Recent Interviews with Navigate STL Schools


October 27, 2020 – Meghan O. from CLOSE UP (BEST of STL) interviews Anna-Stacia Allen, Executive Director of Navigate STL Schools to learn more about how the school finder tool helps parents and students to find the best education in the St. Louis City area.

Watch the Full Interview “There’s a new nonprofit in St. Louis to help families pick the right school for their children”

October 22,‘s Jen Roberts interviewed Anna-Stacia Allen to find out more about how Navigate STL Schools was formed and how the school search tool can help them find the right school for their children.

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The St. Louis American: “Online resource for local school options: Information about St. Louis city schools – private, public, magnet and charter”

October 20, – “Navigate STL Schools, a St. Louis nonprofit organization, is helping families gain equitable access to timely, accurate school-finding information, resources and support at The resource, started by school families and enhanced by Navigate STL Schools, was redesigned over the last two years with input from more than 200 city parents through focus groups, one-on-one meetings, and user testing.”

Read the Full Article “Empowering Parents – The Navigate STL Schools dashboard and programs are helping parents make informed decisions for their children’s education.”

October 14, features Navigate STL Schools – “Founded in 2014 as an ad-hoc collective of parents, then formally launched at the beginning of 2019 as a nonprofit, the organization exists as a resource for parents in the city of St. Louis as they make decisions about their children’s education. Not content with the incomplete picture that school rankings or reputations alone provide, the team at Navigate STL Schools aims to guide parents by tailoring their decision-making to each individual family’s needs.”

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95.5 The Lou  – Isis Jones: “314US DAY • Navigating Better School Choices With Navigate STL Schools Anna-Stacia Allen”

October 9, 2020 – Isis Jones from 95.5 The Lou interviews Anna-Stacia Allen to find out more about Navigate STL Schools. Anna-Stacia Allen, the new executive director of Navigate STL Schools, is pushing to bridge the accessibility gap in the St. Louis City local school system by leading an organization that advocates for equitable enrollment, and shares tools and transparent information about all traditional, charter, and independent schools in the region.

As the executive director of the newly launched nonprofit organization, Navigate STL Schools, Allen believes “to ensure our city walks the path of success, we must look ahead to the next generation. They are our future. I believe that the greatest advantage we can ever give them is a good education.”

Concurrently, too many low-income children, particularly minority students, are not receiving the resources they need for a successful enrollment. According to the City of St. Louis’ 2018 Education Quality indicators:

• Black children are less likely to be enrolled in higher performing K-12 schools
• Black children are less likely to be enrolled in the most rigorous coursework available at their school
• Black children are less likely to be in school at all
• Black children are less likely to be learning what they need to succeed

St. Louis City families need our help! Leading the nonprofit organization is one of many steps Allen is taking to make a difference in her community.

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St. Louis School Finder Explained on Show Me St. Louis

September 28, 2020 – Here is a video from a local St. Louis news program called Show Me St. Louis. This is a great interview that explains how our website works and why it’s important for your child’s education. After watching this video you will have a better understanding of our website and how to use it to improve your school search.

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Fox 2 Now Am Show: “App helps parents find best fitting school for their child”

September 24, 2020Fox2Now’s Am Show – “Navigate STL Schools has an app to help St. Louis families find the school that is right for them. The school year just started. Still, parents have to prepare for the next school year. Executive Director Anna-Stacia Allen explained how this app can help parents choose the school best suited for their kids. Learn more at”

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KMOV 4 Great Day St. Louis Shares How Navigate STL Schools Helps Parents

September 18, 2020News 4 Great Day interviews Executive Director of Navigate STL Schools, Anna-Stacia Allen to find out how the school finder can help parents in St. Louis City find the right schools for their children.

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Metro STL Letter to the Editor: “St. Louis must do better in educating the next generation”

July 8, – “Navigate STL Schools, a St. Louis nonprofit organization, has partnered with city parents, educators and community organizations to provide a solution-driven response to the city’s complex school choice landscape by launching”

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St. Louis Public Radio: “School Navigator Website For St. Louis Parents Relaunched With New Backers”

May 22, 2020St. Louis Public Radio – “Magnet, charter, neighborhood, choice: The different types of schools in urban public education can be a lot to decipher, even a few decades into the so-called “school choice” era. A website that helps St. Louis parents pilot it all has relaunched with updated data and a new name.”

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