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Future Uncertain for Normandy School District

On June 30, the Normandy School District disappears and a state-operated entity takes over, hiring teachers and other staff from scratch.

06/12/2014

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St. Louis Public Schools Name “Teacher of the Year”

Dianna Sumner teaches social studies at Carnahan High School in South St. Louis.

05/28/2014

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School Districts Using ‘Walking School Buses’ To Fight Childhood Obesity, Improve Attendance

Walking school buses are catching on in school districts nationwide because they are seen as a way to fight childhood obesity, improve attendance rates and ensure that kids get to school safely.

05/26/2014

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Nixon Will Veto Student Transfer Legislation

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon says he will veto legislation seeking to overhaul a law that requires unaccredited school districts to pay costs for students to transfer to better-performing nearby schools.

05/23/2014

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Normandy School District Suing 2 State Departments, 20 School Districts

This week, the state decided to dissolve the district and replace it with a state-run organization.

05/22/2014

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Bill Addresses Openings on State Education Board

Legislation addressing vacancies on the Missouri State Board of Education is awaiting action by Gov. Jay Nixon.

05/22/2014

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State Board of Education Votes to Lapse Normandy District

The Missouri Board of Education voted today to lapse the unaccredited Normandy School District, and replace it with the Normandy Schools Collaborative, a new local education agency, and a new governing board.

05/20/2014

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Mo. Lawmakers Hope to Pass Overhaul of School Transfer Law

A bill aimed at fixing Missouri’s school transfer law could be heading to the governor’s desk as soon as today, but whether Jay Nixon will sign it remains a question.

05/14/2014

It's Perfectly Normal

Francis Howell Parent Fights to Have Sex Ed. Book Removed

A Francis Howell parent is fighting to have a sex education book removed from the districts library, because of explicit content.

05/12/2014

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Lawmakers Seek to Complete Missouri School Bill

Missouri lawmakers are trying to resolve differences on legislation revising the state’s law on student transfers from failing school districts.

05/12/2014

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