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7:46 am
Mon November 4, 2013

Retiring MU chancellor taking on global issues

Brady Deaton
Credit Ryan Famuliner / KBIA

The retiring chancellor of the University of Missouri's flagship campus is returning to his academic roots in agricultural economics, but this time with a global focus.

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Education
7:45 am
Fri November 1, 2013

CPS breaks ground for new elementary school

Leaders of Columbia Public Schools hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony before breaking ground for a new elementary school near Battle High School in Columbia, Mo., on Oct. 30, 2013.
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Columbia Public Schools broke ground Wednesday for a new elementary school near Battle High School.

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Education
5:40 pm
Thu October 31, 2013

Federal grant boosts MU biomedical diversity program

Photo by Trondheim Havn via Flickr.

MU received a major federal grant Thursday to continue the diversity program in the biomedical science departments.

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Education
7:13 pm
Wed October 30, 2013

Petition for student curator vote aims for Nov. 2014 ballot

Credit Jacob Fenston / KBIA

A petition completed its first step Wednesday – a movement  to allow students to vote on their university governing boards. This means students are one step closer to reaching the November 2014 ballot. 

St. Louis Attorney, Brad Ketcher, filed the petition.  He said students should have a vote.

“I think it’s very important that students have a full voice on those boards,” Ketcher said.  “Students are spending more and more of their resources on tuition and fees, and a lot of times having to take out student loans for those sorts of obligations.”

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Education
12:50 pm
Wed October 30, 2013

MU Chancellor Deaton, Provost Foster reflect on long careers

Chancellor Brady Deaton will depart November 15th. Provost Brian Foster will leave at the end of this year
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In a wide-ranging interview this morning for KBIA's Intersection, retiring University of Missouri Chancellor Brady Deaton and Provost Brian Foster reflected on their tenures at the university, noting its continued growth in spite of the economic slowdown and successful recruitment of out-of-state students.

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Education
7:26 am
Wed October 30, 2013

Mo. announces more grants to child care centers

Children in classroom
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Missouri has awarded an additional $4.2 million in grants to improve facilities at six child care centers around the state.

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Education
3:26 pm
Mon October 28, 2013

Missouri names top lawyer as interim chancellor

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The University of Missouri is again turning to its top lawyer as a temporary campus leader, this time as acting Columbia campus chancellor while the search for Brady Deaton's successor continues.

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Education
8:24 am
Mon October 28, 2013

New interprofessional school integrates medical and dental students

A.T. Still University
Credit A.T. Still University

Many universities are divided into emphasis areas to allow students to focus on their specific studies, but A. T. Still University in Kirksville is not. Their administrative faculty realized different emphasis areas work together to strengthen each other.

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Education
3:31 pm
Fri October 25, 2013

Columbia Public Schools purchases property for new school

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Columbia Public Schools reached a deal to purchase property for new elementary school.

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Education
8:29 am
Fri October 25, 2013

Special programs address bullying in Columbia schools

Patti Watts teaches her advisory class about self esteem at The lessons that teacher Patti Watts teaches in her advisory class this month are a part of National Bully Prevention Month. Jefferson Middle School on Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013.
Credit Daniel Shapiro / KBIA

October is National Bully Prevention Month, and some local schools are addressing the problem with special programs and discussions.

Every morning in Patti Watts’ classroom at Jefferson Middle School, she begins the day with an 18 minute advisory session, and this month, the topic covered is bullying. Watts’ enjoys this time with her students, and believes this more relaxed atmosphere gives students the confidence to speak their minds.

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Education
8:20 am
Fri October 25, 2013

New report shows tuition increases at Missouri colleges among lowest in the nation

Truman State University
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The College Board released a report Thursday showing Missouri had the smallest increase in tuition and fees at public four-year institutions in the U.S. 

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Education
9:26 am
Thu October 24, 2013

Nixon commits to increasing public school funding

Gov. Jay Nixon
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Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon addressed public school educators in Jefferson City Wednesday afternoon. He said Missouri’s AAA credit rating and recovering economy provide a unique opportunity for investment in Missouri students.

Nixon said if students are not prepared, Missouri’s economy will not survive. He said the challenge is making sure every Missouri student leaves the classroom ready to succeed, and that requires strategic investment from the state.

Nixon said he will be increasing funding in Missouri’s K-12 classrooms in order to fully fund the foundation formula.

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Education
5:26 pm
Wed October 23, 2013

Truman State to extend employee benefits to same-gender couples

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Truman State University in Kirksville will be adding an adult dependent category to its insurance benefits allowing same sex couples to receive health, dental, and vision care.

University President Troy Paino announced Tuesday that starting January 1st, Truman State staff will be able to claim benefits for a person that has lived with them for at least 12 months, is not married to any other individual, is not related to the employee, and is at least 18. Paino says the decision was made based on what is best for the employees of the university.

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Education
8:26 am
Wed October 23, 2013

MU recruits for new emergency medicine residency program

Doctor
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The University of Missouri School of Medicine is now recruiting eight students for its new residency program to train emergency physicians. The school is now taking applications, and the class will begin in fall 2014.

Dr. Marc Borenstein, chairman of the Department of Emergency Medicine at MU, said emergency medicine has been increasing in demand. According to Borenstein, there are three main reasons for the increasing trend.

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Education
6:02 pm
Tue October 22, 2013

Kansas City Schools Remain Unaccredited

The Mo. State Board of Education meets on Oct. 22, 2013. They chose to take no action on a request to consider reclassifying the K.C. School District, which has been unaccredited since Jan. 2012.
Marshall Griffin/St. Louis Public Radio

Originally published on Tue October 22, 2013 5:45 pm

Public schools in Kansas City, Missouri, will remain unaccredited.

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