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Wednesday, February 9, 2022 - 4:28pm
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Monday, February 21, 2022 - 2:26pm

MEHLVILLE — Every school day since first grade, Heavenly Larry has awakened at 5:30 a.m. to travel from her home in St. Louis to the suburbs of St. Louis County, a journey her mother Yana Larry and more than 75,000 other Black children have made over decades to seek a better education.

“In the beginning you can feel like a bit of an outcast,” said Heavenly, a senior at Mehlville High School. “In turn, you’re getting a great education. You’re building great relationships. I’ve had a lot of opportunities thanks to this school district.”

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Monday, February 21, 2022 - 2:26pm

WENTZVILLE — The Wentzville School Board voted 7-0 Tuesday to keep a challenged book in school libraries, just hours after students filed a lawsuit against the district for removing other books.

Two students sued the Wentzville School District in federal court Tuesday for violating their civil rights by banning books from school libraries, including “The Bluest Eye” by Nobel Prize winner Toni Morrison.

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Monday, February 14, 2022 - 11:35am

JEFFERSON CITY — Dozens of St. Louis parents traveled to the Missouri Capitol on Wednesday to support opposite sides of legislation that would shift millions of dollars from traditional public schools to charter schools.

The Senate Education Committee will hold a hearing Thursday on the school funding bill sponsored by Sen. Andrew Koenig, R-Manchester.

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Wednesday, February 9, 2022 - 4:28pm

Confluence Academies charter schools in St. Louis can continue to operate for another five years under increased oversight from the state, the Missouri Board of Education decided Tuesday.

The schools’ sponsor, University of Missouri-Columbia, must present quarterly performance updates to the state board starting this spring, mainly because of low test scores.

State board member Kerry Casey of Chesterfield said she was “gravely concerned that we’re still seeing the number of students failing.”