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Evan Rhinesmith

Evan Rhinesmith

Evan Rhinesmith, Ph.D. is the executive director at Saint Louis University's Policy Research in Missouri Education (PRiME) Center. He is also an instructor in the Saint Louis University School of Education and is a former 3rd and 4th grade teacher.

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Where there’s a will there’s a way: Investing in Missouri public schools | Opinion

By: and - October 19, 2021

Missourians, if you would be so kind, please indulge us by participating in a brief exercise. First, raise your hand if you would support proposals to increase our state’s public school teacher salaries — the salaries of those same teachers whose Social Security numbers recently were reported to be vulnerable to public access. Second, keep […]

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Missouri can do more to safely keep schools open during COVID surge

By: , , and - December 8, 2020

When Gov. Mike Parson announced changes to COVID-19 quarantine guidelines for Missouri schools, he argued, “transmission within our schools appears to be low.” Given the rising numbers of new cases and the potential consequences of school closures for Missouri families, we appreciate how apprehensive many families may be. The science we have so far suggests […]