education http://kbia.org en Progress Report: Normandy School Hiring Hits 80 Percent; Will Try 'Flipped' Classrooms http://kbia.org/post/progress-report-normandy-school-hiring-hits-80-percent-will-try-flipped-classrooms <span style="line-height: 1.5;">With two weeks to go until teachers report for the beginning of the new school year, the Normandy Schools Collaborative said Monday it has hired 80 percent of the staff it needs, from custodians to principals.</span><p>But just to make sure it hasn’t overlooked any good teachers who are still looking for employment, the district said it will be holding a job fair two days later this week.<p>The announcement comes as the state board of education prepares to meet in Jefferson City on Tuesday. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 14:53:19 +0000 Dale Singer 56515 at http://kbia.org Progress Report: Normandy School Hiring Hits 80 Percent; Will Try 'Flipped' Classrooms Summer classes become more interesting for middle school students http://kbia.org/post/summer-classes-become-more-interesting-middle-school-students <p>The summer session for Smithton, West, Oakland, Lange and Gentry middle schools began almost three weeks ago and with that beginning, came a huge project for the students to work on.</p><p> Thu, 03 Jul 2014 14:28:37 +0000 Maureen Lewis-Stump 55573 at http://kbia.org Summer classes become more interesting for middle school students Carter Ward announces retirement from Missouri School Boards’ Association http://kbia.org/post/carter-ward-announces-retirement-missouri-school-boards-association <p></p><p>Dr. Carter D. Ward announced his retirement as Executive Director of the Missouri School Boards’ Association (MSBA) after working with the organization for more than 40 years.</p><p>At 68 years old, Ward said his decision was based primarily on age. He doesn’t have immediate plans to reengage in the work force but plans to spend time with his family.</p><p>“It’s always been very meaningful, engaging work and it’s been real fortunate for me to have had the opportunity to be engaged in this work for a career,” he said.</p> Wed, 11 Jun 2014 20:28:26 +0000 Ashley Reese 54395 at http://kbia.org Carter Ward announces retirement from Missouri School Boards’ Association Classical music and education in the summertime http://kbia.org/post/classical-music-and-education-summertime <p></p><p></p><p><span style="color: rgb(98, 98, 98); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 22.100000381469727px;">Some believe that learning and listening to music, particularly classical music, at a young age is tied to</span> <span style="color: rgb(98, 98, 98); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 22.100000381469727px;">success in the future.&nbsp;</span></p> Tue, 10 Jun 2014 13:46:20 +0000 Maureen Lewis-Stump & Ryan Famuliner 54299 at http://kbia.org Classical music and education in the summertime Two-room Lutheran school provides close-knit classroom setting http://kbia.org/post/two-room-lutheran-school-provides-close-knit-classroom-setting <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">When Lauren </span>Wieland<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> graduated from eighth grade this month, there were 3 students in her graduating class.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>She was one of 32 students attending Zion Lutheran School, a two-room schoolhouse in Lone Elm, near Boonville.</p><p>When the school opened in 1896, it had only one room. It turns out, there are many one-room schoolhouses that still dot the landscape of rural Missouri today.</p> Fri, 23 May 2014 18:25:27 +0000 Kellie Moore 53438 at http://kbia.org Two-room Lutheran school provides close-knit classroom setting Missouri lawmakers pass Medicaid funding legislation http://kbia.org/post/missouri-lawmakers-pass-medicaid-funding-legislation <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">Missouri lawmakers have passed a budget that would restore Medicaid benefits cut a decade ago and boost spending on public education.</p><p> Thu, 08 May 2014 22:39:43 +0000 Associated Press 52655 at http://kbia.org Missouri lawmakers pass Medicaid funding legislation Missouri Senate approves capital improvements http://kbia.org/post/missouri-senate-approves-capital-improvements <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">The Missouri Senate has endorsed a construction funding bill that includes projects on college campuses and for the Highway Patrol.