D. Kent King, the state's Commissioner of Education, says "no" to the St. Louis Public Schools' appeal of the state takeover:
"Based on the information submitted, I find you have presented no new or corrected information," King said in a written denial sent to Superintendent Diana Bourisaw.
The district will keep trying in court tomorrow. I give the St. Louis Public Schools an 'A' for effort. Had they worked as hard to improve student academic achievement as they're working to hold on to their jobs, the district would probably be in much better shape now.