St. Louis, MO (KTRS) - Missouri House members began hearings today on how the state deals with failing school districts.
A bill passed by the Senate in February calls for allowing students enrolled in struggling schools to transfer to a better one within their home district. Only if students could not get into a better school in their home district, would they be allowed to transfer to another district. In those cases the unaccredited district would pay for some of the tuition.
St. Louis, MO (KTRS) - St. Louis' reputation as a tourist destination is growing.
Travel website TripAdvisor named St. Louis one of the 25 top destinations in the US. The Gateway City took the 23rd spot. Branson, Missouri also made the cut, in the 19th spot. New York City snagged the top position for the fourth consecutive year.
This is just the latest recognition for St. Louis. The Huffington Post named St. Louis a hidden gem last month. And TripAdvisor named Busch Stadium one of the best ballparks in the nation.
You can see the full TripAdvisor list here.