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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

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

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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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