Last Friday, St. Louis Public Schools' Elected School Board member David Jackson Jr. sent a formal request to three city aldermen asking them to introduce legislation barring any more charter schools from opening in the city. "Currently charter schools in the city deflect approximately $75 million d ... More >>
School board members duke it out over a no-bid contract awarded to St. Louis radio talk show host Lizz Brown.
The state approves a tutoring program linked to Scientology, and everybody cries foul
Has the St. Louis College of Health Careers failed to deliver on promises of a good education and rewarding jobs?
Their mouths move when they speak, but is someone pulling the strings?
To save St. Louis public schools, Bill Roberti and his band of hired guns plan to blow things up. Who'll pick up the pieces when they're gone?
Week of March 12, 2003
Marty Rochester wages war against the dumbing-down of public education -- even in the best of schools
Week of November 20, 2002
Public schools are broke all over, so why are only St. Louis and Kansas City getting charter schools?
Hazelwood schools blocked apartments to protect test scores
Candidates must speak clearly about troubled schools
Lindenwood University's president may be a genius, a savior and a visionary. He may also be higher ed's worst nightmare.
Someone penned an anonymous letter making damning allegations about Normandy High School principal Alvin Smith. He blames it on a disgruntled ex-employee out to take him down. Trouble is, some of the letter is true.
Cape Girardeau state Sen. Peter Kinder takes more than an academic interest in St. Louis' public schools
Controversy exposes folly of charter-mania
The Internet is changing distance learning -- and higher education
As a Feb. 2 reckoning approaches for city voters and schools, an escape clause surfaces for Ladue
City schools face an uncertain future -- a crucial court settlement, a Feb. 2 sales-tax vote, a teachers' union opposed to the tax, accreditation tests this spring and the prospect of a state takeover. It could be a school year from hell.
The state carries a big stick when it comes to accreditation, but not everyone agrees on the measurements on the yardstick