The American Civil Liberties Union of Eastern Missouri is getting involved in the intense school transfer controversy in the state, arguing that two local districts have a legal obligation to accept outside students looking to enroll. "All children, regardless of their race, where they live, or the ... More >>
If you needed further proof that tensions surrounding the Francis Howell-Normandy school transfer controversy are boiling over, look no further than the recent war of words between State Rep. Mark Parkinson and Francis Howell School Board member Mark Lafata. Parkinson, a St. Charles Republican law ... More >>
Representative Bryan Spencer is promoting a bill that would offer immunity in certain cases to individuals who seek medical attention for a drug overdose -- and for the Missouri lawmaker, it's personal. "I had a student who died of heroin use," he tells Daily RFT. "He was a bright young man who ha ... More >>
Just a little ways further, everyone: We're almost through the draft entire. Getting a little thin on info on some of these picks, though the more interesting ones tend to have something floating around in their backgrounds that not only make them intriguing draftees, but also make it much easier ... More >>
For once, Unreal is scared to get between the sheets. Plus: Anheuser-Busch gets buzzed, and the Francis Howell School District plans to take back Christmas.
Week of June 20, 2001
Missouri's MAP is a fine, thoughtful standardized test. So how come it's wreaking havoc in the schools?
Nobody knows why the babies are dying near Weldon Spring. But the grownups can't help asking whether the site's toxic stew is to blame.
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.