ST. LOUIS • St. Louis University associate professor Robert Pasken and a team of students are taking part in a project to send video to NASA during the Aug. 21 solar eclipse, and they are inviting the public to help with the research.
The project will send high-altitude balloons into the sky during the eclipse to record and relay information. Planning has been underway for almost a decade.
The local scientists are among 20 university teams that will take part in the research along the path of the eclipse, from the coast of Oregon to the coast of South Carolina.
A new charter school is in the works in the former Holy Cross Lutheran School building in the city’s Gravois Park neighborhood while an art education nonprofit is planning to more than double its capacity.
Both are part of a $6.1 million reinvestment into two old church buildings near Jefferson Avenue and Miami Street.
JEFFERSON CITY • A new charter school will open in the Hyde Park neighborhood of St. Louis to serve K-5 students this fall.
The Arch Community School will primarily be a neighborhood school and have a simple focus on getting students to master foundational learning. The new school’s vision is similar to that of North Side Community School, one of St. Louis’ highest-performing charter schools.
“Nothing stands out as exceptionally innovative or glitzy,” said Bill Mendelsohn, director of charter schools for University of Missouri-St. Louis. UMSL is sponsoring the new school.