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Square co-founder Jim McKelvey explains the success so-far of the LaunchCode tech talent placement initiative to a crowd at his Third Degree Glass Factory. (KMOX/Michael Calhoun/FILE)

LaunchCode’s Coding Course Forced to Bigger Stage

Aspiring computer programmers living in St. Louis are jumping at the chance to take a free intro coding course being offered by LaunchCode and the nonprofit EdX.

01/13/2014

Flooding at Shenandoah Valley Elementary School (Photo from Parkway School District)

Flood Forces Parkway Elementary Students to New School

Space has been found for the 4th graders in another wing of the building, but 5th graders will temporarily move to nearby Highcroft Ridge.

01/13/2014

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14 Mo. Schools Splitting Federal Grant Funds

The state Department of Elementary and Secondary Education has awarded funding to eight schools in St. Louis and four in St. Louis County’s Riverview Gardens School District.

12/30/2013

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Missouri’s Highest-Paid College Presidents

The Chronicle of Higher Education recently published a list of 550 presidents with the largest endowments in the U.S., 14 Missouri institutions made the list.

12/17/2013

Coding

Computer Coding Being Taught at Ladue, Parkway School Districts

The jobs are there — the people aren’t. Tech savvy jobs that require people to code are becoming increasingly popular, and according to Founder and CEO Michael Palmer those jobs are only going to become more popular.

12/16/2013

Missouri Education Commissioner Chris Nicastro

Missouri Auditor Wants Education Agency Documents

Tom Schweich has sent a letter to Education Commissioner Chris Nicastro seeking documents related to an initiative petition affecting teacher tenure.

12/13/2013

A pair of angel wings and balloons stand after being offered at a makeshift shrine to the victims of a elementary school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, December 16, 2012. (EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

Local School Districts Ramp Up Security One Year After Newtown Shooting

School districts throughout the St. Louis area took a critical look at safety and security of their school buildings following the shootings in Newtown, Conn. on December 14th, 2012.

12/13/2013

A less packed Normandy Public Schools meeting this month. Meeting is for parents/teachers to ask DESE questions.  (KMOX/Allison Blood)

Lackluster Turnout at Missouri Education Dept. Meeting in Normandy

Missouri Education Commissioner Chris Nicastro says she is “open to any and every idea.”

12/12/2013

File photo of a graduation ceremony. (Photo by China Photos/Getty Images)

Nixon Wants $36.7M More for Missouri Higher Education

Gov. Jay Nixon called Wednesday for another tuition freeze at Missouri’s public universities while also proposing to boost state funding for the schools.

12/11/2013