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Friday, December 7, 2018 - 12:31pm

Sure, they're showboating, but they'd just landed a spaceship.

A Chesterfield native had a big hand in the recent U.S. mission to Mars — and in the celebratory handshake that followed.

Brooke Harper, 29, stars in a video posted Monday by NASA on social media. It now has more than 3 million viewings.

The clip shows Jet Propulsion Laboratory engineers celebrating after they landed the Mars InSight probe on the planet to begin a two-year scientific study.

Wednesday, November 21, 2018 - 1:34pm

JEFFERSON CITY • In a stinging rebuke to former Gov. Eric Greitens, Missouri education officials are rehiring the commissioner who was ousted from her job last year.

Margie Vandeven, who was dismissed last year by a board that had been revamped by Greitens, will resume the $191,544 post she had held since 2015, officials said Tuesday.

Monday, November 19, 2018 - 2:10pm

Webster Groves School District, following new state legislation, is creating a program through which high school students can enroll and get credit for many online courses.

District officials announced and explained the program at the School Board meeting Monday night. The Ritenour School Board gave initial approval to its program four days earlier and other districts are following. The programs are to begin as early as January.

Monday, November 19, 2018 - 2:10pm

Three months into the school year, high school publications staffs are now in full-swing, ramping up the activity across their online websites and newspapers.

In October, St. Louis high schools gave their readers stories on many different topics that possess excellent style in their writing.

The following are some of the top stories from the month of October that were published by these schools.

Monday, November 19, 2018 - 2:10pm

One of the largest school districts in the St. Louis region has found itself with too many empty desks.

Officials at Hazelwood schools said they built five new schools to prepare for a population surge that demographers predicted, but never happened.

Now, district officials are doing something their counterparts in private schools do regularly — advertising and marketing to recruit students. The district is using a billboard obtained at a deeply discounted rate, as well as mailers, videos and social media to tout its strengths. Officials expect to run radio ads as well.

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