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July 25, 2014 via St. Louis Post- Dispatch

With transfers cut off, Normandy families seek to move to better schools

More than 450 children from Normandy schools crossed the Blanchette Bridge daily last year to attend school in the Francis Howell district. Full article

July 24, 2014 via St. Louis Public Radio

Would-Be Teachers Flock To Normandy Job Fair

The Normandy Schools Collaborative is looking for a fresh start. So is Andrew Nardi. He’s hoping the two desires fit and he’ll get his first teaching job when classes start next month. Full article

July 22, 2014 via KSL.com

Missouri delays vote on KC schools accreditation

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Parents and students in the Kansas City School District will have to wait until the final few days before classes begin to learn whether the urban school system will remain unaccredited. Full article

July 22, 2014 via St. Louis Post- Dispatch

Normandy ended 2013-2014 school year with cushion

JEFFERSON CITY • Despite pleas to lawmakers for financial relief, the Normandy School District ended the 2013-2014 school year with $1.5 million of cushion. Full article

July 22, 2014 via KCTV 5

State board takes no action on KC schools’ accreditation status

JEFFERSON CITY, MO (KCTV) - The Missouri Board of Education and the state's attorney general privately discussed Tuesday the Kansas City School District's request to restore its provisional accreditation status. Full article

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July 10, 2014 posted by John Peters

One Parent’s Experience with Student Transfers

My family and I moved into the area in 2010 after my wife and I spent 8 years teaching in Korea. We have come to love our community and neighbors, and are happy to live in a tight-knit, diverse community. Read more

May 8, 2014 posted by Maggie Thomas

My Teachers Inspired Me

This is Teacher Appreciation Week, and so I started thinking about the day I’ll have my own classroom. I'm passionate about education, especially the public education system. I largely attribute this zeal to the wonderful teachers I have experienced along the way. Read more

March 14, 2014 posted by Matt Fields

Seeing Education Reform in Action at the Capitol

I recently had the opportunity to travel to the Capitol in Jefferson City, meet with legislators and voice my support for Senate Bill 493. SB 493 allows students in unaccredited districts to transfer to a high- quality option close to their home. Read more

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