Category: Education

RELEASE: Special Metro Transit card will connect young people this summer to brighter futures through jobs, camps and development opportunities

PHOTO: Left to Right: Ken Sharkey, Managing Director of St. Clair County Transit District; Mayor Lyda Krewson, City of St. Louis; John Nations, President and Chief Executive Officer of Bi-State Development. This summer, young people ages 13 to 25 can save big on Metro Transit fares as part of a new pilot program launched on June 1 in the St. Louis region. The Gateway Go Card will provide young people in the bi-state area with an […]

RELEASE: Learn how to make healthy summertime recipes during food demonstrations at North Hanley and Wellston Transit Centers

Metro Transit riders and area residents can learn more about preparing and eating fresh local ingredients during four food demonstrations this month at the North Hanley Transit Center (4398 Hanley Road) and the Wellston Transit Center (6402 Plymouth Avenue).  A nutritionist from the University of Missouri Extension will conduct the food demonstrations, which are part of the Link Market food kiosk’s focus on healthy eating for families living on a tight budget. Wednesday, June 6 […]

RELEASE: Missouri Online Summer Institute provides students with online courses at no cost

Middle and high school students across Missouri are taking advantage of the unique opportunity to earn original credit or recovery credits online by enrolling in the Missouri Online Summer Institute (MOSI). The virtual summer school, hosted by Grandview R-2 School District, gives students free access to a diverse catalog of rigorous online courses from Fuel Education® (FuelEd®). Students can enroll in the program until July 2, 2018 and can access the courses between May 18, […]

Clayton to announce launch of PulsePoint smartphone app to help improve community response to sudden cardiac arrest

The next time someone in Clayton suffers from sudden cardiac distress, a new app may help improve life-saving response time. On Saturday, the East Central Dispatch Center will launch the PulsePoint smartphone app to help improve community response to sudden cardiac arrest (SCA). The agencies, made up of the cities of Clayton, Brentwood, Maplewood, Olivette, Richmond Heights, Rock Hill, Shrewsbury, Webster Groves plan to launch the PulsePoint CPR/AED smartphone app from the East Central Dispatch Center at 7447 Dale […]

St. Louis County plans to feed 2,500 students a day with Summer Food Program

With several partnering agencies and a need to help nourish the youth of the region this summer, the St. Louis County Human Services Department is kicking off its Summer Food Program, providing breakfast and lunch to students. The St. Louis County Human Services Department will partner with churches, day camps and community centers and plans to provide 2,500 meals per day free of charge for anyone 18 and under. The program kicked off Saturday and […]

RELEASE: Centene to present at Goldman Sachs 39th annual Global Healthcare Conference

/PRNewswire/ — Centene Corporation (NYSE: CNC) announced today it will present at the Goldman Sachs 39th Annual Global Healthcare Conference, to be held June 12-14, 2018, at the Terranea Resort in Rancho Palos Verdes, California. Centene is scheduled to present on Tuesday, June 12, 2018, at 8:40 a.m. Pacific Time. A simultaneous live audio webcast is also available at: A webcast replay of the presentation will be available afterwards via the Company’s website at […]

REEASE: St. Louis County Department of Health Department reminds citizens about safe swimming practices

As warmer weather arrives and swimming pools reopen, Saint Louis residents are heading out to take part in the popular summer activity. During the swimming season, the Saint Louis County Department of Public Health reminds citizens that pool safety is a critical part of their summer fun. “People should be aware of the risks associated with swimming,” said Dr. Fredrick Echols, director of Communicable Disease Control Services at the Saint Louis County Department of Public […]

RELEASE: St. Louis County urges caution during extreme heat

The St. Louis County Executive and Department of Public Health are urging residents to be cautious during the hot weather expected in the Saint Louis area. “Our region experiences extreme heat every summer, and it’s important to observe common sense precautions whenever this happens,” said Steve Stenger, County Executive of St. Louis County. As temperatures continue to hover near 90 degrees, the Department of Public Health recommends the following: Wear loose-fitting, lightweight, light-colored clothing. Spend as little time […]

RELEASE: Senators Blunt, Lankford, Ernst, Daines applaud HHS proposal to redirect Title X funding

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Roy Blunt (Mo.), James Lankford (Okla.), Joni Ernst (Iowa), and Steve Daines (Mont.) today applauded the Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) proposed regulation that would change how Title X grants are awarded. In this change, the health of mothers and babies are prioritized and it is clarified that abortion is not a family planning method. Specifically, HHS today filed a rule-making proposal with the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) […]

RELEASE: Monsanto and 2Blades Foundation collaborate to combat devastating Soybean disease

Monsanto Company and charitable organization 2Blades Foundation (2Blades) have formed a new collaboration to discover novel sources of genetic resistance to Asian soybean rust (ASR). 2Blades will deliver resistance genes in further collaboration with The Sainsbury Laboratory (TSL, Norwich, UK), the leading global institute for research on plant-pathogen interactions, and the Universidade Federal de Viçosa (UFV), a leading university in agricultural sciences in Brazil. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: […]