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School Innovation Grants Program Opens

Thanks to a generous grant from Emerson Electric, the St. Louis Public Schools Foundation is proud to launch the School Innovation Grants program, a program designed to recognize school leadership teams’ creativity and vision. The grants will be disbursed after a selective grants process to approximately 10-15 schools and will range in size from $5,000-15,000. School […]

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Taylor Family Gift Will Build Great Futures for SLPS Preschoolers

On May 27, the family of Jack Taylor, the founder of Enterprise Rent-a-Car, made a historic gift of $22 million to youth and children-serving organizations in St. Louis.  The St. Louis Public Schools Foundation received $5 million, designated to the District’s early childhood education programs.  “This is a monumental gift,” said St. Louis Public Schools […]

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Emerson Commits $1 million to SLPS Foundation

St. Louis Public Schools Foundation is thrilled to announce that Emerson will invest $1 million in the students of Saint Louis Public Schools over the next three years. Emerson was the first corporation to make a commitment to funding Saint Louis Public Schools’ Transformation Plan; it’s strategy for accelerated student success. The support will be […]

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SLPS Foundation and SLPS Join Forces for Transformation

Two recent op-ed pieces, one in the St. Louis Business Journal by Joe Reagan, CEO of the Chamber of Commerce and SLPS Foundation Board Member, and the other in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch by Rich McClure, Co-chair of the Ferguson Commission and former president of UniGroup, call for action.  “Now is the time for meaningful […]

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Saint Louis Superintendent, Foundation join to expand college opportunity

On December 4th, SLPS Superintendent Kelvin Adams was invited to participate in the White House College Opportunity Day with both Obamas.  The event recognized the District and the Foundation’s commitment to intensifying college and career readiness activities. Read more from the Post Dispatch here. (Photo by J. Forbes from the Post Dispatch.)

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District improves annual performance by 75%!

In September 2014, the St. Louis Public Schools got its report card from the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. The District achieved a 75% increase of accredidation points earned in 2014, compared to 2013. “This is due to the work of students and educators. We are encouraged by their drive, and we also […]

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Pettus Awards of Excellence

In October 2014, the St. Louis Public Schools Foundation lost a dear friend: James Finch, III who was the managing trustee of the Pettus Foundation. Read more about him and the Pettus Awards of Excellence, a program he started and through which the SLPS Foundation honors great teachers from every school within SLPS each year. […]

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