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Fifteen area schools awarded grants for arts education projects

The Arts and Education Council (A&E) and Maritz have awarded 15 area schools with grants to support classroom-based art projects during the 2018-19 academic year.

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Retired McDonnell Aircraft Engineers Make a Difference: Build Space Museum’s Grissom Center

Iconic “Mercury Six” retired McDonnell Aircraft Engineers on a new mission making a Difference: Build Space Museum’s Grissom Center in Bonne Terre, MO.

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A Suprise Out of this World for the Festus High School Rocketry Club Champions

Festus High School Rocketry Club spends an inspiring day at the Space Museum in Bonne Terre with McDonnell Aircraft (NASA Mercury & Gemini Missions) Engineers.

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Bilingual Pre-School Comes to St. Louis

n South St. Louis, a small, but growing Hispanic community is seeing a need met that most people take for granted. There is finally a bilingual pre-school.

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Constitution Day on Educate.Today

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to sit around a table with people like Benjamin Franklin, George Washington and James Madison as they drafted the Constitution of the United States? What an exciting time in history that must have been, and what an influential group of men they were. Although James Madison […]

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Gene Slay’s Girls and Boys Club: Making a Difference

Gene Slay Girls and Boys Club makes a difference in the lives of at-risk children in an impoverished area of St. Louis City.

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Bringing Free Libraries to the Community: St. Louis Promise Zone

St. Louis Promise Zone set up free lending library boxes around north St. Louis. It’s empowering “Birds of Wisdom” design was made by local artist Cbabi Bayoc.

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Urban Harvest STL Expands to the .Zack Building & Continues to Provide Access to Healthy Food for All

The Urban Harvest nonprofit has turned a new leaf, with blooming expansion over the last five years.

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HEC Media Nominated for 17 Emmys, including Overall Excellence

Congratulations to all those nominated! HEC couldn’t carry out its mission to “strengthen the education, art, and cultural communities in the metropolitan area” without you and all our supporters! These nominations are for you, St. Louis! Arts/Entertainment- Program Feature Segment 15 Year-Old Short Film Director Kara Vaninger Brock Seals: New Artist, Old Soul Suzanne Vanderhoef, […]

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High School or College? The World of Dual Enrollement

By: Linda Chuvala, Educate.Today Team Member High school has traditionally been the place to prepare for college, but for some of today’s students, high school has become a replacement for college, due to the increasing presence of dual enrollment programs. Dual enrollment, which allows students to enroll in college courses and receive credit while in […]

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We’ve Been Going Through Changes

By: Amanda Honigfort, Special Projects and Programs Producer You will notice HEC looks a bit different recently. We are working extremely hard here at HEC to make some major, important changes. It’s all part of our dedication to serving you and strenghening our arts, education and cultural communities thoughout the metropolitan region. We want to take […]

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Get A Personal Tour Of The New Gateway Arch Museum

The Chief of Museum Services and Interpretation at Gateway Arch National Park gave us a full tour of the new museum, which was still under construction.

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Two Missouri Grade School Students Create a Holographic Learning Tool Using a Smart Table

Two Orchard Farm students are recognized for their innovative holographic learning tool using a smart table.

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Everything You Need To Know About The Gateway Arch National Park Renovations

The Gateway Arch is about ready to show off its new look after massive renovations. We gained the behind the scenes look at those renovations.

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Vashon Through A Lens

Just two years ago, students at Vashon High School in St. Louis didn’t have access to a regular arts program. Today, some of them have work in a gallery.

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A Declaration and a Mystery

At Washington University in St. Louis you’ll find a copy of the Declaration of Independence and a collection of Thomas Jefferson’s books.Both have some mystery.

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Fight Summer Slouch

By: Kristy Houle, Educational Opportunities Coordinator Another glorious summer is upon us, and like most parents I sometimes struggle with ways to keep the kids happy, engaged, and most of all, busy! If your children are anything like mine, I need to keep them learning throughout the summer months or getting them back on track […]

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We Stories, Raising Big Hearted Kids

We Stories utilizes the power of children’s literature to create conversations about race and racism.

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The Best of STL Education for #TeacherAppreciationWeek

In honor of #TeacherAppreciationWeek — thank you to teachers everywhere! You are heroes! Check out what some of the best and brightest educators are doing to make classrooms better around St. Louis: The Biome Charter Schooltook their 2nd graders out from behind the walls of their Central West End building and held 2nd grade classes at the […]

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A delectable debut: Introducing ArchFare

HEC & TEDxGatewayArch are taking you on an exploration of the best of our St. Louis food, ideas and innovation! By Amanda Honigfort, ArchFare Executive Producer As you may know, HEC is proud of our partnership with TEDxGatewayArch. We’ve been their official media sponsor for three fantastic events now, and we’re ready to take our […]

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Looking For Ways to Keep Schools Safe

What is the best way to protect our schools? Is it arming teachers? Stepping up intruder drills? The search for answers is -the- topic in schools right now.

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April is Autism Awareness Month

April is Autism Awareness Month, and HEC-TV is “lighting up blue.” Here are some stories we have covered dealing with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), ranging from new studies suggesting stress during pregnancy may lead to ASD, to world-renown Autism spokesperson Temple Grandin speaking of her experiences with Autism. Stress During Pregnancy Observed in Mothers of […]

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St. Louis Zoo – Biome School STEM Learning

2nd graders at the Biome School go out of their Central West End classroom and spend a week holding classes at the St. Louis Zoo, focused on STEM learning.

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“Sunken Cities: Egypt’s Lost Worlds” at SLAM offers rare glimpse into ancient Egypt

By Kerry Marks, Producer “Sunken Cities: Egypt’s Lost Worlds” at the Saint Louis Art Museum combines never before seen treasures with a rich archaeological research that offers a rare glimpse into life in ancient Egypt. On the forefront of modern archaeology, Franck Goddio’s work excavating the lost cities of Egypt has been extraordinary. With the […]

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Five authors coming to St. Louis you should know about, including Jenna Fischer

There’s no doubt St. Louis is a literary city — with local bookshops such as Left Bank Books hosting events almost every day, to the St. Louis County Library hosting tons of educational initiatives for the area, there are literary opportunities everywhere you turn. Check out some of the exciting authors coming to town March […]

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Rozzy Learning Company Seeks To Inspire STEM Careers

Rozzy Learning Company believes kids are never too young to learn about STEM careers in fun ways.

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The Distiller in Pink Boots

By: Angie Weidinger, Producer Forget all the attention the whiskey, gin and vodka is getting at Restless Spirits Distilling in the form of awards. Overlook the partnership it’s formed with Irishman John Teeling, the father of the Irish whiskey renaissance, to import and bottle some of his whiskey under their Sons of Erin label. Instead, focus on […]

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The Distiller in Pink Boots

Former science teacher/grandma Benay Shannon is one of only six female distillers in the US. See how she and her distilled spirits stand out from the crowd.

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Free breakfast for all at one St. Louis area school

Every student at Beasley Elementary School in the Mehlville School District outside St. Louis are being given free breakfast. It’s a meal many couldn’t afford.

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Giving Kids a Homework Break

For two weekends this semester, students at Kirkwood High School will be given a homework break. Is this a boost for mental health, or going too easy on them?

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Arch Grants Winner Plays “ViTAL” Role in Classroom Access

ViTAL, a St. Louis based startup, has created technology to use touch screens’ vibrations to open up learning for blind and visually impaired students.

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Swim Author

Longtime St. Louis swim coach Khannie Dastgah hopes to reach children who otherwise may not know about water safety with a new book series.

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MICDS New Pool

Mary Institute Country Day hopes to make water safety a priority and invigorate it’s water sports with a new state of art aquatics facility.

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Rescue Readers

Animals at Helping Strays shelter in Monroe county are enjoying quality time with special visitors. See how the Rescue Readers programs benefit all involved.

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Little Medical School: Inspiring Tomorrow’s Healthcare Providers Today

Lots of kids think they want to be doctors when they grow up. But at The Little Medical School, they get a hands-on sense of what that really means.

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Innovate Illuminate Inspire Welcome to Educate.Today

By Kristy Houle, Education Opportunities Coordinator and Tim Gore, Director of Educational Initiatives After months of hard work, we are pleased to officially announce the full launch of our new website (https://educate.today) on March 1, 2018. The new website, which coincides with our expanding role as a global leader in interactive programming, educational resources, and […]

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What I learned designing for Deaf kids | Marcus Adrian

He has dedicated years of his career to mastering the design of learning spaces, from birth through higher education, and spanning all levels of human ability.

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The Last Interview with Frankie Freeman, Civil Rights Icon

Frankie Muse Freeman was a civil rights icon who served as the lead counsel in the landmark 1954 case Davis et al. v. the St. Louis Housing Authority, which ended legal racial discrimination in public housing. She was the rst woman appointed to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights and was later inducted into the […]

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How jellyfish shed bioluminescent light on dying oceans, a memoir

By: Angie Weidinger, Producer St. Louis native Juli Berwald has a gift: she exudes enthusiasm and it’s contagious. That’s a very good thing since her current passion is jellyfish — not exactly the most riveting of topics. But, when she talks or writes about the invertebrates, you’re completely drawn in. The goal of her debut […]

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Webster University senior named first-ever male recipient of program for African-American future arts leaders

The Arts and Education Council (A&E) has named Webster University senior Quinton Ward the 2018 Katherine Dunham Fellowship recipient. The program, created by Sara and Jack Burke and managed by A&E, gives African-American men and women an opportunity to explore, gain experience and be mentored in arts administration, creating a more diverse pipeline of arts leaders. This will be […]

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Net Neutrality: What You Need to Know Now

When you go online you have certain expectations. You expect to be connected to whatever website you want. You expect that your cable or phone company isn’t messing with the data and is connecting you to all websites, applications and content you choose. You expect to be in control of your internet experience. When you […]

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St. Louis Libraries Offer Wi-Fi Hotspots

St. Louis County Library and St. Louis Public Library will offer wi-fi hotspots for check-out starting December 15, 2017. The mobile hotspots will allow people to connect to the Internet, anywhere, any time with a wi-fi enabled device. St. Louis County Library and St. Louis Public Library are coming together to help close the digital […]

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Auto Technicians Wanted

Automotive technicians are in very high demand. The jobs can pay up to six figures, but there are more jobs than there are auto techs.

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Oxygen levels link to ancient explosion of life, researchers find

By Chuck Finder Oxygen has provided a breath of fresh air to the study of the Earth’s evolution some 400-plus million years ago. A team of researchers, including a faculty member and postdoctoral fellow from Washington University in St. Louis, found that oxygen levels appear to increase at about the same time as a three-fold increase […]

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Kirkwood classroom hatching up a hands-on approach to learning

A suburban elementary school has made two live chickens part of the third grade curriculum. Children are caring for the birds, and learning invaluable lessons.

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The National Weather Service is Searching for Meteorologists

Are you fascinated by the weather? Do you want to make it your career? There may be a better chance to work in meteorology than ever before.

