- Cape student sues, accuses school officials of slamming her to ground multiple times (04/28/16)46
- Bob Evans restaurant in Cape Girardeau among chain's 21 closings (04/26/16)9
- Missouri House votes to allow concealed weapons without permits (04/28/16)7
- Police report filed, but no charges in incident at Cape Central (04/29/16)38
- Two hurt in motorcycle wreck on Interstate 55 (04/25/16)1
- Senator introduces bill for I-57 that would connect Sikeston with Little Rock (04/28/16)4
- Law firm requests information about Cape's traffic cameras (04/25/16)2
- Local lawmakers split over failed medical marijuana bill; voters may have a say (04/26/16)19
- Local company makes eco-friendly kitty litter that cuts cat-box smell (04/25/16)
- Man accused of pointing BB gun at Chaffee resident (04/26/16)2
St. Louis schools
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
The numbers that tumble off the page of the state's most recent evaluation of the St. Louis schools are heartbreaking -- and infuriating. They tell the statistical story of failure, of promise wasted, of young lives dead-ended before adulthood. ...
The steep road ahead to full accreditation by 2008 is an almost impossible climb. ...
This editorial page backed the current school board of blue-ribbon members. It backed the expensive, controversial effort to bring in a CEO from the corporate world. It reluctantly supported giving the St. Louis schools a few more years to reach state accreditation standards before a state takeover.
But the reforms largely have failed. If the schools can't meet the state standard for accreditation ... the state must take over and to make sure that the children of St. Louis are educated for life.