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Tuesday, October 3, 2017 - 1:13pm

Four St. Louis area schools earned the National Blue Ribbon honor this year.

They are:

• Mallinckrodt Academy of Gifted Instruction, St. Louis Public Schools

• Mark Twain Elementary, Brentwood School District

• Chesterfield Elementary, Rockwood School District

• Rogers Elementary, Waterloo School District

The U.S. Department of Education awards the title each year to select schools for high academic performance or progress in closing the achievement gap among racial and socioeconomic minorities.

Tuesday, October 3, 2017 - 1:13pm

Before I was a dyslexia advocate, I was a mom sitting at the pool and complaining to a woman I will call Barbara about my daughter's school. Barbara had four children — the youngest still in college, the others launched into different adulthoods — and was one of those moms who got her kids, who deftly described the job of being four different moms to four different children.

Thursday, September 28, 2017 - 1:24pm

ST. LOUIS • The University of Missouri campuses in St. Louis and Columbia received a $1.8 million grant this week to train more social workers in assisting underserved populations.

The four-year grant comes from a division of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and will help the two universities fund a combined total of 120 graduate students.

Thursday, September 28, 2017 - 1:24pm

BELLERIVE ACRES • The University of Missouri-St. Louis graduated its first class in 1967 — the same year physics professor Bob Henson, 82, came to campus.

The longtime professor has worked under all 11 chancellors in the young university’s history, and has watched the evolution of education, from chalkboards to online classes — two of which he teaches.

“It hasn’t seemed like 50 years to me. Fairly often I think, ‘Have I really been here that long?’” he jokes, adding that he’s not ready to retire until he’s “fulfilled everything I’ve wanted to fulfill in my career.”

Thursday, September 28, 2017 - 1:24pm

COLUMBIA, Mo. • Die-hard fan Dave Merz sent an email in May to leaders at the University of Missouri-Columbia.

“With enrollment down and the closing of several dorms, could some of the closed dorms be used for housing parents during home football games?” he asked.

A month later, Mizzou announced plans to do just that.

The dorm-turned-hotel planning was likely months into the making by the time Merz sent his email, but the loyal Tigers fan put his money where his mouth is.

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