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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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Sustainable Lunches

Saint Louis University, Aramark, the Ferguson-Florissant School District, and a Farm to School grant bring the local food movement to students and future chefs.

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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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