students http://kbia.org en Reopened KC school to focus on preschoolers http://kbia.org/post/reopened-kc-school-focus-preschoolers <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">The Kansas City school district is reopening a closed school as part of an effort to ensure students are prepared for kindergarten.</p><p> Mon, 02 Sep 2013 12:46:14 +0000 Associated Press 39811 at http://kbia.org Reopened KC school to focus on preschoolers Tenure, non tenure: why does it matter at MU? http://kbia.org/post/tenure-non-tenure-why-does-it-matter-mu <p>Last month, University of Missouri faculty voted to give Non-Tenure Track faculty members the right to vote at Faculty Council meetings and in campus-wide elections. At MU over the past few years, there has been an increase of Non Tenure Track faculty, or NTTs, while the percentage of tenure track members has slowly declined.</p><p>But that’s not unique, the <em>New York Times</em> reports in the last few decades colleges across the country have been hiring more NTTs.</p><p>To students, concerns about faculty basically have to do with teachers giving them the information they need each day in class to be successful and get a good grade.</p><p>To teachers, it is not that simple. They have to figure out the curriculum to teach, what to teach from a class to class basis, as well as taking care of other things the school requires. Wed, 24 Apr 2013 15:00:12 +0000 Tony Nochim 32566 at http://kbia.org Tenure, non tenure: why does it matter at MU? MU honors students that passed away this year http://kbia.org/post/mu-honors-students-passed-away-year <p>Flags are at half-staff on the MU Campus, as the university pays respect to those that have passed over the past academic year.</p><p>The families and friends of nine students gathered with students and faculty in the Memorial Student Union for the annual MU Remembers memorial. Fri, 05 Apr 2013 23:24:43 +0000 L. C. Chandler 31594 at http://kbia.org MU honors students that passed away this year New student apartment complex may come to Columbia http://kbia.org/post/new-student-apartment-complex-may-come-columbia <p>Plans for more student aimed housing in Columbia are being discussed. Wed, 29 Feb 2012 15:16:35 +0000 9691 at http://kbia.org New student apartment complex may come to Columbia Truman State students to review Nixon higher ed cuts http://kbia.org/post/truman-state-students-review-nixon-higher-ed-cuts <p>Truman State University administrators created a coalition to find ways to adjust to budget cuts earlier this month.&nbsp; Now, the student member of the coalition, Ryan Nely is forming a similar coalition of all students. Thu, 23 Feb 2012 15:28:14 +0000 9333 at http://kbia.org Truman State students to review Nixon higher ed cuts Columbia Board approves school boundaries http://kbia.org/post/columbia-board-approves-school-boundaries <p>The Columbia Board of Education has given final approval to the district&rsquo;s attendance boundaries.&nbsp; Tweaked from out of 182 possible scenarios, the Board Monday approved Approach B, which divides Columbia Public School&rsquo;s Secondary Boundaries into six intermediate schools for grades 6-8 and three high schools for grades 9-12. Tue, 14 Feb 2012 16:11:47 +0000 8756 at http://kbia.org MU professor wants to reexamine university spending http://kbia.org/post/mu-professor-wants-reexamine-university-spending <p>As Governor Jay Nixon is proposing a large cut to funding for higher education, MU English Professor Richard Schwartz is encouraging students and universities to reconsider everything their money is going towards.&nbsp; In his e-book, “Is a College Education Still Worth the Price?,” Schwartz says that universities, like MU, have many services and benefits for students that are driving up student costs.</p><div><p>"Students in general in America live better now than they lived when I went to college and living better costs more," Schwartz said.</p> Wed, 01 Feb 2012 15:32:57 +0000 Scott Kanowsky 8050 at http://kbia.org MU professor wants to reexamine university spending