Washington University sponsors all-girls STEM charter school in St. Louis
Washington University, one of the most respected private institutions of higher education in the country, serves in a critical capacity as an "anchor institution" within St. Louis.
A recent announcement from the university demonstrates a commitment to creating greater educational opportunities in the St. Louis region:
"To help close the gender gap and to prepare more students for higher education, Washington University in St. Louis will sponsor an innovative new charter school: Hawthorn Leadership School for Girls, the first single-sex STEM charter school in St. Louis. University leaders believe the partnership will build on past successes at KIPP Imagine Academy and in the Hazelwood School District, where hands-on help from WUSTL educators and students has led to dramatically improved test scores."
Pending approval from the state department of education, the school is slated to open in 2015.
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