Week of December 27, 2007
Readers reopen the Rockwell Files.
School board members duke it out over a no-bid contract awarded to St. Louis radio talk show host Lizz Brown.
Jennifer Silverberg Ex-Vashon basketball coach Floyd Irons and his attorney, Jerry Dobson, began a press conference today by stating, "We're pleased to announce once again that Floyd Irons is the head coach at Vashon." St. Louis Public Schools spokesman Tony Sanders proceeded to fire off a sing ... More >>
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The Vashon High School Wolverines have won five state titles in the past eight years. But did they play by the rules?
Yesterday we posted Kristen Hinman's blog entry regarding the lawsuit filed against the St. Louis Board of Education by six former associates of ousted superintendent Creg Williams. But we, uh, neglected to link to the lawsuit itself. So here you go! (Be patient if you want to view this pdf; it's a ... More >>
The St. Louis Public Schools superintendent takes a hike. Where does that leave the district?
More than 50 teachers allegedly gave passing grades to AWOL Vashon students
The state approves a tutoring program linked to Scientology, and everybody cries foul
We test the school-board candidates by the strictest of criteria and find a local lawman with a great sense of humor
A cease-and-desist demand from the superintendent to one of her bosses? It's business as usual at the St. Louis Public Schools.
How many city officials send their kids to city schools?
WWE's Rey Mysterio has game to spare, Harold Ramis helps clear up a misconception, and Bill Haas shows his sensitive side; plus, Unreal lends support to a fellow muckraker injured in the line of duty
Unreal dials a naughty number (hey, we were duped!), cheers on a local strongman and borrows a page from the Post-Dispatch; plus, Bill Haas signs on as Unreal Advice Columnist
The bleeding won't stop. The city health director's job remains a revolving door as Dr. Hugh Stallworth is vanquished in a fierce bureaucratic battle.
Who bumped Frank "Couch Potato" Weltner from the Internet? Blame it on the Jews.
Week of March 31, 2004
The Roberts brothers fight to bring back life to north St. Louis
Week of March 10, 2004
Week of January 28, 2004
Maybe itís time to revisit Steve Stogelís redevelopment plan for the Old Post Office downtown
The year in review: A quiz (For answers, see last page)
Their mouths move when they speak, but is someone pulling the strings?
Here's how the Board of Education could raise money for St. Louis schools: Charge admission to its meetings
We're curious about Bill Roberti's intentions, Brent Feeney's exodus and Joe Edwards' alibi; plus, Missouri will taste damn good in a waffle cone
Week of July 23, 2003
He's a hero to some, a pain to others. Either way, he makes people very nervous.
The city school board's most reform-minded duo has a nasty breakup
Chuck Norman says WGNU will still be wacky after he's gone
Week of November 20, 2002
Different factions scramble for the spring school-board elections, but ex-Mayor Schoemehl looks like one of the few who's interested.
Nance says City Hall didn't influence the Clergy Coalition's delay on home rule
New school-board members Amy Hilgemann and Rochell Moore wanted to improve public education in St. Louis but ended up suing the district. The gridlock continues, but the schools remain the same.
Public schools are broke all over, so why are only St. Louis and Kansas City getting charter schools?
New city school-board president, once a critic of the status quo, launches an investigation of two reformers
Torthel McClodden taught at one of the worst high schools in the city and loved it. Now they don't want him back.
Cape Girardeau state Sen. Peter Kinder takes more than an academic interest in St. Louis' public schools
Controversy exposes folly of charter-mania