27-year saga costs the state nearly $2 billion, moved thousands of students by bus across the city-county line and spurred growth of magnet schools in the city.
St. Louis students arrive for classes by bus in the August 1983 at the start of court-ordered school desegregation program here.
St. Louis students arrive for classes by bus in the early 1980s, at the start of court-ordered school desegregation program here.
Leaders of 15 school districts voted today to extend by five years the region's voluntary student transfer program.
When a class at Clayton High set out to study race at its school, students inevitably touched on the effectiveness of the region’s voluntary transfer program.
John Mahoney, who died Aug. 2, 2012, at age 70, was a former Catholic priest and a longtime member of the St. Louis School Board.
Transfer students outdid city ones on whole, but magnet, choice school kids fared best.
Up to 6 schools could open this fall to absorb children now attending charter schools slated to close.
Elizabeth Eckford, one of the Little Rock Nine, is flanked by an angry mob as she makes her way to the entrance of Little Rock Central High School in Arkansas in 1957. Federal troops were mobilized to protect the students. Photo by Pete Harris
Award is the latest of myriad honors bestowed upon the civil rights pioneer.
Every committee that deals with education in the Missouri Legislature should invite the families who filed what became known as "the Liddell case" to speak about the future of urban schools.
St. Louis Public Schools will receive about $96 million from a landmark desegregation settlement agreement finalized last week.
Announcement to be made Monday; money is from desegregation settlement
City officials kicked off a campaign Monday to help victims of the New Year's Eve tornado.
A new study says that black students in the St. Louis Public School district who transfer to county schools and remain there "far outperform" their neighborhood- and magnet-school peers by the time they reach 10th grade.
Black and Latino students are educated in U.S. schools that are increasingly segregated, said a report Wednesday that undercuts optimism about race in America surrounding the presidency of Barack Obama.
The areawide voluntary school desegregation is nearing an end -- and it seems to be passing quietly.