education

Missouri News: Missouri Adult Education Tops the Nation in Student Academic Achievement

JEFFERSON CITY, MO (STL.News) – Adult education program participants in Missouri lead the nation in achieving academic gain.  For the period July 2017 to June 2018, 63 percent of the state’s adult learners advanced at least one educational level while enrolled in the program.  Missouri was the top state in 2016-2017 and 2014-15 as well, … Continue reading Missouri News: Missouri Adult Education Tops the Nation in Student Academic Achievement

College coaches, others indicted in admissions bribery case

BOSTON (AP) — College coaches and others have been charged in a sweeping admissions bribery case unsealed in federal court. The racketeering conspiracy charges unveiled Tuesday were brought against the coaches at schools including Wake Forest University, Georgetown and the University of Southern California. Authorities say the coaches accepted bribes in exchange for admitting students … Continue reading College coaches, others indicted in admissions bribery case

Holocaust survivor says teens in swastika photo apologized

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) — The high school party took an ugly turn. Drink cups were used to form a crude swastika. Nazi salutes flashed. Cameras clicked. What appears to have been a woefully misguided attempt at humor turned into a national embarrassment for the Southern California city of Newport Beach, leaving behind outrage, disbelief … Continue reading Holocaust survivor says teens in swastika photo apologized

At least 4 Kentucky school districts close amid protests

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — At least four Kentucky school districts were forced to close Thursday as hundreds of teachers called in sick to protest proposed legislation at the state Capitol. It was the third time in the past week districts were forced to cancel classes because of too many teacher absences. And it was the … Continue reading At least 4 Kentucky school districts close amid protests

Police link Scotland university device to London mail bombs

LONDON  (AP)  — British police said a suspicious package destroyed by bomb-disposal experts at the University of Glasgow on Wednesday contained an explosive device and was linked to three letter bombs sent to two London airports and a railway station. The Metropolitan Police force’s Counter Terrorism Command said the item sent to the Scottish university … Continue reading Police link Scotland university device to London mail bombs

School lessons increasingly a target for climate skeptics

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut lawmaker wants to strike climate change from state science standards. A Virginia legislator worries teachers are indoctrinating students with their personal views on global warming. And an Oklahoma state senator wants educators to be able to introduce alternative viewpoints without fear of losing their jobs. As climate change becomes … Continue reading School lessons increasingly a target for climate skeptics

Melania Trump opens three-state tour to promote ‘Be Best’

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Melania Trump is in Oklahoma to open a three-state tour to highlight all three components of her “Be Best” childhood initiative. The first lady on Monday is visiting the Dove School of Discovery, a Tulsa elementary school that the White House says incorporates character education in its curriculum. She’ll visit a … Continue reading Melania Trump opens three-state tour to promote ‘Be Best’

Teachers in Oakland approve contract ending strike

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Oakland teachers will be back in their classrooms Monday after union members voted to approve a contract deal with district officials. The Oakland Education Association voted in favor of the deal on Sunday after postponing the vote for a day. The agreement must also be ratified by the Oakland Unified School … Continue reading Teachers in Oakland approve contract ending strike

Stolen magazine with Beatles on cover back 50 years later

CLEVELAND (AP) — An Ohio library says a 1968 copy of Life magazine with the Beatles on the cover has been returned by a borrower who apologized for stealing it as a “kid” and sent $100 to cover late fees. The Cuyahoga County Public Library says it received the apology this week from someone named … Continue reading Stolen magazine with Beatles on cover back 50 years later

German leader clarifies stance on student climate protests

BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel is making clear she supports students protesting around the world against global warming, following widespread criticism of comments seeming to suggest the demonstrations may have been fomented by Russian online agitation. Merkel last month was talking about Russian cyberwarfare at the Munich Security Conference when she brought up … Continue reading German leader clarifies stance on student climate protests

Cohen threatened Trump’s schools not to share grades, scores

FEBRUARY 27, 2019 (STL.News) The former personal lawyer for President Donald Trump says he threatened legal action against schools Trump attended if they released Trump’s grades or SAT scores. Michael Cohen said Trump instructed him to make the threats leading up to the 2016 presidential election. Cohen revealed details about the threats in testimony on … Continue reading Cohen threatened Trump’s schools not to share grades, scores