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St. Louis universities are ranked among the best colleges and universities in the country

Several St. Louis universities are ranked among the best colleges and universities in the country, according to research firm WalletHub. Saint Louis University, Webster University, Lindenwood University and Washington University all appear in the ranking. WUSTL came in at No. 29 behind MIT, Harvard, Princeton, and Stanford and No. 4 in the Midwest Region rankings. […]

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10 Interesting Facts About Introverts

By: Catherine Huang  Roughly one third to half of the world’s population is made up of introverts. Introversion is commonly misunderstood today with many stereotypes and myths surrounding it. Luckily, however, with the help of the ever-evolving fields of science and technology, there has been a lot of research done that justifies introverts’ tendencies, habits, and needs. Psych2Go shares […]

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Exploring Air & Space from STL

If you totally geeked out during the total solar eclipse, this show is for you; we’ve packed it with cool air and space experiences all around the STL area!

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Having A Blast: World Champion Festus High School Rocket Club

Festus High School Teacher, Devin Lorenz & his rookie Festus High School Rocket Club are the Team America and the International Rocketry Challenge Champions.

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STEAM Academy

The new STEAM Academy is bringing a project-based learning approach to the Ferguson-Florissant school district. It’s the first of its kind in St.Louis County.

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Open Mic with Mich Hancock, TEDx

  Click here to win VIP tickets to TEDxGatewayArch’s Ripple Effect: http://wshe.es/RiSlqSJq   Are you a TED-Head? Not sure? Well, according to Chris Anderson, the Executive Director of TED, “As of 2015, TED Talks are viewed some 100 million times every month – 1.2 billion times a year.” In other words, there are a ton of TED-Heads. […]

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How one Ferguson-Florissant teacher is teaching kindness

By Kristy Houle, Educational Opportunities Coordinator The world of education moves by quickly, so how do we inspire a culture of kindness before it passes us by? Studies have shown that students in kind, positive learning environments do better on tests, learn more (at a faster rate), and are just generally much, much happier. But […]

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4 St. Louis-area school districts compete to fill superintendent positions

By CAMILLE PHILLIPS , St. Louis Public Radio There’s a competition afoot among St. Louis-area school districts that are trying to find the best person to fill open superintendent positions. But it’s not an unusual situation, especially because the area has so many districts, Missouri School Board Association associate executive director Mike Parnell said. Leaders of the […]

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Empty Hallways, Silent Classrooms

Area photographers capture the sad state of what were once amazing feats of architecture and design – old St. Louis schools.

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Concrete Thinking: The House of the Future?

Students from Washington University in St. Louis are building a prototype all-concrete house for the Solar Decathlon competition in Denver. But why concrete?

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Space Camp

Challenger Learning Center St. Louis campers have an “out of this world experience,” inspiring a lifelong interest in STEM.

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Where to buy eclipse glasses in St. Louis

On Monday, August 21, 2017, the St. Louis region will experience its first total solar eclipse in over 400 years. As the moon’s shadow passes over the earth, only a relatively narrow pathway across the nation will have the opportunity to view this once-in-a-lifetime event. Archangels Gift Shop 3461 Hampton Ave St Louis MO 63139 […]

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TEDx Gateway Arch Speakers Announced for Ripple Effect

  Once again, HEC-TV is proud to be partnering with TEDxGatewayArch as the official media sponsor of their October 27th flagship event. When TEDxGatewayArch’s 2017 speakers take to the stage at the Touhill Performing Arts Center on the University of Missouri-St. Louis (UMSL) campus, The Higher Education Channel will be in attendance and capture the […]

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Books N Bros

Started by 11 year old Sidney Keys III, the Books N Bros reading club is giving boys a fun place to discover and discuss African American literature and history

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Chores for every age group

By Sheila Seifert Dirty dishes. Messy bedrooms. Toys on the living room floor. Some days, there just isn’t a good way to avoid the chore wars. But there is always tomorrow, and you can be proactive. Ask yourself, What chores are important for my children to learn, and what are they capable of doing? Before […]

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Left Bank Books to Launch ‘BookFest St. Louis’ This September

Celebrate literature and literary arts at the first annual BookFest St. Louis, proudly presented by the Central West End, Left Bank Books and the Left Bank Books Foundation. BookFest St. Louis will host a diverse mix of locally and internationally renowned writers, with appearances by award-winning authors including Sherman Alexie, Ann Leckie, George Hodgman, Charlie […]

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New Ideas for Catholic Schools

The NCEA (National Catholic Educational Association) held it’s annual expo in St. Louis to highlight trends and best practices in Catholic education.

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Student Paying It Forward

A Wentzville teen gets the trip of a lifetime thanks to the efforts of Francis Howell High Schoolers. It’s a Wish kid ‘wishing it forward”.

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What Is Juneteenth?

by Henry Louis Gates, Jr. | Originally posted on The Root The First Juneteenth “The people of Texas are informed that, in accordance with a proclamation from the Executive of the United States, all slaves are free. This involves an absolute equality of personal rights and rights of property between former masters and slaves, and […]

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Sculptor Gregory Booth and the Art of Math

High school Geometry teacher, Gregory Booth, revisits his early passion for sculpting. The result is a beautiful marriage of math and art.

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“What Is Your Hope?”

At the beginning of the year, one Parkway school asked students and teachers to write down their hopes for the year. Now, we find out if their hopes came true.

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Happy National Teacher Day! 50 Inspiring Quotes About Teachers

Happy National Teacher Day, which falls on May 9 this year! Teachers deserve thanks and praise every day of the year, but this is a special opportunity to recognize the incredible impact that a great teacher can have on your life, inside and outside the classroom. Read on for some of the most moving quotes on teachers, the […]

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Greenhouse Venture

A partnership called the Greenhouse Venture is in the works for children from diverse backgrounds to learn about bioscience.

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HEC-TV represents U.S. as leader of media in learning

We are proud to announce, that out of 26 countries, hundreds of entries, and a rigorous judging process, HEC-TV is highly commended for the 2017 Medea Awards for Explore! Flying. Only one other educational organization from the United States was mentioned. The Medea Awards celebrate excellence in the use of media in learning. Eighty-six educators […]

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ZEN DISCIPLINE

As St. Louis Schools move away from out of school suspensions, Carver Elementary uses yoga, safe spaces and a reflection room to help strugging students.

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Metro East turns down school funding tax increase; 2 St. Louis County bonding measures approved

By ST. LOUIS PUBLIC RADIO School districts across the St. Louis region sought more money from taxpayers in Tuesday’s election. Also, there were three seats up for grabs for the St. Louis Public Schools’ elected school board., though the state still has oversight. Here’s the breakdown of what passed and what didn’t: Metro East voters […]

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Gateway2Change Results

St. Louis area high school students present ideas to local businesses on how to help with social and cultural difference, diversity and equity.

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WashU Experts: Arts cuts could prove ‘dire … irreversible’

via WUSTL While President Trump’s proposed $970 million budget cuts in the arts and humanities account for less than one-tenth of a percent of savings in the administration’s $1.1 trillion federal budget plan, the effect could gut culture and diminish quality of life across the United States if not the world, say experts at Washington […]

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JA Biztown

Junior Achievement is offering a unique experience for St. Louis area students. Biztown gives hands-on lessons in running a business and personal finance.

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Student Perspective: Jewish Cemetery Vandalism

Ladue Horton Watkins Senior Ian Mason covers the vandalism of a historic Jewish cemetery in University City.

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Color Coded Kids

Color Coded Kids is a programming enrichment program that serves minority kids from ages 8 to 12 in the St. Louis area.

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Music for the Mind

St. Louis Classical Guitar Society is working with students at several local schools to teach them guitar and promote mentoring and leadership skills

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Everything You Need to Know About the Women’s Strike on March 8

  The Women’s March on Washington—and its international counterparts—was one of the most extensive and powerful demonstrations of social activism in modern history. And if what’s planned for International Women’s Day is any indicator, there are no signs of this type of action slowing down. On March 8 women around the world will remove themselves […]

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Be Inspired

Prepare to be inspired by people and programs in St. Louis area schools featured in this edition of Behind the Minds from the Microsoft Store at the Galleria!

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The Science Behind Robots

Whether their purpose is to win a skills contest, vacuum the floor, perform surgery, or deliver a package, robots today are much more versatile than their scary counterparts from 1930’s science fiction films. How are robots designed and built to succeed at so many diverse tasks? What does it take to program a robot? And […]

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Temple Grandin Goes Public With Her Experience with Autism

Temple Grandin, one of the first individuals with Autism to publicly share insights from her personal experiences recently visited Warrenton High School.

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St. Louis Friday Roundup

  International Children’s Film Festival at the Saint Louis Zoo  Feb. 18 & 25 Saint Louis Zoo  The Saint Louis Zoo is hosting the Big Eyes, Big Minds – International Children’s Film Festival. Each screening features a set of animal centric animated short films for kids, about kids, and occasionally even by kids. Festival Director […]

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How Music Moved the Movement: Civil Rights and the Blues

By Kristy Houle, Educational Opportunities Coordinator Blues music traces its roots to the spirituals, work songs, and chants of African-American culture, and many of its best-known and earliest artists were African-American. As such, both Blues and Jazz music played an important role in the Civil Rights movement, which hit its peak in the 1960s. The […]

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The Mediterranean Diet Could Help Kids With ADHD

The Mediterranean diet is often celebrated for its health effects on the brain, especially later in life. Doctors recommend it for preventing Alzheimer’s and protecting the brain from aging. Now, research suggests the diet could also be beneficial for the brains of much younger people. A study published Jan. 30 in the journal Pediatrics found that […]

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28 Ways to Celebrate Black History Month

  Celebrate Black History Month with these twenty-eight ideas, one for each day of February, that recognize the heritage, accomplishments, and culture of African Americans in the United States. 1. Share with students “I, Too, Sing America” by poet Langston Hughes and have a discussion about the poem’s vocabulary, rhythm, and meaning. 2. Bake sweet […]

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Who To Watch: Samuel Achilefu, PhD

This month we’re watching Samuel Achilefu, PhD, a scientist and inventor at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. Achilefu and his lab are featured in this month’s episode of Innovations for his innovative work using light to activate drugs and the immune system. The approach may be a safer and more effective way […]

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St. Louis’ Long History of Invention

St. Louis is no stranger to invention. The ice cream cone, toasted ravioli, provel cheese, gooey butter cake – we’ve heard of the city’s most famous food inventions. But St. Louis, and the state we reside in, can claim many more – iced tea and 7up were both invented in St. Louis – as well […]

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Sharon Stevens named a Media Persons of the Year

Sharon Stevens was recognized as a 2016 Local Media Person of the Year by the St. Louis Press Club at its gala on November 30. She is a retired KSDK-TV education reporter and current producer for HEC-TV for multiple education, arts, and scientific programming. The honorees are recognized for their distinguished careers representing the highest […]

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The Healing Power of Music

And, the 2017 A&E Art Educator of the Year is inspiring students in North County. Meet Harvey Lockhart and see the incredible program he’s created.

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Makerspace Movement

St. Louis is central to a strong movement in education called Makerspace. We explain what it is, who the players are and how students are benefitting.

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APPlying Themselves

A class project with a real world application and deadline…see what these Pattonville High School students are building.

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Gateway2Change 3.0

A Student Summit on Race is examining several local organizations and businesses. Find out how they hope to help.

