Mary Armstrong

St. Louis on the Air
1:24 pm
Thu October 30, 2014

Educators Address Racial Inequality

Credit (Flickr/Cast a Line)

Sixty years ago, Brown v. Board of Education outlawed segregated schools. Now, race and another Brown family are in the news: 18-year-old Michael Brown was shot and killed by a police officer in Ferguson in August.

On Saturday, Metropolitan Congregations United for St. Louis and United Congregations of Metro East are sponsoring a daylong education symposium that will look at those events and racism.

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St. Louis Schoools
12:17 pm
Sat May 17, 2014

Group Calls For 'Community Learning Centers'

AFT St. Louis President Mary Armstrong speaks at a rally in front of City Hall on Saturday.
Credit Bill Raack, St. Louis Public Radio

On the 60th anniversary of the historic Brown vs. Board of Education decision Saturday, a small group rallied in front of City Hall to call on elected officials to improve St. Louis’ schools.

The students, parents, members of Metropolitan Congregations United and representatives from the American Federation of Teachers St. Louis want schools turned into “community learning centers.” 

St. Louis Public Schools teachers’ union president Mary Armstrong says she would like these “centers” to focus more on learning and less on student testing.

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SLPS contract
11:11 pm
Tue November 15, 2011

SLPS teachers to get raises for the first time in three years

Union president Mary Armstrong and SLPS superintendent Kelvin Adams shake hands after the approval of a new three-year contract for district employees that includes the first raises in three years.
(Patrick Wallace/St. Louis Public Schools)

St. Louis Public Schools employees will get raises for the first time since the 2008-2009 school year under a contract approved Tuesday night by the state-appointed Special Administrative Board that oversees the district.

Members of the American Federation of Teachers Local 420 voted overwhelmingly earlier in the week to approve the new three-year deal, which takes effect immediately.

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