Dale Singer http://news.stlpublicradio.org en News Quiz for Apr 18, 2014 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/news-quiz-apr-18-2014 <p>Were you paying attention to St. Louis Public Radio this week?</p><p>Take our quiz below, then come back next week and try again, or challenge your friends.</p><p><iframe height="4178" overflow="hidden" src="http://stlpublicradio.github.io/weeklyQuiz/embeds/20140417.html" width="580"></iframe></p> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 10:13:56 +0000 Dale Singer 35379 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org News Quiz for Apr 18, 2014 McCaskill Takes Fight Against Sexual Assault To Campus http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mccaskill-takes-fight-against-sexual-assault-campus <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">After working to reduce problems with sexual assault in the military, U.S. Sen. Claire </span>McCaskill<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, D-Mo., is turning her attention to the same issue at the nation’s colleges and universities.</span></p><p>Both settings, she said Thursday, have ways they are alike in how such cases are treated.</p> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 04:14:31 +0000 Dale Singer 35403 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org McCaskill Takes Fight Against Sexual Assault To Campus Outside Consultant Will Review UM Sexual Assault Policies http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/outside-consultant-will-review-um-sexual-assault-policies <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The University of Missouri system announced Wednesday it is hiring an outside consultant to review the school’s policies and materials concerning sexual assault and mental health services.</span></p> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 19:23:25 +0000 Dale Singer 35344 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Outside Consultant Will Review UM Sexual Assault Policies Normandy Faces Big Deficits — If It Survives http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/normandy-faces-big-deficits-if-it-survives <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Depending on how tuition calculations for transfer students are figured for the coming school year, the Normandy School District — if it still exists — could end the upcoming school year with a deficit of as much as $11.7 million, district officials said Tuesday.</span></p><p>Addressing the latest meeting of a task force formed to determine options for Normandy’s future, Mick Willis, the district’s assistant superintendent of operations, presented four scenarios for the 2014-15 school year.</p> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 01:21:07 +0000 Dale Singer 35326 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Normandy Faces Big Deficits — If It Survives KC Shooting Suspect No Stranger To Jewish Agencies Here http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/kc-shooting-suspect-no-stranger-jewish-agencies-here <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;"><strong>Updated 11:16 a.m. Tuesday with murder charges filed against Miller</strong>:</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">When Ellen </span>Futterman<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> heard the name of the man suspected of shooting three people to death at two Jewish agencies in suburban Kansas City, she thought back to a telephone interview she did in 2010.</span></p><p></p> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 20:36:02 +0000 Dale Singer 35285 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org KC Shooting Suspect No Stranger To Jewish Agencies Here KIPP Concentrates On New Schools, Not Turnarounds http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/kipp-concentrates-new-schools-not-turnarounds <p><em style="line-height: 1.5;">The charter school operator is opening a new location for kindergarten and first grade in north St. Louis this fall and plans to have six schools in St. Louis five years from now.</em></p><p>On her cell phone, Tiara Abu has a short video showing her and 5-year-old Jawon, sitting on his bed, giving a cheer and doing their best version of jazz hands.</p><p>What was the occasion?</p><p>“He had just counted to 100 for me,” explained Abu, adding: I hadn’t asked him to.”</p> Mon, 07 Apr 2014 02:47:26 +0000 Dale Singer 35037 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org KIPP Concentrates On New Schools, Not Turnarounds Online College Course Consortium Collapses http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/online-college-course-consortium-collapses <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">After failing to make the grade with professors at Washington University, <a href="http://semesteronline.org/">Semester Online</a> </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">is going offline for good.</span></p><p></p> Fri, 04 Apr 2014 18:30:12 +0000 Dale Singer 35028 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Online College Course Consortium Collapses News Quiz for week of March 31, 2014 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/news-quiz-week-march-31-2014 <p>Were you paying attention to St. Louis Public Radio this week?</p><p>Take our quiz below, then come back next week and try again, or challenge your friends.</p><p><iframe height="4250" overflow="hidden" src="http://stlpublicradio.github.io/weeklyQuiz/embeds/20140403.html" width="580"></iframe></p> Fri, 04 Apr 2014 03:57:28 +0000 Dale Singer 34996 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org News Quiz for week of March 31, 2014 Not All School Board Races Are Ho-Hum This Year http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/not-all-school-board-races-are-ho-hum-year <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">School board elections often prompt little more than a ripple of public interest, but they are stirring up quite a bit more in at least two north St. Louis County districts this spring.</span></p> Thu, 03 Apr 2014 03:24:04 +0000 Dale Singer 34964 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Not All School Board Races Are Ho-Hum This Year Normandy Not Bankrupt Now, But Its Future Remains Cloudy http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/normandy-not-bankrupt-now-its-future-remains-cloudy <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Normandy School District isn’t going broke at the beginning of April, as some education officials had forecast in recent months. But that doesn’t mean that the district’s future is secure.</span></p><p>At Monday night’s meeting of the state task force formed to recommend the future direction of the district, officials from the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education said that Normandy’s future depends in large part on what bills the General Assembly may pass before it adjourns in mid-May.</p> Tue, 01 Apr 2014 03:11:53 +0000 Dale Singer 34890 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Normandy Not Bankrupt Now, But Its Future Remains Cloudy