Education

Exam
5:13 pm
Mon May 7, 2012

Science program to get more room at Columbia College

Columbia College administrators, trustees, students and staff break ground for a $14 million science building Thursday, May 3. The facility will consolidate scattered science classes and provide research space. It is slated for completion by Fall 2013.
Matt Veto KBIA

This week, Columbia College broke ground on a new science building. MU’s Confucius Institute is partnering with a program in the North Callaway school district. Plus, we’ll take you along with a trip through the ‘Mizzou Adventures in Education’ event.

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Education
1:59 pm
Fri May 4, 2012

Businesses join with Columbia public schools

Daina Schnese KBIA

The city of Columbia held the 28th Partners in Education flag celebration last night to honor local businesses for their contributions to Columbia Public Schools. 

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Education
4:42 pm
Thu May 3, 2012

Columbia College breaks ground for 14 million dollar science building

A 10-year-old vision took its first step toward reality at Columbia College.

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Education
11:53 am
Thu May 3, 2012

Columbia Independent School names new director

The Columbia Independent School recently added new leadership to their staff.

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Meet the Wilsons
5:28 pm
Tue May 1, 2012

"Like any other American family"

Josh Wilson puts his arm around his father, Dan, after his team captured the gold medal at Columbia Parks and Recreation’s Special Olympics basketball tournament on Tuesday, March 19, 2012, in Columbia, Mo.
Nick Gass KBIA

Sue Wilson says her family is “just like any other American family,” in her words. The family of four is almost always on the go—basketball games, ballet recitals and so on. But for her two sons, Josh and Ryan, sports have opened up a world that once seemed closed to them. KBIA’s Nick Gass has this audio postcard.

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Education
5:50 pm
Mon April 30, 2012

Missouri S&T supports same-sex benefits

Sasikiran 10 wikimedia

The Missouri University of Science and Technology in Rolla approved a resolution last week supporting employee benefits for same-sex partners.

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Exam
5:10 pm
Mon April 30, 2012

Chinese program taking root at Missouri Military Academy

Chinese instructor Jackie Lee teaches a class of cadets how to say certain Chinese characters on March 22, 2012. The Chinese language class is new this year.
Rachel Rice KBIA

This week, The special project “The China Connection” tells us about a program at the Missouri Military Academy in Mexico. Plus, an audio postcard that introduces you to a family that’s “like any other,” but at the same time different.

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The China Connection
4:54 pm
Mon April 30, 2012

Missouri military high school cultivates ties with China

Chinese instructor Jackie Lee teaches a class of cadets how to say certain Chinese characters on March 22, 2012. The Chinese language class is new this year.
Rachel Rice KBIA

Missouri Military Academy in Mexico has long prided itself in creating young leaders, boasting a one hundred percent college acceptance rate for the past decade. This academic year the school has started a Chinese language program, and is considering an exchange program in China.

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Education
9:15 am
Thu April 26, 2012

Future of UM System presidential mansion in doubt

UM System Pres. Tim Wolfe and his family will live in temporary housing for now.
File KBIA

A recent inspection found that the University of Missouri System President's house needs approximately $88,000 dollars worth of restoration.

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Education
5:58 pm
Wed April 25, 2012

Jefferson City Public Schools working deal for new high school

Jefferson City Public Schools is in negotiations with Lincoln University and Linn State Technical College as part of a plan to build a new high school to replace the old facility.

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Education
3:16 pm
Wed April 25, 2012

UMSL to host interdisciplinary conference

Starting on Thursday, the University of Missouri-St. Louis is hosting a conference on “consilience.”

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Education
9:34 am
Wed April 25, 2012

In tough job market, MU Career Center sees increase in employment-seeking seniors

MU is trying to help soon-to-be graduates find employment in tough job market.
cindyt7070 flickr

An analysis of government data conducted by The Associated Press shows that one in every two new graduates is either unemployed or underemployed. The University of Missouri is encouraging students to use on campus resources to help them secure jobs after graduation.

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Education
11:54 am
Tue April 24, 2012

Lincoln University President to retire

Carolyn Mahoney
Lincoln University

In a brief press release Tuesday, the Lincoln University Board of Curators announced that Dr. Carolyn R. Mahoney intends to retire from her position as President of the University on August 15th.

The press release says a search committee for her replacement will be appointed immediately.

According to the University's website, Mahoney has been President since February 2005. She's also a current Commissioner on the Midwestern Higher Education Compact.

Education
9:12 am
Tue April 24, 2012

Fulton High School to adjust scheduling system

Fulton High School is changing its scheduling system in an effort to raise graduation rates.  The school says the key lies in increased student-teacher face time.

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The China Connection
5:58 pm
Mon April 23, 2012

Missouri student’s music rocks Chinese online community

Briana Marsh, the Columbia native known as "Malina" to her online audience
Chenfei Zhang KBIA

A native Missourian’s videos of singing performances have spread rapidly online through the Chinese-speaking community in recent years. Some of her videos have been watched more than a quarter of a million times.

