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Past articles by Dale:

Longtime civil rights stalwart Frankie Freeman dies at age 101

Frankie Freeman’s career as a criminal defense lawyer didn’t last long. Freeman, who died Friday at age 101, was best known for her work on civil rights, → Read More

Appeals court denies ACLU's request in Ferguson-Florissant voting rights appeal

Updated 7:01 p.m. Jan. 05 with response from the court — Ferguson-Florissant's April school board elections will operate under it's old at-large system. → Read More

UMSL names Wright State dean as new provost

Kristin Sobolik, currently the dean of the college of liberal arts at Wright State University, will become provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs → Read More

Skinned knees and the Constitution: Playground safety in mid-Missouri becomes a federal case

When Annette Kiehne looked for ways to make the playground safer at Trinity Lutheran Church preschool in Columbia, Missouri, she had no idea the plan would → Read More

New year, old issue: Lawmakers will try again to change student transfer rules

With a new Missouri governor ready to take over, lawmakers are trying once again to solve an old problem: how students in unaccredited school districts can → Read More

Cumulative voting for Ferguson-Florissant school board on hold

Cumulative voting for members of the Ferguson-Florissant school board this spring is on hold following an order Wednesday by a federal judge. U.S. District → Read More

More older Americans caught in student debt crisis

An increasing number of older Americans are having problems with student loan debt — so much so that their Social Security checks are being reduced because → Read More

City sides with charters in lawsuit filed by St. Louis Public Schools

St. Louis is backing charter school parents in a legal dispute over how money from a 1999 city sales tax is distributed. The city argues that the money → Read More

Ferguson-Florissant school board appealing changes in election process

One day before filing for the spring election begins, the Ferguson-Florissant school board announced Monday that it will appeal a federal judge’s ruling → Read More

Student barred from city magnet school presses bias lawsuit

The African-American student who was barred from attending a St. Louis charter school after his family moved to the county is pressing his case in federal → Read More

Diversity, equity, inclusion: UM task force issues recommendations for improvement

The University of Missouri should emphasize diversity in its recruitment, train professors in the importance of diversity in their courses and increase → Read More

Parents file appeal in charter school funding case

Two parents of children in charter schools in St. Louis are taking their fight to be involved in a school-funding lawsuit to a federal appeals court. → Read More

EducationPlus names Paul Ziegler new executive director

Paul Ziegler, the superintendent of the Northwest R-1 school district in Jefferson County, will become executive director of EducationPlus on July 1, 2017. → Read More

Catching up with the Charter School Commission. Rigorous approval process snags plan in Normandy

The Missouri Charter Public School Commission had a good reason to locate its office in the heart of the Cortex entrepreneur mecca in St. Louis. Robbyn → Read More

Incoming UM president shares vision for world-class system

As he begins visiting all four campuses in the University of Missouri system, incoming president Mun Choi is taking time to listen and learn about many of → Read More

SLU names new law school dean: William P. Johnson

Saint Louis University has named William P. Johnson, a member of its faculty since 2012, as the new dean of its law school. Johnson, who has been director → Read More

As student transfer program wins last extension, supporters continue working for opportunity for all

After area school superintendents voted Friday to phase out the current race-based student transfer program – and possibly replace it with a new one down → Read More

Race-based student transfer program could evolve with new criteria

If the voluntary student transfer program that has served more than 70,000 St. Louis area students over more than 30 years is going to continue beyond 2036 → Read More

Unaccredited Normandy, Riverview Gardens get praise from state, parents, staff

If the parents and staff of Riverview Gardens were making the decision, the school district would soon no longer be unaccredited. Parents, students, → Read More

Election is teachable moment for Washington U. freshmen

On Election Day, as he does every day, Washington University freshman Jordan Phillips called his grandma in Florida. His message was a definite one. “I → Read More