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Monday, November 2, 2020 - 9:03am

Tim Miller knew the crash was coming.

When the coronavirus pandemic overtook the country in late March, Miller’s company, Prepcasts, already was scheduled to live stream several of the state quarterfinal basketball games in the area. After fan restrictions were put in place to limit any potential exposure to COVID-19, Miller’s online audience grew exponentially.

Too big in fact.

Moments into the first games the demand overwhelmed Prepcasts website and crashed it.

Monday, November 2, 2020 - 9:03am

When it comes to the best colleges in Missouri, the deal is roughly the same, but the deck has been shuffled a bit.

To no surprise, the top card is Washington University in St. Louis, ranked as the No. 1 college or university in the state. It also came in at No. 32 out of the 1,009 U.S. schools included in the analysis.

But the latest survey from personal finance website WalletHub does show a few changes in the rest of the order.

Monday, November 2, 2020 - 9:03am

KIRKWOOD — The Kirkwood School Board approved a plan Monday to return high school students to in-person learning, but about one in four students plan to continue learning remotely.

The high school campus has been closed to students since March amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Monday, November 2, 2020 - 9:03am

Solving for ‘x’ in math class is often met with dread and trepidation from some high school students. Hailey Meersman was not one of them.

“I remember saying to my mom in high school, ‘I wish I could have a job where I could just ‘solve for x’ all day!’” said Meersman. As an advanced algebra II and calculus teacher as St. Joseph’s Academy in St. Louis, she is doing just that – and then some.

Meersman attended St. Joseph’s herself, an all-girls private, preparatory high school, and was eager to return upon graduation.

Monday, October 19, 2020 - 11:25am

An influx of college financial aid applications this year means that money could run out for students who don’t file early.

Due to financial strain caused by COVID-19, nearly 40% of families that didn’t previously plan to apply for federal financial aid now expect to do so, according to a recently released survey from Discover Student Loans.

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