central missouri community action http://kbia.org en Study finds thousands of Mo. Latinos have new health insurance options http://kbia.org/post/study-finds-thousands-mo-latinos-have-new-health-insurance-options <p>A report issued Tuesday by the federal Department of Health and Human Services found that almost 200,000 Latinos in Missouri may have new options for health coverage. The report says they might qualify for Medicaid or the Children’s Health Insurance Program, or for lower costs on premiums&nbsp; through the Health Insurance Marketplace. 43,000 of the eligible Missouri Latinos are currently uninsured, the report says.</p><p>Aaron Swaney, outreach and enrollment specialist at the Family Health Center, said the center does have a sizable portion of patients who are uninsured and Latino.</p> Thu, 13 Feb 2014 15:02:40 +0000 Margaux Henquinet 48105 at http://kbia.org Missouri Head Start donation won’t reach Columbia programs http://kbia.org/post/missouri-head-start-donation-won-t-reach-columbia-programs <p><a href="http://www.nhsa.org/">The National Head Start Association</a> says that a donation of $10 million from <a href="http://www.arnoldfoundation.org/about-foundation">two philanthropists</a> will help keep Head Start programs in six states, including Missouri, from closing during the federal government shutdown.</p><p> Wed, 09 Oct 2013 13:45:06 +0000 Joshua Teasley 41830 at http://kbia.org Missouri Head Start donation won’t reach Columbia programs Government shutdown affects some in mid-Mo. http://kbia.org/post/government-shutdown-affects-some-mid-mo <p>The government shutdown has affected some, but not all, federally-funded organizations in the area.</p><p><strong>Medical Buildings</strong></p><p>The Columbia Vet Center is operating regularly Tuesday despite the shutdown. The Center&rsquo;s funds are appropriated ahead of time, meaning they did not lose any funding to the shutdown.</p><p>&ldquo;Our funds are appropriated a year ahead of time so our 2014 fiscal year funds, which start today, were appropriated last year,&rdquo; Acting Team Leader&nbsp; Shawn Martin said.</p> Tue, 01 Oct 2013 22:25:02 +0000 Mihir Bhagat & Gregory Dailey & Beth Anne Carroll 41424 at http://kbia.org Government shutdown affects some in mid-Mo. Mo. Board of Education recommends new assessment program http://kbia.org/post/mo-board-education-recommends-new-assessment-program <p>The Missouri Board of Education is recommending a new assessment tool state wide for early childhood development. The Desired Results Developmental Profile, created by the California Department of Education, is an assessment that will help determine a child’s learning needs before he or she enters kindergarten.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The assessment will not only give teachers an idea of how their student is progressing, but it will also help give the state a better idea of how ready kids in Missouri are for kindergarten.</span></p> Fri, 21 Jun 2013 12:21:10 +0000 Meredith Miller 35840 at http://kbia.org Mo. Board of Education recommends new assessment program Sequestration cuts hit mid-Mo. childhood education programs http://kbia.org/post/sequestration-cuts-hit-mid-mo-childhood-education-programs <p></p><p>The future of early childhood education programs like Head Start hangs in the air as recent federal budget cuts, or sequestration, will eliminate resources aimed to provide low-income families a quality foundation for the beginning of a child’s education. The most recent cuts have put Columbia Public Schools in the position of funding two instructional aides. Fri, 10 May 2013 14:05:22 +0000 Michael Losch 33503 at http://kbia.org Sequestration cuts hit mid-Mo. childhood education programs Early Childhood programs lack necessary Funding http://kbia.org/post/early-childhood-programs-lack-necessary-funding <p>Central Missouri Community action hosted Mid-Missouri Legislators in Columbia at the Park Avenue Head Start Facility Monday. Mon, 25 Feb 2013 23:55:41 +0000 Jenn Cooper 29474 at http://kbia.org Lunafest travels to Columbia http://kbia.org/post/lunafest-travels-columbia <p>This week&#39;s show highlights a film festival by for and about women. Andlater in the show: an audio essay from a woman who gives a unique perspective to&nbsp; kissing and being kissed. Fri, 13 Apr 2012 23:10:21 +0000 Scarlett Robertson & Bailey Brewer 12392 at http://kbia.org Lunafest travels to Columbia Apartment complex for homeless youth breaks ground for spring completion http://kbia.org/post/apartment-complex-homeless-youth-breaks-ground-spring-completion <p>A new apartment complex for homeless youth will be built in Columbia.</p><p> Wed, 30 Nov 2011 22:56:48 +0000 4548 at http://kbia.org