St. Louis Schools Improve; Not Enough for Full AccreditationSt. Louis Public Schools have been provisionally accredited since 2007 due to low graduation rates, poor test scores and other factors. A special state-appointed three-member board has overseen its operations since then.
SLPS Qualifies for Full Accreditation for First Time Since 200012 schools now "credited with distinction," another 22 "fully accredited."
Students at Failing Missouri Schools Score Low on New TestMost students at Missouri's two failing school districts aren't proficient in Math or English and scored lower on standardized tests than students statewide, data released Monday by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education show.
Mizzou Loses Library Science AccreditationOfficials say they will appeal
Most St. Louis Area Police Departments Aren't AccreditedBetter Together spokesman Dave Leipholtz says their recent study found that among 60 departments that patrol the St. Louis region, accreditation is by far the exception rather than the rule.
Aggressive Approach to Academic AchievementDepartment of Education unveils proposal to avoid loss of accreditation for school districts.
Local State Lawmakers Propose School Transfer OverhaulThe four senators, two Democrats and two Republicans, say their legislation makes much-needed modifications.
Normandy Reverses Decision, Will Pay Tuition Bills for Transfer StudentsOnly one board member cast a dissenting vote, making the analogy it was like handing someone a pistol and ask them to kill themselves.
Normandy to Pay Transportation Costs, Not TuitionThe vote came Thursday morning during a special meeting at the district's headquarters.
Normandy Parents Lash Out in Town Hall ForumParents are angry because they see their district as worsening after an exodus of students from the unaccredited district over the summer.
St. Louis Superintendent Discusses First Day, Transfers"My heart goes out to those two superintendents who started July 1st. They've been on the job roughly six weeks and obviously they have a very challenging situation."
Nixon Will Not Call Special Session on Unaccredited SchoolsThe governor says there are some ways improve Missouri education but he is leaving it up to state legislators and will not call them into a special session, as some have suggested he do.

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