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Getting Good Career Advice Will Make Your College Experience Better

By: Mayra Linares, NPR Of all of the departments universities cultivate, career services could be the most important. A new survey of 11,483 college graduates, for the Gallup-Purdue Index, found graduates who reported “very helpful” campus career-services experiences were 5.8 times more likely to say their university prepared them for life after college, 3.4 times […]

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Students at the Polls

Learn how high school students are getting the opportunity to work the polls on Election Day.

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‘Mars Rover Rescue’ Will Get Your Preschooler Ready For A Mission To The Red Planet

New children’s book features real science about exploring Mars. Is your little one already planning a trip to Mars? A new project on Kickstarter could be the first step in getting him or her there someday. The upcoming book, “Mars Rover Rescue,” is a little bit like a G-rated version of “The Martian” ― and while […]

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Movers and Makers, December 2016

St. Louis area schools are filled with movers and makers; meet student election poll workers, change agents, innovators, app builders and talented musicians.

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St. Louis Strong Works To “Lift The Gateway Higher”

About two years ago, Jake Hollander left a promising public relations career in D.C. to come home and found St. Louis Strong. The organization is working to bring all corners of the city and county together to move toward reunification. Unlike previous attempts, Hollander and his organization are including everyone in the city rather than […]

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12 Ways The World Has Changed Since The Cubs Last Won A World Series

  As the Chicago Cubs and the Cleveland Indians battled Wednesday night in a historic Game 7 of the World Series, Neil deGrasse Tyson took to Twitter to give a history lesson on just how long its been since the Cubs last won the championship in 1908. And as usual, the renowned astrophysicist’s scientific knowledge did not […]

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Native American art curator will deliver SLAMS’ annual Danforth lecture

ST. LOUIS —Emil Her Many Horses, a curator at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian, will deliver the annual Danforth Lecture on Native American art at the Saint Louis Art Museum on Saturday, Oct. 29. Her Many Horses, an associate curator and beadwork artist at National Museum of the American Indian, will examine how […]

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HEC Partners with TEDXGatewayArch To Bring Big Ideas to St. Louis

HEC-TV is proud to announce a new partnership with TEDxGatewayArch. When TEDxGatewayArch’s 2016 speakers take to the stage at their December 10th flagship event, The Higher Education Channel will be in attendance as the official media sponsor and kick off a multi-year partnership that will include television programing, community involvement and more. The TEDxGatewayArch Bounce […]

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Nine characteristics of a great educator

By: Maria Orlando EdD Teaching is hard work and some teachers never grow to be anything better than mediocre. They do the bare minimum required and very little more. The great teachers, however, work tirelessly to create a challenging, nurturing environment for their students. Great teaching seems to have less to do with our knowledge […]

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Alberti Program introduces kids to power, potential of architecture

By Liam Otten Sam Fox School, PGAV Destinations shaping next generation of architects Architecture shapes our environment. But studying architecture shapes how we see, understand and interpret the world. A building, a neighborhood, a city — each is the result of particular priorities, circumstances and choices. It’s a startling realization, especially for young people, but […]

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Hanging with the Wolves!

At this summer camp, local students observe endangered wolves in their natural habitat and learn why these animals and humans should co-exist peacefully.

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How We Spent Our Summer

By Kathy Bratkowski, HEC-TV Producer and Director “There are only two types of people in the world, the Irish and those who wish they were.” –Irish proverb 32 days. 2 cameras. 5 crew. 9 students. 3 professors. 3,928.1 Miles or 6,321.6 Kilometers (STL-Dublin). 4+ inches of rain. 200+ photos. 6 Terabytes of 4K footage. Those seemingly random […]

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Maryville Talks Books: Fall 2016 Lineup

  Maryville Talks Books features lectures by noted authors. Admission is free and open to the public unless otherwise indicated. Seating is first come, first served. Maryville Talks Books is sponsored by HEC-TV, Left Bank Books and St. Louis Public Radio. Watch past Maryville Talks Books, here.   Emma Donoghue The Wonder Thursday, Oct. 11—7 p.m. […]

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Library Wants Families To Read 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

By CAMILLE PHILLIPS, St. Louis Public Radio Whether mom reads “Goodnight Moon” before bedtime every night for a month, or grandpa helps the kids check out seven new books each week, St. Louis County Library wants to make sure babies and toddlers are getting exposed to lots of different words. To encourage parents to start […]

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St. Louis Public Schools receive training, funding to boost AP scores

By CAMILLE PHILLIPS, St. Louis Public Radio Two weeks before the new school year, St. Louis Public School teachers Ninfa Matiase, LaJuana Stidmon and Jeremy Resmann cut red agar into squares before dropping them into vinegar. It’s an experiment to test how quickly the cubes absorb the vinegar — one of several lesson plans the […]

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HEC-TV receives coveted Pinnacle Award from CILC

Content Providers across the globe earned a coveted Pinnacle Award for the 2015-2016 school year from the Center for Interactive Learning and Collaboration (CILC) and the Higher Education Channel (HEC-TV) is honored to be among them. CILC is recognized nationally and internationally as the leader in live, interactive content aggregation, consulting, and support services. The […]

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In the shadow of provisional accreditation, St. Louis magnet high schools have plenty of open seats

By CAMILLE PHILLIPS, St. Louis Public Radio Eligibility requirements and classes geared for special interests and abilities apparently are not enough of an attraction for some parents with other options at their disposal when faced with St. Louis Public Schools’ overall tarnished reputation. The district has more than 1,400 open slots for students to enroll […]

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Department Of Education Staff Moves To Dump For-Profit College Accreditor

By: David Halperin, Attorney, advocate, writer at RepublicReport.org The staff of the U.S. Department of Education has just recommended that a controversial college accrediting body face what a Department official labeled “termination” — an end to recognition by the Department as an agency that accredits schools. The Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS), founded in 1912, […]

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9 Bad Habits You Must Break to Be More Productive

Nothing sabotages your productivity quite like bad habits. They are insidious, creeping up on you slowly until you don’t even notice the damage they’re causing. Bad habits slow you down, decrease your accuracy, make you less creative, and stifle your performance. Getting control of your bad habits is critical, and not just for productivity’s sake. […]

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New era of scientific discovery being launched at Washington University

By Susan Killenberg McGinn Driving Discovery, ambitious Arts & Sciences project, to transform teaching, research, faculty and facilities A new era of scientific discovery is being launched at Washington University in St. Louis that will transform teaching, research, faculty and facilities in Arts & Sciences. Driving Discovery is an ambitious multiphase project in Arts & […]

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Uncovering Ireland’s Medieval Mystery

Join archeologists and HEC-TV on an unparalleled search for evidence of medieval village life on the shores of Ireland’s famous Lough Key. Life in 13th century Ireland, which was once a mystery, is about to be discovered in a first-of-its-kind archeological dig, documented exclusively by HEC-TV (The Higher Education Channel). Three years of extensive archeological […]

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St. Louis high schoolers challenge baseball fans to “plant positivity”

By: Camille Phillips, St. Louis Public Radio A student organization launched after the unrest in Ferguson spent their Saturday encouraging baseball fans to be a positive force in St. Louis. Outside Busch Stadium before the Cardinals game students with Gateway2Change started conversations with baseball fans by handing out bracelets made of seeds. Parkway North sophomore […]

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11 Best Summer Reads for 2016

Whether you’re planning on taking a beach break this summer or just want to unwind with a cheerful read, we’ve got the books that will keep you in a sunny mood all day long. There’s something here for everybody. So kick back, put your feet up and get lost in another world. The Loney, Andrew […]

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Missouri creating new education guidelines

There’s some good news for Missouri parents who are fed up with the Common Core learning method; Missouri schools are getting rid of it. The State Board of Education has approved new goals for what children should learn in math, English, social studies and science. The proposal was developed by groups of teachers and parents […]

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How the Teacher Shortage Could Turn Into a Crisis

By: Randi Weingarten, President of American Federation of Teachers The winner of a $1 million prize honoring excellence in teaching set off shockwaves last year when she said that, given the current climate, she would not encourage people to consider teaching in public schools. Perhaps that declaration, from veteran teacher Nancie Atwell, shouldn’t have come […]

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Impasse in contract talks could lead to walkout by Washington U. adjuncts

By: Dale Singer, St. Louis Public Radio Frustrated by the refusal of Washington University to budge on a pay increase, adjunct instructors say they may walk out of class on Thursday – and some students will join them in solidarity. Negotiations have been going on for months between the university and part-time teachers, who voted […]

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Ladue H.S. Global Student News Network (GSNN)

Students at Ladue High School in St. Louis created GSNN: A website where they solicit and post short videos from students all over the world.

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Recent anti-Muslim hate crime in St. Louis sheds light on national trend

By: Christina Chastain Rabie Ayoub and Marwah Abdul Hussein’s daughter awoke one night in March from a nightmare. “Please don’t go there! He’s going to shoot you!” she screams at her brother, still drowsy and half asleep. The same night Ayoub and Hussein, while watching a movie, hear a cracking noise coming from the front […]

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History and beauty collide in the form of Oriental carpets at the Saint Louis Art Museum

By: Christina Chastain and MaryKatherine McKeon A major exhibition highlighting the extraordinary range of Oriental carpets, The Carpet and the Connoisseur: The James F Ballard Collection of Oriental Rugs, opened at the Saint Louis Art Museum (SLAM) to collectors, scholars and the curious over the weekend. The collection features 51 carpets from various countries, styles and even centuries, […]

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City school officials spell out specifics for upcoming tax campaign

By Dale Singer, St. Louis Public Radio Updated 9:25 p.m. Tuesday with results of meeting: If the discussion Tuesday night between members of the elected board of the St. Louis Public Schools and the district’s superintendent and head of the appointed board is any guide, the upcoming campaign for a 75-cent tax increase will focus on a […]

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Women’s History Month on HEC-TV

By Amber Hirsch, Communications Coordinator Women’s History Month stems from International Women’s Day, first held in New York in 1909. Now observed on March 8 in countries all over the world, it was originally called International Working Women’s Day to bring attention to women’s suffrage, and in remembrance of the 1908 International Ladies’ Garment Workers’ […]

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The Superintendent Who Turned Around A School District

By: NPR Staff (Watch the full story on the next “Behind the Minds,” airing in March!) We often hear about school districts that struggle with high poverty, low test scores and budget problems. But one district has faced all of these and achieved remarkable results. In just over three years, Superintendent Tiffany Anderson, who oversees […]

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Get outside year-around

By Charlene Oldham Despite some recent record-breaking temperatures, winter weather isn’t over yet. But that doesn’t mean families should go into hibernation until the next 70-degree Saturday. In fact, the Missouri Department of Conservation offers people of all ages some seasonal reasons to get outside year-around. Consider programs like the Early Birders event, hosted Thursday […]

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Student leadership abounds at METC 2016

By Diane Tinucci, Educational Opportunities Coordinator Area educators look forward to it every year! And, they were not disappointed, as METC, the Missouri Education Technology Community Conference held in at the St. Charles Convention Center in February, was richer in information, ideas, and access to “ed-tech” leaders than ever. In its 33rd year, METC gathered […]

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Black History Month 2016: 15 Interesting Facts About Famous African-Americans And The February Celebration

    Are you ready to learn? Black History Month begins in the U.S. Monday, and the observance, celebrating African-Americans’ achievements and contributions to the country, runs throughout February. Although some chapters of the national story are famous — such as the one centered on Jackie Robinson’s debut as the first black Major League Baseball player […]

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Is your toddler ready for reading lessons?

