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Monday, December 24, 2018 - 11:01am

Vatterott Educational Centers announced the immediate closure of all its campuses Monday, citing financial difficulties.

In a letter sent to students, the for-profit college based in Berkeley pointed to a U.S. Department of Education decision to limit Vatterott’s participation in federal financial aid programs.

Monday, December 24, 2018 - 11:01am

ST. LOUIS • Everlene Falconer wasn’t sure she wanted to go after a degree when she first registered for college at age 60. She just knew she wanted to help her 12-year-old grandson, Donovan.

Donovan was diagnosed with autism at an early age. Falconer, now 64, said Donovan is high functioning and does a lot of things she finds amazing.

“He makes his own videos, and he’s the voice for all the characters,” Falconer said. “He’s written a 35-page book with illustrations. He built a bus out of Lego blocks.”

Monday, December 17, 2018 - 9:22am

Former U.S. Sen. Christopher "Kit" Bond is back in the news, handing out the first batch of <a href="http://nie.post-dispatch.com/%3Ca%20href%3D"https://blogs.umsl.edu/news/2018/12/06/bond-international-scholars/"">https://blogs.umsl.edu/news/2018/12/06/bond-international-scholars/" target="_blank">Bond International Scholars</a> grants — including five to students at the University of Missouri–St. Louis.

Monday, December 17, 2018 - 9:22am

Parents in the Lindbergh School District no longer will have to pay $3,500 to send their child to a full day of kindergarten — beginning Jan. 7, it will be free, the district said Wednesday.

Monday, December 17, 2018 - 9:22am

The waiting list at Big Brothers Big Sisters never shrinks.

“People always ask, ‘Why isn’t the wait list going down?’” said Becky Hatter, president and CEO of the mentorship program’s regional chapter. “It’s because the children just keep coming.”

Meanwhile, mentors to pair with those kids come along at a much slower pace.

That scarcity is highlighted by a quick glance at the wait list for the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Eastern Missouri. The local arm of the national organization has about 1,000 children waiting for a match — 800 of whom are boys.

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