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Tuesday, September 17, 2019 - 10:34am

Jeremy Jackson had been thinking for a couple of years about how he would hypothetically spend a windfall on his industrial technology classes.

The St. Charles West High School teacher had heard from a connection at Bayer about the America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education grants, which award schools $10,000 to $25,000 to purchase materials for STEM – science, technology, engineering and math.

“I didn’t have anything that I really felt was worth spending that kind of money on,” said Jackson.

Tuesday, September 17, 2019 - 10:34am

Ritenour will soon join a few other area school districts in having permanent “student advisers” at every school board meeting.

Chosen from Ritenour High School applicants, the students will be expected to attend every regular board meeting and offer a “student voice.”

The advisers would not vote along with the seven elected board members. Nor would they attend closed sessions, which usually concern personnel, legal and real estate matters.

Thursday, June 28, 2018 - 9:20am

ST. LOUIS • On one school day last month, more than 30 Hamilton Elementary students sat cross-legged on the gym floor, laughing at an episode of the ’90s television show “Recess” that was being projected on the wall.

They were watching TV because they had no gym or art teachers that day, said substitute teacher Janet Burns, who was supervising them. Those teachers were absent.

Thursday, June 7, 2018 - 8:54am

Missouri public school students in kindergarten through 12th grade could take online courses for free, with their school district or charter school picking up the tab, under legislation that passed the Missouri House and Senate this month.

The main intent of the plan, dubbed the Missouri Course Access and Virtual School Program, is to expand course access for high school students in small, rural or cash-strapped schools that might lack the money or number of students to justify hiring staff to teach advanced courses, such as chemistry, Chinese or creative writing.

Friday, May 25, 2018 - 11:43am

The Pattonville School District has a seemingly simple mantra: All children are capable of high academic performance.

“We really believe every single student is going to be proficient,” said Tim Pecoraro, Pattonville’s assistant superintendent for curriculum and instruction. “We know they’re not all going to get there at the same time. But our teachers believe that, our students believe that.”

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