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More Autonomy for Schools in the Consortium Partnership Network

SLPS Foundation Supports the Launch of a New School Model. On January 17th, the school board approved of a plan for two schools:  Ashland and Meramec Elementary schools to become the first in the District’s Consortium Partnership Network. “This new model gives more decision-making power to schools and families. We hope that these two elementary […]

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New Year’s Hopes from Our Youngest Learners

NEW YEAR’S GOALS. Here are a few things that our youngest learners at Wilkinson Early Childhood Education Center are hoping to achieve in the new year: “To spell my name!” “To cook bacon,” “To climb like Spiderman,” “To count to 112!” We hope they do that and more!  SLPS couldn’t offer the high quality, full-day […]

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SLPS To Join National Network to Strengthen Response to Students’ Trauma

The Saint Louis Public Schools work to address students’ mental health wellness is getting nationally recognized. This February, a team of SLPS principals, social workers and District leaders will join the National Child Traumatic Stress Network’s collaborative to further strengthen the District’s capacity to support students impacted by trauma. Over the past three years, the […]

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Success from Day One for SLPS Freshmen

Freshmen Success Teams:  Substantial research shows that the first year in high school has an outsize impact on whether students eventually graduate because it is a critical time for students’ perceptions of themselves as learners.  This year, thanks to funding from Enterprise Holdings Inc., every high school has launched a Freshman Success Team which is devoted to […]

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SLPS Seniors Get a Jump Start on College Classes

Jump Start on College. Nearly 70 graduating seniors from SLPS high schools across the district are getting an early taste of college life this spring. Two days each week, the seniors report to Harris Stowe University for classes in math, English, as well as some electives. While SLPS is covering the cost of dual enrollment, […]

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SLPS + Nonprofit Providers = A Win for Students and the Community

In partnership with SLPS’ Office of Institutional Advancement, the SLPS Foundation is working to improve the way nonprofits and SLPS can collaborate. “SLPS benefits from partnerships with over 150 nonprofit service providers. These organizations provide tutoring, counseling, extracurricular leadership opportunities and so much more. We want to make sure they know about SLPS needs and […]

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Innovative Educators Envision New Paths for Students

The St. Louis Public Schools Foundation has begun work with a new round of innovative educators dedicated to bringing fresh ideas and approaches to our students. Thanks to funding from Wells Fargo Advisors and Ameren, this year the SLPS Foundation awarded prizes of up to $10,000 to innovate in two areas: increasing student leadership and […]

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