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Tension Marks Missouri Education Goals Rewrite

Educators and parents chosen to rewrite learning benchmarks for Missouri children are divided on how to move forward.

09/22/2014

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State Report: Normandy District Still Declining

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.

08/29/2014

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Kachris Named as Education Department’s New Transition Officer

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.

07/18/2014

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Normandy Parents Sue Over School Transfer Changes

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.

07/15/2014

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Education Officials Endorse Missouri Schools Plan

First step would be to assist unaccredited and partially-accredited districts.

03/21/2014

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Hearings Will Focus on Unaccredited Missouri Schools

Missouri education officials are planning a series of public hearings on ideas for helping unaccredited school districts boost student achievement.

01/27/2014

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Washington U. to Sponsor All-Girls Charter School

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.

01/16/2014

A less packed Normandy Public Schools meeting this month. Meeting is for parents/teachers to ask DESE questions.  (KMOX/Allison Blood)

Lackluster Turnout at Missouri Education Dept. Meeting in Normandy

Missouri Education Commissioner Chris Nicastro says she is “open to any and every idea.”

12/12/2013

Hundreds of attendees listen to Normandy School District and state education officials at Normandy High School on November 11, 2013.

Normandy Education Meeting Leaves More Questions Than Answers

Several parents made signs, calling on education officials to “protect our kids” and “support neighborhood schools.”

11/12/2013

A bus carrying students from the Missouri School for the Deaf overturned on August 2, 2013. Photo via KMOV.

15 Deaf Students Injured in Montgomery Co. Bus Crash

The incident occurred around 1:30 Friday afternoon as the bus was exiting Interstate 70 at the Danforth exit.

08/02/2013

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