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Andrew Eason is an innovative fifth-grade teacher at Ashland Elementary, a Saint Louis Public School that’s part of the Community Partnership Network.

Empowering Teachers

In 2020, Washington University in St. Louis joined St. Louis Public Schools (SLPS) in a bold new experiment to turn around two of the district’s lowest performing elementary schools, Ashland Elementary in North St. Louis and Meramec Elementary in South St. Louis. Only it wasn’t an experiment at all.

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Jefferson City’s first STEM school partners with ISP to become STEMcapable

Roller coasters are fun, but for safety’s sake, they must be designed, built and maintained by mechanical engineers. It’s a STEM career path that Adrianna Koty has enjoyed discussing recently with the fifth graders in her class at Thorpe Gordon STEM Academy in Jefferson City, Missouri.

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ISP partners with MilliporeSigma to SPARK passion for STEM learning worldwide

Jacky Bransome is neither a scientist nor a teacher. But she happens to know that fireflies aren’t the best way to explain chemiluminescence to students living in her part of the world. Turns out that fireflies aren’t a thing in Gillingham, UK.

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mySci Unit Awarded NGSS Design Badge

Using Our Resources Wisely, a fifth grade science unit developed by the Institute for School Partnership’s mySci program has been awarded the NGSS Design Badge.The Badge is awarded to top-rated science units designed for the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). Since 2017, only four other units, including mySci’s From Sun to Food, have received this honor at Grades 3-5.

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As a member of the Washington University community it is our responsibility to address our regional challenges. We know that strong schools equal strong communities. We know students and teachers thrive when they have opportunities, resources, and support. We know our vision of educational equity is attainable.

Victoria May, Executive Director of the Institute for School Partnership