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Thursday, April 8, 2021 - 10:03am

Bobby Edwards is no stranger to hardship. After his mother passed away when he was just 11-years-old, he and his siblings grew up in the St. Louis foster care system. He was a member of the desegregation program, catching a bus at 5 a.m. to Rockwood School District. He struggled in school as a teenager, and his teachers just saw him as someone who was coming to school late and fatigued without understanding why.

Thursday, April 8, 2021 - 10:03am

COLUMBIA, Mo. — Children increase their vocabularies when they hear recordings of storybooks being read to them as they read along, a new study from the University of Missouri and the University of South Florida has found.

At MU, the primary author was Beth Kelley, assistant professor in the School of Health Professions. Her collaborator in Florida was Howard Goldstein. Kelley is a speech-language pathologist who works with children.

Thursday, April 8, 2021 - 10:03am

HAZELWOOD — For the first time in more than a year, students in the Hazelwood School District are experiencing the real world of desks, recess and gym class.

Schools reopened Monday for prekindergarten through second grade. Over the next two weeks, students in the higher grades will return.

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.

Friday, February 26, 2021 - 2:23pm

JEFFERSON CITY — A day after state senators stayed up late to debate a sweeping education proposal, the Missouri House moved Wednesday to give first-round approval to a controversial measure that would provide scholarships for K-12 students to attend schools of their choice.

“Missouri is not serving children in a way that they deserve,” said Rep. Phil Christofanelli, R-St. Peters. “We are not providing a system of education that allows every child to realize their full potential.”

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