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Controversy at MetroEast School After Student Wears Confederate Flag ShirtThe superintendent, Darcy Benway, said the student has a right to wear the Confederate flag shirt on free speech grounds, and no near-riot occurred at lunch.
Former Pro Randy Wells Opens Belleville Baseball CenterFormer professional baseball player Randy Wells has opened a baseball academy in southern Illinois and is coaching varsity baseball at a Catholic high school in Belleville.
Report Shows Steady Missouri and Illinois Obesity RatesThe obesity rates in Missouri and Illinois are holding steady, according to the annual Trust for America’s Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation annual report.
Illinois Students Fare Poorly on New Statewide TestsLess than one in five high schoolers met or exceeded expectations on the exam's math portion.
No Friday Night Lights in Town & CountryThe Town & Country Board of Aldermen voted unanimously to strike down Friday night football at Westminster.
3 Hillsboro School Board Members ResignA special meeting was called by the Hillsboro Board of Education at 6:30 a.m. Thursday.
New State Law Enforces Civics Requirement for High SchoolersA state law signed by Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner has elevated civics to required course for high school graduation, marking the first time the state has enforced such a requirement in a decade.
CDC: Early Start to School Hurts StudentsThe CDC says starting middle or high school before 8:30 a.m. can be damaging to a student's health.
Students Need Doctor's Approval After a ConcussionIllinois elementary, middle and high school students that suffer concussions, now need a doctor’s permission before returning to school.
Co-Founder of Mr. Coffee Company Dies in Ohio at Age 91Marotta was a star high school athlete and was signed by the St. Louis Cardinals as a centerfielder in 1942.
Freeburg HS Alumni Want to Keep 'Midgets' MascotAuthorities with the Freeburg School District say the name originated in the 1930s, and was meant as an honor for a scrappy basketball team that played well despite having very few players who were tall.
St. Louis-Area Teachers Win National AwardKathleen Dwyer of MRH, Ruth Knop of Parkway West take math and science award.

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