By Gerry Everding Even before they can read, children as young as 3 years of age are beginning to understand how a written word is different than a simple drawing — a nuance that could provide an important early indicator for children who may need extra help with reading lessons, suggests new research from Washington […]

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A Letter from the Director

  Happy New Year Higher Education Consortium members, You have an unprecedented opportunity in 2016 that I urge you to explore. The synergies between HEC-TV and the Consortium reached historic proportions in 2015 and you can benefit from that momentum in 2016. Our Kids Rock Cancer documentary with Maryville University was aired on 130 Public […]

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Young, Wild, Debt-Free: 5 Ways To Get Your Student Loans Forgiven

  If you’re like most college graduates in the last 10 years, you have had to take out student loans to finance that spiffy degree. What you might not know is more than 25 percent of graduates qualify for awesome programs that can forgive your student loans. Student loan forgiveness is a broad term for the group […]

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High School Change

Ladue View and Ladue Schools Today programming combined create the only high school produced show on HEC-TV.

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11 Ways You’re Making Holiday Cookies Wrong

  Though if they’re fresh from the oven and not burnt, that’s half the battle won, in my opinion. Most cookies are pretty simple: You buy the ingredients, follow the directions, pop them in the oven, wait and bit and, boom, you’ve got a treat. But there are some tricks of the trade that could […]

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Outside the Box, December 2015

See how students are turning trash into instruments, a tutoring program that’s like grandma’s house and an initiative with students behind the lunch counter.

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How to avoid losing your mind in marketing

By: Clifford Jones If you’re like most people these days who focus on sales and marketing outcomes, the heat is really on. The good news is there’s an abundance of phenomenal, affordable tech, like marketing automation and search marketing, enabling the smallest of companies to compete at a scale never before achieved. The bad news is […]

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Parents As Teachers Supports Families and Helps Raise Test Scores

Based in St. Louis, Parents As Teachers provides educational support and coaching to parents of young children to help ensure they are ready to start school.

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SIUE Researcher in Nepal Capturing Native Stories after Devastating Earthquake

A catastrophic earthquake and its aftershocks devastated the South Asian country of Nepal in April and May 2015. Media coverage of the country’s worst natural disaster has ensued, but it likely hasn’t included the perspectives of Nepali natives who live in remote villages and speak un- or under-documented languages. With the help of a $70,287 […]

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Did Common Core Win the War?

By Peter Green Politico scored a coup this week by declaring that the war is over, and Common Core won it. One can only assume that Kim Hefling’s piece “How Common Core Quietly Won the War” bumped equally hard-hitting pieces such as “The Earth — Actually Flat After All” or “The Presidential Wisdom of Harold […]

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Sustainability Has Entered the Political Mainstream

By Steven Cohen Executive Director, Columbia University’s Earth Insitute In the fall of 1975 I found myself sitting in Lester Milbrath’s Environmental Politics graduate seminar at SUNY Buffalo, talking to the teaching assistant, my now longtime friend and colleague Sheldon Kamieniecki. I distinctly remember thinking, how did we get here? Sheldon and I are from […]

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11 reasons you should drink coffee every day

There really can’t be any adult in this great big world that has never tried coffee. It’s consumed everywhere, and judging by the amount of Starbucks locations in the United States alone, (in 2012, there were 10,924!) we love our caffeine. And that’s fine. In fact, there are many advantages to being one of the 54 percent of Americans […]

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Supermoon eclipse wows viewers

Many earthlings were treated to a rare sight last night, as a “supermoon” coincided with a lunar eclipse. It was a bad night to have clouds obscuring the view, as the last total eclipse that had these qualities occurred in 1982, and the next won’t happen until 2033. This lunar eclipse ticked many boxes for […]

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53 Wonderfully Pointless Facts About The English Language

By: Paul Anthony Jones 1. In Old English, hiccups were nicknamed “elf-chokes”. 2. One third of an inch is called a barleycorn. 3. One third of an hour is called a mileway. Because it’s supposedly the time it takes to walk one mile. 4. The remnants of a drink left in the bottom of a glass is called the heeltap. 5. The distance within […]

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Everything you need to know about the Sept. 27 total lunar eclipse

If your skies are clear after the sun sets on Sunday, Sept. 27 be sure to head outside to see the total blood moon lunar eclipse that happens that night. This will mark the end of a “tetrad” of four total lunar eclipses spaced a half year apart that began back in early 2014. But, […]

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Back-to-School Health: The Tie Between Sleep and School Performance

It’s that time again: back-to-school. As I prepared to send my boys off to school, I had the opportunity to reflect on my role as a parent to school-aged children. My eldest makes a particularly difficult transition this year, moving from elementary school to middle school. The middle school years can be a tough time […]

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SLU professor changing Irish history

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Saint Louis University archaeologists are getting some high-tech help from drones and other gadgets. History professor Thomas Finan says drones, along with high-speed computer applications and mapping software, are combining with sensors that can collect multi-spectral image. For nearly 20 years, Finan has taken students on archaeological digs at a number […]

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Building a Better Future – Education Programs & Initiatives Across STL, September 2015

This episode’s stories: an effort to transform old buildings, a rooftop classroom, a lesson on STDs, a student’s perspective on news and a unique football team.

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The Reason I Chose to Homeschool My Kids Has Nothing to Do With Teachers

By: Melissa Roy The number one question we get asked as a homeschooling family is “why?” Why did we choose to make the change from public school to homeschool? Why homeschool and not one of the other options available to us like a charter or private school? Why have we continued to homeschool our children even after […]

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Where Does Climate Change Education Fit?

By: Steven Newton Climate change is the most urgent existential issue we face, yet education about climate change is often missing in action from K-12 schools. Every high school offers biology courses, but few offer earth science courses in which climate change would be a major topic. Why? A new report from the American Geosciences Institute […]

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The Single Most Important Question You Can Ask Yourself

By Susan Cain What’s your life story? I don’t mean where you grew up, went to school, got your first job, etc. I mean what’s your STORY? What narrative have you constructed from the events of your life? And do you know that this is the single most important question you can ask yourself? According to […]

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4 Ways Introverted Parents Can Get Involved In Their Kids’ Classroom

The Quiet Revolution   |  By Brian Gresko When I was a kid, my parents made sure I got to and from school and completed my homework on time. That was about it. They didn’t accompany me on “play dates” or know my friends’ parents. Mom and dad had their own buddies, most of whom didn’t have […]

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7 Hobbies Science Says Will Make You Smarter

  For a long time, it was believed that people are born with a given level of intelligence and the best we could do in life was to live up to our potential. Scientists have now proven that we can actually increase our potential and enjoy ourselves in the process. We now know that by learning new skills the brain creates […]

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Southeast Welcomes Second Largest Student Body in School History

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., Aug. 25, 2015 – On the heels of two consecutive decades of steady enrollment growth, Southeast Missouri State University welcomes its newest students – a group focused on their future — to campus this week as it announces its first-day fall enrollment figures. Dr. Debbie Below, vice president for enrollment management and […]

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10 Years After Katrina, Louisiana Is Becoming A Model For Climate Resilience

By: Kate Sheppard  A decade after Hurricane Katrina devastated coastal Louisiana, forcing 1.5 million residents to evacuate and causing $100 billion in damage, the region is becoming a model for climate change adaptation planning — even if some people in the state still don’t want to say the “c” word. Louisiana’s governor, long-shot Republican presidential […]

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5 Little-Known Facts About Body Language That You May Not Know

“Actions speak louder than words.” Everyone has heard that expression before. But have you really thought about what it means? According to research, approximately 80-90 percent of the meaning of a message lies in the nonverbal part of it. That’s why it is so important to communication, and even more vital to understand the nature […]

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5 Green Myths You Probably Believe, Totally Busted

The current debate over the environment often reaches a fever pitch, which often can cloud the reality of what’s really going on. In partnership with NRG, the Huffington Post scrutinized five persistent myths concerning the environment, looking for truth behind the rumors. Myth 1: For a lot of environmental problems, it’s already too late. Truth: […]

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Why job growth remains mushy in the middle after the recession

By: Martha White Without degrees, the middle class can’t keep up. A new report Monday by Georgetown University’s Center on Education and the Workforce finds that while high- and low-wage jobs have rebounded to near pre-recession levels, middle-income jobs are trailing in the recovery. The big reason, the authors found, is that new middle-class jobs […]

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Education Department awards $28.4 million in grants to help low-income students take advanced placement tests

The U.S. Department of Education announced this week that it has awarded $28.4 million in grants to 40 states, including Missouri, as part of its efforts to boost college-and career readiness for historically underserved students. The grants will help defray the costs of taking advanced placement tests for low-income students. “We know that when students […]

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Why climbing is the perfect activity for your kids

By: Rory Moulton 1. Climbing teaches critical problem-solving and decision-making skills. Ascending a climbing route is a lot like piecing together a puzzle. Each move requires a constant, iterative decision-making process—where to go and how best to get there. Over and over again. Learning to solve problems, thinking for yourself (the answer in most definitely […]

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18 Amazing English words we’ve totally forgotten about

  1. Twirlblast A tornado, according to people in the 1700s. Why we switched to tornado, I’ll never understand. 2. Chork The act of making the sound your shoes make when you’re walking in them and they’re full of water. 3. Interrobang This refers to a specific punctuation mark that is a mixture of a […]

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How To Make A 3D Hologram With Stuff You Already Own

Feel like resurrecting Tupac in your own home? No problem.  U.K.-based tech enthusiast Mrwhosetheboss posted a now-viral tutorial on YouTube that shows how to turn any smartphone into a hologram projector. The video was inspired by another, very similar YouTube tutorial by American Hacker teaching his viewers how to watch 3D videos without wearing designated […]

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The Mid-America Emmy nominations have been announced!