</p><p> Thu, 08 May 2014 22:12:27 +0000 Associated Press 52652 at http://kbia.org Missouri Senate approves capital improvements University of Missouri discontinues Mizzou Reads program http://kbia.org/post/university-missouri-discontinues-mizzou-reads-program <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">After 10 years, the University of Missouri is discontinuing its </span>Mizzou<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Reads program due to a lack of faculty and staff participation.</span></p><p> Thu, 01 May 2014 22:09:55 +0000 Taylor Pecko-Reid 52302 at http://kbia.org University of Missouri discontinues Mizzou Reads program Professor presents gift to Columbia College mock trial program http://kbia.org/post/professor-presents-gift-columbia-college-mock-trial-program <p>A Columbia College professor gave a generous gift to the Tradition Meets Tomorrow campaign today.</p><p>Criminal Justice professor Barry Langford gave a gift of $111,000 to the campaign. His contribution will fund the mock trial program which he has been a part of since its beginning in 1997.</p><p> Thu, 01 May 2014 21:46:16 +0000 Desiree Seals 52301 at http://kbia.org Professor presents gift to Columbia College mock trial program Missouri Senate passes bill to create new student standards http://kbia.org/post/missouri-senate-passes-bill-create-new-student-standards <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">Missouri senators passed legislation that could pave the way for the state to dump new benchmarks for student achievement known as the Common Core Standards.</p><p> Thu, 01 May 2014 21:23:29 +0000 Associated Press 52294 at http://kbia.org Missouri Senate passes bill to create new student standards Moberly college approves domestic partner benefits http://kbia.org/post/moberly-college-approves-domestic-partner-benefits <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">Moberly Area Community College will offer benefits for domestic partners of full-time college employees.</p><p> Thu, 03 Apr 2014 21:01:05 +0000 Associated Press 50749 at http://kbia.org Moberly college approves domestic partner benefits Missouri Senate passes $600 million bonding plan http://kbia.org/post/missouri-senate-passes-600-million-bonding-plan <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">&nbsp;</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">A potential $600 million bonding plan for state buildings has passed the Missouri Senate.</p><p> Thu, 03 Apr 2014 20:23:10 +0000 Associated Press 50745 at http://kbia.org Missouri Senate passes $600 million bonding plan Lawmakers consider new education funding formula http://kbia.org/post/lawmakers-consider-new-education-funding-formula <p>State lawmakers return from their spring break today, and the Missouri House is preparing to consider a proposed state budget that partly ties education funding to the strength of the economy.</p><p>House Majority Leader John Diehl says debate will begin this week on the budget for the next fiscal year. The plan endorsed by the House Budget Committee would add $122 million to the state's $3 billion in basic school funding. But if state revenues meet more optimistic projections, then it would provide a $278 million increase for schools.</p> Mon, 24 Mar 2014 13:07:21 +0000 Associated Press 50115 at http://kbia.org Lawmakers consider new education funding formula Missouri School for the Deaf gets first deaf leader http://kbia.org/post/missouri-school-deaf-gets-first-deaf-leader <p>The Missouri School for the Deaf in Fulton will have its first deaf superintendent as of July 1 this year.</p><p> Mon, 10 Mar 2014 20:11:21 +0000 Rikki-Lee Burley 49333 at http://kbia.org Missouri School for the Deaf gets first deaf leader Lawmakers endorse bill to fix funding gaps in education http://kbia.org/post/lawmakers-endorse-bill-fix-funding-gaps-education <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">Missouri lawmakers have given initial approval to a mid-year budget plan that addresses funding shortfalls for schools and social services.