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Shakespeare Festival St. Louis announces major, new changes in 2019

Under Tom Ridgely’s second year tenure as Executive Producer of Shakespeare Festival St. Louis, the Festival has announced exciting changes and productions for 2019.

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Springboard to Learning

Springboard to Learning developed meaningful, learning experiences that support school curriculum while igniting a passion for learning in a different style.

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EducationScience & Technology

Boeing & St. Louis Community College: A Riveting Partnership

Boeing and the St. Louis Community College Center have partnered in a month-long training program in assembly or composite mechanics. And it’s completely free!

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Inspire your heart with art

Everyone seems to love something about the arts. Whether it’s dabbling with clay, singing in a choir, or listening to a free park concert, there is something for the creative soul that resides in all of us. But did you know that the arts, in all their varied forms, have some serious brain benefits as well?

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Don’t let the holidays put a break to learning

The holidays can be a trying time for parents and teachers. Let Educate.Today keep the kids entertained and educated!

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A House to Call Home: A Look into House Systems Being Developed in St. Louis Schools

There are no magic sorting hats like in the Harry Potter movies, but more schools are developing House Systems to give students a sense of belonging.

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Schankman’s St. Louis: An Inspiring 90-Year-Old Tutor

In this edition of Schankman’s St. Louis, Paul goes back to school with a tutor about to turn 90-years-old. And the impact she has on the kids is amazing.

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CharacterPlus has been Inspiring Positive Character Development for Over 30 Years

CharacterPlus inspires and empowers positive character development in young people by providing high-quality character education and resources.

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Earthdance Organic Farm School

Earthdance Organic Farm School is the oldest organic farm west of the Mississippi and is the only farm school that offers an apprenticeship program nationally.

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Digital Assistants Move In At Saint Louis University

“Ask SLU.” That’s what students at Saint Louis University are being encouraged to do through digital assistants with Amazon Alexa technology in dorm rooms.

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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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Education

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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Education

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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Education

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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Education

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 […]

Education

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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Education

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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