ST. LOUIS, MO – HEC-TV wants to thank and congratulate the nominees and nominations for this year’s Mid America Emmy Awards. We are honored to be the home of education, arts and culture in the St. Louis metro area. Congratulations to: Arts/Entertainment – Program Feature Segment Diggin’ the Smash: The Life of a Radio Icon Kara Savio […]

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Everything you need to know about the 2015 State of the St. Louis Workforce

  As St. Louis’ underemployment rate drops, employers are finding it hard to find employees with the right skill sets Since 2009, St. Louis Community College and its partners, under the leadership of its Workforce Solutions Group, have annually assessed the state of the St. Louis region’s workforce. They do this by gauging the experiences […]

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GlobalHack outlines first civic project hackathon

St. Louis Business Journal — GlobalHack, the quarterly hackathon competition co-founded by LockerDome CEO Gabe Lozano, has detailed the first project under its new civic-focused strategy. Hackers who participate in the event — scheduled for Sept. 11-13 at the @4240 building in Cortex — will work with the Civic Tech for Social Impact Collaborative to […]

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Washington University scientists, landscape architects join forces to design green space in a city neighborhood

By Diane Toroian Keaggy Plywood covers the windows. Painted blue dots mark the doors. The bungalows of Bittner Avenue in the north St. Louis neighborhood of Baden will be torn down this summer, victims of chronic flooding. The demolition is another loss for Baden, a once-vibrant neighborhood with a shrinking tax base. Yet this close-knit community is determined […]

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Student Spotlight: Southeast Missouri State’s Linda Epley

Southeast Missouri State University senior Linda Epley of St. Louis County, says she’s soaked up a tremendous amount of knowledge about the field she plans to enter this summer as an intern with Lodging Hospitality Management (LHM) at the Union Station Hotel in downtown St. Louis. The company owns 17 hotel properties, so there are […]

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St. Louis author launches highly-anticipated science fiction novella

St. Louis resident Jessica Marie Baumgartner is launching a highly-anticipated science fiction novella Monday, Aug. 3, with European Geeks Publishing. By the Stars, a space opera themed novella, will be available through Amazon, Barnes and Nobles, and European Geeks Publishing websites in eBook format. The first in a trilogy, the following books will be releasing over the […]

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St. Louis Art Museum opens new exhibit featuring prints, drawings, paintings, objects in “The Artist and the Modern Studio”

The Saint Louis Art Museum presents The Artist and the Modern Studio, a free exhibition examining how artists turned to their own studio spaces as a subject for exploration. Drawn primarily from the Museum’s collection, The Artist and the Modern Studio will highlight more than 30 American and European artists, with a concentration of works produced […]

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Tonight, Look For A Rare (But Not Quite Blue) Moon

Get ready for a very rare event tonight — a blue moon. But don’t expect to see a new hue. A blue moon, at least according to the modern definition of the term, has nothing to do with color. Instead, it simply means a second full moon in the same calendar month. As NASA explains: “Most […]

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Summer program at Harris-Stowe gives science students a boost

By Véronique LaCapra Of St. Louis Public Radio (St. Louis Public Radio) — Some incoming freshmen at Harris-Stowe State University are getting their first taste of college life — and a crash course in math and science. Every summer, the Academy for Science & Mathematics provides up to 25 students with free room and board […]

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STLCC partners with Better Family Life to host Amnesty Project Aug. 1-8

  For the fifth straight year, St. Louis Community College is teaming with Better Family Life, Inc. to offer St. Louisans who have misdemeanor warrants an opportunity to resolve their legal issues; more than 30 city and county municipalities will participate in the St. Louis Metropolitan Area Amnesty Project. The Amnesty Project was established in […]

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Tips for parents of new college students by WashU Expert

Among the advice from Karen Levin Coburn: Avoid saying ‘when I was in college … ’ By: Karen Levin Coburn Freshman year of college can be a time of excitement and discovery, but it also is a period of ambivalence, sadness and doubt — and not just for students. Parents also struggle as their child […]

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15 podcasts that will make you smarter

  15. EconTalk Duration: Roughly an hour Hosted by professor Russel Roberts, EconTalk is the number one podcast for economics. With “clear and thoughtful conversations about economics”, the show brings the theory behind economics to situations and subjects that a wide variety of people can relate to. The show is usually a one on one […]

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St. Louis Filmmakers Showcase features HEC-TV documentary

The Whitaker St. Louis Filmmakers Showcase, an annual presentation of the nonprofit Cinema St. Louis, serves as the area’s primary venue for films made by local artists. The Showcase screens works that were written, directed, edited, or produced by St. Louis natives or films with strong local ties. The 15 film programs that screen at the […]

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Wash U researchers find potential new strategy in fight against antibiotic-resistant bacteria

By Michael C. Purdy Infections with one of the most troublesome and least understood antibiotic-resistant “superbugs” are increasing at alarming rates, particularly in health-care settings. But new research, published July 13 in The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Online Early Edition, suggests it may be possible to rein in the spread of such […]

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Save the date: Examining Opportunity Gaps in St. Louis panel discussion

St. Louis Community College’s Workforce Solutions Group will present the 2015 State of St. Louis Workforce Report from 7:30 a.m. until 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 5, in the Mildred E. Bastian Theatre at STLCC’s Forest Park campus, 5600 Oakland Avenue. Come join our discussion and hear about the latest workforce research. The conversation will be about […]

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Before you read “Go Set a Watchman,” catch up on “To Kill a Mockingbird” with HEC-TV

Today has long been awaited and it is finally here – the release of Harper Lee’s Go Set a Watchman! The novel follows an adult Scout Finch who travels from New York to Maycomb, Alabama, to visit her father, Atticus Finch, 20 years after the events in the historically acclaimed novel, To Kill a Mockingbird. Before you dive […]

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TEF Bringing Teachers to Explore Science Center’s New Makerspace

Innovative Technology Education Fund (ITEF) is giving area teachers and other professionals the opportunity to explore the Saint Louis Science Center’s new Makerspace. The group will then participate in a roundtable discussion to identify barriers that prevent students from accessing real innovation. The Innovative Technology Education Fund (ITEF) is a St. Louis-based nonprofit that provides grants […]

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River Styx Is Hungry For Summer!

Since 1975, River Styx has published an international, award-winning journal of the best poetry, fiction, essays, interviews, and art. The magazine has published such luminaries as Nobel Laureates Derek Walcott, Wislawa Szymborska, and Czeslaw Milosz; Pulitzer Prize winners Yusef Komunyakaa, Stephen Dunn, Maxine Kumin, Lisel Mueller, Louis Simpson, and Ted Kooser; National Book Award Winners Marilyn Hacker, Howard […]

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Canadian wildfire smoke tinting moon and sun in St. Louis

Notice that haze? Well, that’s smoke and it’s getting thicker over the central United States.  The smoke is coming from wildfires in Alaska  and the Canadian provinces of Alberta and Saskatchewan and being carried southward on upper level winds. Many noticed the red appearance of the moon overnight and the sun Tuesday morning. The particles of smoke in the […]

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NASA explains why June 30 will get an extra ‘leap second’

The day will officially be a bit longer than usual on Tuesday, 30 June 2015, because an extra second, or “leap” second, will be added. “Earth’s rotation is gradually slowing down a bit, so leap seconds are a way to account for that,” said Daniel MacMillan of NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland. […]

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Student Innovation, June 2015

Be impressed by some young entrepreneurs, a tutoring program making a big difference, and student ideas on race relations in our community.

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Workshop Over DSLR for Cinema

Midwest Filmmaker Workshops announce their fourth workshop in their inaugural series entitled, DSLR for Cinema. This day-long presentation will take place on Saturday, June 27, 2015 from 8:30 am until 4:00 pm at Bad Dog Pictures, located at 1501 S. Kingshighway in St. Louis, Missouri. The DSLR for Cinema workshop will feature the ins and outs of shooting for today’s entertainment and […]

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Gateway2change continues to grow

  Gateway2change, branch of EdPlus, began following tragic events in Ferguson as a means to empower students to play a leadership role in improving the St. Louis community. The higher education channel (HEC-TV), in partnership with EdPlus, will provide multiple opportunities for students to be active social reform agents for issues related to race and diversity […]

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5 books you need to read this summer (because anything over 5 just isn’t going to happen)

Bring on the barbecues. Bring on the beaches. But most importantly, bring on the books. This list of summer reads will keep you covered with can’t-put-em-down books from when the first pork chop hits the grill on Independence Day all the way through your last swim on Labor Day. 1. Barbarian Days: A Surfing Life […]

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From Graduation to New Beginnings

Ladue View and Ladue Schools Today programming combined create the only high school produced show on HEC-TV.

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Opportunity rover’s science team picks St. Louis-related naming scheme for Martian crater

ST. LOUIS — NASA’s Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity is exploring a Martian crater named the Spirit of St. Louis, after the aircraft that made the first solo nonstop flight across the Atlantic. The science team for the rover picks crater names from a list of “vessels of exploration,” including ships of sail and spacecraft as well as […]

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Introducing a future partnership with HEC-TV, Missouri History Museum, and the Holocaust Museum and Learning Center

“Propaganda,” Adolf Hitler wrote in 1924, “is a truly terrible weapon in the hands of an expert.” During the subsequent two decades, Nazi leaders showed the world bold, new ways to use it. State of Deception: The Power of Nazi Propaganda is a traveling exhibition produced by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. It examines how the […]

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How to make your mama her own handy-dandy notebook

Are you ready for round 3 of DIY Mother’s Day gift ideas? This DIY notebook might be my favorite because it is just adorable and you can customize it…even put your own little note in for your mama! What you’ll need: Cover weight kraft paper White copy paper Long arm stapler Rotary paper cutter Xacto […]

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Remembering the 70th anniversary of V-E Day

Today is the 70th Anniversary of Victory in Europe Day (V-E Day) and it’s a great day to thank a veteran. V-E Day is a public holiday celebrated May 8 that marks the formal acceptance by the Allies of World War II of Nazi German’s unconditional surrender of its armed forces. In other words, it […]

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How to make your mama her own terrarium in 7 easy steps

It’s time for round two of Mother’s Day gift ideas! Don’t forget to stay tuned for new DIY projects for your mama every day until Sunday, May 10…that’s right…Mother’s Day. What you’ll need: clear glass or plastic container (kitchen canister, jar, fishbowl or tank, etc., and lid), clean and dry pea gravel or polished rocks […]

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Contemporary Art Museum Summer 2015 Opening

  ST. LOUIS — The Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis kicked off their Summer 2015 season Saturday, which includes four separate exhibitions that fill the front room and main gallery of the museum. Occupational Therapy, organized by Kelly Schindler, Associate Curator, encompasses a wide range of media—including painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, installation, performance, and video—from the […]

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Celebrating Big Ideas, April 2015

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President’s Symposium: Relevancy of HBCUs in Today’s Higher Education Landscape

  Harris-Stowe State University put on a number of events recently in honor of the inauguration of Dr. Dwaun J. Warmack, the university’s 19th president. At the age of 37, Warmack is also the youngest serving president of a four-year university in the nation. One of the featured inaugural events was a symposium exploring the […]

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Panel discussion: ‘Women in the Art World’ March 31

Legacy of pioneering A.I.R. Gallery topic of lecture ST. LOUIS — In 1972, a group of 20 New York artists founded the A.I.R. Gallery — the first nonprofit cooperative exhibition space for women artists in the United States. (The name was a punning reference to the phrase “artist in residence” and the book “Jane Eyre.”) At […]

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St. Louis MetroMarket to Take the Fight to End Hunger on the Road

Saint Louis University receives grant to help combat food deserts in St. Louis ST. LOUIS — Saint Louis University recently received grant funding to tackle the health impacts of living without easy access to grocery stores and healthy food. Mildred Mattfeldt-Beman Ph.D., chair of Saint Louis University’s department of nutrition and dietetics; Jeremy Goss, a […]

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Greater St. Louis Book Fair announces 2014 grant recipients

St. Louis — The Greater St. Louis Book Fair, one of the largest and longest-running book fairs in the Midwest, announces the 2014 grant recipients. Thousands of area children will benefit from this iconic St. Louis event. The Fair, entering its 66th year, is run by volunteers and proceeds are used to fund area nonprofit literacy […]

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Education Topics from Miriam School, March 2015

From Miriam School, we tell you about the community’s support of Ferguson, Missouri’s new education commissioner and a kitchen turning teens into “angels.”

