Monday, August 06, 2007

Coming Tuesday

I hope Monday was as productive for you as it has been for The Star's metro staff. Here's what we've got coming for you tomorrow:
  • Area schools today got their grades - stats that show how they're stacking up under the federal No Child Left Behind law. For many high schools in The Star's coverage area, the marks were not good. Seven of the 11 public high schools in Calhoun County fell short of state requirements for their graduation rates. Education beat writer Steve Ivey is digging into the numbers and getting reactions from local school officials, some of whom say the law doesn't fairlf measure what they do. Meanwhile, Capitol Correspondent Markeshia Ricks is looking at the results statewide.
  • Staff writer Dan Whisenhunt is checking in on the condition of bridges maintained by county and city governments here. In the wake of last week's tragedy in Minnesota, we hope to find out if problems with our smaller bridges are slipping through the cracks.
  • Two state representatives who also work for Gadsden State Community College could soon have a choice to make: Give up those jobs or their seats in the Legislature. Markeshia Ricks looks at how a policy proposed by new two-year college system Chancellor Bradley Byrne would affect Reps. Blaine Galliher and Jack Page, who hold positions with GSCC.
As always, there's more where that came from. Check us out online and in print tomorrow.