A collaborative effort among the administration, parents, and teachers of the St. Louis Public Schools toward regaining accreditation earned praise on Tuesday from the president of the a national teachers union.
Randi Weingarten, the president of the American Federation of Teachers, made St. Louis a stop on her national back-to-school tour. The St. Louis teachers are represented by an AFT local.
The St. Louis school district could be a year away from regaining partial accreditation. Missouri's Annual Performance Reports, or MAP scores, have been released today. They show that St. Louis city schools have met seven standards, including one academic standard.
Education Commissioner Chris Nicastro says they're looking for sustained improvement over time.
Students filing in for the first day of school at Gateway Elementary School in St. Louis.
St. Louis Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Kelvin Adams and other district administrators visited 25 churches on Sunday, Aug. 12, 2012. They asked congregations to help make sure kids get to their first day class.