Charter Schools

Hawthorn teacher named PBS Digital Innovator

By myralopez on May 15, 2017 in Charter Schools, Teacher Leadership

Growing up, Andrea Woods was the person everybody in her family turned to for technology issues –  whether it was setting up the VCR to record or finding her grandmother’s favorite radio station in the car. That early problem solving experience laid the foundation for what has become her life’s p...

Heroes and monsters: experiencing the classics

By gbarajas on March 7, 2016 in Charter Schools, Community Engagement

For many professors at Washington University in St. Louis, the passion they have for their area of study started at a young age. A simple experience along the way caught their interest, and that interest stuck. Professor Timothy Moore in the Classics Department in the School of Arts & Science...

New grant program announced for St. Louis teachers

By myralopez on November 10, 2015 in Charter Schools, Faculty & Staff

In a morning assembly full of science and just a hint of magic, German science and technology company Merck KGaA announced a new grant program for teachers in the St. Louis area. The morning began with Washington University Chancellor Mark Wrighton dazzling students at KIPP Inspire Academy with a...

Hawthorn Leadership School for Girls, region’s first all-girls charter school, launches with help from Washington University

By Public Affairs on August 6, 2015 in Charter Schools, College Access, Community Engagement, Faculty & Staff

Program puts the ‘E’ in STEM education with innovative engineering curriculum Launching this month, Hawthorn Leadership School for Girls will offer sixth and seventh-grade girls a rigorous education in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). But Hawthorn’s curriculum covers ...

New school claims its place

By myralopez on December 15, 2014 in Charter Schools

In a beautiful, old building on N. Kingshighway in north St. Louis, a new school will leave its mark on Missouri history. Hawthorn Leadership School for Girls, in partnership with Washington University in St. Louis, has set its sights on an old school building in the Kingsway West neighborhood as...