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Missouri education organizations back school plan

Monday, 10 February 2014 13:23 Published in Local News
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - Missouri organizations representing teachers, administrators and school board members are supporting a plan for unaccredited districts as state education officials start digging into several proposals.
 
The Missouri School Boards' Association said Monday the plan calls for a contract between the State Board of Education and unaccredited school districts. Districts would commit to improving their performance while the state would classify the districts as provisionally accredited. It would relieve the school systems from a Missouri law that requires unaccredited school districts to pay for students to transfer to higher-performing districts elsewhere.
 
Kansas City and two school districts in St. Louis County are unaccredited.
 
Numerous plans have been submitted to the state Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. The State Board of Education is holding a work session Monday.

Stan Span handles first weekday rush hour

Monday, 10 February 2014 13:14 Published in Local News

Motorists are reporting some confusing signs around one of the approaches to the new Stan Musial Veterans Memorial Bridge.

 

For the morning rush hour, drivers from the Illinois side on Interstate 70 noticed a closed sign over the exit for the bridge, even though the Stan Span is officially open. Some GPS units are not recognizing the bridge yet--although it appears Google Maps has updated to include the bridge.

 

Transportation officials are still optimistic and say the bridge will reduce traffic on the Poplar Street each morning by about 20 percent.

Police discover human remains in St. Louis city

Monday, 10 February 2014 13:14 Published in Local News

A grisly discovery in south St. Louis.

 

Police say they found human remains near the railroad tracks at First Street and Branch. Officials say the remains were so badly decomposed that it is not clear if the body is that of man or woman.

 

Police did not have any more information on the remains.

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