Monday, October 24, 2011

Groundbreaking for New Charter School

City Garden Montessori School - Mayor Slay will be there

Groundbreaking Ceremony & Block Party:
Thursday, November 3rd, 4-6:30pm
Intersection of Tower Grove Ave & McRee Ave

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Rewriting the NCLB Law

Published: October 21, 2011
Anger over the Obama administration’s No Child Left Behind waiver plan prodded lawmakers to approve a bill that would greatly reduce Washington’s role in overseeing public schools.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

On Early Childhood Education

Published: October 19, 2011
Want to close the equality gap? Providing early childhood education would be a great place to start, and it might even pay for itself

Monday, October 17, 2011

The Vanity of Volunteerism

Because service is not simple.

''If we're going to insist on smaller government and lower taxes,'' says Sara Melendez at Independent Sector, ''then we're going to have to give more individually. But if what we're really saying is that we're giving as much as we can, that we're volunteering as much as we can, then we have a choice. We can either say, 'I don't care what happens to people in need,' or we can make sure that we have the government policies in place to pick up the slack.''

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Mallinckrodt Academy

"St. Louis magnet school program breeding success"

St. Louis Post-Dispatch article

May be interesting to those looking at choices parents have in SLPS.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Chilean students protest education reform

Photoessay on Chilean university student protests against education reform

Colombian Students Mobilize Against Education Reforms

Colombian Students Mobilize Against Education Reforms

Against government law to encourage profit motive in education.

St Louis on the Air, on Charters

October 11, 2011 Segment A A conversation about the role of charter schools in urban public education.

Guests William Carson Vice President and Director of Sustainability McCormack Baron Salazar Co-Chair of FOCUS St. Louis' In-Depth Look at St. Louis Public Charter Schools

Douglas Thaman Executive Director Missouri Charter Public School Association

William Tate Chair, Department of Education Washington University

 Related Information St. Louis Public Charter Schools: An In-Depth Look A report from FOCUS St. Louis PDF via FOCUS St. Louis

Monday, October 3, 2011

SLPS contracts in question - St. Louis American: Local News

SLPS contracts in question - St. Louis American: Local News: Longtime
St. Louis activist Bertha Gilkey-Bonds is one of the state’s
biggest advocates for charter schools, particularly in black