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St. Louis, MO, United States

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Past articles by Ryan:

Teach For America Will Stop Placing Volunteers In St. Louis Schools To Focus On Alumni

TFA is known for placing recent college grads in classrooms for two-year assignments. Now, the organization says it will prioritize the 600 alumni in the region. → Read More

Summer School Attracts Students Now That It’s In Person Again

Enrollment was way down last summer when schools offered limited virtual summer courses. With school reopened, students are returning to summer school. → Read More

Resumption Of Summer Youth Programs Means Better Access To Free Meals

Schools and nonprofits retooled last spring to keep kids fed during the pandemic lockdown. Easing of social distancing rules this spring means more meals are expected this summer. → Read More

First-Year Teacher Diaries: ‘Officially Done With An Insane Year’

Two new educators reflect on the past school year through audio diaries. → Read More

Hawthorn All-Girls High School Graduates Its First Class, A ‘Sisterhood’

Missouri’s first all-girls public high school opened six years ago. After ups and downs, eight seniors received Hawthorn’s first diplomas. → Read More

School Superintendents Are Exhausted, But Not Leaving In Droves

Although there hasn’t been a mass exodus, retirements are ticking up, and one thing definitely increased: more stress and scrutiny. → Read More

Untrusted: St. Louis Education Nonprofit, The Opportunity Trust, Has Plenty Of Skeptics

The Opportunity Trust says it wants to improve public education in St. Louis. But its doubters say it has bigger plans it’s not being transparent about. → Read More

A Split Rockwood: School Community In War Of Words Over How To Teach Diversity

What started as a tense debate over whether Rockwood’s schools should reopen in person last fall has descended into schoolyard bullying among the adults. → Read More

Several St. Louis-Area School Districts Will Keep Online Learning After Pandemic Ends

It’s highly likely some amount of virtual learning will be necessary next school year. But educators say their online schools are here to stay. → Read More

Many Schools, Few Kids: St. Louis Plagued By Too Much Unused Building Space

St. Louis' school buildings have half as many kids in them as other big cities and school districts do. → Read More

Students At St. Louis’ Collegiate High School Pushing Back On Relocation Plan

The bioscience-themed high school lacks permanent laboratories. But students are skeptical of moving to a new site. → Read More

St. Louis-Area Colleges Plan For A Return To Mostly Normal Campus Life By Fall

In-person classes, fans at sports games and living in the dorms will all return. But most colleges in the region are not planning to require COVID-19 vaccinations. → Read More

Early Childhood Hubs Part Of Efforts To Improve Preschool Access In Missouri

Preschool enrollment in Missouri is on the upswing, but spots in free preschool centers are still hard to find. → Read More

Schools Are Planning Extended Summer School In Effort To Make Up Ground

There's more funding available for summer learning, but schools will have to overcome exhausted staff and students to persuade them to show up this summer. → Read More

First Day Of School Jitters In March, As Ferguson-Florissant Welcomes Students Back

A year after the pandemic first closed buildings, Ferguson-Florissant School District became one of the last districts to welcome students back. → Read More

Masks And Distancing Prevent COVID Spread In Missouri Schools, Study Finds

The study's findings build on prior evidence that in-person learning is safe and does not contribute to COVID-19 outbreaks when schools implement safety measures. → Read More

As Wash U Students Reckon With Greek System, Some Want It Gone For Good

Washington University students say the organizations they were once a part of contribute to racism and sexism on campus. The exodus could upend a social hierarchy that’s existed on campuses like Wash U's for decades. → Read More

Teachers Roll Up Sleeves For COVID Vaccine After Pleading For Sooner Eligibility

Missouri Teachers began lining up Monday for coronavirus vaccines after teachers unions pressured the state to make them eligible sooner. → Read More

Historic Sumner High Lives On, Staving Off Closure Again

The school board approved of a new effort to reinvigorate Sumner's declining enrollment, rather than close the historic school. → Read More

Closing Sumner High School Is ‘Erasing American History,’ Supporters Say

Sumner alumni are rooting to keep the historic high school open for the next generation after St. Louis Public Schools put Sumner on a closure list. → Read More