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Elisa Crouch


Saint Louis, MO, United States

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Past articles by Elisa:

St. Louis desegregation program headed for phase out

In three years, the voluntary program will only allow siblings to enroll, phasing out an opportunity that has sent thousands of city students to the suburbs → Read More

3 St. Louis area school districts join push for more minorities in AP classes

Push is modeled after efforts in Columbia, Mo. schools. → Read More

After state review, Riverview Gardens schools will remain unaccredited. For now.

A mid-year review of Riverview Gardens schools showed continued progress, but not as much as state officials wanted. → Read More

Normandy school system gets higher marks than in past from those at public meeting

The district is two years into a state takeover that’s the deepest intervention of its kind in any Missouri school system. → Read More

Robotics booms in St. Louis as thousands of students gather to 'compete with their minds'

As the popularity of the FIRST Robotics Competition has grown, so too, has the effort to add programs to St. Louis area schools → Read More

When should St. Louis schools return to elected control? A state board weighs in

Missouri Board of Education discusses possible criteria. → Read More

EdPlus faces financial trials and retirement of executive director

The organization that helped coordinate Normandy and Riverview Gardens student transfers has eliminated a quarter of its job positions since January. → Read More

Twitter's Jack Dorsey fulfills wish lists of hundreds of Missouri schools

Schools that were seeking to raise money through DonorsChoose.org have their fundraising goals met by the entreprenuer → Read More

Student race summits continue to gain traction in St. Louis region

Gateway2Change involves 350 students from 33 schools, and continues to grow in size and influence. → Read More

Jennings picks new schools leader: Art McCoy

The former superintendent of Ferguson-Florissant will lead a district that's become a national model for turnaround. → Read More

Appointed board expected to run St. Louis schools for another 3 years

Missouri Board of Education will consider recommendation to give Special Administrative Board a fourth extension → Read More

City schools chief suggests third gifted school, improving access to gifted education

Superintendent Kelvin Adams told parents he'd like to open a gifted elementary school north of Delmar Boulevard, one of several ways to improve access to gifted programming. → Read More

St. Louis school officials will seek property tax increase

The Special Administrative Board voted on Tuesday to put a 75-cent property tax increase on the April 5 ballot. → Read More

Once-lagging neighborhood schools now drive improvement at St. Louis Public Schools

Schools still trail the district's more elite magnet schools, but an infusion of support and greater oversight appear to be yielding results. → Read More

Superintendent behind Jennings' turnaround to depart

Tiffany Anderson will lead the school district in Topeka, Kan. → Read More

Mehlville moves to open innovative project-based elementary school

The school would be the first of its kind in St. Louis County → Read More

Schools along Meramec River mostly spared from flood damage

Superintendents of the Valley Park, Fox and Rockwood school districts say they damage is minimal to none. → Read More

Jamaa Learning Center becomes latest charter school to close

Jamaa has struggled financially since it opened its doors in 2011. → Read More

Kirkwood school board OKs $5M in cuts

Budget trims will lead to fewer teachers, larger class sizes and higher fees to participate in sports and extracurricular activities. → Read More

Express Scripts and UMSL announce $2.5 million to support north county students

The donation will fund 20 $15,000 scholarships and help bolster the university's Bridge program. → Read More