</p><p> Tue, 04 Mar 2014 20:48:33 +0000 Associated Press 49058 at http://kbia.org Lawmakers endorse bill to fix funding gaps in education Columbia Public Schools selects four candidates for superintendent position http://kbia.org/post/columbia-public-schools-selects-four-candidates-superintendent-position <p><span style="color: #333333">Columbia Public Schools announced in an e-mail to staff Friday it decided on four final candidates to interview for the position of superintendent of schools. The Board of Education has not released the names of the candidates but will be interviewing them over several days to come.<o:p></o:p></span></p><p> Fri, 28 Feb 2014 23:01:39 +0000 Colin Hope 48922 at http://kbia.org Columbia Public Schools selects four candidates for superintendent position Senate approves student transfer bill http://kbia.org/post/senate-approves-student-transfer-bill <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">Missouri senators have approved legislation that would control student transfers from the state's most troubled school districts.</p><p> Thu, 27 Feb 2014 23:55:14 +0000 Associated Press 48868 at http://kbia.org Senate approves student transfer bill PM Newscast for February 24, 2014 http://kbia.org/post/pm-newscast-february-24-2014 <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Regional news coverage from the </span>KBIA<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;Newsroom, including:&nbsp;</span></p> Mon, 24 Feb 2014 23:44:35 +0000 Maureen Lewis-Stump 48673 at http://kbia.org Higher education will be needed to boost Missouri's future workforce http://kbia.org/post/higher-education-will-be-needed-boost-missouris-future-workforce <p>The chairman of the Missouri House Higher Education committee spoke to students and staff at Westminster College today about the future of higher education.</p><p> Mon, 24 Feb 2014 22:59:17 +0000 Kyle Norris 48670 at http://kbia.org Higher education will be needed to boost Missouri's future workforce Explosives Ph.D. program to be nation's first http://kbia.org/post/explosives-phd-program-be-nations-first <p>Missouri S&amp;T will begin planning their doctorate program in explosive engineering. The university is the first to have a program in the field after gaining approval from the Missouri Board of Higher Education this week.</p><p> Thu, 13 Feb 2014 23:52:00 +0000 Luke Slabaugh 48147 at http://kbia.org Explosives Ph.D. program to be nation's first Mo. Lottery makes 3rd largest education transfer http://kbia.org/post/mo-lottery-makes-3rd-largest-education-transfer <div>The Missouri Lottery has provided a larger-than-usual payment to public education because of stronger-than-usual sales.</div><p> Fri, 10 Jan 2014 23:26:57 +0000 Associated Press 46500 at http://kbia.org Mo. Lottery makes 3rd largest education transfer 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 Mo. unemployment rate falls; 15,000 jobs added http://kbia.org/post/mo-unemployment-rate-falls-15000-jobs-added <p>Missouri's unemployment rate declined in November while payrolls expanded by 15,000 jobs.</p><p>The Missouri Department of Economic Development reported Tuesday the jobless rate fell to 6.1 percent in November from 6.5 percent in October.</p><p>The leading gainer was educational and health services, which added 5,200 jobs last month. The construction sector grew by 2,300 and professional and business services increased by 2,000 jobs. The information, leisure and hospitality sectors each declined by 200 jobs. Tue, 17 Dec 2013 22:45:09 +0000 Associated Press 45448 at http://kbia.org Mo. unemployment rate falls; 15,000 jobs added Legislature to consider school transfer bill http://kbia.org/post/legislature-consider-school-transfer-bill <p>A proposal to circumvent thousands of potential student transfers in the Kansas City area will be considered by the state legislature next year.</p><p>If passed, the proposal would allow local school districts to set class sizes and student-to-teacher ratios, and once reached, those districts could not be forced to accept transfer students from unaccredited school districts. The bill has been pre-filed by Democratic Senator Paul LeVota of Independence.</p> Wed, 11 Dec 2013 22:14:15 +0000 Marshall Griffin 45142 at http://kbia.org Legislature to consider school transfer bill Gov. Nixon announces education funding proposal http://kbia.org/post/gov-nixon-announces-education-funding-proposal <p>Gov. Jay Nixon wants Missouri's universities to freeze undergraduate tuition next year while also proposing more state funding.