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Chicago-Area District OKs Later Start So Students Can SleepStevenson High School Principal Troy Gobble cited an American Academy of Pediatrics study warning against starting classes before 8:30 a.m.
Tax Increase Added to Nov. Ballot in Mehlville School DistrictOnly one Mehlville School Board member voted no, they face a $1.6 million deficit next year.
Hastert Indictment Offers Few Clues About Alleged MisconductFormer U.S. House Speaker and Yorkville,Ill. teacher indicted for structuring currency transactions.
Parkway West Middle School Student Advances to National Spelling Bee FinalsVenkatachalam's watch party is from 6:30 to 9 p.m. in the Parkway West Middle School library, 2312 Baxter Road in Chesterfield, Mo. The spelling bee will air at 7 p.m. on ESPN.
It's More Than Money in Teacher-School Board NegotiationsIt appears the board will offer a 2.5 percent raise in the next school year, and another 1 percent the year after that.
School Officials, Residents Show Opposition to TIF-Financed Crestwood Mall Redevelopment"You're wanting TIF money from us right now, based on an evolving plan? Would you sign a black mortgage? Because I'm pretty sure you wouldn't."
11 Webster Groves Teachers Laid OffEleven teachers were given pink slips earlier this month. District Spokeswoman Kathy Vespereny says three or four of those positions will be added back.
Ferguson Elections will Highlight National NewsFerguson could see a majority of black council members after Tuesday's election.
Proposed School Tax Increases Could Make Webster Groves Highest-TaxedThe district says it's to keep class sizes small, keep pace with teacher salaries, open a new elementary school, and renovate Moss Field, which hasn't been upgraded since 1948.
Missouri Governor Blocks Limits for Former SuperintendentsNixon made his first veto of the session Friday, refusing to sign a measure he said unfairly penalizes experienced school administrators who want to continue their involvement in a school district.
Mehlville School District Facing Drastic CutsEven if the district thinks about a tax increase for next year, it won't stop this year's cuts, which include up to 45 teachers, all tutors, no more library books, band instruments, swimming pools or clubs, and no more school buses for kids within a 3-mile walk of their school.
Change Inevitable for Mo. School Transfer LawReining in the expensive Missouri school transfer law could see some changes coming from the state legislature this year.
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