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Education
11:23 am
Wed June 19, 2013

Mo. Dept. Of Education Issues Guidelines For Transfers To Accredited Districts

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Updated 5:34 p.m. to include comments from Chris Tennill of  the School District of Clayton

The Missouri Department Of Elementary & Secondary Education has issued its own guidelines for the transfer process of students from unaccredited districts to those which are accredited.

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Features
5:00 am
Fri June 14, 2013

Accreditation, Achievement, Outcome - What Dictates A Student's Success?

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School system performance is paramount for any family looking to move and start a family, as it was for Rob and Diane Pattershuk, when they moved to Ladue 20 years ago. 

They made a good choice – the district offers a several extracurricular activities, advanced placement classes, and was ranked as the top school in the state on this year’s Newsweek poll of America’s Best High Schools.

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School Transfers
2:42 pm
Tue June 11, 2013

Supreme Court Says Missouri School Transfer Law Is Constitutional

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Updated 4:38 p.m. & 5:44 p.m.

The Missouri Supreme Court has upheld a state law that allows students to transfer from unaccredited districts to ones that are accredited.

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Features
5:00 am
Wed June 5, 2013

College Bound: Debate Champ and Valedictorian Headed To Princeton On Full Scholarship

Crockett after her high school graduation. The 17-year-old will attend Princeton University this fall on a full scholarship.
Credit Courtesy of College Bound

The school year may be over, but things are just getting started for 17-year-old Destiny Crockett. She graduated from Clyde C. Miller High School in St. Louis with a 4.1 GPA, finished in the top 16 of the Urban Debate League's national competition last month with her partner Cameron Smith, and will be attending Princeton in the fall on a full scholarship. 

Crockett will be the first graduate from her high school and the College Bound program to attend an Ivy League school.

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Education
8:25 pm
Tue May 28, 2013

Kofi Annan Kicks Off Global Education Conference In St. Louis

Former Secretary General of the United Nations, Kofi Annan, speaking in Cannes, France in 2009.
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From climate change to economics, the future of the world is more interconnected than ever.

That was a key theme of Kofi Annan’s speech Tuesday evening that kicked off the Association of International Educators annual convention in St. Louis.  

The former Secretary General of United Nations opened by telling the crowd a story of how as a young exchange student in Minnesota, he learned to accept earmuffs, even though he thought they looked “inelegant” at first.

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Features
9:35 am
Thu May 9, 2013

Sharon Robinson On Breaking Barriers, Fighting For Justice, And Getting Her Father's Story Right

Sharon Robinson signed books and spoke to students as part of the "Breaking Barriers - In Sports, In Life" program. She was there to congratulate essay contest winner Jennifer Wayland.
Erin Williams

When Jackie Robinson became the first African American to play major league baseball in 1947, he laid a framework of courage and social justice for all Americans that would continue to help shape the future of the country both on and off the field.

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East St. Louis schools
12:47 pm
Tue May 7, 2013

State, East St. Louis School Board Settle Lawsuit Over Attempted Takeover

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Illinois state education officials and members of the East St. Louis school board have settled a nearly year-old lawsuit sparked by the state board's attempt to take over the struggling district.  

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Business
5:28 pm
Tue April 23, 2013

Roosevelt High Students Recognized By State Treasurer For Financial Literacy Course Completion

A Roosevelt High student shakes hands with state treasurer Clint Zweifel. The students were recognized today for their completion of the Regiona Bank Financial Scholars Program.
Erin Williams

Students at Roosevelt High School were recognized for their participation in the Regional Bank Financial Scholars program. The students completed a web course that taught the basics of money management, and received certificates in an assembly that included remarks made by State Treasurer Clint Zweifel.

Zweifel, who hails from North County, feels that the program helps to not only lay a financial foundation for the present, but also teaches the benefits of making good choices for the future:

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St. Louis on the Air
4:34 pm
Tue April 9, 2013

Why Saying ‘I’m Not A Math Person’ Can Be Harmful, Efforts To Improve Math Literacy

The O'Fallon Township High School (IL) Robotics Team competes in a FIRST Robotics competition
(Courtesy: Eric O. Curry)

For years, the three R’s of a basic education have been reading, writing and arithmetic.

While there are some indications that American students are faltering in reading and writing, especially worrisome is arithmetic.

Among the world’s industrialized nations, the United States is far down the list on math proficiency and math literacy, well behind such countries as Liechtenstein and Slovakia.

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MO Statehouse
11:24 am
Tue April 9, 2013

Funding Boost For Mo. Schools, Small Raise For State Employees Likely

The Missouri State Capitol.
Marshall Griffin/St. Louis Public Radio

Will be updated with more information.

Missouri schools appear likely to get a 2 percent funding increase next year. And state employees could get a small raise.

Those decisions appear to be locked into the budget as a result of decisions Tuesday by the Senate Appropriations Committee.

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