Sen. Duckworth Pushes for Free Two-Year Technical Programs in Ill.U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth of Illinois thinks the country needs to do more for those seeking technical degrees from two-year schools.
Ratings Agency Downgrades Credit of 6 Illinois UniversitiesS&P downgraded City Colleges four notches. The colleges' credit hours dropped 22 percent from 2010-16.
Handgun Found in Elementary School DeskPolice are investigating after a loaded handgun was found in the desk of a 6-year-old boy at a St. Louis charter school.
Ill. Comptroller Warns of Collapse at SIUE, Chancellor Says It's Not Going AnywhereThe Illinois Comptroller warns the state university system could fall apart, unless Governor Bruce Rauner stops refusing to support a state budget.
Mo. House Passes School Transfer ChangesThe Missouri House has passed a plan to change laws on students transferring from failing schools.
Hazelwood School District Faces Financial AuditResidents in the Hazelwood school district -- thousands of them -- wanted the state to audit the district, so now it is.
Bill Would Improve Missouri Student Journalists' ProtectionsMissouri lawmakers are considering a bill that would place more restrictions on school administrators who want to censor student journalists.
24-Hour High School Honors First Two GraduatesWorkforce HS is operated by SLATE in partnership with St. Louis Public Schools.
NY Makes Tuition Free, But Students Must Stay After CollegeThe tuition initiative covers state college or university tuition for in-state students from families earning $125,000 or less. Students must remain in New York for as many years as they received the benefit.
Crazy vs Genius: Wash U Lecture on Kanye WestA Washington University Professor is using Kanye West as case study for genius and mental illness in a public lecture.
Mo. Senate Passes Bill to Create Education Savings AccountsThe Missouri Senate has advanced a bill to create education savings accounts for children with disabilities, foster kids and children with parents in the military
St. Charles Teacher Facing Sex Charges for Assault of StudentAuthorities say Lachance sexually attacked a male student last July in Lachance's apartment after the teenager passed out after drinking alcohol provided by Lachance.