Washington University researchers and local agencies will use a $1.1 million grant to develop a better school model that doesn't just educate students, but tends to their physical and emotional health.
For the Sake of All, an initiative based at Washington University that studies health disparities and inequities for African-Americans, received the grant to study schools in St. Louis Public Schools and Normandy schools to develop the model.
ST. LOUIS • The University of Missouri-Columbia is partnering with one of the largest auditing and tax firms in the country to offer a new masters degree.
Students who participate will have tuition covered and more than likely have job offers at the sponsoring company, KPMG LLP, after graduation.
Mizzou is one of nine schools to offer the new KPMG Master of Accounting with Data and Analytics program. Other university participants include Arizona State University, Baylor University, the University of Georgia and the University of Southern California.
ST. LOUIS • St. Louis University associate professor Robert Pasken and a team of students are taking part in a project to send video to NASA during the Aug. 21 solar eclipse, and they are inviting the public to help with the research.
The project will send high-altitude balloons into the sky during the eclipse to record and relay information. Planning has been underway for almost a decade.
The local scientists are among 20 university teams that will take part in the research along the path of the eclipse, from the coast of Oregon to the coast of South Carolina.
A new charter school is in the works in the former Holy Cross Lutheran School building in the city’s Gravois Park neighborhood while an art education nonprofit is planning to more than double its capacity.
Both are part of a $6.1 million reinvestment into two old church buildings near Jefferson Avenue and Miami Street.