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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.

Friday, January 24, 2020 - 2:13pm

The Sportsmanship Scholarship is presented annually to graduating high school seniors from the St. Louis region who exemplify outstanding sportsmanship and character in athletic competition. The recipient of the scholarship program’s top award in 2020 will receive $15,000 to use for higher education expenses.

Wednesday, January 22, 2020 - 4:36pm

UNIVERSITY CITY — The school has no textbooks. No grades, classes nor curriculum. And most surprisingly, no teachers. At St. Louis Sudbury School, students rule.

In a Sudbury school, students spend their time however they wish. They are responsible for their own education, which doesn’t come from assignments or homework but the students’ own curiosity.

Wednesday, January 22, 2020 - 4:36pm

Southern Illinois University Carbondale wants students to know: They see you — you are more than a test score. A Saturday afternoon shouldn’t count for more than years of hard work in high school, say SIU administrators, and so SIU no longer requires ACT or SAT scores for admission to the university.

“Research has consistently demonstrated that the most important predictor of college success is the high school grade-point average,” said chancellor John M. Dunn.

Monday, January 13, 2020 - 3:06pm

Some Navy brass sailed into St. Louis this week to meet with local high school students.

The top two officers and the highest-ranking enlisted man from the Navy's newest battleship, the USS St. Louis, talked Wednesday at Soldiers Memorial with JROTC units from Cleveland Junior Naval Academy and Vashon High School.

Known as the ship's "triad," the sailors were Cmdr. Kevin Hagan, commanding officer; Cmdr. Eric D. Turner, executive officer; and Command Senior Chief Brandon Ellison.

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