Exam http://kbia.org en Exam: Mo. lawmakers to decide fate of education bills as end of session nears http://kbia.org/post/exam-mo-lawmakers-decide-fate-education-bills-end-session-nears <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Morgan County R-2 School District has finalized plans for a new auditorium that will double as a safe room for tornadoes.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">KBIA’s</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Marissanne</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;Lewis-Thompson tells us the</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> district will use a grant from the Missouri State Emergency Management Agency (</span>SEMA)<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;to help finance the project.</span></p><p> Tue, 06 May 2014 13:24:53 +0000 Katarina Sostaric 52515 at http://kbia.org Exam: Mo. lawmakers to decide fate of education bills as end of session nears Exam: How students choose foreign language classes, revisiting 1970 campus war protests http://kbia.org/post/exam-how-students-choose-foreign-language-classes-revisiting-1970-campus-war-protests <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Foreign languages classes are highly encouraged for high school students in Missouri, and many colleges require them for admission. French, German, Spanish, Latin, Japanese and Chinese are all offered to students at Columbia Public Schools.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">KBIA’s Heather Adams explores</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;how students pick the language they're going to learn.</span></p> Tue, 29 Apr 2014 13:05:04 +0000 Katarina Sostaric 52122 at http://kbia.org Exam: How students choose foreign language classes, revisiting 1970 campus war protests Exam: UM reveals results of Sasha Menu Courey investigation, Menu Courey's parents react http://kbia.org/post/exam-um-reveals-results-sasha-menu-courey-investigation-menu-coureys-parents-react <p>The University of Missouri System Board of Curators held a press conference Friday aftern­oon to discuss a report investigating MU's handling of the Sasha Menu Courey case.&nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 23:47:30 +0000 Katarina Sostaric 51328 at http://kbia.org Exam: UM reveals results of Sasha Menu Courey investigation, Menu Courey's parents react Nixon Cuts $22 Million In Education Funding, Says GOP Lawmakers Forced His Hand http://kbia.org/post/nixon-cuts-22-million-education-funding-says-gop-lawmakers-forced-his-hand <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper inset" data-caption="" data-attribution="" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/kwmu/files/styles/card_280/public/201404/Generic_Nixon_1-23-12_1.jpg" alt="" /><p>Because of a dispute over how much money to put in this year's supplemental budget, Gov. Jay Nixon has cut $22 million from public schools and higher education. Fri, 11 Apr 2014 13:12:32 +0000 Marshall Griffin 51162 at http://kbia.org Nixon Cuts $22 Million In Education Funding, Says GOP Lawmakers Forced His Hand Exam: CPS requests $50 million bond, Benton Elementary's STEM approach attracts families http://kbia.org/post/exam-cps-requests-50-million-bond-benton-elementarys-stem-approach-attracts-families <p>Municipal elections are Tuesday, and there are a few education issues on the ballot. Paul Cushing, Jonathan Sessions, Joseph Toepke and Helen Wade are the four candidates running for three spots on the Columbia school board. Voters in Hallsville and Sturgeon face similar races for their school boards, and in Ashland, eight candidates are running for three vacant school board seats. The Harrisburg school district is asking for a $2 million bond issue for security and technology improvements.</p><p> Mon, 07 Apr 2014 19:00:04 +0000 Katarina Sostaric 50898 at http://kbia.org Exam: MAC Scholars commemorate Mandelas, Joplin superintendent discusses tornado recovery http://kbia.org/post/exam-mac-scholars-commemorate-mandelas-joplin-superintendent-discusses-tornado-recovery <p>The Minority Achievement Committee, or MAC Scholars, is a national program that supports academic achievement and community involvement for minority students. The nine programs in the Columbia Public School District encourage students to look to positive role models, whether they're in the community or another continent. KBIA’s Hope Kirwan caught up with the scholars at Lange Middle School at their recent tribute to Nelson Mandela, the former South African President and activist.</p><p> Mon, 31 Mar 2014 21:01:57 +0000 Katarina Sostaric 50519 at http://kbia.org Exam: MAC Scholars commemorate Mandelas, Joplin superintendent discusses tornado recovery Exam: Students learn business strategies from cookies, sharks http://kbia.org/post/exam-students-learn-business-strategies-cookies-sharks <p>We often think of the business world as a world that belongs to adults—adults in suits moving money with the shake of a hand and the dash of a signature on a contract. But this week, we're taking a look at some unexpected ways kids are becoming entrepreneurs.