High school manager with cerebral palsy joins team on court

GRAND LEDGE, Mich.(AP) — Two Michigan high school basketball teams set rivalries aside so a team manager with cerebral palsy could fulfill his dream of playing. The Lansing State Journal reports that Grand Ledge senior Michael Bryant took to the court Friday after spending two seasons on the sidelines as the team’s student manager. Though … Continue reading High school manager with cerebral palsy joins team on court

OAKLAND, Calif | California news crew robbed, guard shot; suspect arrested

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Authorities arrested a man suspected of shooting the security guard of a news crew that was robbed while covering the Oakland teachers strike, according to a statement by the CBS affiliate. KPIX said a reporter and a photographer were gathering interviews Sunday about the strike at the Oakland Library when a … Continue reading OAKLAND, Calif | California news crew robbed, guard shot; suspect arrested

OMAHA, Neb | Buffett encourages investors to bet on American economy

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Billionaire Warren Buffett says the company he built through decades of acquisitions continues to perform well even though he hasn’t found any major deals at attractive prices recently. Buffett released his annual letter to Berkshire Hathaway Inc. shareholders on Saturday. He wrote that investors should continue betting on the American economy … Continue reading OMAHA, Neb | Buffett encourages investors to bet on American economy

WASHINGTON | Judge imposes gag order after Roger Stone posted photo on Instagram of judge with what appeared to be crosshairs of gun

WASHINGTON (AP)— Judge imposes gag order after Roger Stone posted photo on Instagram of judge with what appeared to be crosshairs of gun. By Associated Press

SAN FRANCISCO | California student accused of making ‘Banana Plug’ drug app

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A Northern California college freshman is facing felony charges for allegedly creating an iPhone app he dubbed the Banana Plug to sell illicit drugs. Collin Howard on Tuesday pleaded not guilty to federal drug charges in San Jose after a grand jury indicted him on Feb. 14. Howard, 18, had earlier … Continue reading SAN FRANCISCO | California student accused of making ‘Banana Plug’ drug app

Washington State News: Governor Inslee details plan to create a statewide free college program for Washington students

OLYMPIA, WA – Jan. 13, 2019 – Following a roundtable with a small group of college students, Governor Jay Inslee detailed his plan Friday to transform the State Need Grant into Washington’s College Promise grant, a guaranteed source of financial aid for more than 93,000 eligible students. The State Need Grant is currently the foundation … Continue reading Washington State News: Governor Inslee details plan to create a statewide free college program for Washington students

Construction Costs Increase as Markets Remain Active

  NEW YORK/ JANUARY 11, 2019 (STL.News) Turner Construction Company announced that the Fourth Quarter 2018 Turner Building Cost Index—which measures costs in the non-residential building construction market in the United States—has increased to a value of 1120. This represents a 1.36% quarterly increase and 5.86% yearly increase from the Third Quarter 2018 and Fourth … Continue reading Construction Costs Increase as Markets Remain Active

Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis News: Tiny, implantable device uses light to treat bladder problems

Implantable device that works in rats has potential to replace electronic stimulators, drugs for pain, incontinence ST LOUIS, MO – Jan. 3, 2018 – A team of neuroscientists and engineers has developed a tiny, implantable device that has potential to help people with bladder problems bypass the need for medication or electronic stimulators. The team … Continue reading Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis News: Tiny, implantable device uses light to treat bladder problems

Bell Brown Medical Institute Offers Free Tuition for Displaced Vatterott Students

Many students are devastated by the abrupt closing of many large for-profit schools in Saint Louis and the surrounding area. Most recently, Vatterott Colleges around the city closed its doors on students with no warning. Bell Brown Medical Institute, located in Florissant, Missouri, is offering free tuition for any medical assistant students that were displaced … Continue reading Bell Brown Medical Institute Offers Free Tuition for Displaced Vatterott Students

A World-Class Tuition Program

As a parent, witnessing your child struggle academically can be quite painful to endure.  Although some parents can guide and coach their children on their own, most parents struggle to do so.  To their relief, tuition programs are here to help your child.  A lot of parents enroll their children to tuition programs to fulfill … Continue reading A World-Class Tuition Program

Missouri News: Missouri Lottery Generates $26.3 Million in Monthly Profits for Education

