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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

COLUMBIA, Mo. • The University of Missouri System is seeing an increase in freshman applications at three campuses for this fall compared with last year, according to system officials.

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

Everyone knows about scholarships. They’re no-strings-attached money to help students pay for their higher education. Right?

Usually, but not always. In some cases, there are significant strings attached -- including situations in which scholarships are treated as taxable income. While unusual, it’s important for students, their families and scholarship providers to understand all the implications.

Tax Status

Thursday, January 31, 2019 - 2:22pm

Despite rising college costs, a clear majority of families believe higher education is well-worth the investment, and most students and parents are willing to stretch themselves financially to make it happen, according to a new study.

The national study from Sallie Mae and Ipsos, “How America Values College 2018,” found that 66 percent of college-going families believe they are getting a good value for the price they’re paying for college, and 20 percent say college is worth every penny.

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