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Thursday, December 22, 2016 - 8:15am

Updated at 4:43 p.m. on Dec. 22 to include ACLU's follow-up motion

School board elections in the Ferguson-Florissant School District will continue unchanged, at least until an appeal to a court ruling is heard.

Wednesday, December 21, 2016 - 9:09am

St. Louis Public Schools will close Langston Middle and Cote Brilliante Elementary at the end of this school year because of low enrollment.

The district’s Special Administrative Board finalized the decision, which Superintendent Kelvin Adams had recommended in November, at a special meeting Tuesday night.

“Consolidation is a natural process to free up additional dollars to support all of our schools,” Adams said. “When you have small enrollment numbers, it impacts how we can spread dollars to other schools that have larger enrollment.”

Tuesday, December 20, 2016 - 8:33am

ST. LOUIS • Celebrated civil rights leader Frankie Muse Freeman received a honorary degree Saturday from the University of Missouri-Columbia.

Freeman was the first African American woman to practice law in Missouri and a lead attorney in the 1954 NAACP lawsuit against the St. Louis Housing Authority.

President Lyndon Johnson later appointed her to the United States Commission on Civil Rights.

The honor is one of many that Freeman, 100, earned during the last few years, including a star on St. Louis' Walk of Fame in 2015.

Tuesday, December 20, 2016 - 8:33am

LADUE • The City Council here gave final approval on Monday to allowing John Burroughs School to demolish library and science buildings and replace them with a $25 million science, technology and research building.

The special use permit amendment and master site plan revision approval also lets the school have an enrollment increase, to 650 students from the current 600.

Founded in 1923, the private preparatory school for students in grades 7 to 12 is at 755 South Price Road.

Tuesday, December 20, 2016 - 8:33am

Catholic schools in North St. Louis County will get to stay open another year, parishioners were told last week.

Education officials with the Archdiocese of St. Louis are currently studying the health, financial and otherwise, of its schools deanery by deanery, looking for school closures or changes to be made in light of overall declining enrollment. Officials have already approved the closure of two schools next year in south St. Louis.

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