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Monday, December 12, 2016 - 10:26pm

The Hazelwood School District may move East Middle School, which has seen decreasing enrollment in recent years, to part of a high school to save money.

The district is also considering closing the middle school entirely or transforming it into a magnet school.

East Middle’s enrollment has dropped from 500 in 2013-2014 to 412 this year.

Monday, December 12, 2016 - 1:00pm

The Ferguson-Florissant School District board will challenge a judge’s order that halted board elections on the premise that the board’s election process was stacked against African-Americans.

“In the time since the lawsuit was filed, District voters have elected two additional African-American board members,” said Board President Donna Paulette-Thurman in a statement. “We are confident the present process is lawful and provides an equal opportunity for all candidates.”

Saturday, December 10, 2016 - 12:53pm

Graduating college in December has its perks for families who get a reprieve from the parking nightmares and hours-long ceremonies of spring commencement.

Plus, the thinking goes, early graduates also get a leg up on the job market.

Less than one month after walking the stage at the University of Missouri-St. Louis, Michelle Arrington starts as a trauma nurse at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. In fact, most of the 50 students in her nursing cohort have jobs lined up.

Friday, December 9, 2016 - 6:02pm

If you want to get a heated discussion going among private-school graduates in STL, check out a list by an online publication.

"Niche" is a Pittsburgh-based website that analyze public data and reviews to produce rankings for U.S. school and neighborhoods.

One of their lists is: "2017 Best Private High Schools in Missouri."

Eight of the top 10 schools, and the top 4, are in STL:

Friday, December 9, 2016 - 5:00pm

BELLERIVE ACRES • The University of Missouri Board of Curators unanimously approved a new board chair Friday morning during its meeting on the St. Louis campus.

Maurice "Marcy" Graham, a Clayton resident and president of the law firm Gray, Ritter & Graham, P.C., will lead the board during 2017.

Graham is a Central Methodist University and Mizzou alumnus. He was appointed to the board in 2015 by Gov. Jay Nixon and approved earlier this year by the Missouri Senate.

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