Focus St. Louis selects university members for leadership programs (Links to an external site)

Three members of the Washington University in St. Louis community have been selected to participate in Focus St. Louis civic leadership programs. Cidney Grimes, a master’s student studying social work at the Brown School and a child nutrition program coordinator for Operation Food Search, and Courtney Harris, program coordinator for the Institute for School Partnership, were chosen […]

New postdoctoral program will train aspiring educational researchers (Links to an external site)

Andrew C. Butler, chair and associate professor in the Department of Education in Arts & Sciences, and collaborator Gary Ritter, dean and professor in the School of Education at Saint Louis University, won a $3.5 million award from the James S. McDonnell Foundation (JSMF) to support a joint postdoctoral training program. The new program, Saint Louis […]

Local partnerships re-envision math instruction

Successful completion of algebra 1 is the gatekeeper to higher-level math and is required for virtually any education beyond high school. That makes math education an equity issue. A  2019 article in the Journal for Research and Mathematics Education states, “It’s well documented that Black and Hispanic students are underrepresented in eighth-grade algebra courses. As […]

Partnership lays foundation for continuous improvement in SLPS STEM

Last summer, four organizations came together to launch a new program in 17 St. Louis Public elementary schools. The Institute for School Partnership (ISP), The Little Bit Foundation (TLBF), and St. Louis Public Schools (SLPS), with funding from the Bayer Fund, developed a pilot program to increase capacity for STEM teaching and learning in SLPS. […]