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Education
5:30 pm
Mon April 23, 2012

Westminster College looks to expand to Mesa, AZ

A concept rendering of the new Mesa campus building
Provided by Westminster College

Westminster College in Fulton is attempting to open a new branch campus in Mesa, Arizona.

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Exam
4:52 pm
Mon April 23, 2012

Mid-MO student's internet fame impacts UCM Chinese program

Briana Marsh, the Columbia native known as "Malina" to her online audience
Chenfei Zhang KBIA

We’ll introduce you to a Mid-Missouri teen who has become famous for her singing… in Chinese. Plus, we’ll talk to the University of Missouri English professor behind the e-book “Is a college education still worth the price?”

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Education
10:04 am
Mon April 23, 2012

Organ donors honored by MU School of Medicine

Gina Lee and her son, Jerrin, decorate a paper flower on Friday, April 20, 2012 at the MU School of Medicine in Columbia, Mo. The decorated flowers commemorating organ donors will be displayed in the lobby of University Hospital..
Marie French KBIA

April is Donate Life Month. Families of organ donors and organ recipients came together at a ceremony of remembrance at the MU School of Medicine this past Friday.

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Education
4:22 pm
Thu April 19, 2012

Missouri Senate passes education overhaul legislation

The Missouri Senate has passed bills that would allow for more charter schools in the state and would also allow the state to take over failing school districts more quickly.

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Education
5:34 pm
Mon April 16, 2012

Elementary schoolers learning through video game design

Students work on their computers in the video game club at Benton Elementary in Columbia, MO
Lee Jian Chung KBIA

Benton Elementary School revised its curriculum this year to focus more on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics or STEM fields. One volunteer is picking apart a favorite pastime among his students, video games, to teach them about all these subjects.

Lucas and Kiren are video game designers based in Columbia. They are currently working on a video game called ‘Alphamon Apple’s Adventure’ which they think is going to turn a few heads.

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Exam
5:24 pm
Mon April 16, 2012

Students learn STEM fields through video games

Jason Aubrey works with students in the video game club at Benton Elementary in Columbia, MO
Lee Jian Chung KBIA

This week on the show, a club at Benton Elementary teaches math, science and technology to students using video games. Plus, we’ll introduce you to the new principal of Shepard Boulevard Elementary in Columbia.

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Education
5:22 pm
Fri April 13, 2012

MU students remembered today by university, families and friends

Flags at MU are at half-staff today in memory of students who passed away during the past year.

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Education
5:05 pm
Tue April 10, 2012

Lottery allows restoration of education funding

 

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon is restoring about $6.8 million that he previously cut from public education because of budget concerns.

Nixon's administration said Tuesday it is providing $5 million for transportation assistance at K-12 schools and $200,000 for fine arts and scholars academies.

Cuts to two scholarship programs also were reversed. The Access Missouri scholarship will get more than $357,000 and nearly $650,000 will go to the A+ Schools program.

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Education
11:20 am
Tue April 10, 2012

MU Law welcomes new dean

The University of Missouri School of Law hired Gary Myers as its new dean.
Adam Procter flickr

The University of Missouri has a new dean of its law school after a search that began last summer.

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Exam
6:07 pm
Mon April 9, 2012

Metro school districts await answers regarding unaccredited districts

Unaccredited schools in Kansas City and St. Louis could have a huge impact on a number of school districts in each of those metropolitan areas.  Plus, teacher tenure could see changes – and we’ll give you the results of the Columbia school board races we previewed the last couple of weeks.

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Education
8:53 am
Mon April 9, 2012

Columbia's new tax levy to maintain programs and staffing

A new tax levy passed by Columbia voters helps fund school programs.
File KBIA

Columbia public schools are $7.5 million dollars richer after voters approved a 40-cent tax levy in Tuesday’s election.

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Education
8:45 am
Mon April 9, 2012

Joplin orders creation of new storm shelters

Joplin residents approved a bond measures giving the local school district money to build storm shelters.
File KBIA

Joplin residents are getting an extra layer of security in storms thanks to their approval last week of a $62 million school bond issue.

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Education
5:40 pm
Fri April 6, 2012

Columbia public schools get a revenue bump

Columbia public schools are 7-and-a-half million dollars richer after voters approved a 40-cent tax levy in Tuesday’s election.

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Education
8:56 am
Fri April 6, 2012

House endorses teacher tenure compromise

Jacob Fenston KBIA

Legislation that would require teachers to work more years in a school district before earning tenure has received first-round approval in the Missouri Senate.

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Education
5:18 pm
Thu April 5, 2012

Missouri House grants school district the choice to advertise on school buses

The Missouri House of Representatives passed a new bill today (Thursday) granting school districts the choice to put advertisements inside and outside their school buses.  House Bill 1273 would help generate revenue for schools that allow advertising on their buses.

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