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August 20, 2014 via St. Louis Public Radio

Judge Clears More Normandy Students To Transfer Elsewhere

After a hearing in St. Louis County Circuit Court Wednesday, Judge Michael Burton cleared the way for 13 more students to transfer out of the Normandy school district. Full article

August 20, 2014 via St. Louis Post- Dispatch

More transfer students can go back to Francis Howell schools

Eleven more students can transfer to Francis Howell schools again this year, as attorneys continue to file petitions following a St. Louis County Circuit judge's ruling last week. Full article

August 19, 2014 via St. Louis Public Radio

New Court Action Seeks To Expand Normandy Transfers

A lawyer who won the right for five students who live in Normandy to transfer again to an accredited school went to court Tuesday to force the Francis Howell school district to accept all Normandy transfers who want to return. Full article

August 18, 2014 via St. Louis Post- Dispatch

Editorial: Path to long-term peace in Ferguson is paved with diplomas

In the highly charged moments after her son was gunned down walking to his grandmother’s apartment, 18-year-old Michael Brown’s mother let loose with a cry that should continue to frame the ongoing unrest in Ferguson: Full article

August 16, 2014 via AP: Sikeston Standard Democrat

Judge rules in favor of Normandy parents

ST. LOUIS (AP) -- A St. Louis County Circuit Court judge has ruled in favor of parents who want three school districts to allow their children, who had transferred from an unaccredited school district, to return to their classrooms this year. 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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