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Monday, March 30, 2020 - 12:47pm

In separate news releases issued Wednesday, the Missouri and Illinois state high school activities associations both stated a desire to see a spring sports season played in some form if possible as the nation fights the coronavirus pandemic.

While schools in Illinois have been ordered closed by Gov. J.B. Pritzker through April 7 and many Missouri schools are closed through late April based on decisions of local districts, IHSA executive director Craig Anderson stated a plan could be to play well into June.

Thursday, March 26, 2020 - 1:11pm

MARYLAND HEIGHTS — Call them “coach” on the court, but they’re Mom or Dad at home.

Three basketball coaches at Pattonville High School have dual roles as parents of their players.

“I treat her like she’s just another kid,” said junior varsity head coach Lisa Foust, whose freshman daughter Hannah, 15, is a guard. “No favors given. As soon as we walk out of the gym, I’m her mom again.”

Foust also played basketball for Pattonville, graduating in 1998. Her own dad coached her teams as a kid, so it feels natural to coach Hannah in basketball and softball.

Thursday, March 26, 2020 - 1:11pm

ST. LOUIS — Students picked up homework packets, laptops and personal belongings Monday after nearly all schools in the region announced they would shutter until at least April 6.

In some districts that are on spring break this week, students were briefly allowed inside the buildings. School staff also started handing out free breakfast and lunch, including a drive-through option in Wentzville. Elementary students in Mascoutah will visit their schools Tuesday to pick up laptops and work packets.

Thursday, March 26, 2020 - 1:11pm

The schools are closed for weeks. Even if you can juggle work schedules or arrange child care, a big question looms: How are the kids going to learn anything?

Varsity Tutors is here to help. The Clayton-based company, the nation’s leading provider of one-on-one instruction, launched a free set of online classes Monday for students in kindergarten through 12th grade.

Thursday, March 26, 2020 - 1:11pm

ST. LOUIS — St. Louis youth next week can pick up free grab-and-go breakfasts and lunches from 33 sites throughout the city while schools remain closed due to the coronavirus, officials announced Tuesday.

The meal sites, which include schools and community centers, will be open weekdays from 8 a.m. to noon to serve anyone 18 or younger, no matter what school they attend, said Dr. Wilford Pinkney Jr., director of St. Louis youth services.

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