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Friday, January 24, 2020 - 2:13pm

The Sportsmanship Scholarship is presented annually to graduating high school seniors from the St. Louis region who exemplify outstanding sportsmanship and character in athletic competition. The recipient of the scholarship program’s top award in 2020 will receive $15,000 to use for higher education expenses.

Wednesday, January 22, 2020 - 4:36pm

UNIVERSITY CITY — The school has no textbooks. No grades, classes nor curriculum. And most surprisingly, no teachers. At St. Louis Sudbury School, students rule.

In a Sudbury school, students spend their time however they wish. They are responsible for their own education, which doesn’t come from assignments or homework but the students’ own curiosity.

Wednesday, January 22, 2020 - 4:36pm

Southern Illinois University Carbondale wants students to know: They see you — you are more than a test score. A Saturday afternoon shouldn’t count for more than years of hard work in high school, say SIU administrators, and so SIU no longer requires ACT or SAT scores for admission to the university.

“Research has consistently demonstrated that the most important predictor of college success is the high school grade-point average,” said chancellor John M. Dunn.

Thursday, June 28, 2018 - 9:20am

ST. LOUIS • On one school day last month, more than 30 Hamilton Elementary students sat cross-legged on the gym floor, laughing at an episode of the ’90s television show “Recess” that was being projected on the wall.

They were watching TV because they had no gym or art teachers that day, said substitute teacher Janet Burns, who was supervising them. Those teachers were absent.

Thursday, June 7, 2018 - 8:54am

Missouri public school students in kindergarten through 12th grade could take online courses for free, with their school district or charter school picking up the tab, under legislation that passed the Missouri House and Senate this month.

The main intent of the plan, dubbed the Missouri Course Access and Virtual School Program, is to expand course access for high school students in small, rural or cash-strapped schools that might lack the money or number of students to justify hiring staff to teach advanced courses, such as chemistry, Chinese or creative writing.

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