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Thursday, March 14, 2019 - 10:30am

JEFFERSON CITY • A group of lawmakers worried about intrusion into public schools by the state sounded off Wednesday night in the Missouri House about a proposal that would require schools to teach fourth graders about "appropriate online behavior."

"The idea that we can succinctly tell students in a short little seminar how to behave, honestly I think is naive," said Rep. Tony Lovasco, R-St. Charles County.

Tuesday, February 19, 2019 - 10:54am

After a big gift from one of its most famous graduates, Washington University’s engineering school will have a new name soon: the James McKelvey School of Engineering.

The donation will fund more engineering scholarships, faculty recruitment and give the school an unconstrained endowment to invest in future needs as research and technology evolves. The amount of the donation was undisclosed.

Monday, February 11, 2019 - 9:11am

Three songs that have shaped our minds. Three moments that have shaped our country. The three-pound organ that shapes"who you are."

Those are the topics on tap as <a href="http://nie.post-dispatch.com/%3Ca%20href%3D"https://www.onedayu.com/events/detail/901"">https://www.onedayu.com/events/detail/901" target="_blank">One Day University with the St. Louis Post-Dispatch</a> comes to town on March 23.

Monday, February 11, 2019 - 9:11am

School is the last place most students want to be on a Saturday morning, but that’s not the case for those involved in a joint program Parkway and Normandy school districts are offering this month.

Robots and video games are a big part of the draw, organizers say, to this program that melds science, technology, engineering and math, or STEM for short.

“We were surprised at all the interest from students,” said Jennifer Proffitt, STEM coordinator at Parkway. “We kept saying, this is a lot of Saturdays!”

Thursday, January 31, 2019 - 2:22pm

Amazingly, many teenagers will graduate high school this year with little knowledge about how finances work, flying blind into a hurricane-sized storm of potential debt, bad loans, bankruptcy, and no savings or retirement.

As a parent, you can head this off. To help, the makers of BusyKid, an app that tracks kids’ chores and allowance, are offering families tips and financial basics for getting started.

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