2014 Saint Louis Governing Board Seminar Dates and Topics


2014 Saint Louis Governing Board Seminar Dates and Topics April 17, 2014 - Emergency Response Planning – To register, click here. May 7, 2014 – Fiduciary Responsibility and Charter School Financial Management – To register, click here. June 12, 2014 – Safe Schools Act and Student Discipline – To register, click here. July 10, 2014 – The Governing Board and School Leadership Relationship – Governing […]

St. Louis Language Immersion Schools’ Language Immersion Co-Laboratory

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St. Louis Language Immersion Schools (SLLIS) was designed to combine language immersion and inquiry-based teaching in a public school environment. In our commitment to inquiry-based instruction and professional growth, SLLIS routinely sends teachers and administrators to visit peer schools across the US to learn from their practice. In our visits, we’ve learned that many of […]

Missouri State Senate Sends Student Transfer Bill to House

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Last week, the Missouri State Senate passed SB 493 regarding student transfers from unaccredited districts.  The bill was heavily amended from the version first introduced.  In addition to a committee substitute being presented, the bill also added 17 of 20 amendments during debate on the Senate floor.  An amendment offered by Senate Maria Chappelle- Nadal, […]

Kauffman Foundation Research Paper Looks at Missouri Teacher Pension Systems


From: www.kauffman.org Recommendations include alternative plans that provide mobile retirement benefits to new teachers (Kansas City, Mo.) Feb. 25, 2014 – Missouri’s complicated and disconnected educator retirement systems create staffing challenges, particularly for urban school districts. Reducing unnecessary complexity and making plans more mobile could help the state’s urban districts see greater success in recruiting and retaining […]

Charter School Enrollment Up 13 Percent This Year!

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Charter School Enrollment Up 13 Percent This Year – Additional 288,000 students account for largest increase in 14 years! Today the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools released new figures for the number of students attending public charter schools and the number of charter schools open nationwide.  In the 2013-2014 school year, 600 new public […]