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.
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.
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.
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.
Local schools cancel after-school activities ahead of the Ferguson grand jury announcement.
The Jennings School District has called off school Monday and Tuesday. The district had already planned to shut down Wednesday through the end of the week for Thanksgiving.
It was a night of congratulations for the Riverview Garden’s School district as the state education department met with parents for an update on the district’s progress.
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.
The district’s board voted Thursday to tell students who had already transferred from Normandy that they will not be allowed to return to University City in the fall.
Missouri Senate committee tackles a student transfer law and addresses struggling school districts such as Normandy and Riverview Gardens.