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Student Paying It Forward

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

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What Is Juneteenth?

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

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Sculptor Gregory Booth and the Art of Math

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

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“What Is Your Hope?”

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

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Education

Happy National Teacher Day! 50 Inspiring Quotes About Teachers

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

Education

Greenhouse Venture

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

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Education

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

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

Education

ZEN DISCIPLINE

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

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

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

Education

Gateway2Change Results

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

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Education

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

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

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JA Biztown

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

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Education

Student Perspective: Jewish Cemetery Vandalism

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

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Color Coded Kids

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

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ArtsEducation

Music for the Mind

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

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EducationHistory

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

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

Education

Be Inspired

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

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EducationScience & Technology

The Science Behind Robots

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

BooksEducation

Temple Grandin Goes Public With Her Experience with Autism

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

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St. Louis Friday Roundup

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

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How Music Moved the Movement: Civil Rights and the Blues

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

EducationScience & Technology

The Mediterranean Diet Could Help Kids With ADHD

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

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Who To Watch: Samuel Achilefu, PhD

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

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St. Louis’ Long History of Invention

St. Louis is no stranger to invention. Past and present, HEC spotlights a few inventors and their inventions.

Education

Sharon Stevens named a Media Persons of the Year

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

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The Healing Power of Music

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

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EducationScience & Technology

Makerspace Movement

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

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APPlying Themselves

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

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Gateway2Change 3.0

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

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Getting Good Career Advice Will Make Your College Experience Better

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

Education

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 […]

Education

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 […]

Education

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 […]

Education

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 […]

Education

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 […]

EducationScience & Technology

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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Flying High with STEM

We’ll show you how some students spent their summer soaring with STEM…and sometimes crashing.

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