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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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SLPS Schools Increase Capacity to Address Students’ Trauma

In August, 48 SLPS schools received training on trauma awareness from Alive & Well STL, a leader in understanding trauma and creating trauma-informed environments. Thanks to funding from the St. Louis Mental Health Board, 1,500 SLPS staff received training prior to the start of the school year, a significant step in ensuring that all SLPS […]

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College and Career Readiness Opportunities Continue to Expand

Double the students in SLPS’ Early College Academy (a partnership with St. Louis Community College), more high schools offering college-level classes and ACT prep, more career exposure–the SLPS Office of College and Career Readiness doesn’t stop. “We keep striving to make sure all of our students have the preparation and adult guidance they need to […]

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Expanded Health Services in Schools, New Partnership with BJC

The SLPS Foundation is also proud to announce Healthy Kids, Healthy Minds, a partnership between the St. Louis Public Schools and BJC/St. Louis Children’s Hospital. The effort is designed to address both the needs for more nurses and school-based therapeutic services within the District. The SLPS Foundation played a key role in launching the effort. […]

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New Visioning In Early Childhood Education

The renowned early childhood education approach, Reggio Emilia, often referred to the classroom environment as a child’s “third teacher,” how the space was designed would shape how a child learned. This year, thanks to funding from PNC Bank, SLPS Early Childhood Education classroom educators will get to dream big and re-think their classroom spaces. Dr. […]

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INSPIRED STEM GRANTS NOW OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS

Thanks to a generous grant from Spire Energy (formerly The Laclede Group), the St. Louis Public Schools Foundation will be providing Inspired STEM project grants to middle and high school teachers (grades 6-12)  to promote innovative STEM learning.  The grants, which will be up to $2,000 per project, are designed to support teachers’ efforts to […]

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