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Monday, September 25, 2017 - 12:26pm

Missouri music teacher Tracy King’s second job began about two decades ago with one problem: She couldn’t find any useful educational materials to put on her classroom bulletin board.

So she started making her own. After a few years doing that, other teachers started asking her to make some for them, too.

Then, in 2006, an online marketplace called Teachers Pay Teachers launched, allowing teachers like King to sell resources they make to teachers anywhere.

Monday, September 25, 2017 - 12:26pm

A Parkway student and a Rockwood student, both from Chesterfield, earned the Missouri Advanced Placement Scholar Award this year.

The state-level award goes to one male student and one female student from each state who earned the most AP test scores of 3 or higher and the highest average score on all AP tests taken.

Haran Kumar, who attends Parkway West High School, and Lucy Zhu, who attends Marquette High School in the Rockwood district, earned this year's Missouri award.

Monday, September 25, 2017 - 12:26pm

ST. LOUIS • About 1,200 St. Louis Public Schools students are getting free Samsung Galaxy smartphones to do their homework and take online classes.

It's part of an initiative by Sprint called the 1 Million Project that's meant to close the so-called "homework gap" by giving one million free devices to students across the country. The term "homework gap" refers to children who live in households that lack broadband access.

"Technology is simply a tool. It doesn't do anything but give kids more access," said Superintendent Kelvin Adams. "This takes away a barrier."

Monday, September 25, 2017 - 12:26pm

Lindenwood University's new $24.5 million library and academic resource center opened this weekend after more than two years of construction.

The new three-story, 100,000 square-foot library on the university's St. Charles campus replaces the 36,000 square-foot Butler Library, built in 1929. Many of Lindenwood's student services will also be based in the new building, including the writing center, veteran services, student and academic support services and career counseling.

Monday, September 25, 2017 - 12:26pm

St. Louis already has one pre-eminent research university — and it’s not the one located on Grand Boulevard.

Ken Olliff wants that to change.

“St. Louis needs two great research universities,” says the recently hired vice president for research at St. Louis University.

Olliff is in charge of SLU’s campaign to build itself into one of them, with the ultimate goal of positioning the soon-to-be 200-year-old institution as one of the world’s premier Jesuit research universities.

Step one: Double SLU’s research budget to $100 million over the next five years.

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