Kate Grumke, St. Louis Public Radio

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St. Louis Public Radio

St. Louis, MO, United States

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Past articles by Kate:

Students return to Central Visual and Performing Arts High School months after deadly shooting

The students back in class at Central Visual and Performing Arts High School will have half days this week, to ease the transition. → Read More

Billy Greedy Goat mows weeds and helps teach science to St. Louis students

The goats are clearing overgrown plants in the school’s rain garden, while students take careful measurements from the ground and the sky. → Read More

Missouri is expanding access to summer school this year to address learning loss

Federal funding will help pay for the statewide initiative to keep kids in class this summer and help make up for pandemic-related learning loss. → Read More

Missouri standardized tests count this year, but schools won’t be punished for low scores

This year is part of a “transition” as Missouri education officials update the state’s accountability program for schools. → Read More

St. Louis Public Schools to lift mask mandate, joining other districts

St. Louis Public Schools will no longer require students and workers to wear masks beginning Monday. → Read More

New Rockwood superintendent hopes the district will move forward together

Award-winning Superintendent Curtis Cain led the Wentzville School District for nearly a decade. → Read More

Loop Trolley leaders now have until March 1 to approve restart plan

Local leaders have warned that if federal money has to be repaid, it could make it harder for the St. Louis region to receive federal grants for future projects. → Read More

New CEO of Little Bit Foundation hopes to fill in pandemic learning gaps

Miranda Walker Jones has spent years working in public service in St. Louis. Now, she’s taking on a new role at the Little Bit Foundation, which she says is even more necessary to address the effects of the pandemic on education. → Read More

Why education researchers want to focus on academic growth, instead of just achievement

A new report highlights schools that have seen student growth in academics, despite higher percentages of students who qualify for a free or reduced-price lunch. It’s part of a push to focus on more than achievement scores. → Read More

Metro Transit plans to increase security to protect employees after bus driver shot

Metro Transit is promising increased security after a MetroBus operator was shot on Friday. → Read More

Half of Missouri teachers say they often consider leaving the profession

The Missouri State Teachers Association surveyed teachers and found 51% consider leaving the profession often or very often. → Read More

Republicans and Democrats both have proposals for a Parents’ Bill of Rights in schools

Both political parties have introduced proposals for a bill of rights aimed at parents with children in schools. → Read More

School districts across St. Louis are taking long Thanksgiving breaks to address stress

A dozen school systems in the St. Louis area extended their Thanksgiving breaks this year. It’s part of an ongoing effort to address pandemic burnout among staff and students. → Read More

Schools across St. Louis face more attempts to remove books from library shelves

At least four school districts in St. Louis are facing formal attempts to remove at least 21 books from school libraries. Two-thirds of those books are written by authors of color or authors who identify as LGBTQ. → Read More

New Missouri Board of Education member will draw on charter school background

Missouri’s newest State Board of Education member, Kerry Casey, will be sworn in Dec. 7. → Read More

COVID-19 vaccines for kids are rolling out, but school policies won’t change as quickly

School officials from several St. Louis-area districts said it’s still too early to make changes to pandemic policies as 5- to 11-year-olds begin to get vaccinated against COVID-19. → Read More

U.S. Education Secretary lays out how Build Back Better would affect Missouri

St. Louis Public Radio's Kate Grumke spoke with U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona as the Biden White House works to build support for the Build Back Better plan. → Read More

Ritenour schools close Monday for self-care day for staff and students

The Ritenour school district said he's seen stress levels higher than he's ever seen them in 22 years at the district. → Read More

Substitute teachers are in short supply. Missouri hopes it's found a solution

Missouri’s Board of Education approved a new emergency amendment to give prospective substitute teachers the option to take a 20 hour online certification course to address a statewide substitute teacher shortage. → Read More

National Geographic Wants You To Cut Back On Single-Use Plastics

National Geographic's award-winning campaign asks consumers to choose, "Planet or Plastic?" → Read More