• Blogs

    September 4, 2013

    St. Louis Public Schools: Audit Finds Financial Woes, Inadequate Anti-Cheating Measures

    St. Louis Public Schools are in a precarious financial condition and are performing inadequately in a number of areas, including how the district handles at-risk students and how officials monitor testing and potential cheating. So says Missouri State Auditor Tom Schweich, who released a report toda ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 21, 2013

    Shearwater High School Geared Toward Dropouts Is Closing After Three Years

    Shearwater High School, a public charter school geared toward dropouts and at-risk youth in St. Louis, is closing its doors after three years in operation, shedding light on the obstacles facing the most vulnerable students and the educators trying to help them graduate. "Young people are continui ... More >>

  • News

    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.

  • News

    April 11, 2001

    Testing, Testing, Testing

    Missouri's MAP is a fine, thoughtful standardized test. So how come it's wreaking havoc in the schools?

  • News

    September 6, 2000

    The Talented Mr. Spellmann

    Lindenwood University's president may be a genius, a savior and a visionary. He may also be higher ed's worst nightmare.

  • News

    October 27, 1999


    Cape Girardeau state Sen. Peter Kinder takes more than an academic interest in St. Louis' public schools

  • News

    April 21, 1999