</p><p> Mon, 17 Mar 2014 21:25:40 +0000 Katarina Sostaric 49771 at http://kbia.org Exam: Students learn business strategies from cookies, sharks Exam: JCPS uses student-led conferences, CPS superintendent finalists discuss at-risk students http://kbia.org/post/exam-jcps-uses-student-led-conferences-cps-superintendent-finalists-discuss-risk-students <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">First, </span>KBIA's<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Hope </span>Kirwan<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> takes us to a classroom in Jefferson City for a new kind of parent-teacher conference—these are led by the students. The classic parent-teacher conference is a good way to evaluate a student’s progress, but </span>4th<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> graders at Jefferson City’s South Elementary get to take the lead and tell their parents what they've learned.</span></p> Tue, 11 Mar 2014 13:24:28 +0000 Katarina Sostaric 49386 at http://kbia.org Exam: JCPS uses student-led conferences, CPS superintendent finalists discuss at-risk students Exam: Students exposed to documentary film through True/False, new MU documentary program http://kbia.org/post/exam-students-exposed-documentary-film-through-truefalse-new-mu-documentary-program <p>Documentary film has been very prominent in Columbia in the past few weeks. The 11<sup>th</sup> <a href="http://truefalse.org/">True/False Film Festival </a>ended Sunday, and a new documentary film program was recently added to the Missouri School of Journalism. This edition focuses on documentary film and its presence in education and students’ lives. Mon, 03 Mar 2014 22:25:47 +0000 Katarina Sostaric 49016 at http://kbia.org Exam: Students exposed to documentary film through True/False, new MU documentary program Exam: Davis talks diversity training, Loftin completes first two weeks as chancellor http://kbia.org/post/exam-davis-talks-diversity-training-loftin-completes-first-two-weeks-chancellor <p>Former University of Missouri football player Michael Sam came out as gay earlier this month. He came out to his teammates last August—that season, he also became the SEC Defensive Player of the Year, and helped lead the Tigers to a 12-2 record. Now, Sam could be the first openly gay player in the NFL.</p><p> Tue, 18 Feb 2014 22:34:36 +0000 Katarina Sostaric 48352 at http://kbia.org Exam: Davis talks diversity training, Loftin completes first two weeks as chancellor Jefferson City eighth graders prepare for “academies” next fall http://kbia.org/post/jefferson-city-eighth-graders-prepare-academies-next-fall <p>High school is right around the corner for eighth graders, and for those in Jefferson City, a new academy system will be waiting for them. The district’s eighth graders are in the process of selecting and applying for academies for next school year.</p> Tue, 11 Feb 2014 22:54:41 +0000 Kyle Norris 48009 at http://kbia.org Jefferson City eighth graders prepare for “academies” next fall Missouri School Board Ponders How To Improve Unaccredited Districts http://kbia.org/post/missouri-school-board-ponders-how-improve-unaccredited-districts <span style="line-height: 1.5;">JEFFERSON CITY -- From the start of Monday’s six-hour session considering a variety of ways to help struggling schools, the head of the Missouri board of education emphasized that the state is concerned about long-range, broad-based policy, not the operations of individual districts.</span><p>But as board members heard a number of presentations on suggested reforms, the talk returned time and again to the current transfers out of unaccredited school districts and the impact on the students who live there.<p>Board president Peter Herschend of Branson said the mai Tue, 11 Feb 2014 13:34:18 +0000 Dale Singer 47971 at http://kbia.org Missouri School Board Ponders How To Improve Unaccredited Districts State needs to step up digital learning, new Chamber report says http://kbia.org/post/state-needs-step-digital-learning-new-chamber-report-says <p>A study released Thursday by the <a href="http://www.mochamber.com/mx/hm.asp?id=home">Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry</a> states that Missouri is "falling behind" when it comes to providing digital learning for K-12 students.&nbsp;</p><p>The chamber commissioned the study, which was conducted by the Colorado-based <a href="http://evergreenedgroup.com/">Evergreen Education Group</a>.&nbsp; Chamber President and CEO Dan Mehan says although online learning options are available in the Show-Me State, most require tuition, while those that don’t are limited geographically.</p> Fri, 31 Jan 2014 14:55:16 +0000 Marshall Griffin 47459 at http://kbia.org State needs to step up digital learning, new Chamber report says KC Schools Need Drastic Reform, Report Says; Changes Could Apply Statewide http://kbia.org/post/kc-schools-need-drastic-reform-report-says-changes-could-apply-statewide <em>Updated at 1:34 p.m., Mon., Jan. Tue, 14 Jan 2014 14:04:56 +0000 Dale Singer & St. Louis Public Radio & St. Louis Beacon 46621 at http://kbia.org KC Schools Need Drastic Reform, Report Says; Changes Could Apply Statewide Legislators, DESE consider costs of common core standards testing http://kbia.org/post/legislators-dese-consider-costs-common-core-standards-testing <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A Missouri House subcommittee is considering whether to approve more money for student assessment tests under the new Common Core State Standards.