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Students at Failing Missouri Schools Score Low on New Test

Most 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.

08/17/2015

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Missouri Student Transfers Up Slightly This School Year

More than 1,170 Missouri students from two failing school systems in the St. Louis area have been placed in other nearby districts for the upcoming school year, only slightly more than the nearly 1,150 students who switched from the Riverview Gardens and Normandy schools last year, new data show.

08/05/2015

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Nixon to Veto Student Transfers Bill

The veto likely will mean the end of requiring failing districts to pay for students to transfer to better-performing ones nearby.

06/26/2015

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Nixon to Veto Student Transfers Bill

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon will veto a bill to revamp the state’s system allowing students to transfer from failing schools, two Missouri lawmakers who took a lead in crafting the legislation said on Thursday.

06/25/2015

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon shakes the hand of Dr. Charles Pearson of the Normandy Schools Collaborative (L) after it was announced that St. Louis-area superintendents and education leaders will provide a range of services aimed at improving the educational performance and financial stability of the unaccredited Normandy and Riverview Gardens school districts, in Bel Nor, Missouri on June 23, 2015. In addition, the Governor announced that he is providing $1 million in state funds for intensive reading instruction in Normandy and Riverview Gardens.  Photo by Bill Greenblatt/UPI

St. Louis-area Schools Agree to Help Failing Districts

A group of St. Louis-area schools are banding together to help two failing districts get back on track, Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon announced Tuesday.

06/23/2015

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Normandy Man to be Executed for Murdering Ex-Wife’s Boyfriend

A North St. Louis County man is set to die by lethal injection for stabbing to death his ex-wife’s boyfriend more than 15 years ago.

02/25/2015

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Koster Sues 13 STL County Municipalities for Balancing Budgets with Traffic Fines

Missouri’s Attorney General files suit against 13 municipalities in St. Louis County for violations of the Macks Creek law, which prohibits municipalities from getting more than 30 percent of revenue from traffic violations.

12/18/2014

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Local Schools Cancel After-School Activities

Local schools cancel after-school activities ahead of the Ferguson grand jury announcement.

11/24/2014

Voluteers help the owners of Sam's Meat Market clean up after their business was looted during another night of rioting following protests over the shooting death of Michael Brown on August 16, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. Looters ransacked several businesses for several hours as police held a position nearby with military grade weapons and armored personnel carriers (APC). Violent outbreaks have taken place almost nightly in Ferguson since the shooting death of Brown by a Ferguson police officer on August 9. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Grants to Aid Ferguson Area Firms, Schools

Schools and businesses damaged during unrest in Ferguson and Dellwood in the aftermath of the fatal shooting of Michael Brown are about to get some help.

09/15/2014

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Center for Homeless Teens Relocates to Larger Facility in Normandy

The number of homeless teens in our area is difficult to determine. Difficult, because while teens are on the street, others do what’s called “couch surf,” or stay with relatives or friends for weeks at a time.

09/10/2014

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