The commissioner, Chris Nicastro, was among 22 state education leaders and others invited to the White House for the president's announcement about exemptions from parts of the No Child Left Behind law.
In the past six weeks, 177 head of cattle have been stolen from six farms in Jasper County. Thefts have also been reported in Barton, Lawrence and Dade counties.
Duck hunting enthusiast Tanner Walker has started a guide business to help get youth into hunting waterfowl.
Ranken Jordan, a specialty pediatric hospital in Maryland Heights, teaches parents and caregivers how to take care of their children's needs once they leave the hospital. The hospital even helps parents get out of the house to attend baseball games or grocery shop.
Budgeting, credit scores and identity theft will be among the issues discussed at Saturday's event. Childcare will be provided.