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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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