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Rhonda to accept the St. Louis New Leaders Council Progressive Future Award!

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Félicitations Rhonda! The St. Louis New Leaders Council will honor the following recipients of this year’s awards: Tishaura Jones, Treasurer of the City of St. Louis Rhonda Broussard, President of St. Louis Language Immersion Schools, Inc. Chris Miller, Chief Executive Officer of The Mission Center, L3C The award ceremony will be on May 22 from…

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Rhonda chosen to recieve an Outstanding African American Citizens Of The Year Award

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Rhonda has been chosen as an Outstanding African American Citizens Award honoree in 2013! On Saturday, March 23rd from 12 – 2 pm, the St. Louis Gateway Classic Sports Foundation will host a luncheon for all of the 2013 honorees. The Outstanding African American Citizens Awards recognize and pay tribute to those individuals in the…

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The Pahara Institute accepts Rhonda as a Pahara-Aspen Education Fellow

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The Pahara Institute is a national nonprofit organization whose mission is to identify, strengthen, and sustain diverse high-potential leaders who are transforming public education. Its programs, including the Pahara-Aspen Education Fellowship, are designed to identify seasoned leaders in education reform, and through a time-tested dialogue approach, strengthen, and sustain their efforts to bring about transformational…

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Where it all began

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When I was 17 I started teaching summer school courses for middle school students through an amazing, life-altering nonprofit called Summerbridge (now Breakthrough Collaborative).  This year Breakthrough is celebrating its 30 year anniversary and featured me in their “30 Leaders in 30 Years” article.  I encourage you to read the Celebration newsletter for a sense…

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Like Dewey, Soldan or Metro?

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This is one of the most frequently asked questions by families familiar with the St. Louis Public Schools.  SLPS has a well-respected international studies K-12 program at Dewey (elementary), Bunche (middle) and Soldan (high school) as well as an IB program at Metro.  How will SLLIS schools be different from these successful schools? International Studies…

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Rhonda: From Headstart to Harvard*

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Like too many of our nation’s youth I grew up in a tightly-knit, low-income Black community in Lafayette, LA, with low-performing all-Black public schools. From an early age I was keenly aware of the academic benefits that I received which distinguished me from my peers. This awareness was coupled with a strong sense of social…

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Our ambitious project

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“If we are going to change our schools, our nation, we’re going to have to do it [ourselves].” – Geoffrey Canada, President and CEO, Harlem Children’s Zone About a year ago a small group of concerned citizens, parents, and community leaders began a lofty conversation about creating a new type of school in St. Louis…

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