Educational Services Sector

  • News

    August 9, 2012
  • Blogs

    November 10, 2011

    Parent Company of Le Cordon Bleu Culinary Schools Under Scrutiny

    careered.comCEC's website shows off happy graduates.​The corporation that runs fifteen culinary schools in the United States under the name Le Cordon Bleu, including a branch in St. Peters, is under scrutiny for possibly misrepresenting the employment rates of its graduates. (Here in St. Louis, th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2011

    Sanford-Brown College Slapped With Dozen-Plus Lawsuits

    ​In the last six months, Sanford-Brown College has been hit with more than a dozen lawsuits from students claiming that the college and its parent company are running a high-pressure sales racket cleverly disguised as higher ed.The for-profit college, which has outlets in Fenton, Hazelwood and St. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 9, 2011

    St. Louis Chefs Are an Educated Lot

    Chrissy WilmesChris Williams of Franco studied at the Culinary Institute of America in New York.​Last week Eater asked chefs if they thought culinary school was worth the time and expense for aspiring chefs. The answer was a resounding "probably not." The discussion made us wonder how well-e ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2010

    Sidney Street Café Hosts "Operation Charcuterie!" Dinner to Benefit Operation Food Search

    ​Sidney Street Café (2000 Sidney Street, 314-771-5777) will host "Operation Charcuterie!", a six-course dinner to benefit Operation Food Search, on Tuesday, September 28. This dinner is the culmination of an event organized by Kevin Nashan, owner and executive chef of Sidney Street Café, to incr ... More >>

  • News

    May 20, 2009
  • News

    June 6, 2007

    A Tizzy Over Lizzie

    School board members duke it out over a no-bid contract awarded to St. Louis radio talk show host Lizz Brown.

  • News

    October 26, 2005

    L Is for L. Ron

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

  • News

    October 6, 2004

    Bad Medicine

    Has the St. Louis College of Health Careers failed to deliver on promises of a good education and rewarding jobs?

  • News

    December 17, 2003

    Talking Heads

    Their mouths move when they speak, but is someone pulling the strings?

  • Best of St. Louis

    September 24, 2003

    Best Curse

    Rochell Moore

  • Best of St. Louis

    September 24, 2003

    Best Villain

    Vince Schoemehl

  • Best of St. Louis

    September 24, 2003

    Best Local Chef

    Steve Gontram

  • News

    July 9, 2003

    Demolition Man

    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?

  • News

    March 12, 2003

    Back to School

    Week of March 12, 2003

  • News

    February 26, 2003

    Class War

    Marty Rochester wages war against the dumbing-down of public education -- even in the best of schools

  • News

    November 20, 2002

    Dander Up

    Week of November 20, 2002

  • News

    September 12, 2001

    The Big Fix

    Public schools are broke all over, so why are only St. Louis and Kansas City getting charter schools?

  • Restaurants

    April 18, 2001


    Pumpernickle's Real Deli

  • News

    March 7, 2001

    First Strike

    Hazelwood schools blocked apartments to protect test scores

  • News

    February 14, 2001

    Put Up or Shut Up

    Candidates must speak clearly about troubled 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

    June 28, 2000

    The Scarlet Letter

    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.

  • News

    October 27, 1999


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

  • News

    July 21, 1999


    Controversy exposes folly of charter-mania

  • News

    April 21, 1999
  • News

    March 17, 1999

    Going the Distance

    The Internet is changing distance learning -- and higher education

  • News

    January 13, 1999

    The Privileged Class

    As a Feb. 2 reckoning approaches for city voters and schools, an escape clause surfaces for Ladue

  • News

    January 6, 1999

    The End of Deseg As We Know It

    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.

  • News

    January 6, 1999

    Making the Grade

    The state carries a big stick when it comes to accreditation, but not everyone agrees on the measurements on the yardstick