Patrick Henry Downtown Academy http://news.stlpublicradio.org en SLPS board orders internal investigation of attendance figures http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/slps-board-orders-internal-investigation-attendance-figures <p>The appointed board overseeing the St. Louis Public Schools has directed its superintendent, Kelvin Adams, to conduct his own investigation into reports that some district employees falsified attendance records.</p> Fri, 06 May 2011 02:51:50 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 1188 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org SLPS board orders internal investigation of attendance figures Morning headlines: May 3, 2011 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-may-3-2011 <p><strong>Corps Explodes Bird Point Levee to Save Cairo, Ill</strong></p><p>The<a href="http://www.usace.army.mil/Pages/default.aspx"> U.S. Army Corps of Engineers </a>has exploded a large section of a Mississippi River levee in a desperate attempt to protect the Illinois town of Cairo from rising floodwaters. The corps says the break will help Cairo by diverting up to 4 feet of water off the river. As of&nbsp;Monday evening, river levels at Cairo were at historic highs, creating pressure on the flood wall protecting the town.</p> Tue, 03 May 2011 14:29:58 +0000 Julie Bierach & The Associated Press 1162 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning headlines: May 3, 2011