Bill Purdy

  • Blogs

    March 8, 2007

    The Vashon Saga Continues

    Jennifer Silverberg Ex-Vashon basketball coach Floyd Irons and his attorney, Jerry Dobson, began a press conference today by stating, "We're pleased to announce once again that Floyd Irons is the head coach at Vashon." St. Louis Public Schools spokesman Tony Sanders proceeded to fire off a sing ... More >>

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    February 9, 2007
  • News

    November 1, 2006

    Basketball by the Book: A Riverfront Times Investigation

    The Vashon High School Wolverines have won five state titles in the past eight years. But did they play by the rules?

  • Blogs

    October 24, 2006

    The Legacy of Creg Williams Veronica O'Brien: "I never asked for confidential information." Former St. Louis Public Schools Superintendent Creg Williams may have relinquished the district's reins involuntarily this past summer, but at least the Chicago native trotted away with a $222,500 check ... More >>

  • News

    August 2, 2006

    Driving Mister Williams

    A St. Louis Public Schools chauffeur rebuts the rumormongering about his former passenger.

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    July 19, 2006

    The Execution of Creg Williams

    The St. Louis Public Schools superintendent takes a hike. Where does that leave the district?

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    November 16, 2005

    Irons in the Fire

    Critical audits zero in on Vashon's storied basketball program

  • News

    October 26, 2005

    L Is for L. Ron

    The state approves a tutoring program linked to Scientology, and everybody cries foul

  • News

    January 21, 2004

    Bill's Bills

    The St. Louis school board might have to pony up for the defense in Roberti v. Haas

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    November 26, 2003

    Knockin' 'Em Dead

    Here's how the Board of Education could raise money for St. Louis schools: Charge admission to its meetings

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    June 12, 2002

    Cloned Drones

    The Danforth Foundation joins the long march to replace the School Board's "Gang of Four"

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    November 21, 2001

    Board Games

    New school-board members Amy Hilgemann and Rochell Moore wanted to improve public education in St. Louis but ended up suing the district. The gridlock continues, but the schools remain the same.

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    August 22, 2001

    Board Games

    New city school-board president, once a critic of the status quo, launches an investigation of two reformers