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Building for the Future, February 2015

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St. Louis Walk of Fame inductions announced

What:   Induction Ceremonies of the St. Louis Walk of Fame Ceremonies are about 15 minutes.   A four-piece ragtime band will play prior. Who:     Christine Brewer – in person!  Apr. 29, 2015 6134 Delmar in The Loop Who:     Frankie Muse Freeman – in person! April 16, 2015 6138 Delmar in The Loop Who:     Lee Falk – widow+daughter flying in to accept! Apr. 28, 2015 6142 Delmar in The […]

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Washington University Prison Education Project begins at Missouri Eastern Correctional Center

By Liam Otten Sing to me of the man, Muse, the man of twists and turns driven time and again off course, once he had plundered the hallowed heights of Troy.    -The Odyssey of Homer (translated by Robert Fagles) It is 10 a.m. on a Wednesday morning, and Robert Henke is leading 15 students through “Text […]

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Hundreds of St. Louis students gather to discuss racial understanding and equality

ST. LOUIS — Students from high schools all over St. Louis gathered to discuss race issues and ways to overcome the region’s deep racial divides at a student summit in January. The students were supposed to present their ideas to a larger group, and at the end of the summit, students were to vote for what […]

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Navigating the West: George Caleb Bingham and the River to open Sunday at SLAM

Click here to watch the video. ST. LOUIS — Navigating the West: George Caleb Bingham and the River will open this Sunday, Feb. 22 at the Saint Louis Art Museum. This exhibition brings together the river paintings and drawings of George Caleb Bingham, for the first time in decades. Dubbed “the Missouri artist,” Bingham (1811-1879) […]

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World Premiere of HEC-TV's Kids Rock Cancer

  For a few magical moments, kids undergoing the pain and emotional challenge of cancer treatment have a chance to step away from their daily routine and instantly transform, from patient to rock star. These young musicians write and record original songs in the unlikeliest of places: their own hospital room. The musical interludes are […]

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If Facebook use causes envy, depression could follow new study says

COLUMBIA, Mo. — Browsing Facebook has become a daily activity for hundreds of millions of people. Because so many people engage with the website daily, researchers are interested in how emotionally involved Facebook users can be with the social networking site and how regular use can affect their mental health. Now, researchers at the University of […]

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CSIS National Defense Expert Speaking at Southeast Feb. 11

  CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. — Anthony H. Cordesman, the Arleigh A. Burke Chair in Strategy at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), will speak at Southeast Missouri State University Feb. 11 as part of the 2014-2015 University Speakers Series. The event, which is free and open to the public, is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. […]

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Internationally renowned dancers to join COCA artistic team

Antonio Douthit-Boyd and Kirven Douthit-Boyd Retire from Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater to Lead COCA Dance Program as Co-Artistic Directors of Dance ST. LOUIS — On January 9, 2015, COCA-Center of Creative Arts in St. Louis announced Antonio Douthit-Boyd and Kirven Douthit-Boyd, currently principal dancers with Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, will join the organization as […]

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St. Louis Art Museum upcoming exhibits

  St. Louis — The Higher Education Channel was at the Saint Louis Art Museum Tuesday to take a sneak peak of the current and future exhibits coming to St. Louis. Take a look at the exciting new works coming soon:   Thomas Cole’s Voyage of Life February 7–September 20, 2015 Gallery 336 Thomas Cole is widely […]

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‘Sam Durant: Proposal for White and Indian Dead Monument Transpositions, Washington, D.C.’ exhibit at Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum

ST.  LOUIS — Monuments and memorials occupy complicated and often contested spaces of national identification. They commemorate tragic events. They honor the victims of wars, colonization and revolutions. But they also celebrate ideals of national power and unity in ways that shape our collective identity, sanitize violent — even genocidal — pasts and prioritize the […]

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Jazz Trio performing for the first time in St. Louis

ST. LOUIS — The Fidel Morales Afro Cuban Jazz Trio will perform for the first time in St. Louis, Saturday, Jan. 24.  The group is known for their virtuosity, dynamic and rhythmically intricate performances. The band’s leader, Fidel Morales is a drummer and percussionist from Havana, Cuba now based in Puerto Rico where he teaches […]

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Cuban novelist to discuss US, Cuban relations Jan. 20

“December is a sad month, precious, blue-lit and dreamily silent. I was born in this month. And in this month, in a year not so distant as it now appears, I shall return to Cuba with a Nobel Prize in Literature, the first of the Cuban Nobels, which I will rub in the face of […]

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Hawthorn Leadership School for Girls to open in St. Louis

ST. LOUIS — Hawthorn Leadership School for Girls recently purchased a nearly 57,000-square-foot building located at 1901 N. Kingshighway for $1.75 million. The new charter school, which is Missouri’s first all-girls public school, offers families from diverse backgrounds an opportunity for single-sex education. The school plans to open in the fall of 2015. Hawthorn is […]

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Fun Experiments To Do In Cold Weather

  Tired of being trapped inside all day during the winter, but building snowmen or making snow angels is getting to be a little too much of “been there, done that?” Never fear, we have some great science experiments that will make your time outside more enjoyable! Turn Boiling Water Into Ice In The Blink Of […]

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Special glasses help surgeons ‘see’ cancer

High-tech glasses developed at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis may help surgeons visualize cancer cells, which glow blue when viewed through the eyewear. The wearable technology, so new it’s yet unnamed, was used during surgery for the first time Feb. 10 at Alvin J. Siteman Cancer Center at and Washington University School of Medicine. Cancer cells are notoriously […]

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HEC-TV’s Best of 2014

“We will open the book. Its pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves.The book is called opportunity and the first chapter is New Year’s Day.” – Edith Pierce The Higher Education Channel had a good year. Nay…a great year. And if we haven’t said it before, we’ll say it again: Thank […]

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20 Last Minute DIY Gift Ideas

    A homemade gift is always better than something you can buy at the store! Especially for someone who has everything or is hard to buy for. Even if it’s something as simple as personalizing a coffee mug, monogramming a casserole dish, or making a fun candy bouquet! Most of these DIY gift ideas […]

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What is the deal with Hanukkah, anyway?

Some of your friends celebrate it. Adam Sandler wrote a song about it. You even see decorations this time of year — but, what, exactly, is it? Hanukkah is a Jewish holiday that honors a miracle that occurred during the re-dediation of the second temple in Jerusalem in 165 BCE. A lamp with only one days’ […]

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Laughing gas studied as depression treatment

By Jim Dryden ST. LOUIS — Nitrous oxide, or laughing gas, has shown early promise as a potential treatment for severe depression in patients whose symptoms don’t respond to standard therapies. The pilot study, at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, is believed to be the first research in which patients with depression were […]

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Education Topics from The Soulard School, December 2014

Behind the Minds comes to you from The Soulard School in South St. Louis with education stories from around the region.

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Occupational sitting among women linked to obesity

Study finds association between sitting on the job and body mass index, particularly among diverse populations You might want to stand up for this. Occupational sitting is associated with an increased likelihood of obesity, especially among black women, independent of occupational and leisure time physical activity, finds a new study from the School of Medicine […]

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Discussing Ferguson, November 2014

Ladue View and Ladue Schools Today programming combined create the only high school produced show on HEC-TV.

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60th Anniversary Celebration of the McDonnell F-101 Voodoo at the Missouri Aviation Historical Society

The Missouri Aviation Historical Society is pleased to announce a special event in celebration of the McDonnell F-101 Voodoo’s 60th anniversary! This event will take place on location at the James J. Eagan Civic Center in Florissant onSaturday, November 15th at 1:00 P.M.. Former engineers, test pilots, workers, and enthusiasts will come together from across the country to […]

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Nation’s Highest Honor Bestowed to Missouri History Museum Program

ST. LOUIS, MO — Representatives from the Missouri History Museum shared the stage with First Lady Michelle Obama today as they accepted the 2014 National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award on behalf of the Museum’s Teens Make History program.Elizabeth Pickard, director of interpretive programs for the Missouri History Museum, and Amesha Payne, a current Teens Make History […]

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Local War Veteran, Scholar Launches Educational Gaming Start-Up

ST. LOUIS, MO – On Veterans Day, former Iraq veteran and Washington University scholar John Coveyou plans to successfully crowd-fund his 2ndeducational game. A native of St. Louis, Coveyou never imagined at 30 he would have a Masters from Washington University and be running his own business – Genius Games. Coveyou recently launched the company’s second science-based […]

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Veterans’ Parade and Presentation

ST. LOUIS, MO – A spectacular veterans’ parade followed by a presentation of the Veteran of the Year award will be held on Sunday, November 9, 2014 beginning at 1 p.m., according to Mayor Thomas P. Schneider.   This year’s parade marshal is David D. Miller, who was last year’s Veteran of the Year winner. The […]

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Southeast Awarded Military Friendly® Schools Title for Sixth Straight Year

CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO – For the sixth straight year, Victory Media, the premier media entity for military personnel transitioning into civilian life, has included Southeast Missouri State University on its list of Military Friendly® Schools. The 2015 Military Friendly® Schools list honors the top 20 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools that are doing the […]

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Explore iAm Ladue, October 2014

Ladue View and Ladue Schools Today programming combined create the only high school produced show on HEC-TV.

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HEC-TV Has Your Ticket to the Sold Out Grand Opening of the Harold and Dorothy Center for Jazz

  ST. LOUIS, MO – The grand opening of the new Harold and Dorothy Steward Center for Jazz (formerly Jazz at the Bistro) Thursday night was out of this world. St. Louis dignitaries, such as Mayor Francis Slay and County Executive Charlie Dooley, could be seen snapping along to the burnin’ tunes of Wynton Marsalis […]

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October is National Dyslexia Awareness Month

1 in 10 People Have Symptoms of Dyslexia. Know the Warning Signs and Next Steps from the Experts at the International Dyslexia Association Did you know that 1 in 10 people have symptoms of dyslexia, including slow or inaccurate reading, poor spelling, poor writing or mixing up similar words? Dyslexia is a language-based learning disability and […]

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HEC-TV is Your Ticket to the Ferring Jazz Bistro Grand Opening

  ST. LOUIS, MO — Some of the greatest jazz acts will perform at the Jazz St. Louis Harold and Dorothy Center for Jazz grand opening Thursday and Friday night, including Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Wynton Marsalis and HEC-TV has your ticket! The musicians will perform at the center’s 220-seat capacity Ferring Jazz Bistro, formerly Jazz […]

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Bishop Gene Robinson Coming To St. Louis Sept. 27-28

ST. LOUIS, MO — The Rt. Rev. V. Gene Robinson, the first openly gay bishop in the Episcopal Church and current fellow at the Center for American Progress will be in St. Louis Saturday September 27-28 to teach, preach and lead conversations on the current state of marriage equality in America and LGBT inclusion in […]

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Hazelwood School District Welcomes North County Students to its College and Career Fair, Sept. 23

FLORISSANT, MO — The Hazelwood School District will host a college and career fair on Tuesday, Sept. 23 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Hazelwood East High School, located at 1130 Dunn Rd. Middle school and high school students and parents are invited to come and speak with representatives from a record number of […]

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Common Core Confusion, September 2014

Behind the Minds comes to you from the St. Louis Rowing Club boat house with education stories from around the region.

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Boats of Opportunity

Members of the St. Louis Rowing Club work incredibly hard. Their reward? Rowing championships and Ivy League College recruitment.

