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Thursday, December 15, 2016 - 1:42pm

COLUMBIA, Mo. • The number of confirmed and probable mumps cases at the University of Missouri has grown to 228.

The University of Missouri released the latest numbers Wednesday as students take finals before heading home for winter break.

Health officials say they plan to continue monitoring cases over the break and through January. The school also is recommending that students receive a third dose of a vaccine that protects against mumps, as well as measles and rubella.

Wednesday, December 14, 2016 - 10:57pm

Parents expressed their frustrations with the Clayton School Board on Wednesday night over anti-Semitic comments made on social media by students at Clayton High School.

A group of students have been disciplined in connection to the Instagram post with the offensive content, officials said.

Clayton High School Principal Dan Gutchewsky sent a letter about the incident to parents last weekend. The district isn’t divulging the details of the comments made on the Instagram post but said the students had been disciplined. The details of the disciplinary action is confidential.

Wednesday, December 14, 2016 - 5:40pm

Francis Howell school officials are looking at the next round of student programs to chop after voters turned down a district tax levy increase for the second year in a row.

The more immediate considerations on the table include charging high school students for participation in extracurricular activities and cutting high school extracurricular programs, security personnel, teacher training and test materials. Altogether, the district has about $1.3 million in suggested cuts to programs.

Wednesday, December 14, 2016 - 8:51am

CHARLESTON, Ill. • Students at Eastern Illinois University are getting relief from the stress of finals week with the help of several therapy dogs.

The Effingham Daily News reports a group called All Things Pawsitive is bringing dogs to the campus in Charleston this week.

Students say spending time with the dogs — even for a few minutes — helps take away the edge of finals stress.

Rachel Stanevich is a freshman from Beecher. She says being with the animals "helps take your mind off of things for a while."

Tuesday, December 13, 2016 - 6:13pm

ST. LOUIS • The city of St. Louis is taking sides in a dispute that pits the city’s school system against charter schools, arguing that the nontraditional public schools should share millions in revenue from a special sales tax.

In April, St. Louis Public Schools filed a lawsuit asking the court to return more than $50 million that had been given charter schools, which are independently run, tax-funded public schools.

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