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Monday, February 10, 2020 - 3:39pm

JUPITER, Fla. — Even on days like this, almost a week before the official start of Cardinals spring training, there’s a bullpen of autograph-seekers gathered outside the gates at the team’s complex hoping for a signature as a player turns onto University Boulevard. It’s not unusual for a collector or kid to have a three-ring binder full of baseball cards, organized so that if a player lowers his car window the card is quick-draw available to hand over.

At times this spring, Paul DeJong is going to flip the tradition.

Thursday, January 30, 2020 - 1:55pm

At the beginning of the school year, fifth-grade teacher Michale Ward posts a sign in her Glasgow Elementary room with the heading: “My Activities.” This piece of paper doesn’t track upcoming lesson plans or classroom tasks; rather, it refers to her students’ extracurricular activities. Here, they can fill in the days and times of their upcoming events, such as football or basketball games or dance recitals.

Thursday, January 30, 2020 - 1:55pm

COTTLEVILLE — Gabbi Thomason and the Francis Howell Central girls basketball team have more than winning championships on their mind.

The Spartans are on a roll unlike any other team in the area but there is much more they intend to check off their to-do list this season.

Francis Howell Central remained the only undefeated girls basketball team in the area with a 61-50 win over Holt Friday at home. The Spartans ran their win streak to 16 games and in the process helped give back to the community.

Thursday, January 30, 2020 - 1:55pm

ST. LOUIS — In the Shaw neighborhood of south St. Louis, where children attend public, private, parochial and charter schools within a few blocks of each other, the Green House Venture brings them together to focus on science and nutrition education.

St. Louis University professor Donald Stump envisioned a plan to address “the problems this particular generation of students is going to have at the height of their productivity,” including a lack of science education, poor nutrition and childhood obesity, he said.

Friday, January 24, 2020 - 2:13pm

JEFFERSON CITY — After years of shortchanging local school districts, Missouri lawmakers are considering an accounting maneuver that would boost how much money the state pays for busing.

Under legislation that could be debated in the Senate as soon as Thursday, the state would funnel excess money left over for classroom expenses to the transportation fund.

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