It's been five years since the St. Louis public schools lost their accreditation and were transferred to the care of the state. Now the same fate has befallen the public schools of East St. Louis. The Illinois state board of education voted unanimously yesterday to dissolve the school board in East ... More >>
Daily RFT has learned that officials with St. Louis Public Schools will soon conclude a year-long investigation into whether faculty at Herzog Elementary School organized cheating on last year's statewide student assessment tests. Patrick Wallace, district spokesman, confirms that the probe at th ... More >>
Organic doesn't mean perfect. 34,000 pounds of organic Nature's Harvest ground beef has been recalled for possible E. coli contamination, according to KTVN in Reno, Nevada. The beef was sold in California, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Wisconsin, and Washington State.Flights from Newark migh ... More >>
Ousted St. Louis Fire Chief Sherman George could have a friend in Supreme Court nominee, Sonia Sotomayor. Not that it matters in the short term. Sotomayor's confirmation likely won't come until after the Supreme Court rules on a well-publicized suit in which white and Hispanic firefighters have sued ... More >>
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?
Marty Rochester wages war against the dumbing-down of public education -- even in the best of schools
Week of June 20, 2001
Why we shouldn't test public schools in a vacuum
Missouri's MAP is a fine, thoughtful standardized test. So how come it's wreaking havoc in the schools?
Hazelwood schools blocked apartments to protect test scores
Candidates must speak clearly about troubled schools