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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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