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New Technology Making Its Way Into The Classroom

In the past, teachers gave lessons using chalkboards, filmstrips and overhead projectors — methods that had limited interactivity. Teachers now have multiple ways of presenting content. Students can now demonstrate their learning in ways other than pencil-and-paper tests.

10/06/2014

Cards to pick numbers for Mega Million lottery tickets are seen at Circle News Stand on Dec. 16, 2013 in Hollywood, Fla. (credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Speaker-elect Announces Proposal to Abolish Missouri Lottery

The top Missouri House education leader fully supports the incoming Speaker of the House’s proposal to abolish the state’s lottery.

10/02/2014

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Illinois Dem. Lieutenant Gov. Candidate, Bruce Rauner Agree on ‘Some Things’ in Education

Don’t tell the Democratic candidate for lieutenant governor that he has something in common with Bruce Rauner on education.

09/29/2014

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‘Youth CareerConnect’ Grants Fund STEM Focused Programs

CareerConnect is a $107 million competition to redesign American education. The competition encourages local school districts and post-secondary institutions to develop STEM-focused programs that will graduate students with work-ready skills and knowledge.

09/29/2014

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College Affordability: Know Your Federal Student Loan Repayment Options

More than 70 percent of undergraduate college students take out student loans to help with college costs. The U.S. Department of Education offers several different repayment plans to ease the burden of loan payments for new graduates as they work to establish their careers.

09/29/2014

St. Louis Rams Stedman Bailey (12) celebrates his second quarter touchdown against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis on December 22, 2013.  St. Louis won the game 23-13. Photo: UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Safe House Head to be Domestic Violence Resource for Rams

The NFL retained three women to help shape the leagues workplace policies on domestic violence and sexual assault, and now there appears to be some movement.

09/25/2014

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Missouri’s Education Goals Under Review, Subject to Change

Groups assigned to review and rewrite Missouri’s learning standards begin their work just days after Missouri’s Education Commissioner Chris Nicastro announced her retirement.

09/24/2014

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Education Officials Laud Riverview Gardens for Jump in Accreditation Scores

It was a night of congratulations for the Riverview Garden’s School district as the state education department met with parents for an update on the district’s progress.

09/23/2014

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Tension Marks Missouri Education Goals Rewrite

Educators and parents chosen to rewrite learning benchmarks for Missouri children are divided on how to move forward.

09/22/2014

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Marriage Made In The Heavens: Storm-Chasing Engineers Share Passion For Extreme Weather

Storm chaser Scott Nicholson remembers the day he first fell in love with extreme weather.

09/22/2014

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