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Tuesday, January 3, 2017 - 8:35am

We've seen the ice bucket challenge and, more recently, the mannequin challenge.

Now St. James the Greater families and local businesses are trying to save their Dogtown school with their own Irish jig challenge.

You just have to dance the jig, make a video of the dance and donate to the Keep St. James effort.

The archbishop of St. Louis has already rubber stamped the school's closure, along with Our Lady of Sorrows, due to enrollment decline. The archdiocese has said that the enrollment issue is long-term and can't be fixed with a one-time fundraising effort.

Friday, December 30, 2016 - 9:18am

ST. LOUIS • Missouri would no longer impose a cap on rising college tuition under a set of legislative recommendations released Thursday that would also redefine how University of Missouri System students are charged for their education.

The University of Missouri System Review Commission was created in the wake of upheaval at the university last year that toppled top leadership. The panel was set up to essentially audit the system and provide recommendations to the Legislature and the university Board of Curators.

Thursday, December 29, 2016 - 8:23am

ST. CHARLES COUNTY • A campaign committee for a Francis Howell School District tax increase rejected in the Nov. 8 election has asked the courts to order a new vote in April.

In a lawsuit filed last week in St. Charles County Circuit Court, Citizens for Prop Howell contended that inaccurate school district boundary lines used by the county Election Authority “cast doubt on the validity of the election.”

Wednesday, December 28, 2016 - 8:31am

Some people — including President-elect Donald Trump — believe that to improve U.S. education, the nation should stop spending so many tax dollars on public schools and instead invest in alternatives, including charter schools and taxpayer-funded vouchers for private and religious schools.

They say they are part of a movement for school choice, for empowering all parents, regardless of income, to select the best learning experience for their children.

Tuesday, December 27, 2016 - 8:27am

ST. LOUIS • A recent task force report tells all of Missouri’s public universities and community colleges to stay in their own lanes when it comes to what degrees each type of institution can grant — unless they have a very good reason to stray.

The task force, comprising 16 Missouri higher education leaders, was asked to address the issue by Missouri House leaders after a dispute between the University of Missouri System and the up-and-coming Missouri State University.

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