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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

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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An “Out of this world experience” with the Challenger Learning Center

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

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