Thursday, June 28, 2012
The Teachers’ Lounge in South St. Louis County serves teachers from different school districts throughout the area. Scott Gurley, owner of the store, said teachers spend hundreds of dollars a year on supplies for their own classrooms.
Scott Gurley, owner of The Teachers' Lounge, a teacher supply store, said that ever since he opened his store in 2007 he has seen teachers spend an average of $500 - $1000 a year on school supplies. “I am certain most of that comes from their own pocket,” Gurley said. Gurley, an Oakville resident, reached out to Patch shortly after discussion started on our site regarding comments made by Mehlville school board member Rich Franz, who said teachers having to pay for their own supplies in order to do their job was “a lie that’s perpetrated on the taxpayers.” “I think he’s a little out of touch with his teachers,” Gurley said. “They (teachers) are not coming here to buy toys for their own home. What they are buying are things teachers need.” …
Sunday, April 29, 2012
Help us honor Teacher Appreciation Day by telling us why your teacher is the best you've ever had!
National Teacher Appreciation Week begins May 7 and there's no better way to show your teacher some love then to brag about them for all Patch readers to see! Officially, Teacher Appreciation Day is May 8. But at Patch, we like teachers enough to shower them with praise for more than just a one day. So, beginning today, we're asking students, parents and school officials to tell us about the the best teachers Fenton and High Ridge have to offer. How do you do that? Glad you asked! To brag about your teacher, all you need to do is CLICK HERE. By clicking on the link, you'll be redirected to our blogging platform, where you'll be able to write as much or as little as you'd like about your favorite teacher, what makes them awesome and …
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
"St. Louis Post-Dispatch" reports that a few people on the Missouri Board of Education believe the Amy Hestir Student Protection Act goes too far and intrudes on useful Internet teaching tools.
The Missouri Board of Education is questioning a law that could prevent teachers from becoming Facebook friends with students. The law, named the Amy Hestir Student Protection Act, goes into effect Aug. 28 and is meant to protect children from sexual predators, reports the stltoday.com website. The law could make it illegal for certain groups of people, teachers and students, from using social media software that is available to everyone. Social media can be used to help students, said concerned people in the article. For more on the article click here.