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.
Pedestrian Struck, Killed By School BusA man in his 20's was killed after being struck by a school bus Monday afternoon in South St. Louis.
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.
Ferguson Schools Begin After School Chess ClubsGrade school students in Ferguson are getting a chance to learn the game of chance. Nick Ragone is with Ascension healthcare, which is sponsoring the after school chess clubs at 20 schools in Ferguson.
University of Missouri Cancels Planned Parenthood ContractsThe University of Missouri and Planned Parenthood have ended their 26-year relationship after state lawmakers started investigating abortions performed at the organization's clinics.
Illinois Students Fare Poorly on New Statewide TestsLess than one in five high schoolers met or exceeded expectations on the exam's math portion.
Columbia Public Schools Adopt Gender Identity ProtectionsEight students who identify as transgender are attending Columbia Public Schools this year, according to Superintendent Peter Stiepleman, who supported the proposal.
Missouri Sorority Opens Doors to Transgender StudentsThe Xi Omnicron Iota sorority voted Aug. 30 to change its bylaws to accept the transgender students, the Springfield News-Leader reported.
Over 150 Students Walk Out Of School To Protest Transgender Teen Using Girls' Locker RoomOver 150 Missouri high school students voiced their displeasure about a transgender teen using the girl’s locker room by walking out of class.
Local Non-Profit Asks for 500 Tutors for StudentsOasis spokesperson says anyone should be able to pursue vibrant, healthy, productive and meaningful lives.
Students at Failing Missouri Schools Score Low on New TestMost students at Missouri's two failing school districts aren't proficient in Math or English and scored lower on standardized tests than students statewide, data released Monday by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education show.
Official 'Back to School' Day in St. Louis for 43,000 StudentsSlay and other city officials have a strict message for students on the first day of school.

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