Pursuit of Excellence

In pursuit of excellence on behalf of their students, families and careers, 23 teachers were awarded advanced certificates and degrees at the University College graduation on Wednesday, May 13, 2015, at Washington University. The graduates participated in one of two programs created by the Institute for School Partnership at Washington University: the Master of Science in Biology and the Advanced Certificate […]

Ritenour teachers talk best practices at Interface

Math and science educators from across the state gathered in mid-Missouri for the Interface Conference to learn best practices for preparing their students for a STEM-focused future. Among these was a group of teachers from Ritenour School District in St. Louis, attending as presenters to share their experiences with inquiry-based science and how it transformed their […]

STEMpact Hosts Third Annual Teacher Quality Initiative

STEMpact collaborative works to improve St. Louis education and develop exemplary teachers who provide high quality STEM learning experiences (July 09, 2014 by edavisblacktwig, St. Louis Post-Dispatch) St. Louis, MO – There simply aren’t enough qualified workers to fill the hundreds of science, technology, engineering and math jobs available, today. Growth in science, technology, engineering and […]

Closing the gap: How one school district went about fixing standardized science test scores

Long-term collaboration between Hazelwood School District and Washington University’s Institute for School Partnership showing measurable progress (November 11, 2013 by Leslie Gibson McCarthy) A unique, long-term partnership between a university and an underserved suburban school district in Missouri is showing eye-popping, unprecedented success in elementary and middle school science test scores — and in the […]

WUSTL MS in Biology alumna Karen Thompson makes a difference in Jennings

Jennings schools show improvement even as neighboring districts struggle (September 22, 2013 by Elisa Crouch, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, photo by Erik M. Lunsford)JENNINGS • Just two years ago, Sean Charleston didn’t understand the point of school. He was sometimes suspended. He earned D’s. He blew off homework. But then he ended up in Karen Thompson’s […]

Hazelwood partnership story picked up by Phys.org news service

The WUSTL Newsroom story “Closing the gap: How one school district went about fixing standardized science test scores” by Leslie Gibson McCarthy was published by Phys.org, a web-based science, research and technology news service. See the story as it appears on the Phys.org website.

Yearlong STEM teacher education program kicks off second year at WUSTL

‘STEM TQ’ a regional community effort to improve science and math education in St. Louis August 20, 2013By Leslie Gibson McCarthy This summer, 75 teachers from five St. Louis area school districts and two charter schools spent two intensive weeks on the Washington University in St. Louis campus kicking off a yearlong professional development program […]

Science teachers spend July becoming master teachers

Heather Meler (Odessa High School, Odessa, MO) spends time in the lab working on her algae balls project for Bio 579 Laboratory Investigations with Model Organisms. Heather is one of 22 science teachers who spent part of their summer vacation working towards a unique WUSTL graduate degree. For three intensive weeks in July, teachers from […]

Institute for School Partnership works to help Missouri implement Next Generation Science Standards

Now that the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) have been developed and released, the real work begins: Helping states implement the standards. Washington University in St. Louis’ Institute for School Partnership, under the leadership of Executive Director Victoria L. May, is taking an active role in helping with that implementation – especially in its home […]