Officials say that a substitute teacher brought a Taser with her to Kehrs Mill Elementary School in Chesterfield this week, pulled it out and tested it inside a fifth-grade classroom. "She won't be returning to substitute," Kim Cranston, spokeswoman for the school district, tells Daily RFT. "The th ... More >>
If we want to improve American kids' performance in math, it may behoove us to no longer consider cafeteria pizza a serving of vegetables. According to a new study out from the University of Missouri-Columbia, kids who were persistently obese did worse on math tests than thinner children. That's b ... More >>
It's three days till Christmas, so the holiday spirit is starting to wear a bit thin, but if you have any left within you and any cash left within your bank account, consider donating a book to Left Bank Books' Angel Tree Book Drive. Seven Teach for America teachers in the St. Louis public s ... More >>
Carondelet Leadership Academy (CLA), a new charter school, will be opening in (where else) Carondelet next fall, in the old St. Boniface school at 7604 Michigan Avenue. The school will start out with 300 students in kindergarten through fifth grade but will expand up through eighth grade in future y ... More >>
For elephants, one would think the Saint Louis Zoo would be a place to escape from, not to. Earlier this year, In Defense of Animals, an animal rights organization, named the zoo to its "Hall of Shame" on its Top Ten Worst Zoos for Elephants list. A month later, one of the elephants, Jade, contracte ... More >>
flickr.com/photos/sebastianjosephBet you didn't know that water is fundamental for life and health. Well, it is. Bet you also didn't know that this is Drinking Water Week in Missouri. Well, it is. Don't believe me? Check out the news flash after the jump. It's Daily RFT's "Press Release of the Day." ... More >>
Rhonda Broussard went out shopping in late 2007 for a building to house the St. Louis Language Immersion Schools, a set of French- and Spanish-speaking public charter schools she plans to open this fall. Broussard pulled up in front of the old Hodgen Elementary School, a brick Italianate structure i ... More >>
Here's a photo of the old Christian Brothers College High School on Clayton Road as it looks today. The building is now owned by Washington University, but according to a story in today's St. Louis Post-Dispatch that could soon change. The university is in talks to swap the old high scho ... More >>
For some reason, I swear I had already used this song as a '90s hip-hop jam. IT TURNS OUT I WAS WRONG. This oversight is being corrected immediately. Snow. "Informer." I tried to memorize the words in seventh grade. I still sort of remember some of them, even though I couldn't tell you at all what t ... More >>
Isn't poor sportsmanship OK when you know you're right?
Schnucks, 60 Hampton Village Plaza; 314-353-5060.
10 p.m., Tuesday, July 3. CBGB, 3163 South Grand Boulevard.
9 p.m. Monday, December 18. Off Broadway (3509 Lemp Avenue).
7:30 p.m. Tuesday, August 22. Creepy Crawl (3524 Washington Boulevard).
What the Game's Been Missing! (Def Jam)
We explore the wacky world of Phosphorescent, rile up Henry Rollins and venture into weirdness with Murder by Death
Sunday, August 21; the Hi-Pointe (1001 McCausland Avenue)
St. Louis Filmmakers Festival
Week of July 13, 2005
Tennessee schoolkids teach the world a lesson in an inspirational documentary
How many city officials send their kids to city schools?
Unreal enjoys seasonal cocktails with lovely divorcees, learns of a new no-tolerance policy at a local elementary school and shares a make-out queen's Blog o' the Week; plus, how does Bryan Burwell really feel?
St. Louis' Catholic schoolteachers are ready to rap some knuckles
How do you lure disaffected suburban teens into the bosom of the church? Try this unholy trinity: rock & roll, junk food and Foosball.
Here's how the Board of Education could raise money for St. Louis schools: Charge admission to its meetings
The Public High League once dominated the local gridiron scene, and suburban districts were perennial doormats. Now it's the other way around. Ever wonder why?
Chaney Elementary School
Week of June 18, 2003
Duff rides her popular TV series to Rome and the big screen
Marty Rochester wages war against the dumbing-down of public education -- even in the best of schools
St. Louis' network of Catholic elementary schools is becoming smaller, more expensive and more worried about survival
Tom Bauer's "student bill of rights" stirs up a storm over the future of the city's public schools
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
The parents of Elliot Bennett, like the parents of many autistic children, want their child in a regular classroom. Inclusion's the trend -- and a federal mandate. But most schools aren't ready to make room.
The Internet is changing distance learning -- and higher education