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The Top 5 Things you Need to do in St. Louis This Weekend

It’s September, which means before you know it, we will all be wearing snow boots, winter parkas, and mittens. Let’s hold on to summer a bit longer by enjoying all St. Louis has to offer this weekend – well, at least the top 5.   1. Art Fair St. Louis The Saint Louis Art Fair (SLAF) is […]

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STLCC’s Workforce Solutions Group to Present the 2014 State of St. Louis STEM Workforce Report

ST. LOUIS – St. Louis Community College’s Workforce Solutions Group will present the 2014 State of St. Louis STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Workforce Report highlighting assessment, analysis and review on Wednesday, Sept. 10, from 7:30-10 a.m.in the Mildred Bastian Center for the Performing Arts at STLCC’s Forest Park campus, 5600 Oakland Ave. Sponsored by the St. Louis […]

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SLOCA invites St. Louis to support its mission during National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

St. Louis Ovarian Cancer Awareness (SLOCA) is inviting St. Louisians to support the organization and its mission at the various events and activities planned during the St. Louis observance of National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, which is the full month of September. For the sixth consecutive year, St. Louis Ovarian Cancer Awareness (SLOCA) will be […]

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Hazelwood West High Educator Chris Holmes Wins Missouri Teacher of the Year

HAZELWOOD, MO – Hazelwood West High School English and journalism teacher Chris Holmes was announced today as the Missouri Teacher of the Year by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE). Holmes has been with the Hazelwood School District for eight years and an educator for 13 years. Today’s announcement came during an all-school assembly. […]

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Bishop Jordan of Rheims, France to Old St. Ferdinand Shrine for Aug. 26 Benediction Celebration

FLORISSANT, MO – This year, 2014, marks the 800th anniversary of the birth of King Louis IX of France, also known as St. Louis and the namesake of our city now celebrating its own 250th anniversary.  In honor of the feast day of St. Louis, the archbishop of Reims, France, site of King Louis IX’s coronation, will visit the […]

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Prince Louis visits St. Louis Saturday, exclusive interview with HEC-TV

ST. LOUIS – When Prince Louis de Bourbon walks into a room with his wife, Maria Margarita Vargas Santaella, both immediately capture the attention of the audience. Their thick French-Spanish accents are accompanied by warm smiles and outstretched hands, ready for a handshake or a slap on the back. “Where is your crown? Where are […]

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Ferguson – Florissant School District Providing Food Assistance for Students at 5 locations

WHAT:     Distribution of sack lunches for students   WHO:       Ferguson-Florissant School District   WHEN:     Wednesday, August 20, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.                 Thursday, August 21, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.                 Friday, August 22, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.   WHERE:  Airport Elementary School, 8249 Airport […]

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Webster University Film Series

Webster University Film Series Presents MADE IN INDIA TIME BANDITS CODE BLACK THE FRESHMAN               MADE IN INDIA will screen Tuesday, September 2 at 7:00PM. TIME BANDITS will screen Wednesday, September 3 at 8:00PM. CODE BLACK will screen Thursday, September 4, Saturday, September 6, and Sunday, September 7 at […]

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Monthly Mo. Aviation Historical Society meeting Aug. 21

  MARYLAND HEIGHTS, MO – The Missouri Aviation Historical Society is dedicated to honoring the aviators, designers, and entrepreneurs who have kept Missouri on the leading edge of aviation technology for over 150 years. We meet monthly at Creve Coeur (1H0) airport in Maryland Heights, MO. Whether you fly or drive in, please plan to […]

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Sukkah City STL 2014: Competition give ancient structures contemporary twist

ST. LOUIS – The sukkah is a small, temporary dwelling constructed each autumn for the Jewish festival of Sukkot. Its walls and roof embody a series of contradictions — open and closed, ancient and modern, ephemeral and rooted, highly structured and deeply idiosyncratic. This fall, the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts, in partnership […]

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Grand Changes Ahead for Craft Alliance Center of Art + Design: A restructuring of resources allows for more education, outreach, collaboration

ST. LOUIS – Craft Alliance Center of Art + Design has embraced its 50th anniversary as an opportunity to assess its capacity to serve the St. Louis community. Part of that self-assessment has been a recent name change, adding “Center of Art + Design” to better reflect the mission of the organization. Another aspect is a streamlining […]

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Local Charity Ad Shines New Light on Cyclists

ST. LOUIS – In merely four years, Pedal the Cause has donated more than $6.6 million to Siteman Cancer Center and St. Louis Children’s Hospital to advance cancer research. This triumph has elevated Pedal the Cause to the single highest-grossing athletic-fundraising event in the region, but they’re not stopping there. With an ambitious 2014 goal of […]

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Westminster College named top ten percent of best colleges for the money

FULTON, MO – Westminster College has been named in the top ten percent of Best Colleges for the Money across the nation, according to the latest educational rankings of Money magazine. Other accolades for Westminster from the magazine’s latest research and assessments ranked the College one of the top eleven Most Affordable Private Colleges in […]

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Max & Louie Productions presents Pulitzer Prize winning playwright Dough Wright

ST. LOUIS, MO. – Max & Louie Productions presents Pulitzer Prize winning playwright Dough Wright, leading a post show talkback of his provocative Obie award winning play Quills. Jeffery Mittman, Executive Director of he ACLU of Missouri will be moderating the conversation that will also include the director and actors. The talkback will take place Friday, […]

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Chesterfield Arts plans to shut down operations

CHESTERFIELD, MO – A shortage of revenue is forcing Chesterfield Arts, a nonprofit organization that promoted art education and public art in West County, to cease regular operations in August. But the Chesterfield City Council has been asked to help keep the nonprofit operating. The organization, which has faced declining revenue, was unable to find […]

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Webster University Film Series Presents North Star: Mark di Suvero and Evergreen: The Road to Legalization

  ST. LOUIS, MO – Webster University Film Series will debut two new films at the end of July: North Star: Mark di Suvero and Evergreen: The Road to Legalization. North Star is an illuminating portrait of Mark di Suvero, one of the most important sculptors of the 20th century renowned for his formal orchestration […]

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World Affairs Council of St. Louis Sends St. Louis Area Teachers To Turkey

ST. LOUIS, MO – The World Affairs Council of St. Louis (WAC-STL) is sending several St. Louis area teachers on a cultural and educational exchange trip. The St. Louis area middle and high school teachers, who are visiting Turkey from July 13 to July 27, 2014, are as follows: Ms. Amanda Kaupp – Ladue School […]

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Ferguson – Florissant School District appoints 4 new principals, 2 assistant principals, athletic director

FLORISSANT, MO. – Ferguson-Florissant School District acting has announced the appointments of new principals for Combs Elementary School, Griffith Elementary School, Berkeley Middle School and McCluer High School; assistant principals at Berekeley Middle School and McCluer South-Berkeley High School; and athletic director at McCluer High School for the 2014-15 academic year.   Approved by the […]

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Investing in the younger generation: education is key to economic growth in Missouri

Missouri has fallen to 38th in the nation in per capita gross domestic product (GDP). Our state’s students rank in the lower half of college and high school graduation rates and academic achievement on standardized test scores. Coincidence? Rik Hafer, professor of economics at Southern Illinois University of Edwardsville, says not. In Hafer’s essay, “Are […]

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SIUE Names Hanlon Director of the Institute for Urban Research

EDWARDSVILLE, ILL. – An assistant professor in the Department of Geography within SIUE’s College of Arts and Sciences, Hanlon has served as the IUR’s assistant director since January. “Dr. Hanlon is an authority on public housing in the U.S., and has researched urban issues extensively,” Weinberg said.  “I fully expect that he will continue the IUR’s […]

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World War II Film Series Presented by National Churchill Museum and St. Louis Public Library

  ST. LOUIS, MO. – The 2014-2015 Winston Churchill World War II Film Series is being presented at the Central Library at 1301 Olive Street in St. Louis, MO. All film showings are free to the public in the Central Library auditorium at 1:15 p.m. and are presented by the St. Louis Public Library and the […]

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Erin Budde tells all: past, present, and future of stl250

Watch here. ST. LOUIS, MO. – Many have been in confusion over whether or not stl250 is still active since executive director Erin Budde decided to take a full-time position with United Way St. Louis. The answer is this: stl250 is stronger than ever. “It has been in the plans all along,” Budde said. “It started […]

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St. Louis International Children’s Film Festival announces schedule

  ST. LOUIS, MO. – Cinema St. Louis (CSL) has announced the schedule for the Second Annual St. Louis International Children’s Film Festival (SLIFF/Kids), presented by PNC Arts Alive. PNC Arts Alive is a multi-year, $2 million initiative from The PNC Foundation that supports visual and performing arts groups with the goal of increasing arts access […]

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Local high school chosen to represent U.S. in international theatre festival

ST. LOUIS, MO. – McCluer High School, one of three high schools in the Ferguson-Florissant School District, has been chosen to have its theatre program represent the United States at the American High School Theatre Festival, which takes place every summer in Edinburgh, Scotland. McCluer was selected as one of 40 American high schools to represent […]

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Startup founded at Wash U raises $15 million

ST. LOUIS, MO. – Schoology, a classroom management software company that was started in a Washington University entrepreneurship course, has raised $15 million from Intel Capital, the investment arm of Intel. The financing round, which brings the company’s fundraising total to $25 million to date, also included money from existing investors such as FirstMark Capital […]

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50 Things to do with Kids in St. Louis

I have a unique perspective of St. Louis. I was raised in a small town in southern Missouri, where “ain’t” is in fact a word and the local Wal-Mart was the hangout spot due to the lack of attractions in the town. Because of being raised in a small town, I see St. Louis as […]

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School’s Out for the Summer, June 2014

Watch for tips on how to keep your child busy during the summer time and local education accolades.

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Diving into the Real World

This morning, after attempting to complete my arduous homework for my summer finance class (it was quite unsuccessful), I hopped into my business casual attire and drove to a land far away. Okay, not that far away; only about a 25-minute drive but you get the point. The destination? HEC-TV: St. Louis’ Home of Education, […]

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St. Louis Gems and District Boundaries, May 2014

Ladue View and Ladue Schools Today programming combined create the only high school produced show on HEC-TV.

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Summer is the Time to Volunteer

It’s that time of the year again. The Missouri temperature warms your winter skin and the cool, blue water of the swimming pool calls your name.  Hot dogs and hamburgers are on the grill and the kids are playing in the backyard. And then…the second week of summer begins. The humid temperature skyrockets (as does […]

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Jackie Robinson’s Breaking Barriers Essay Contest

Two St. Louis, MO area students win Grand Prize and First Prize.

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20 Things You Should Start Doing on Facebook and Twitter/Part 2

  Relax, relax. I didn’t forget about you. So you really want to know how to become a social media pro, huh? Here is Part 2 of 20 Things You Should Start Doing On Facebook and Twitter that will surely make your Friday. Missed Part One? That’s okay…just click here.   11. Share Throughout the […]

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20 Things You Should Start Doing on Facebook and Twitter/Part 1

Social media is everywhere. It’s the Twitter hashtag on the television program you are watching; it’s the Facebook reminder that it is your best friend’s birthday today; it’s the way most people get their news now. So, how do you become a social media pro? What will make you better than the competition and how […]

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Who’s Going to Foot the Ever-Growing Bill Called Climate Change?

