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July 15, 2014 via St. Louis Post- Dispatch

Normandy parents sue Missouri, area districts in attempt to keep transfer children in new schools

Seven parents in the Normandy school district are suing to keep their children in higher performing schools this fall, rather than enrolling them in a new state-run Normandy school system. Full article

July 14, 2014 via Daily Reporter

Normandy parents sue state, 6 school districts over changes in student transfer rules

ST. LOUIS — A group of Normandy school district parents has filed suit over recent changes to student attendance rules that limit the number of pupils who can transfer to better-performing schools in other districts. Full article

July 1, 2014 via

Normandy schools get a fresh start

NORMANDY • The appointed board that began running the troubled Normandy school system on Tuesday convened inside a packed boardroom to restart the district. The state couldn’t have been watching things more closely. Full article

July 1, 2014 via St. Louis Post- Dispatch

Normandy restarts as new school district

Updated at 10:15 a.m. to include the most recent number of Normandy transfer students in Ritenour schools and the current status of decisions in Pattonville and Kirkwood Full article

June 30, 2014 via Seattle Pi

Officials: Kansas City charter school improving

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Kansas City charter school that sued the state last year in order to remain open is being praised for improvements it made during the last school year under a new leadership team. 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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