education

Dr. Margie Vandeven (Missouri DESE photo)

Dr. Margie Vandeven Named DESE Commissioner

She has been with the state education department for nine years, recently a deputy commissioner

12/17/2014

U.S. education secretary Arne Duncan (Getty/Andrew Burton)

U.S. Education Secretary Visits Ferguson

Arne Duncan says it’s important that adults listen to children for ideas on change

12/17/2014

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Students Pitch Plans for Future of Railway Exchange Building

Some of the best and brightest visionaries from the Fox School of Design at Washington University have unveiled their ideas for what the future of the 1.2 million square foot Railway Exchange Building should look like.

12/11/2014

Dr. John Jackson, president and CEO of the Schott Foundation for Public Education, takes a seat at St. John's UCC church in St. Louis on November 1, 2014 (KMOX/Brad Choat)

Reforming Public Education Takes Us All

That’s the message Dr. John Jackson of the Schott Foundation delivered to St. Louisans

11/01/2014

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Still Bringing The Thrills: Behind The Scenes Of Raytheon’s Epcot Ride

Raytheon, a longtime supporter of education in science, technology, engineering and math, created Sum of All Thrills to show the real-life application of concepts such as angles, velocity and kinetic energy.

10/27/2014

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The Phantom Tollbooth: The Surprising Tech Behind Highway Toll Lanes

The idea behind automated toll collection seems simple: A car passes through with a transponder, and a radio sensor charges the owner’s account.

10/27/2014

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Next Generation Tech Puts Air Traffic Ahead Of The Weather

Bad weather takes the blame for most air traffic delays, whether it’s a blizzard that is blanketing Buffalo in snow or a Midwestern summer storm that shoots lightning around the airspace.

10/20/2014

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Engineered for Success: Four Women Tell Their Stories of Achievement

Four girls grew up to become accomplished engineers and scientists, one chased amoebas in a creek. Another loved puzzling out math problems. One fed her curiosity through a sash full of Girl Scout badges, while another became enamored with science during a trip to a crocodile farm.

10/20/2014

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‘First In The World’ Grant Program Challenges Colleges To Increase Access And Affordability

The State University of New York Oswego will partner with two area community colleges to help two-year graduates transition into bachelor’s degree programs.

10/20/2014

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After School Programs Are A Growing Part Of STEM Education

After school programs play a crucial role in educating the next generation of scientists, engineers and mathematicians.

10/20/2014

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