education http://kbia.org en 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