday that’s aimed at steering women toward careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM, related fields.

The mentoring and job shadowing project is a partnership between the private all-girls Catholic high school Cor Jesu Academy and companies that include Ameren, Watlow and Barry-Wehmille Companies, Inc.

President of Cor Jesu Academy, Sister Barbara Thomas, said they’ve worked with each company so that a woman engineer is onsite to guide students.

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Community Development
1:07 pm
Sat November 2, 2013

Community Leaders, Local Officials Gather To Share Ideas On Building Stronger Neighborhoods

NathanReed Flickr

Community leaders and local politicians from across the St. Louis region gathered at Harris Stowe University on Saturday to network and share ideas on how to build stronger neighborhoods.

The day-long event was organized by the St. Louis Association of Community Organizations (SLACO) and geared toward building connected neighborhoods from the ground up.  

SLAYCO’s Executive Director, Nancy Thompson, said developing relationships between stakeholders is critical to the region as a whole.  

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Politics
9:26 pm
Mon October 28, 2013

Former Missouri Congressman Ike Skelton Dead At 81

Former Rep. Ike Skelton (D-Missouri)
Official Photo, U.S. House of Representatives

Former Missouri Congressman Ike Skelton, a champion of the military who served 17 terms in the U.S. House before losing a re-election bid in 2010, has died. He was 81.

Skelton died Monday at Virginia Hospital Center in Arlington, Va., surrounded by family and friends, including longtime colleague Russell Orban. 

The cause was not immediately released, but Orban says Skelton entered the hospital a week earlier with a cough. Orban confirmed Skelton's death to The Associated Press. 

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Crime
5:07 pm
Mon October 28, 2013

Other Than Counterfeit Tickets, World Series Experiencing Few Issues With Crime

Busch Stadium
(UPI/Bill Greenblatt)

For Cardinals fans looking to pick up tickets to tonight’s World Series game, St. Louis City Chief of Police Sam Dotson has a simple piece of advice: buyer beware.

There were around 80 instances of phony tickets being sold for Game 3, but he says police were able to cut that number to three for last night’s game.

He says there have also been some issues with phony money.

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Affordable Care Act
12:42 pm
Sun October 20, 2013

Blunt Says Sebelius Should Testify On ACA Website Glitches

Screen grab of Healthcare.gov

Updated on Sunday at 7:30 p.m. with details from U.S. Department of Health and Human Services blog post. 

Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) says Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius should testify before a House committee on technical glitches surrounding Healthcare.Gov.

The House Energy and Commerce Committee sent a letter to Sebelius asking her to testify this week. She has yet to publicly respond to the request.    

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Education
2:00 pm
Sat October 19, 2013

Washington University Hosts Business Leaders And Academics From India

Washington University in St. Louis
kennedy22 Flickr

Washington University is playing host this weekend to both international business leaders and academics from the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IITB).

The meeting is aimed at strengthening connections around technology, innovation and education.

During the two day event, officials with both universities announced the launch of a corporate focused alliance geared toward transitioning academic discoveries into real world applications.

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Around the Nation
7:28 am
Tue October 8, 2013

Anxious St. Louis Businesses Want Shutdown To End

Originally published on Tue October 8, 2013 7:26 am

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RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

In our continuing coverage of the impact of the partial government shutdown, we head now to St. Louis. It's home to around 25,000 federal workers, and many of them are wondering when they'll get back to work. So too are the many small businesses that rely on those workers as customers. St. Louis Public Radio's Tim Lloyd has more.

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Immigration
2:52 pm
Sat October 5, 2013

Religious Leaders Hold ‘Pilgrimage’ For Immigration Reform

Immigration rights advocates hold five mile "pilgramage" on Saturday, Oct. 5.
Tim Lloyd St. Louis Public Radio

Even though most of the political discussion in Congress is focused on fully funding the government, last Wednesday an immigration bill was introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives.

On Saturday, a more than five mile interfaith “pilgrimage” from St. Cecilia Catholic Church in south St. Louis City to St. Alphonsus “Rock” Catholic Church in mid-town was aimed at returning immigration reform to the political forefront.

The march was one of 100 similar events held across the country.

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