Comics University helps artists, fans ‘see from someone else’s point of view’
Jun11

Comics University helps artists, fans ‘see from someone else’s point of view’

DOWNTOWN – On a Wednesday night, a group of comic artists and enthusiasts hoping to learn more attended the first class of 2019’s Comics University through the St. Louis Public Library. Hosted by an area cartoonist who goes by the name Steenz, Comics University consists of six classes over the course of June and July. The classes, offered on Wednesday nights at the Central Library at 1301 Olive Street, cover everything from the...

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Superintendent ‘hopeful’ as elected board poised to regain control
Apr13

Superintendent ‘hopeful’ as elected board poised to regain control

After almost a dozen years of state control that have seen increased stability, rising attendance rates, climbing test scores, and a budget deficit turned into a surplus in the St. Louis Public Schools, the city’s elected school board is about to regain control of the school system. On Tuesday, the Missouri State Board of Education meets in St. Louis and will vote to return control to the seven-member elected board, despite concerns...

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Election Results: Reed wins, 2 new school board members elected
Apr02

Election Results: Reed wins, 2 new school board members elected

The results are in. As expected, President of the Board of Aldermen Lewis Reed has now officially won a fourth term after defeating Green Party candidate Jerome Bauer. And the elected public school board, still effectively powerless, will be getting two new members: Adam Layne and Tracee Miller. A Special Administrative Board created by the state took control of the city schools after the district lost its accreditation in 2007 and...

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Two vie for one open seat on St. Louis Community College board
Mar26

Two vie for one open seat on St. Louis Community College board

Two people with a close connection to St. Louis Community College are running for the Subdistrict 3 seat on the St. Louis Community College Board of Trustees in the April 2 election. One candidate, Paula Savarino, 69, recently retired as auxiliary service manager at St. Louis Community College-Meramec. The other, Anne Adams Marshall, 56, of Glendale, said her father, David Marshall, was part of the original faculty of St. Louis...

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SLPS fully accredited for 4th year in a row
Feb27

SLPS fully accredited for 4th year in a row

At a time when St. Louis Public School district faces a myriad of challenges, including child hunger, academic failure, lack of school supplies, high teacher turnover and student dropouts, a new performance review has given the district signs of optimism. Earlier this month the St. Louis Public School district announced the results of the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education’s 2018 Annual Performance Report (APR)...

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St. James Catholic School to Close
Feb16

St. James Catholic School to Close

DOGTOWN — A normally joyous event for Fox 2 anchor and consumer reporter Mike Colombo had a sad side Saturday night. Colombo, a 2000 graduate of Dogtown’s St. James the Greater Catholic School, served for the sixth time as emcee of the 11th Annual Church Decades of Dreams dinner auction in the parish gym. Added to the normal banter of the event was the revelation that Archbishop Robert Carlson had accepted a recommendation that the...

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