Ferguson-Florissant teachers helping kids catch up despite cancelled classes

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FERGUSON, MO (KTVI) - The Ferguson Florissant School District has cancelled classes for the rest of the week. The start of the new school year was scheduled to begin last Thursday, but was postponed because of the turmoil in Ferguson.

Now, the district has postponed the new school year again. Meantime, teachers are holding classes at Ferguson Public Library. Students are learning everything from reading, writing, and math to how to do science experiments and create art.

In fact, Cassie Pace, an art teacher in the district started the program, which runs from nine in the morning until four in the evening. Pace hopes more teachers and parents will volunteer to keep the program going until the end of the week.

Teachers are also volunteering at other public libraries in the school district. Call the one nearest you to find out if they are there.

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