ST. LOUIS • About 1,200 St. Louis Public Schools students are getting free Samsung Galaxy smartphones to do their homework and take online classes.
It's part of an initiative by Sprint called the 1 Million Project that's meant to close the so-called "homework gap" by giving one million free devices to students across the country. The term "homework gap" refers to children who live in households that lack broadband access.
"Technology is simply a tool. It doesn't do anything but give kids more access," said Superintendent Kelvin Adams. "This takes away a barrier."
Lindenwood University's new $24.5 million library and academic resource center opened this weekend after more than two years of construction.
The new three-story, 100,000 square-foot library on the university's St. Charles campus replaces the 36,000 square-foot Butler Library, built in 1929. Many of Lindenwood's student services will also be based in the new building, including the writing center, veteran services, student and academic support services and career counseling.