Tag: education

RELEASE: U City Working to Reinvest in 3rd Ward; Best Model for Residents and Local Businesses

University City hopes to implement a unique TIF that will benefit schools, businesses and the whole community (UNIVERSITY CITY, MO/April 28, 2018) – University City officials have announced their desire to redevelop the area along Olive that runs east of I-170, which poses great potential for further commercial and residential development expansion. The plans include commercial development along Olive/I-170, updating the Olive Commercial Corridor and improving the 3rd Ward residential neighborhoods. The City hopes to […]

RELEASE: Foreign policy expert, scholar Anne-Marie Slaughter to deliver Commencement address

Anne-Marie Slaughter, a renowned foreign policy expert, scholar and former top State Department official, will give the 2018 Commencement address at Washington University in St. Louis, according to Chancellor Mark S. Wrighton. Slaughter also is known for writing a widely read article that sparked a national debate around women’s work-life balance. Wrighton made the announcement to the Class of 2018 during the annual senior class toast April 5 in the Danforth University Center. The university’s 157th […]

General Assembly rolls back restrictions on college degree programs

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The House and Senate have truly agreed and passed a new piece of legislation that would allow certain universities to grant degrees that they had previously been unable to. HB 1645, sponsored by Rep. Steve Cookson, is the result of several years of work but received final approval from the House on Wednesday after returning from the Senate. The legislation would create a framework to reform degree offerings and program approval […]

RELEASE: Antibiotic use increases risk of severe viral disease in mice

People infected with West Nile virus can show a wide range of disease. Some develop life-threatening brain infections. Others show no signs of infection at all. One reason for the different outcomes may lie in the community of microbes that populate their intestinal tracts. A study from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis shows that mice are more susceptible to severe West Nile disease if they have recently taken antibiotics that change the […]

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: Blunt to hold hearing on opioid crisis

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.), chairman of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies, will hold an open hearing Tuesday at 11 a.m.  in Room SD-124 of the Dirksen Senate Office Building. During the hearing, the Subcommittee will examine prevention, treatment, and recovery activities related to the opioid crisis in America. Hearing Details: Subject: Addressing the Opioid Crisis in America: Prevention, Treatment, and Recovery Date: Tuesday, […]

Lawsuits and resignations: what you need to know ahead of the next Board of Education meeting

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – With each day, it seems that ongoing story of Gov. Eric Greitens’ attempt to oust Missouri State Board of Education Commissioner Margie Vandeven continues growing and taking new turns. The latest development is one that has been hinted at since the Board failed to vote out the commissioner last Friday. News broke Thursday evening that Claudia Greim, another one of Greitens’ appointees, resigned effective immediately, less than a day before the […]

RELEASE: Mvix Drives Live Communications at a Missouri School

STERLING, Va., Nov. 30, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — New Life Christian School, a top parochial school in the St. Louis metro, has selected Mvix to power their campus digital signage network. The network empowers communication with students and parishioners by sharing announcements, live sermons, event listings, and community photos. The school started as a ministry of the New Life Pentecostal Church in 1974. Today, New Life Christian School serves over 200 students. It is unique in their […]

RELEASE: Greitens: How come our administrator pay has been rising more than twice as fast as teacher pay?

“Let me tell you why we’re fighting so hard for kids and teachers in Missouri. Today, the system works for insiders and bureaucrats who get paid real well, but it fails too many students, families, and teachers. We know insiders and bureaucrats will lie. You deserve to know the facts. Here’s a lie: Missourians don’t give enough tax money to schools. Here are the facts: Missourians spend about the national average on our schools. I […]