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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School Transfers
11:29 am
Sun September 29, 2013

Mo. State Senate, House Members Will Listen To Testimony On School Transfers

bsabarnowl Flickr

Lawmakers from both the Missouri state Senate and House will meet on Tuesday to collect ideas on how to deal with the school transfer process.

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Immigration
6:36 am
Sun September 29, 2013

Archdiocese Urges Pastors To Preach Virtues Of Immigration Reform

Albrecht Dürer Wikimedia Commons

The Archdiocese of St. Louis is urging pastors and deacons to preach this Sunday on the connection between Catholic social teachings and immigration reform.

Giovanni Madriz is Program Coordinator with the Office of Hispanic Ministry, and says the immigration reform package passed by the U.S. Senate is consistent with Catholic teachings. 

“The bottom line is that justice and mercy have to guide our approach to immigration reform," Madriz says.  "Those principles must be met, must be respected.  Comprehensive immigration reform will be just law, will be merciful.”   

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Health Care
11:06 am
Sat September 28, 2013

St. Louis Health Care Project For Low-Income Residents Receives Funding Extension

A doctor's stethoscope
(Via Flickr/Rosemary)

Thousands of low-income St. Louis City and County residents will continue to receive health services through a network of community health centers.

Last night the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services approved a one year, $30 million funding extension for Gateway to Better Health, which will be used to cover the costs of providing health services to people between 19 to 64-years-old who are making up to 100 percent of the federal poverty level.

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Health Department
9:16 pm
Tue September 24, 2013

St. Louis County Health Department Director Answers Questions About Possible Misuse Of Funds

St. Louis County Health Director Dolores Gunn answers questions from reporters on Tuesday, Sept. 24.
Tim Lloyd St. Louis Public Radio

The head of the St. Louis County Health Department answered questions this afternoon about an ongoing investigation into a possible misuse of funds, but it remains unclear how much money could be missing.

At the center of the investigation is Edward Mueth, a top official in the department that allegedly set up a computer company that may have over billed the county for goods and services.   

Mueth committed suicide one day before he was scheduled to answer questions about a budget item that fell under his supervision.

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School Transfers
7:56 pm
Mon September 23, 2013

Education Officials Tell Lawmakers Their Concerns About School Transfer Process

The Missouri State House of Representatives Interim Committee listens to the concerns of education officials.
Tim Lloyd St. Louis Public Radio

On Monday the Missouri State House of Representatives Interim Committee on Education kicked off a listening tour geared toward collecting feedback on issues facing schools around the state.

Even though several topics were listed on the agenda, the school transfer process was a big part of the discussion.

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Economy
6:00 am
Mon September 23, 2013

Launch Code Aims To Grow St. Louis Tech Talent

Jim McKelvey
Courtesy of Launch Code

In the St. Louis region and across the nation, it can be difficult for new programmers to get their foot in the door.  At the same time startups and established companies in the St. Louis region can struggle to find qualified talent.  

Enter Co-founder of  Square and owner of Third Degree Glass Factory Jim McKelvey, whose new project Launch Code pairs beginner programmers with their more established counterparts.

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Crime
6:13 am
Sun September 22, 2013

St. Louis Area Law Enforcement Agencies Will Gather For Cyberbullying Workshop

(via Flickr/Remko van Dokkum)

Law enforcement representatives from more than 25 St. Louis area police departments will gather this Wednesday for a workshop on cyberbullying. 

Tina Meier, whose 13-year-old daughter, Megan, committed suicide in 2006 after being the victim of cyberbullying will lead the workshop. She says the event is unique because in addition to discussing the impact cyberbullying can have on children; as a training exercise officers will also be reinvestigating cases using laws that were passed after her daughter’s death.

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St. Louis on the Air
9:23 am
Thu September 19, 2013

Normandy Reaccreditation Plan Focuses On Education And Socio-Economic Concerns

knittymarie Flickr

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.

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.

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Tyrone McNichols
6:00 am
Thu September 19, 2013

New Superintendents Pushing Through Challenges: In Normandy, Tyrone McNichols

Superintendent Tyrone McNichols reads to kindergarten students at Barack Obama Elementary School. The teacher, Ms. Deidre Sealey, participates in the activity
Courtesy Normandy School District

Now that the school transfer process is in full swing, we’re taking a look at the new superintendents who are hustling to earn back state accreditation for their school districts.

Both men have only been on the job for a few months, and facing long odds, they’re reaching out the community to help get their schools back on track.

This two part report starts on the first day of school in the parking lot of Normandy High School. 

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Economy
12:38 pm
Sun September 15, 2013

Fed Report Finds St. Louis Regional Economy Is Picking Up Steam

Rob Lee Flickr

Economic growth across eastern and central Missouri and southern Illinois is picking up steam, according to a new report from the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis.  

Overall, the unemployment rate in the last quarter was just a hair below the national average, at 7.4 percent, and Kevin Kliesen, a business economist and research officer with the Fed in St. Louis, says there’s reason for optimism. 

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