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There’s a lot more to education than blackboards and textbooks.  Behind the Minds takes you behind the school doors to highlight educational initiatives within St. Louis city and county K-12 schools.  Watch for teachers, staff, administrators and students who will blow your mind with innovative ideas and programs.

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There’s a lot more to education than blackboards and textbooks.  Behind the Minds takes you behind the school doors to highlight educational initiatives within St. Louis city and county K-12 schools.  Watch for teachers, staff, administrators and students who will blow your mind with innovative ideas and programs.

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    Education Topics from Miriam School

    Education Topics from Miriam School

    For more than fifty years, teachers at the Miriam School in Webster Groves have taught children with complex learning disabilities how to recognize and successfully meet their full potential. As you can imagine, teaching trends have changed significantly over the years. In this episode, we show you how Miriam is reaching out beyond the typical classroom to help its students excel. This show also includes a one one one with Missouri's new education commissioner, a story on a new program designed to bring social workers to students and a report on how many from around the community and nation are supporting students in Ferguson. Plus, our hosts try out some heavenly cookies from an extraordinary organization, Angel Baked Cookies.

    • 29 min
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    Education Topics from The Soulard School, December 2014

    Education Topics from The Soulard School, December 2014

    Behind the Minds is the only show in the St. Louis region all about education. In this episode, we showcase a high-energy concert for teens that’s not just upbeat, it also spreads a message of drug prevention and awareness. We also check in on a new truancy program in the St. Charles City school district that holds parents accountable for getting their kids to school…or face jail time. Plus, we’ll highlight an innovative way to teach entrepreneurial skills to students. And, our entire episode takes place at The Soulard School; a school focused on building curriculum with each student in mind, looking at individual learning styles and interests. See this unique education model in action.

    • 22 min
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    Common Core Confusion, September 2014

    Common Core Confusion, September 2014

    Behind the Minds explores the complex issue of Common Core. We talk with Missouri legislators as well as a teacher and students about the academic standards. On a side note, cursive handwriting lessons are going by the way side partly because of Common Core. Plus, this entire show is taking place at the St. Louis Rowing Club boathouse. That's because they have a high rate of club members graduating and going on to college with rowing scholarships. See the incredible amount work that goes into this sport. And, finally, a family uproots from St. Louis for Hollywood all to follow their child's dream. We show you how the move is panning out for the family.

    • 22 min
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    Boats of Opportunity, September 2014

    Boats of Opportunity, September 2014

    Hard work in the classroom isn’t the only thing that can get you recruited to some of the nation’s top schools. Members of the St. Louis Rowing Club are having incredible success both in the water and in college recruitment. But, this sport is not for the faint of heart - it takes a lot of commitment along with physical and mental strength.

    • 3 min
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    School's Out for the Summer, June 2014

    School's Out for the Summer, June 2014

    It’s that time of year students look forward to all school year long: summer break. But, the excitement of time away from schoolwork usually rubs off fairly quickly and the “I’m bored” syndrome sets in. We talk with a panel of experts about ideas to keep your children busy this summer and spotlight one local out of this world summer camp. Also, it’s not just a break from the books for some kids, it’s also a break from healthy school meals. We tell you how some programs are helping students get the nutrition they need during the summer months. Plus, a couple of students win a national contest for seeing Jackie Robinson as a role model and a St. Louis legend retires.

    • 30 min
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    Top of Her Game, May 2014

    Top of Her Game, May 2014

    Imagine the courage of a young woman who knew what she wanted and refused to take no for an answer. See how she broke barriers and making dreams come true.

    • 6 min

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