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Roxana grad returns to St. Louis to raise millions to boost area schools

published in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch
written by Leah Thorsen

Living in San Francisco and working for Teach for America, Eric Scroggins saw big changes unfolding in several cities’ school systems.

But when the Roxana High School graduate returned here to visit, he didn’t see anything comparable to efforts under way in places such as Indianapolis, Denver and Washington to vastly improve education.

“I would come home to St. Louis and see us not making real progress,” he said.

That prompted Scroggins, 39, to spearhead an ambitious...

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