St. Louis trying to nurture success in a city of academic struggle

Posted on Categories EAGLE By Elisa Crouch | St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Mayor Francis Slay cut the ribbon on another charter school last week, expressing his confidence that the school will succeed in a city in which three out of four public schools aren’t making the grade…

On this morning, Slay was focused on EAGLE College Preparatory Academy, an elementary charter school opening in the Tower Grove South neighborhood. It is largely attracting students who once attended district and private schools. And it is among the group of charters that Slay’s office has groomed, supported, and will continue to monitor with no formal authority, in hopes of improving education in the city.

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