Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
Educators and parents chosen to rewrite learning benchmarks for Missouri children are divided on how to move forward.
Newly released state data shows the struggling Normandy school district in St. Louis County saw its academic performance drop to the lowest in the state during a tumultuous school year that saw hundreds of its students transfer.
Kachris will serve as the department’s on-site liaison, as well as advisor, mentor, and consultant to superintendent Dr. Ty McNichols and his leadership staff.
A group of Normandy school district parents has filed suit over recent changes to student attendance rules that limit the number of pupils who can transfer to better-performing schools in other districts.
First step would be to assist unaccredited and partially-accredited districts.
Missouri education officials are planning a series of public hearings on ideas for helping unaccredited school districts boost student achievement.
A new charter school for girls in St. Louis will focus on math, engineering and technology while trying to close the gender gap in the male-dominated hard sciences.
Missouri Education Commissioner Chris Nicastro says she is “open to any and every idea.”
Several parents made signs, calling on education officials to “protect our kids” and “support neighborhood schools.”
The incident occurred around 1:30 Friday afternoon as the bus was exiting Interstate 70 at the Danforth exit.