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Welcome to our New Development Director

  The St. Louis Public Schools Foundation welcomes Michael Whitley as its new and first Development Director. Michael comes to us after serving as Director of Development for College Bound, and as Director of Development (Major Gifts Fundraising and Alumni Relations) for Missouri State University.  He’s also had experience in the corporate world, working for […]

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BOEING INVESTMENT IN SLPS SCHOOL LEADERSHIP EFFORTS YIELDS RESULTS, FURTHER INVESTMENT

The Boeing Company has provided integral support for the SLPS Foundation’s efforts to ensure that all SLPS schools have strong and effective school leaders.  Recently, Boeing announced its 3rd year of support for programs led by the District’s Talent Strategy and Management Office, which include “pipeline” programs that support emerging school leaders, partnerships with business […]

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YOUNG READERS ARE SHOWING GAINS THROUGH SLPS EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION

In 2011, the Saint Louis Public Schools made the transformative decision to expand free, full-day early childhood education to 2,000 children, in order to provide young learners with strong academic and social foundations. Recognizing that research clearly shows the importance of early childhood education as an investment in long-term student success, the District’s decision stepped […]

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SCHOOL INNOVATION GRANTS YIELD RESULTS, NEW AWARDEES SELECTED

“The School Innovation Grant allows you to take an idea about what you ‘could only do’ and gives you the money to actually do it.” – Sara Martens, AIC, Northwest Academy of Law “One of the strengths of the School Innovation Grants program is the interaction and support we have received from our colleagues. Ideas […]

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10 School Innovation Grants awarded for creative problem-solving among school leadership teams

The St. Louis Public Schools Foundation awards 10 School Innovation Grants for creative problem-solving among school leadership teams. With a lead grant from Emerson Electric, and additional support from Boeing, Enterprise Holdings, and Wells Fargo Advisors, the St. Louis Public Schools Foundation is proud to launch the second round of the School Innovation Grants program, designed to […]

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More Information on NAACP & SLPS SAB Motion against State of Missouri

The lawsuit filed by Liddell/Caldwell plaintiff classes, the NAACP and the SLPS Special Administrative Board regarding the use of sales tax funds has been a topic of many recent news articles and community conversations. “The conversation has given the Foundation an opportunity to reflect on its mission and purpose,” noted Val Bell, SLPS Foundation Board Chair.  “We are […]

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