9:01 am
Mon June 3, 2013

Jeff City residents say facilities, student safety are top priorities

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For the upcoming school year, Jefferson City residents are most concerned with facility improvements and student safety according to a survey released by the leaders of Jefferson City public schools.

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8:53 am
Mon April 29, 2013

Columbia's oldest parent co-op preschool is closing after more than 54 years in business.

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Southwest Play School is the first parent-owned and operated preschool in Columbia and has been educating children for almost 50 years. Sharen Garrett started teaching at Southwest 19 years ago. She’s been teaching her whole life, and now plans to retire. Garrett teaches at the co-op weekdays, while parent-volunteers work alongside the children for a set number of days each semester.

“The needs for co-ops have changed," Garrett said. "I just love what I do. I love the children, I love their parents. You know it’d be terrible to go to job every day you didn’t love what you did.”

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3:48 pm
Wed April 17, 2013

Mo. bill would allow college visit for foster kids

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The Missouri Senate has given first-round approval to a bill that would require older children in foster care to visit colleges.

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12:02 pm
Mon February 4, 2013

Could investments in early childhood education save Missouri millions?

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In his State of the State Address, Gov. Jay Nixon outlined his proposal to boost funding for early childhood education by $17 million, saying, “early childhood education is a smart investment, with a big return.”

How much of a return could we be talking about?

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3:57 pm
Mon December 10, 2012

Columbia Mayor Bob McDavid stresses importance of airline deal

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Columbia Mayor Bob McDavid plans to run for a second term and is putting extra importance on issues that he says still need resolving. McDavid thinks transportation is the key to improving Columbia’s economy in the coming years.

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1:21 pm
Fri December 7, 2012

Field Notes: Have land-grant institutions lost their sense of social mission?

Chuck Hassebrook is a member of the University of Nebraska Board of Regents. He is critical of corporate funding for research at land-grant universities.

This is the latest installment of Harvest Public Media’s Field Notes, in which reporters talk to newsmakers and experts about important issues related to food production.

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5:31 pm
Mon December 3, 2012

Future prospects for young rural residents

Watch the show and join the conversation on the Intersection website.

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4:11 pm
Fri November 23, 2012

Public school libraries increase use of mobile technology

Columbia Public School libraries are working hard to bring twenty-first century skills to Columbia youth with an increase in iPads and other mobile technology in school media centers.

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4:42 pm
Mon October 1, 2012

Washington-based group suing MU for records

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A Washington-based education group is suing the University of Missouri over its refusal to provide records related to teacher training at the university system's four campuses.

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12:51 pm
Tue July 10, 2012

Is school too easy or too boring?

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NPR reports that a survey by the National Assessment of Educational Progress shows that many students are simply "not being challenged in school." Parents, what's your take?
Many students in American classrooms don't feel challenged enough. That's according to new analysis of federal data (pdf) conducted by the
4:41 pm
Fri June 29, 2012

Missouri receives No Child Left Behind waiver

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Missouri elementary and secondary schools will now have more flexibility from the federal No Child Left Behind requirements. More control is back in the hands of the state after the US Department of Education announced Missouri as one of five states granted a waiver Friday.

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4:40 pm
Fri June 22, 2012

More Missouri districts could struggle under new system

New state projections show more Missouri school districts would have their accreditation come under extra scrutiny under a new evaluation system.

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4:44 pm
Tue June 12, 2012

Lincoln University sued over access to records

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A national education organization has filed a lawsuit against Lincoln University in Jefferson City over access to records.

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8:30 am
Wed May 30, 2012

Mo. student loan default rate lower than national average

The University of Missouri reports a student loan default rate at 2.3 percent.
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The latest U.S. Department of Education figures show Missouri’s average student loan default rates are lower than the national average and institutions paired with the Missouri Department of Higher Education have even lower rates.

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9:14 am
Mon April 23, 2012

Mo. legislation aims to limit sexual orientation discussion in public schools

The Missouri House is looking at a bill that limits discussion of sexual orientation in schools.
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Republican leaders in the Missouri House are backing legislation that would limit the discussion of people's sexual orientation in public schools.

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