</span></p> Wed, 08 Jan 2014 14:24:20 +0000 Marshall Griffin 46360 at http://kbia.org Legislators, DESE consider costs of common core standards testing Missouri's high school equivalency exam gets a reboot http://kbia.org/post/missouris-high-school-equivalency-exam-gets-reboot <p></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:10pt;"><span style="font-size:15px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">The path to a high school equivalency certificate in Missouri is about to be rewired.</span></p> Mon, 23 Dec 2013 14:21:54 +0000 Tim Lloyd 45701 at http://kbia.org Missouri's high school equivalency exam gets a reboot MU installs 250 beacons to enhance campus alert system http://kbia.org/post/mu-installs-250-beacons-enhance-campus-alert-system <p>The University of Missouri has installed a new beacon alert system on the Columbia campus to help students, faculty, and visitors know when there is an emergency. For instance, in the case of a weather emergency, violent individual threat, or fire, the siren and light on each beacon will be activated.</p> Mon, 25 Nov 2013 14:13:06 +0000 Tiege Dooley-Panko 44312 at http://kbia.org MU installs 250 beacons to enhance campus alert system MU donation recognizes student veterans http://kbia.org/post/mu-donation-recognizes-student-veterans <p>The University of Missouri has received a major gift donation to fund a scholarship for military veterans.</p><p>Confidential benefactors donated the $1 million gift to create full academic scholarships for veterans attending the University of Missouri. The new Col. Dwight B. Shannep U.S. Army Air Corps Veterans Scholarship Fund is named in honor of a World War II veteran from Versailles.</p><p>MU leaders announced the gift Wednesday morning in Memorial Union following a color guard ceremony in full military dress.</p> Thu, 14 Nov 2013 14:59:22 +0000 Colin Hope 43765 at http://kbia.org MU donation recognizes student veterans Special programs address bullying in Columbia schools http://kbia.org/post/special-programs-address-bullying-columbia-schools <p>October is National Bully Prevention Month, and some local schools are addressing the problem with special programs and discussions.</p><p>Every morning in Patti Watts’ classroom at Jefferson Middle School, she begins the day with an 18 minute advisory session, and this month, the topic covered is bullying. Watts’ enjoys this time with her students, and believes this more relaxed atmosphere gives students the confidence to speak their minds.</p> Fri, 25 Oct 2013 13:29:39 +0000 Hannah Shaw & Daniel Shapiro 42715 at http://kbia.org Special programs address bullying in Columbia schools New report shows tuition increases at Missouri colleges among lowest in the nation http://kbia.org/post/new-report-shows-tuition-increases-missouri-colleges-among-lowest-nation <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The College Board released a report Thursday showing Missouri had the smallest increase in tuition and fees at public four-year institutions in the U.S.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Fri, 25 Oct 2013 13:20:49 +0000 Jack Korte 42714 at http://kbia.org New report shows tuition increases at Missouri colleges among lowest in the nation State's unaccredited school districts face dire situation, DESE reports to House committee http://kbia.org/post/states-unaccredited-school-districts-face-dire-situation-dese-reports-house-committee <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A joint House-Senate committee heard testimony Tuesday on the effects of Missouri&#39;s school transfer law, which allows students from unaccredited K-12 schools to transfer to nearby accredited districts.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The 5 1/2-hour hearing kicked off with </span>Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE)<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Commissioner Chris </span>Nicastro<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> telling the committee of the dire situation facing the state&#39;s unaccredited school districts.</span></p> Wed, 02 Oct 2013 12:35:15 +0000 Marshall Griffin 41447 at http://kbia.org State's unaccredited school districts face dire situation, DESE reports to House committee MU's new Peace Corps Prep program set to train undergrads for global work http://kbia.org/post/mus-new-peace-corps-prep-program-set-train-undergrads-global-work <p>MU students interested in joining the Peace Corps after college now have a way to prepare during their undergraduate careers.</p><p>Chancellor Brady Deaton signed an agreement between the Peace Corps and MU establishing a Peace Corps Prep program on Wednesday.