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Pamela Meyers November 10, 2013 at 03:12 pm
It will make education a lot easier on the students and teachers. With the mobile society of today,Read More the Common Core Standards will help everyone stay on the same track from Missouri to California. I have been teaching for 24 years this is nothing new. It only brings all the states together to teach a common core. Everyone needs to chill.
Snoop Sistas November 14, 2013 at 02:48 pm
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Florissant resident and MICDS graduate (2009), Aaron-Michael Blackman, paints a mural at Kingdom House in St. Louis Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013.
Perry Coleman October 11, 2013 at 09:35 am
Congratulations Aaron. Others are watching you and you have proven to be an example worthRead More following. The best is yet to come in your life!
Ferguson-Florissant had a tax levy of 75-cent per $100 assessed valuation on the ballot, which failed Tuesday. Photo Credit: Aja J. Junior
JD August 7, 2013 at 04:28 pm
As I said that was not my intent. I do not think I made that implication but some obviously inferredRead More it.
emily August 7, 2013 at 04:44 pm
Your first statement... "Crop of right wing bigots"
JD August 7, 2013 at 05:20 pm
A crop does not equal all. If you saw it that way it was your inference.
Patch Pro Paul Gutting has been the Executive Director at Campbell Montessori School since 2011.
Paul Gutting August 7, 2013 at 09:23 am
Rockwood 25 - I am glad to hear it! 'The Absorbent Mind' is a great book. If you haven't already,Read More you may want to look into 'Montessori Madness' by Trevor Eissler or 'Montessori: The Science Behind the Genius' by Angleline Lillard.
jlward August 7, 2013 at 12:25 pm
I would like to know how a school district can get so bad that they have to close it down. Is itRead More because of incompetent teachers??? Please explain to me how 2 school districts in St. Louis could go that far as to not do anything about the childrens learning and test grades.
Paul Gutting August 7, 2013 at 05:29 pm
jlward – you are asking a very big question that may have as much of a socio-political answerRead More as an educational answer. I do think, though, that this is a great time to have a broad conversation about the nature of education, and what we want as a community for our children. We should be talking about the nature and value of testing, looking at various educational models to understand how and why they work, asking about the role of the community in education, and making sure that we know what our options really are. It’s a big conversation, and it will require a lot from us, but it is good and necessary. The stakes are high.
The gym at Francis Howell Central High School was filled to standing-room-only at a town hall meeting about upcoming transfer students last week. Photo Credit: Jared Grafman
ray faulkner July 31, 2013 at 03:28 am
A few bad apples can spoil the barrel, these "kids" have seen and lived through things weRead More never will. Violent fights daily, guns in the school, rape, and extortion. I would love to think that only good kids will be transferring, but even they have been effected by the negative stimulus to always be on the defensive. Their posturing and behavior even on the best of days will seem intimidating to students and staff that have not lived as they have.
Rich Marshal July 31, 2013 at 04:39 pm
Show me one failing district whose kids are bused to a another school where that district improved.Read More We've been busing kids for 4 decades to what avail? Look at the data at any of the receiving schools and you will see large differences in test scores by race. Nothing about this situation will change that. Maybe these kids should choose to attend the University City school district. After all, it's much closer and their good liberals are color-blind. Oops, the UC school district is rated only slightly better than Normandy and RG. I wonder why a city that is 50% white has a high school that is 90% black. I can think of only one reason.
heidi August 17, 2013 at 11:35 am
The district began by saying it could accommodate 100 students from Riverview & Normandy. ThenRead More it changed that number to 175. Next we were going to take 152, but still only had room for 175 students. Now we’re taking 186? Is this because of the strong-arming of the ACLU? NAACP? What sort of transparency is this when the numbers keep magical changing before our eyes? What sort of a fix is this, Kurt? At the end of your article you stated "What is the problem? I can think of only one thing." What were you trying to insinuate, Kurt? More of that liberal racism card we hear bellowed at every turn?
Ferguson-Florissant has a tax levy of 75-cent per $100 assessed valuation on the Aug. 6 ballot. Photo Credit: Aja J. Junior
jk July 22, 2013 at 02:32 pm
When I have a shortfall, I have to cut my spending. We just increased (I'm sorry -Read More "extended") taxes for the schools last year. C'mon people!