  Climate change: everyone has heard of it, not everyone is willing to accept it. Climate change seems like an undefeatable opponent, it’s caused by activities we don’t want to stop and it keeps getting worse. The more we hear about how bad things are getting, the more it sounds like a difficult and expensive […]

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What’s So Special About St. Louis? Everything.

  You know what really irritates me? The reports about St. Louis being the most dangerous city, the saddest city and a place where France even advises its citizens to stay away from (common’ France, surrender…it shouldn’t be hard for you). Although I am a recent St. Louis transplant, I have quickly fallen in love […]

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15 Things to Start Doing for Yourself

  Even if you think it’s too late, it’s not. After some soul searching and introspection, I’ve decided to make these 15 goals my priority in life, and I hope you do too. Start spending time with the right people. These people come few and far between, but once they are in your life, they […]

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Flipping the Classroom, March 2014

Flipped classrooms, a tech-free Waldorf school, a real-life science lesson, and an ADHD follow-up on this edition of Behind the Minds.

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Sights, Sounds and an Election, March 2014

Ladue View and Ladue Schools Today programming combined create the only high school produced show on HEC-TV.

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Love it or hate it, it’s Valentine’s Day

Love it or hate it, it’s Valentine’s Day. Today is the day to be in love and to show your love by sending flowers (did you forget, gentlemen? Get on it!), drowning yourself in chocolate and taking the opportunity to drink expensive wine and order things off a fancy French menu that you can’t even […]

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How do they do it? The science behind Olympic ski jumping

I have always watched the Olympics in amazement, awe-struck by the pure talent and skill the athletes boast on a continuous basis. The hard work and determination they put into their sport is beyond impressive and the reward of literally being the best at what you do must be the best feeling. I am a […]

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Missouri’s Oral History v. Written History

Missouri’s oral history has always believed that St. Louis hosted part of the Underground Railroad; however, written history has always been lacking – until recently. To honor February as Black History Month, the Higher Education Chanel TV (HEC-TV) set out to examine both the oral and written traditions surrounding the history of the Underground Railroad […]

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ADHD – A Major Childhood Health Issue, December 2013

ADHD is the most common neurobehavioral disorder of children. This episode explores the many questions, concerns and misconceptions about the disorder.

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The Very Last Green Thing

Continuing our long-term commitment to educating and inspiring younger generations, HEC-TV and Opera Theatre of Saint Louis are partnering for a special presentation of Opera Theatre’s commissioned children’s opera, The Very Last Green Thing. The event, part of HEC-TV’s Inside the Artist Studio series, will broadcast and webcast live from the E. Desmond and Mary […]

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Missouri’s Education Crisis: An In-Depth Perspective

“In watching the local news coverage of the school transfer law, I never felt like I truly understood the law or the circumstances that caused all of the issues,” said Angie Weidinger of the problems the Missouri transfer law caused this summer. Weidinger says the emotions of the involved families drowned out the facts of […]

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Constitution Day 2013: The Ongoing Impact of Gideon v. Wainwright

In recognition of the 50th Anniversary of the Supreme Court’s landmark decision, “The Ongoing Impact of Gideon v. Wainwright” will be the focus of HEC-TV’s Constitution Day special, live from the Thomas F. Eagleton Federal Courthouse on Tuesday, September 17 at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. “The decision in Gideon v. Wainwright literally changed the landscape […]

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September 11th Interfaith Memorial in Music

The September 11th Interfaith Memorial in Music: An Appreciation of Religious Diversity will air on HEC-TV (Charter 989, U-verse 99) at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. on the twelfth anniversary of the day that is never to be forgotten. The event was presented by Arts and Faith St. Louis on September 9, 2012 at the Sheldon Concert Hall. […]

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Calling All Teachers!

HEC-TV Live! is announcing an eclectic and exciting slate of HEC-TV Live! programs for the 2013/14 school year. Each program will have its own website page, built in advance, with materials for teachers, students, and any interested audience members. Once the program has aired live, its archive and program materials will be available at hectv.org for on-demand […]

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What’s New in September

Summer may be unofficially over, but HEC-TV has an all-new lineup of programs debuting in September! As St. Louis’ Contemporary Art Museum celebrates its 10th anniversary year, we thought it was the perfect time to spotlight the museum’s talented and dedicated Director, Lisa Melandri. HEC-TV’s exclusive interview with Melandri will give you an in-depth insight […]

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Missouri’s Education Crisis, September 2013

Missouri’s Education Commissioner says the state’s education system is in crisis see how a panel of experts and lawmakers think academic achievement could be improved in failing schools.  Plus, a local student competes in a world championship and a former President works to improve a local schools. Join us for this edition of Behind the Minds from Riverview Gardens High School.

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Cleveland Military Academy Students Fight for Their School, May 2013

Students fight to keep Cleveland High open, parents move to the city to send their children to a new school, teens give advice about being the “new kid,” and summer camps change kids’ lives.

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What to Watch on HEC-TV in April

    HEC-TV has a great line-up of programs this April focusing on several themes: Earth Day, Jazz Appreciation Month (JAM), and the Civil War Sesquicentennial. Follow the quick reference guide below to see when to watch on HEC-TV, or use the search bar on our homepage to watch the local programs on demand.

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HEC-TV and KTVI Fox Channel 2 Present: The Science Behind Weather Forecasting

HEC-TV is thrilled to partner with KTVI Fox 2 to present a very special HEC-TV Live! program on April 4 about the science behind weather forecasting. During the live show, students will have the opportunity to to interact with St. Louis’ KTVI FOX2 METEOROLOGIST CHRIS HIGGINS to take a tour of his weather studio and find out what […]

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Bayless Students Learn CSI from Local Police/Detectives

Detectives and crime scene investigators from the St. Louis County Police Department participated in an interactive education program, broadcast live from Bayless High School via HEC-TV on Thursday, March 14. Crime Scene Unit Detective Brian Schmidt and Bayless School District Resource Officer Dan Aten shared their own crime scene investigation methods as student groups from eight states and Alberta, Canada tuned into the live stream and participate through videoconference. “It’s […]

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Local 14-Year-Old. President/CEO. Keynote Speaker—HEC-TV Program Helps MICDS Student Who Started His Own Company at Age 12 Become Keynote Speaker at Technology Conference.

(St. Louis) Fourteen-year-old Jaylen Bledsoe, President and CEO of Bledsoe Technologies, LLC., recently served as the keynote speaker of the Students Involved With Technology (SIT) Conference on Saturday, February 23 at Heartland Community College in Bloomington Normal, IL. Bledsoe was selected to keynote conference after one of the major sponsors of the event noticed Bledsoe in HEC-TV’s August […]

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“Where did you go to high school?” -Does It Make a Difference?

“Where did you go to high school?” An upcoming Behind The Minds program explores the classic St. Louis question from an educational standpoint: public vs. private. According to the St. Louis Regional Chamber, there are about 80 private high schools in the St. Louis area. This program investigates if attending a private high school makes a difference […]

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From Seeking Freedom to Freedom is Now: Black History Month in St. Louis

At HEC-TV, we proudly celebrate the accomplishments of different cultures year-round. Our online archives are a testament to our dedication to producing quality programming that celebrates diversity. In honor of Black History Month, our February program line-up consists of more than 139 hours of powerful programming that celebrates African American history and culture, particularly in […]

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Sneak Peek: “Where did you go to High School?”

Written by Erica Kenney and Angie Weidinger Photos by Erica Kenney Ah yes. The inevitable St. Louis question. You won’t meet a native St. Louisan who hasn’t asked it. You won’t meet a transplant who hasn’t been asked it. Whether or not you want to admit it, when you tell a person where you went […]

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“Where Did You Go to High School?” How it affects a Student’s future, and Social Status, and More, February 2013

We cover the public or private school decision, hear from high school students, tour a new auditorium, meet a middle school author and learn about philanthropy.

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10 Things to do in the Lou This Weekend

There are so many things happening this weekend in the St. Louis art and culture world! Whatever you choose to do, I hope you have a safe and happy three day weekend. Be sure to check back on Monday for a very special post in honor of Martin Luther King Day. 1. Maryville Talks Books: […]

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Sneak Peek: A Community Garden in the Central West End

By: Joyce Gates and Erica Kenney The well-known saying goes, “when life gives you lemons, make lemonade.” Well when life gave Dr. Arthur Culbert an idea, he decided to use it to create a garden.  For the past few weeks, we have been previewing an all-new episode of Impact that airs next week and today we are […]

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Best of HEC-TV 2012: Impact, Behind the Minds & HEC-TV Live!

Is it really December 31st? It feels like Thanksgiving was just last week. Regardless, I have run out of days in the year and I still have three shows to feature for Best of 2012. So today, as we say farewell to 2012, I am going to share our favorite segments from Impact, Behind the Minds […]

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Best of HEC-TV 2012: State of the Arts

HEC-TV’s Emmy Award winning show State of the Arts (SOTA)  is St. Louis’ only program devoted to the region’s vibrant arts community, taking audiences behind the scenes to meet the artists, writers, and performers who call St. Louis home. Since I have only been at HEC for a few months, I asked the incredibly talented SOTA producer […]

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Best of HEC-TV 2012: I Love Jazz

We continue the Best of HEC-TV 2012 series with an episode of I Love Jazz that hits all the right notes! I Love Jazz is a magazine-style program based on Don Wolff’s popular jazz radio show that showcases his depth of musical knowledge and appreciation of the historical jazz tradition. The I Love Jazz program […]

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Central Library Reopening: “Preserving Traditions While Pushing Boundaries”

Last weekend, I had a wonderful time celebrating the reopening of Central Library with the Young Literati of the St. Louis Public Library Foundation! We met at the Dubliner Sunday morning for a book swap and then walked as a group to join hundreds of others for the library’s much-anticipated public reopening. As we explored […]

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Behind the Scenes: A Writing Workshop with Ridley Pearson

I am so excited to share a behind the scenes look at our most recent HEC-TV Live! shoot. Last week, HEC-TV Live! partnered with best-selling author Ridley Pearson to present a writing workshop to students at St. James the Greater school in Dogtown. What is so special about this workshop is that HEC-TV was able […]

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Education Topics from Hazelwood West Middle School, August 2012

Join hosts Gina Kurre and Jerry Bryan at Hazelwood West Middle School where they'll discuss several education issues affecting our area schools including: the significance of MAP test scores and a unique way some Jennings teachers motivated their students to study hard for them, the prevalence of teachers pursuing and attaining post-secondary education, and the importance of community outreach in bringing unique artistic opportunities to local schools. That, plus meet a couple of incredible Hazelwood West alums; one who just graduated from the middle school and is already a CEO of his own company and another who is proud to teach at her alma mater school district (along with a number of other alum teachers). That plus see if you can guess where our mystery St. Louisan went to high school.

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Education Topics from the Crossroads College Preparatory School, May 2012

Meet the innovators and role models behind some extraordinary success stories from Crossroads College Prep that hit the high notes of a cappella and the lows of heroin addiction.

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Education Topics from Timberland High School, November 2011

Inspiration from extraordinary educators using Shakespeare to understand bullying, music to ease trauma of Maryland Heights tornado, ACT advice, lessons on financial crisis, meet "standout student" Jessica Greer.

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Students Light the World with Art, November 2008

German artists help students light the world with art; Mad Science encourages science learning through innovative program, plus unique interactive opportunity with HEC-TV Live! and much more.

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