JEFFERSON CITY, MO – Profits from Missouri Lottery ticket sales in November were sent to the Lottery Proceeds Fund for public education today.  This month’s transfer of $26,307,926 brings the total for FY19 to more than $167.6 million. Since Missouri Lottery sales started in 1986, the Lottery has generated more than $6 billion for the … Continue reading Missouri News: Missouri Lottery Generates $26.3 Million in Monthly Profits for Education

Sports News: Missouri S&T wins Mineral Water Bowl

EXCELSIOR SPRINGS, MO – It was a long time between bowl games — 68 years, to be exact — but the Missouri S&T Miners proved they were worthy of the post-season on Saturday (Dec. 1, 2018) with a convincing win over the Minnesota State University Moorhead Dragons in the 2018 Mineral Water Bowl. Missouri S&T … Continue reading Sports News: Missouri S&T wins Mineral Water Bowl

WASHINGTON | DeVos play not meant as ‘cartoon or lampoon,’ producer says

WASHINGTON  — Guns in schools to protect students from grizzly bears? Betsy DeVos endured yet another rocky confirmation hearing in the Senate to become education secretary — this time on a theater stage. In a play performed on Monday at Washington’s Arena Stage theater, about a dozen student actors from local high schools posed as … Continue reading WASHINGTON | DeVos play not meant as ‘cartoon or lampoon,’ producer says

SAN FRANCISCO | Report: Alibaba co-founder Jack Ma to retire

SAN FRANCISCO — The New York Times is reporting that Jack Ma, the co-founder and executive chairman of Chinese e-commerce behemoth Alibaba Group, is retiring. The Times said that in an interview, Ma said he planned to step down as executive chairman on Monday to pursue philanthropy in education. He will remain on Alibaba’s board … Continue reading SAN FRANCISCO | Report: Alibaba co-founder Jack Ma to retire

JoVE Science Education Releases Three New Engineering Video Collections

CAMBRIDGE, MASS./ SEPTEMBER 04, 2018 (STL.News) JoVE, the premier producer and publisher of video resources for scientific research and education, today announced the immediate availability of three new additions to its Engineering Education video series: Structural, Materials and Biomedical Engineering. These three new video collections are the latest additions to JoVE Science Education, an innovative … Continue reading JoVE Science Education Releases Three New Engineering Video Collections

Purdue University News: Two Purdue engineering professors honored for early-career achievement, innovation

WEST LAFAYETTE, ID — As Purdue celebrates 150 years of Giant Leaps in world-changing discovery and development, two more researchers are serving as shining examples of the university’s place as a leading intellectual center. Tamara Kinzer-Ursem, assistant professor of biomedical engineering, and Janelle Wharry, assistant professor of nuclear engineering have received Early Career Development (CAREER) … Continue reading Purdue University News: Two Purdue engineering professors honored for early-career achievement, innovation

Washington State University News: Catalyst advance could lead to economical fuel cells

PULLMAN, WA – Researchers at Washington State University have developed a new way to make low-cost, single-atom catalysts for fuel cells — an advance that could make important clean energy technology more economically viable. Their work is published in the Advanced Energy Materials journal. Hydrogen fuel cells are critical for the clean energy economy as … Continue reading Washington State University News: Catalyst advance could lead to economical fuel cells

DUBLIN | The Latest: Irish PM urges pope to act on anti-abuse words

DUBLIN  — The Latest on Pope Francis’ trip to Ireland (all times local): 1:50 p.m. Ireland’s prime minister has urged Pope Francis to use his “office and influence” to ensure clergy sex abuse victims worldwide receive “justice and truth and healing.” Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar addressed the pope on Saturday as Francis began the … Continue reading DUBLIN | The Latest: Irish PM urges pope to act on anti-abuse words

HONOLULU | The Latest: Big Island gets rain as hurricane approaches

HONOLULU — The Latest on Hurricane Lane. (all times local): 4 p.m. Hawaii’s Big Island is seeing the first effects of approaching Hurricane Lane’s outer rain bands. Gov. David Ige noted at a news conference Wednesday that the island is starting to see the effects of the powerful Category 4 hurricane. The National Weather Service … Continue reading HONOLULU | The Latest: Big Island gets rain as hurricane approaches