Category: Education

RELEASE: Saint Louis Zoo’s First Bank sea lion shows begin Friday with “Spring Training”

The Saint Louis Zoo’s sea lions of summer are reporting to “Spring Training” starting Friday, March 16 (weather permitting) at the First Bank Sea Lion Show at Sea Lion Sound. Zoo trainers are working with these intelligent pinnipeds on high jumps, flipper walks, high dives, Frisbee tosses and other acrobatic and athletic behaviors. Throughout the show, trainers explain sea lion behavior and positive-reinforcement training, animal fun facts and the need for conserving the sea lions’ […]

Clayton High School senior one of three students in the world to land perfect score on AP Chemistry test

Clayton High School Tong Zhao was pretty confident he could get enough correct answers to earn the highest possible score when he took the Advanced Placement Chemistry test last May. Nearly one year later, Zhao, a senior at Clayton High School, was stunned to learn he had accomplished something quite a bit more rare — he was one of three people in the world to to get a perfect score. “I was honestly pretty surprised,” […]

Conservation Federation of Missouri holds annual convention

The Conservation Federation of Missouri’s committee on grasslands and prairies goes through a resolution at their annual convention (ALISHA SHURR/THE MISSOURI TIMES). Rep. Pierson,  Sen. Kehoe recognized as Conservation Legislators of the Year; CFM passes eight resolutions JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Over the weekend, the Conservation Federation of Missouri held their annual convention in the Show-Me State’s Capital where they adopted eight resolutions, presented awards and heard from several speakers. “It is a coming together […]

Buffer zone bill could get a vote on final passage at Board of Aldermen meeting

PHOTO: Planned Parenthood protest in St. Louis, by Paul Sableman For the second week in a row, the bill that would create a buffer zone between protesters and healthcare facilities, including Planned Parenthood, could get a vote for final passage by the St. Louis Board of Aldermen Friday. With the legislative session quickly coming to a close, the bill would need to get final passage in the next two weeks before the board goes on spring break, […]

RELEASE: St. Louis area students win prizes in C-SPAN’s video documentary competition

WASHINGTON (March 7, 2018) – C-SPAN announced today that students from Kirkwood, Clayton and Lake Saint Louis, Missouri are winners in C-SPAN’s national 2018 StudentCam competition. Jack Rintoul, a student at Kirkwood High School, will receive $750 for his third-prize winning video, “Curing Hazelwood,” about freedom of speech. The following students have won honorable mention prizes, and each winning documentary will receive $250: Matthew Johnson, Kirkwood High School: “Your Cell Phone: Will the Vault be Opened?,” […]

Budget tops Ozark Technical Community College’s priorities

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Ozark Technical Community College is using this week in Jefferson City to communicate their priorities, talk to lawmakers, and get a sense of legislation that will affect them moving forward. “The budget is first and foremost,” said Hal Higdon, OTC’s Chancellor. When Gov. Eric Greitens made his budget proposal, it included significant cuts to higher education which would affect OTC and other public schools. On Tuesday morning, the House Budget Committee […]

RELEASE: Governor Greitens meets with conservation employees

Governor Eric Greitens visited Howell County Tuesday to thank Missouri Department of Conservation staff for their work maintaining hunting, fishing, and wildlife properties. He also assisted in research for the Missouri Black Bear Project, a Missouri Department of Conservation project which is conducting research to ensure sustainable black bear population levels in Missouri while minimizing conflicts with humans and assuring public safety. Statement from Governor Eric Greitens: “Ever watch someone walk right up to a […]

St. Louis student one of two Missourians selected for United States Senate Youth Program

The United States Senate Youth Program (USSYP) has selected a local student to represent the state of Missouri at the nation’s capital during the 56th annual USSYP Washington Week starting Saturday. The extremely competitive national merit-based program brings only 104 of the most outstanding high school students within the country. Two students are chosen from each state and travel to Washington, D.C. for an intensive week-long study of the federal government and the people who […]

Clayton Board of Aldermen pass resolution urging Missouri legislators to prevent gun violence

Renewed calls for tighter gun regulations are being made nationwide and in Missouri since the Florida school shooting. Nearly two weeks after 17 people were killed in the Marjory Stoneman Douglas massacre in Parkland, Florida, the city of Clayton made its own call to lawmakers in Jefferson City. At the Board of Aldermen meeting Tuesday night, Clayton passed a resolution urging Missouri state legislators to adopt laws to prevent gun violence and promote safe schools. In […]

RELEASE: Ameren Missouri proposal offers customers fast-charging electric vehicle stations, improved air quality and new choices

ST. LOUIS /PRNewswire/ — Ameren Missouri has filed its Charge Ahead program with the Missouri Public Service Commission. The proposed program encourages electric vehicle (EV) and equipment use among Missouriresidents and businesses and is focused on helping Ameren Missouri customers use electricity in ways that provide a broad range of benefits, including reduced emissions, lower overall energy costs and improved productivity. If approved, the program would initiate the following: New incentives for the installation of workplace, […]