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Monday, October 19, 2020 - 11:25am

At 1 a.m., Nandu Rakesh Nair might have the latest bedtime of any St. Louis kid, but that's when he signs off from his fifth grade classroom for the day.

Nandu, 10, attends Craig Elementary near Westport Plaza from India, which is 10½ hours ahead. He and his family traveled to India in March for a two-week visit, but pandemic-related travel restrictions have kept them from returning to the U.S.

While his cousins attend virtual schools in India, Nandu wanted to stay enrolled at Craig with his friends.

Monday, October 19, 2020 - 11:25am

An influx of college financial aid applications this year means that money could run out for students who don’t file early.

Due to financial strain caused by COVID-19, nearly 40% of families that didn’t previously plan to apply for federal financial aid now expect to do so, according to a recently released survey from Discover Student Loans.

Monday, October 19, 2020 - 11:25am

KIRKWOOD — The Kirkwood School Board approved a plan Monday to bring middle school students back to in-class learning, but students will stay only until 12:30. They will then go home and have virtual classes for the rest of the day.

In an email sent to middle school parents Tuesday, the district said the two middle schools “do not have adequate staff to relieve teachers to go to lunch, and the cafeteria is not an option due to the need to use the space for instruction.”

A free sack lunch will be provided to every student, district officials said.

Monday, October 19, 2020 - 11:25am

EUREKA — Students in the Rockwood School District can start returning to middle and high school starting in November, according to a Thursday announcement from the district superintendent.

Sixth-grade students can return Nov. 4, seventh-grade on Nov. 5, high school freshmen on Nov. 11, and all other high school students on Nov. 12.

Elementary school students have phased back into in-person learning in recent weeks.

Students will have the option to continue learning from home, Superintendent Mark Miles said.

Friday, October 2, 2020 - 11:54am

One month after thousands of students returned to schools across St. Louis, there have been no coronavirus outbreaks or spikes associated with in-person learning. The initial success has led many school districts to bring students back after starting the year fully online.

“Schools are the cleanest places to be right now, and the healthiest places,” said Jason Sefrit, superintendent of the 4,900-student City of St. Charles School District.

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