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Friday, June 11, 2021 - 10:40am

JEFFERSON CITY — St. Louis University has joined the growing list of higher education institutions requiring COVID-19 vaccinations for students, faculty and staff returning to campus this fall.

Friday, June 11, 2021 - 10:40am

WASHINGTON PARK — Derissa Davis’ energy seemed to know no bounds as she pursued her community’s vision of turning an abandoned lot into a vegetable garden that will serve families in the surrounding food desert.

“Everything we grow, we’ll give away,” said Davis, a fourth grade reading teacher at James Avant Elementary School in the East St. Louis School District.

Friday, June 11, 2021 - 10:40am

LADUE — The City Council on Monday approved construction of a new entry for Litzsinger School.

The addition will allow the relocation of the audiology department of Special School District of St. Louis County. That department now has locations at the Hazelwood and Ladue Early Childhood Centers.

Litzsinger School, part of the Special School District, sits on 10.3 acres at Litzsinger Road and South Lindbergh Boulevard.

Wednesday, May 26, 2021 - 8:55am

Jim Brock knows just how the dogs feel.

Abandoned. Caged. And ready for a new life with people who believe in redemption.

After 20 years in prison, Brock reentered society last November at age 49 with big dreams and about 100 college credits to his name.

Wednesday, May 26, 2021 - 8:55am

When it comes to teaching math and science, the gold star goes to Susan Zareh of Forsyth School.

Zareh, a sixth-grade teacher, was named Thursday as the 2021 winner of the Carol B. and Jerome T. Loeb Prize, the St. Louis Science Center reported.

The award, which recognizes excellence in the teaching of math and science, is presented annually by the science center.

Wednesday, May 26, 2021 - 8:55am

It goes without saying that the 2020-2021 school year has been unlike any other in recent memory. Whether it was virtual, in-person or hybrid learning scenarios, teachers have juggled it all while keeping students on track academically. It has never been more important to honor the hard work of our region’s teachers and their innovative approaches to enriching students’ minds one reading class, math problem, interactive media project, drawing lesson or track meet at a time.

Wednesday, May 26, 2021 - 8:55am

Three STL high-school students, out of a field of more than 6,000 eligible students, have been named as U.S. Presidential Scholars.

The praiseworthy pupils are Janvi Huria of Marquette High, Sri Jaladi of Parkway West and Rohith K Ryali of Lafayette High.

The scholars are selected on the basis of academics essays, school evaluations and transcripts and community service.

Two other Missouri students were named to the field: Justin David Eddy of Rocheport and Sydney Marie Stundebeck of Salisbury.

Wednesday, May 5, 2021 - 11:13am

Navigating the college search can be a daunting task for any student and their loved ones, nested with the added complications of a global pandemic impacting nearly every high school student’s junior and senior year experiences. As seniors make decisions about college and juniors start exploring post-secondary opportunities, Lindenwood University in St. Charles offers advice and guidance to support families in this unusual time.

Wednesday, May 5, 2021 - 11:13am

WENTZVILLE — Wentzville Middle School moved to all-virtual classes on Thursday, in response to an increase in COVID-19 cases.

As of Wednesday afternoon, the school had identified 25 students who had either confirmed or probable cases of the coronavirus, said Derrick Docket, chief communications officer for Wentzville School District.

Thursday, April 8, 2021 - 10:03am

Life was not exactly a cabaret for Nancy Harvey. It was a full-scale musical production. Loud and joyous, the stage overflowing with people.

Nancy got her love of the theater, but not her exuberance, from her mother. Thelma Hines was a dour person, not known to smile easily. She was born in 1911 and earned a master’s degree in mathematics when that was quite unusual for a woman. Thelma married a lawyer, and Nancy, the first of their four children — and their only daughter — was born in 1936.