</p> Thu, 26 Sep 2013 13:51:19 +0000 Courtney Kiley 41136 at http://kbia.org MU's new Peace Corps Prep program set to train undergrads for global work MU celebrates international community http://kbia.org/post/mu-celebrates-international-community <p>University of Missouri students got the chance to see firsthand the many countries that their peers represent – at yesterday morning's annual International Day Flag Ceremony.&nbsp; The ceremony began with a parade through campus with flags representing every home country of an international student at MU.</p> Wed, 25 Sep 2013 13:37:34 +0000 Anna Cole 41070 at http://kbia.org MU celebrates international community Former Olympians join with faculty for Westminster sports symposium http://kbia.org/post/former-olympians-join-faculty-westminster-sports-symposium <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Former Olympic athletes are highlighting events at a two-day global sports symposium at Westminster College in Fulton.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Wed, 18 Sep 2013 13:28:09 +0000 Mihir Bhagat 40709 at http://kbia.org Former Olympians join with faculty for Westminster sports symposium Jefferson Day Care Center celebrates 'Missouri Start Smart' grant http://kbia.org/post/jefferson-day-care-center-celebrates-missouri-start-smart-grant <p>Governor Jay Nixon was at the Jefferson Day Care Center yesterday promoting his plan to increase funding for pre-k education in Missouri.</p><p>The governor recently awarded two other grants to the Kansas City School District, to help provide access to quality education to children in day care before entering kindergarten. The governor's visit to the Jefferson City Day Care Center celebrated the day care center's participation in the so-called "Missouri Start Smart" grant initiative.</p> Wed, 18 Sep 2013 13:15:37 +0000 Jamie Crockett 40708 at http://kbia.org Jefferson Day Care Center celebrates 'Missouri Start Smart' grant Missouri Military Academy forges agreement with Vermont's Norwich College, seeks future partnerships http://kbia.org/post/missouri-military-academy-forges-agreement-vermonts-norwich-college-seeks-future-partnerships <p>A recent agreement between the Missouri Military Academy in Mexico and Norwich College in Vermont has school officials enthusiastic about future collaborations.</p><p>The arrangement guarantees Missouri Military Academy students who meet academic and leadership standards admission into Norwich University. The partnership between the two schools went into effect in late May.</p><p>Dean of Academics Frank Giuseffi says he looks forward to providing the students with more partnerships like this one to choose from, when choosing their college.</p> Fri, 05 Jul 2013 13:17:30 +0000 Shay McAlister 36523 at http://kbia.org Missouri Military Academy forges agreement with Vermont's Norwich College, seeks future partnerships MU anthropologist talks about fieldwork, Russell Elementary students go to university http://kbia.org/post/mu-anthropologist-talks-about-fieldwork-russell-elementary-students-go-university <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The MU Department of Anthropology recently hired Napoleon Chagnon, one of the first anthropologists to document the once-isolated Yanomamö (pronounced Ya-No-Ma-Ma) in South America. His research argued that the Yanomamö tribes fought one another for women, leading to disagreements among his peers. Exam spoke to Chagnon about the isolated tribes and his conflicts with the anthropological community.</span></p> Wed, 20 Mar 2013 15:02:30 +0000 Bridgit Bowden & Lee Jian Chung 30718 at http://kbia.org MU anthropologist talks about fieldwork, Russell Elementary students go to university eMINTS program stresses technology and group learning http://kbia.org/post/emints-program-stresses-technology-and-group-learning <p>Classrooms in New Franklin, Missouri got a visit from members of the U.S. Department of Education.</p><p>Assistant Deputy Secretary for Innovation and Improvement Jim Shelton wanted a firsthand look at the eMINTS approach to education.</p> Fri, 21 Sep 2012 13:00:35 +0000 Kelsey Kupferer 21554 at http://kbia.org eMINTS program stresses technology and group learning Science program to get more room at Columbia College http://kbia.org/post/science-program-get-more-room-columbia-college <p>This week, Columbia College broke ground on a new science building. MU&rsquo;s Confucius Institute is partnering with a program in the North Callaway school district. Plus, we&rsquo;ll take you along with a trip through the &lsquo;Mizzou Adventures in Education&rsquo; event. Mon, 07 May 2012 22:13:19 +0000 Ryan Famuliner 13714 at http://kbia.org Science program to get more room at Columbia College Chinese program taking root at Missouri Military Academy http://kbia.org/post/chinese-program-taking-root-missouri-military-academy <p>This week, The special project &ldquo;The China Connection&rdquo; tells us about a program at the Missouri Military Academy in Mexico. Plus, an audio postcard that introduces you to a family that&rsquo;s &ldquo;like any other,&rdquo; but at the same time different. Mon, 30 Apr 2012 22:10:13 +0000 Ryan Famuliner & Nick Gass & Rachel Rice 13293 at http://kbia.org Chinese program taking root at Missouri Military Academy