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School Innovation Grants – Open for Applications!

The St. Louis Public Schools Foundation is proud to launch its 4th round of the School Innovation Grants, a program designed to recognize school leadership teams’ creativity and vision.  This program is made possible with generous support from Enterprise, Wells Fargo Advisors & Ameren. Click here to access additional information about the School Innovation Grants program, and […]

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SLPS Foundation Year in Review Slideshow

Thank you to the educators, students, families, donors and board members who made this a memorable year.  As we close this fiscal year, we celebrate nearly $3 million investment in the great students and efforts of the Saint Louis Public Schools.  Here’s a little peak of what we supported this year  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=feL5MeqRiwc&feature=youtu.be  

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Double Diplomas for Early College Academy Graduates

Twenty-five students helped make SLPS history this spring. These seniors had TWO graduations to attend—their high school graduation, and on May 11th, they also earned their Associate’s Degrees from the St. Louis Community College.  These students were the first graduates of SLPS’ Early College Academy.  The program started two years ago with 25 students, and […]

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Prepared to Lead & Succeed @ Northwest Academy of Law and Social Justice

“Feeling calm is something new.” That’s senior Azura Fondren’s assessment of the benefits of Northwest Academy’s Sister Circle.  The Sister Circle is part of the SLPS Foundation’s School Innovation Grants Program, an effort designed to seed student and/or teacher-led ideas for improving school culture.   This year, the SLPS Foundation asked for applications and innovations in […]

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Double Win: Healthy Minds and Healthy Kids

Healthier kids miss less school and perform better in classes.  This premise makes common sense, and is backed up by substantial research.  According to data from Missouri Kids Count, St. Louis City ranks 115th out of 115 Missouri counties for child wellbeing, which measures health, access to care, food security and community safety.  “Saint Louis […]

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Hats Off to Hamilton Performers

“I am Phyllis Wheatley…I am Benjamin Banneker…Being black and free in my era, I was expected to fail, but failure wasn’t part of my future…” These are the opening lines from “What Do I Know” a Hamilton-inspired piece written and performed by Central Visual and Performing Arts students Promise Mitchell, LaShonda Givens, and Kevon Chambers […]

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Don’t public dollars pay for public education?  Why is my school district doing so much better than SLPS, they both get the same public dollars?  SLPS Foundation board and staff often get asked questions like these, and the best answers require some context.  In February 2018, The Education Trust, a national education think tank, released […]

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Cultivating Great School Leaders

Great school leaders are key to driving success in the Saint Louis Public Schools.  “If we can put an excellent principal in every one of our schools, we can really accelerate progress,” notes SLPS Superintendent Dr. Kelvin Adams.  Research backs up his theory, a recent meta-analysis of 35 years of school leadership found that principals’ […]

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STEM STRATEGY TAKING ROOT IN SLPS

This past Saturday, SLPS students from kindergarten to high school were speaking the latest new language: CODING.  At the first-ever Lego Robot Rumble, nearly 100 elementary school students worked in teams to create animal robots, and demonstrated how they exhibited their team’s core values of respect, honesty, and collaboration.  On the high school level, robotics […]

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Hot Off the Presses: SLPS Foundation Year in Review

HOT OFF THE PRESSES Read about student achievements, wise investments, and wins for the whole community in our annual report. Click here to check it out! Thanks to all who have opened doors and opportunities for SLPS students! We have big plans for 2018 and look forward to helping even more students to thrive.  Thanks for […]

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