State officials Speak On Preliminary Annual Performance Reports
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State officials Speak On Preliminary Annual Performance Reports

Date: September 13, 2010
By: Breana Jones
State Capitol Bureau

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One Missouri legislature says change is necessary after two St. Louis area school districts receive poor ratings in the Preliminary Annual Performance Reports.
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Wrap: Normandy and Jennings school districts are down from last year's report, only meeting five out of 14 academic indicators. This means they would lose accreditation if they don't make improvements before the Annual Performace Reports.

St. Louis County Republican Senator Jane Cunningham says the Missouri Education System needs to be re-vamped in order to best serve students.

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Description: "Change is always very hard, but we've seen the same, and the same, and the same and the only way we're gonna get anything different is if we totally change the system."

A St. Louis Public Education official says the Preliminary Reports are only indicators of progress and are no need to worry. Reporting from the State Capitol, I'm Breana Jones.

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A legislative leader in education says she is questioning the current public education system after two St. Louis area schools receive "unaccredited" ratings in Preliminary Annual Performance Reports.
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Wrap: Normandy and Jennings School Districts are in danger of losing state accreditation after not meeting 6 out of 14 academic standards in the Preliminary Annual Performance Reports.

St. Louis County Republican Senator Jane Cunningham says these results are substandard and students cannot continue to be ignored by the state legislature.

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Description: "Will these statistics and will these numbers that are obviously disappointing and unacceptable, move the will of the legislature? I hope so, I guess that's to be seen. We can't keep turning a blind eye to these children."

A St. Louis public education official says that these districts are moving forward from these indicators and that better results will come with time. Reporting from the State capitol,  I'm Breana Jones.

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St. Louis Public Education Official says Preliminary Annual Perfomance Reports are no need for concern after two St. Louis area school districts receive poor ratings.
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Wrap: Normandy and Jennings school districts are down in ratings this year, meaning they could lose state accreditation if they do not make improvements before the Annual Performance Reports.

The St. Louis area supervisor for the Department of Education Robert Taylor says these reports are lagging indicators and that the two school districts are making improvements and moving forward.   

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Description: "They are indicators to help a school district improve. That's what it's there for, and accreditation is used by the state to recognize those districts that are moving forward as well as those that need to improve."

St. Louis County Republican Senator Jane Cunningham says the public education system must be changed so that Missouri students are not left behind. Reporting from the State Capitol, I'm Breana Jones.


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