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Tuesday, August 7, 2018 - 10:28am

Andrea Rosenthal has a son at a university. She's a supportive and experienced mom, no more than that. She rejects any suggestion that she's a helicopter parent, a negative label for people who go too far to help their kids.

But the mother from Fairfax County, Virginia, also knows a great deal about higher education, and thinks college parents should not cut themselves off from what is happening. The advice she has been giving online to parents at the university her son attends is so good I want to share it, because it shows how parents can help their kids without overdoing it.

Tuesday, August 7, 2018 - 10:28am

As any seasoned parent can attest, back-to-school time can be hectic.

The checklist can seem never-ending with various supply lists to satisfy, required health records to turn in and, not least, getting their kids excited to get back in the classroom.

For the parents of the 3,300 students in the Normandy Schools Collaborative, it’s all taken care of.

Tuesday, August 7, 2018 - 10:28am

ST. LOUIS • A new Catholic preschool will teach children to read and speak in English and Spanish .

St. Cecilia Catholic Church, which already operates a school for kindergarten through eighth grade, will be opening the bilingual St. Teresita preschool at the church Sept. 10.

Learning two languages — especially in early childhood — has many benefits for children, including the development of strong thinking skills and the ability to focus and remember, according to the U.S. Department of Education.

Tuesday, August 7, 2018 - 10:28am

Now available in the STL metro area: Excellent living space, great food, top-notch management — and all at the low, low price of $52,000 (and change) for a nine-month stay.

According to the Princeton Review's "Best 384 Colleges 2019 Edition," Washington University finished No. 1 for having the best student dorms and being the best-run school, and finished at No. 6 for serving up the best food.

Tuesday, July 24, 2018 - 3:51pm

Mehlville Superintendent Chris Gaines has taken the reins of the national School Superintendents Association for the upcoming academic year.

Gaines has been a member of the association's leadership for 10 years and has served on its executive committee since 2014.

Gaines came to Mehlville in July 2015 after serving seven years as the Wright City superintendent, and seven years before that as superintendent of Crawford County schools.

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