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St. Louis Language Immersion School (SLLIS)

Foreign language education in Missouri is on the rise

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SLLIS is ahead of the curve, and the rest of Missouri is catching up! Check out this article by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) about foreign language and other classes taken by students in Missouri to prepare them for a more global future.

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First Graders to present immersion lesson to the State Board of Education

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The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education has invited first grade students from The French School and their teacher Madame Crance to address the state Board of Education during their monthly board meeting Thursday, February 18th.  As many of you know Madame Crance came to us through the new Jules Verne program that places experienced,…

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Post-Dispatch brief about SLLIS

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Monday the St. Louis Post-Dispatch posted a brief about our schools opening.  It seems to be a restatement of the original The Grade blog post based on our DESE authorization. All press is good press.

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Still negotiating lease, but in other news…

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Académie Lafayette, the K-8 French immersion charter school in Kansas City, was one of 15 schools in the state to earn a Gold Star from DESE this year.  It is the only charter school in the state to earn this honor.  Kennard also earned a Gold Star.  Read the full press release to see if…

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DESE authorized our charter today!

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Woooooooooooohooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!! We drove to Jeff City today for the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education monthly Board meeting. It was interesting to see how those Board meetings run (there were at least 20 agenda items!) and to hear the questions, opinions and role clarification of this appointed group charged with overseeing education for the state….

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Minutes from School Project Group meeting 12/10

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Meeting Minutes LOCATION: St. Louis Public Library, Buder Branch Large Conference Room 4401 Hampton Ave St. Louis, MO 63109 314-352-2900 The regular meeting of the School Project Group was called to order at 7:00 PM on 12/10/2008 in Buder Library by Rhonda Broussard. Introductions Meeting participants introduced themselves and discussed their interest in SLLIS. Updates…

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Who’s your sponsor?

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If you already know how charters work in Missouri, you’re likely wondering who our sponsor is. For those new to the charter conversation, charter schools must have the approval of a sponsoring institution when applying to DESE (Department of Elementary and Secondary Education) for the authorization to recognize the charter and operate a school. In…

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