Justice report suggests changes to reduce prison population

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) – A commission created by Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner recommends reducing prison populations with a focus on treatment, curbing racial bias and emphasizing rehabilitation with punishment. The Criminal Justice Reform Commission made 13 recommendations in its final report delivered to Rauner on Tuesday. The commission suggests increasing post-prison services in communities with…

SLPS Regains Full Accreditation

St. Louis, MO  (KTRS)  St. Louis Public Schools is making the grade. On Tuesday morning, the Missouri State Board of Education voted unanimously to grant full accreditation to the district. This was followed by a late afternoon news conference by school and city leaders at the SLPS Administrative Offices Building. During a news conference, Superintendent Dr.…

State Board Grants Full Accreditation for St. Louis Public Schools

The State Board of Education has voted unanimously to classify St. Louis Public Schools as fully accredited, effective immediately. According to the department, staff outlined the district’s student growth in academics as well as stability in leadership and finances. “This is an opportunity to celebrate really great things in the district,” State Board President Charlie…