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 oday marks the seventh anniversary of the death of 13-year-old Megan Meier, a St. Charles County girl who killed herself after being the victim of online bullying.

This month, cyberbullying is again in the news for a tragic reason. A 12-year-old girl from Florida, Rebecca Sedwick, committed suicide in response to cruel messages she received on her phone.

"What breaks my heart, is not only just what that child [Rebecca Sedwick] was going through...but now also her family...and the entire ripple effect," said Tina Meier, mother of Megan.

This article first appeared in the St. Louis Beacon: Louise Losos, the former principal of Clayton High School whose job as principal of Grand Center Arts Academy was rescinded amid parent protests, was designated Friday as curriculum resource director for Confluence charter schools.

This article first appeared in the St. Louis Beacon: The board that governs the Grand Center Arts Academy decided Friday morning not to act on a request from an advisory committee that Lynne Glickert be hired as interim principal for the coming school year.

Glickert, who has been principal of the charter school since it began three years ago, has won strong support from parents at the academy since she learned last month that her contract would not be renewed because of “philosophical differences,” not performance issues.

This article first appeared in the St. Louis Beacon: A newly formed advisory committee at Grand Center Arts Academy voted Monday to ask that an interim principal be appointed – and it was clear that most members of the panel, and the dozens of people in the audience want the job filled by Lynne Glickert.

Glickert, who led the school from the start, learned last month that she would no longer be principal, though she says she has never been given reasons why the Confluence Academy board, which runs the academy, dismissed her.

This article first appeared in the St. Louis Beacon: Grand Center Arts Academy says that despite protests, it will not rehire Lynne Glickert as its principal, but Louise Losos will not be principal beginning next month either.

This article first appeared in the St. Louis Beacon, Feb. 1, 2012 - Students at Clayton High School are trying to turn planned picketing by anti-gay protesters into a fund-raising opportunity.

Since word spread earlier this week that representatives of the Westboro Baptist Church planned to picket at the high school Monday morning, on their way back from picketing at the Super Bowl in Indianapolis, the school's Gay-Straight Alliance has been working to come up with what Principal Louise Losos called for: a "positive, peaceful and appropriate response."