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WASHINGTON - JANUARY 17:  U.S. Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert (R-IL) attends a press conference about the new legislative agenda at the Capitol January 17, 2005 in Washington, DC.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Hastert Indictment Offers Few Clues About Alleged Misconduct

Former U.S. House Speaker and Yorkville,Ill. teacher indicted for structuring currency transactions.

05/29/2015

WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 28:  The finalists in the 88th Scripps National Spelling Bee gather at center stage (L) as children who did not advance despite spelling all their words correctly sit to the side at the Gaylord National Convention Center May 28, 2015 in Washington, DC.  Only 49 of the original 283 top young spellers made it to the semifinals to compete for more than $37,000 in cash and prizes.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Parkway West Middle School Student Advances to National Spelling Bee Finals

Venkatachalam’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.

05/28/2015

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It’s More Than Money in Teacher-School Board Negotiations

It appears the board will offer a 2.5 percent raise in the next school year, and another 1 percent the year after that.

05/11/2015

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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.”

04/29/2015

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11 Webster Groves Teachers Laid Off

Eleven teachers were given pink slips earlier this month. District Spokeswoman Kathy Vespereny says three or four of those positions will be added back.

04/28/2015

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Ferguson Elections will Highlight National News

Ferguson could see a majority of black council members after Tuesday’s election.

04/07/2015

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Proposed School Tax Increases Could Make Webster Groves Highest-Taxed

The 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.

04/06/2015

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon listens to residents and faith and community leaders as they discuss unrest in the town of Ferguson following the shooting death of Michael Brown during a forum held at Christ the King UCC Church on Aug. 14, 2014 in Florissant, Mo. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Missouri Governor Blocks Limits for Former Superintendents

Nixon 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.

04/03/2015

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Mehlville School District Facing Drastic Cuts

Even 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.

03/26/2015

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Change Inevitable for Mo. School Transfer Law

Reining in the expensive Missouri school transfer law could see some changes coming from the state legislature this year.

03/10/2014

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