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December 01, 2017

Missouri's Normandy District Sheds Its Unaccredited Status

The Normandy school district lost its accreditation in 2013, and the state took over the academically and financially challenged school system in 2014.

October 19, 2017

NFL Player Chris Long Pledges Salary to Groups Supporting Educational Equity

The Eagles defensive end will donate his salary for the remaining 10 games this season to groups in Boston, St. Louis, and Philadelphia that support "educational equity and opportunity."

December 05, 2016

Riverview Gardens, Mo., District Receives Provisional Accreditation

The Riverview Gardens school district in St. Louis, Mo., which lost its accreditation in 2007, was one of two districts in the state without accreditation.

April 13, 2016

Ferguson Superintendent Asks Celebrities to Help Fund New Literacy Initiative

Superintendent Joseph Davis is asking celebrities who were outspoken about Ferguson in the wake of the 2014 shooting of Michael Brown to help by supporting a $2 million literacy initiative.

January 25, 2016

Jennings, Mo., Schools Chief Who Focused on Poverty Moving to Topeka, Kan.

Tiffany Anderson, who was chosen as one of Education Week's 2015 Leaders to Learn From, has received national praise for her approach to educating children in poverty.

December 30, 2015

The Year in District and Leadership News

Race, education disparities, school-leader standards, and criminal proceedings (in Atlanta and Chicago) were among the top stories on the District Dossier blog.

December 29, 2015

Cultivating Young Chess Masters in Some of St. Louis' Poorest Schools

Some of the most challenged school districts in the St. Louis region have started chess clubs with the help of local companies and some tutoring from the first African-American to become an international grandmaster.

August 09, 2015

A Year After Ferguson, Schools Still Grapple With Equity and Racial Bias

After the shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., and a national conversation about race, policing, and racial bias, some educators sharpened their focus on social justice issues in schools.

August 07, 2015

Missouri Lawmaker Seeks Justice Dept. Probe of Education in St. Louis Area

State Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal is calling for a federal probe into education in the St. Louis, Mo., region and for the legislature to override Gov. Jay Nixon's veto on the state's student transfer law.

June 26, 2015

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon Vetoes Student Transfer Bill

This is the second year in a row that the Democratic governor has vetoed an attempt to fix the state's school transfer bill. He said the bill doesn't address the problems the law had created.

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