Cindy Cooney sees art in everything. As the art teacher at Christ, Prince of Peace Catholic School (CPOP) in Manchester for the last 25 years, she wants her students to appreciate art in their everyday lives as well as in every subject they study. A sixth-grader recently told her that their social studies class was learning about prehistory and wondered why early humans would have created cave art. Mrs. Cooney answered, “Because it tells the story of their civilization.”
The coming “Grow Your Own” teacher development program to be used by the Ritenour School District will be part of an effort to develop a teacher recruitment strategy reflecting the demographics of the district student population, officials said in a report to the school board Thursday night.
Now here's a list that should create some spirited debate around the public houses:
What are the best private high schools in STL?
Before we get ready and set to argue, note that the rankings were compiled by Niche, a Pittsburgh-based website that analyzes public data and reviews to produce rankings for U.S. schools and neighborhoods.
ST. LOUIS • On one school day last month, more than 30 Hamilton Elementary students sat cross-legged on the gym floor, laughing at an episode of the ’90s television show “Recess” that was being projected on the wall.
They were watching TV because they had no gym or art teachers that day, said substitute teacher Janet Burns, who was supervising them. Those teachers were absent.
Missouri public school students in kindergarten through 12th grade could take online courses for free, with their school district or charter school picking up the tab, under legislation that passed the Missouri House and Senate this month.
The main intent of the plan, dubbed the Missouri Course Access and Virtual School Program, is to expand course access for high school students in small, rural or cash-strapped schools that might lack the money or number of students to justify hiring staff to teach advanced courses, such as chemistry, Chinese or creative writing.