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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.

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.

September 14, 2015

Ferguson Commission: Schools Must Prioritize Whole-Child Issues, Equity

A 198-page report by the Ferguson Commission recommends a focus on whole-child issues like hunger and school discipline and an overhaul in how the state of the Missouri deals with unaccredited districts.

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.

June 24, 2015

St. Louis-Area School Systems Band Together to Help Unaccredited Districts

The group of 22 school districts will work to help Normandy Schools Collaborative and Riverview Gardens school districts regain firm academic and financial footing.

June 16, 2015

Missouri Schools and Parents Are Divided on Proposed Fixes to School Transfer Law

Gov. Jay Nixon, who vetoed the legislature's attempt last year to fix the controversial 1993 school transfer law, has until mid-July to act on this year's version.

February 12, 2015

Missouri Transfer Bill May Allow Students to Attend Charter and Virtual Schools

Under a measure approved by Missouri's Senate education committee this week, students from "unaccredited" schools could transfer to "accredited" schools in the district or, if no seats are available, attend charter or virtual schools.

September 08, 2014

Normandy, Mo. Students Still Seek to Transfer to Other Districts

The state's takeover of the struggling St. Louis-area district was meant to staunch the flow of students to other districts, but a local court ruling is allowing the transfers to continue.

July 23, 2014

Kansas City District Must Allow Student Transfers For Now, State Board Rules

Missouri state board members declined to grant the 13,000-student district a temporary provisional accreditation status that would have staved off student transfer to other districts.

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