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Recent Snow Could Cause Longer School Year

Missouri education department says classes could extend into summer.


Bridgett O'Brian watches as she makes a batch of chedder cheese popcorn on January 18, 2014, for National Popcorn Day celebrated on January 19, at Poptions in Ladue, Missouri. Poptions offers 26 different types of flavored popcorn including chocolate topped, Saiigon cinnamon sugar and Cajun Ba-You. UPI/Bill Greenblatt

New Rules Take Aim at Popcorn in Illinois Schools

The federal “Smart Snacks” program is scheduled to be discussed during a meeting of the Illinois State Board of Education Wednesday.


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More Than 60 Speak at Kirkwood Education Forum

Nearly every speaker asked the House Interim Committee on Education to devote more money for the state’s schools.



St. Louis City Schools Only Rate “Fair” With State Auditor’s Office

Lack of cooperation from the district almost dropped rating down to “Poor”.



As School Year Nears, Mo. Principal Defends Arming Teachers

“Initially it was a little shock for some [parents] but it’s been pretty well-received,” Principal Aaron Sydow says. “More schools should take advantage of it. That’s exactly what I would say.”


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Illinois Public Schools Won’t Face Cuts This Year

“After several years of cuts, even though our recommendation from the state board was higher, we are comfortable with at least level funding this year,” said Board of Education member David Fields.


UPDATE: Lockdown Lifted, Wentzville Police Issue ‘All Clear’

Wentzville Police say a situation is unfolding in a nearby neighborhood.


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West Plains School District Arms Employees

A rural school district in the south-central Missouri town of West Plains it now allows some employees to carry concealed weapons into its school.



Two Metro-East School Districts Approve Staff Cuts

In Collinsville the school board voted Monday night to eliminate 16 full-time and three part-time teaching positions starting next school year.


This 5th grade classroom at Airport Elementary School in St. Louis County is among hundreds locally that have benefitted from posting their classroom needs at (KMOX/Brett Blume)

Cash-Strapped Teachers Finding Financial Support Online

Supporters can find classroom project they want to help fund by going to