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By Peter Franzen, Director of Development
As reported earlier this week on KSDK, the Innovative Concept Academy founded by Juvenile Court Judge Jimmie Edwards will be featured on NBC’s Today Show next Wednesday, December 21, 2011.
Judge Edwards established the unique school to address the needs of marginalized youth, many of who appeared before him in court. As the school gains momentum it is receiving increasing national attention for the critical need it is addressing. A few weeks ago Russ Mitchell of CBS News featured the school on the network’s evening news broadcast.
Among the school’s many innovations is a chess salon funded by Rex & Jeanne Sinquefield. Mr. Sinquefield is a chess enthusiast who founded the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of St. Louis and the World Chess Hall of Fame. Dr. Jeanne Sinquefield is major proponent of education innovation.
The Today Show coverage of the school will document a $100,000 gift give away from Walmart that is providing much needed equipment to the school.