</p><p>The governor says the budget he recommends next year will include an additional $36.7 million for public universities. The 5 percent funding increase would be distributed using a performance-based funding system.</p><p>Nixon announced the proposal Wednesday at Missouri State University in Springfield.</p><p>The governor called for a tuition freeze at four-year schools for Missouri undergraduates in the 2014-2015 academic year.</p> Wed, 11 Dec 2013 21:37:30 +0000 Associated Press 45134 at http://kbia.org Gov. Nixon announces education funding proposal Garden City: Tending to a cultural crossroads in Kansas http://kbia.org/post/garden-city-tending-cultural-crossroads-kansas <p><em><strong>In the Shadows of the Slaughterhouse, part 2</strong>: Immigrant communities have sprung up around the meatpacking plant in Garden City, Kan., and while change hasn't been easy, city leaders have built a strong grassroots network supporting and embracing the town’s cultural evolution and its youngest citizens.</em></p><p>GARDEN CITY, Kan. — Sister Janice Thome’s office is a 2003 brown Ford Focus with a backseat piled high with paperwork and a prayer book.</p> Tue, 29 Oct 2013 11:13:59 +0000 Peggy Lowe 42867 at http://kbia.org Garden City: Tending to a cultural crossroads in Kansas Noel, Mo.: Schools build safety net for immigrant children http://kbia.org/post/noel-mo-schools-build-safety-net-immigrant-children <p><em><span style="line-height: 1.5;"><strong>In the Shadows of the Slaughterhouse, part 1: </strong>Attracted to stable jobs in the </span>meatpacking<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;industry, communities of immigrants are springing up across rural America. Many small, rural towns, however, struggle to provide much more than instruction.</span></em></p><p>It’s almost 9 a.m., and Noel Primary School teacher Erin McPherson is helping a group of Spanish-speaking students complete English language exercises. But it’s tough going.</p> Mon, 28 Oct 2013 15:54:00 +0000 Abbie Fentress Swanson 42822 at http://kbia.org Noel, Mo.: Schools build safety net for immigrant children Columbia Public Schools to seek $50 million bond issue http://kbia.org/post/columbia-public-schools-seek-50-million-bond-issue <p>Leaders of the Columbia public school district plan to seek another $50 million bond issue in April, followed by new $40 million bond proposals every two years until 2020.</p><p>The Columbia Daily Tribune <a href="http://bit.ly/GLgrLc">reports</a>&nbsp;the $50 million bond issue on the April ballot will require a 4-cent tax increase. The subsequent $40 million bonds in 2016, 2018 and 2020 would require no tax increase.</p> Wed, 09 Oct 2013 20:43:41 +0000 Associated Press 41855 at http://kbia.org Columbia Public Schools to seek $50 million bond issue Nixon releases just over half of withheld budget funds http://kbia.org/post/nixon-releases-just-over-half-withheld-budget-funds <p></p><p><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 19px; line-height: normal;">Democratic Governor Jay Nixon has released just over half of the 400 million dollars he withheld earlier this year from Missouri’s current state budget.&nbsp; 215-million dollars will be divvied up among K-through-12 schools, higher education, mental health programs and specific programs for training health care professional in southwest Missouri.&nbsp; Nixon released the money Thursday after Republican lawmakers on Wednesday failed to override his veto of a controversial tax cut bill.</span></p> Thu, 12 Sep 2013 22:59:08 +0000 Marshall Griffin 40442 at http://kbia.org Nixon releases just over half of withheld budget funds Gov. Nixon visits Fairview Elementary http://kbia.org/post/gov-nixon-visits-fairview-elementary <p>Governor Jay Nixon visited Fairview Elementary in Columbia on Wednesday morning. Nixon went back to the school where his mother used to teach.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Nixon was at Fairview Elementary to applaud the academic success of the students.</span></p> Wed, 11 Sep 2013 22:27:50 +0000 Tony Nochim 40366 at http://kbia.org Gov. Nixon visits Fairview Elementary