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KIRKWOOD • Kirkwood High School is trying an experiment for the sake of student and teacher mental health.

For the weekends following February 16 and March 9, students will get no homework assignments from their teachers, school leaders decided last week.

Many Kirkwood High students juggle after-school jobs and extracurricular activities on top of homework from dense course schedules, said...

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. • The University of Illinois is considering an expansion of its solar farm.

The University of Illinois South Farms has been idle since October when on-site electrical system issues occurred, The (Champaign) News-Gazette reported. But it's scheduled to resume operations soon.

University officials have discussed expanding the 21-acre solar farm to help meet renewable-energy goals outlined in the...

With the help of some recent big gifts and positive trends in the market, the University of Missouri-Columbia hit a new milestone: Its endowment reached $1 billion.

A hearty endowment makes universities look good when they’re competing for top faculty who are going to bring in grant money, as well as for top students.

It’s all about competition, and for...

BELLERIVE • The University of Missouri-St. Louis is bulking up class offerings during nights, weekends and online.

Except maybe not in that order.

UMSL recently started UMSL NOW — nights, online and weekends — which is an office focused solely on the needs of the many students who operate on non-traditional college schedules.

In many ways, these students are the...

Dr. Mae C. Jemison, the first African-American woman to travel into space, will be in STL on Wednesday.

Jemison, who now serves as an ambassador for Bayer U.S. "Making Science Make Sense" program, will appear from 10 a.m. to noon at the St. Louis Science Center's McDonnell Planetarium.

She will speak to third- and fourth-grade students about her journey from...

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