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8:41 am
Tue April 9, 2013

Gandhi grandson to speak at University of Missouri

The grandson of India's late independence leader Mohandas Gandhi will be in Columbia this week to discuss his own work in international relations.

Rajmohan Gandhi is scheduled to speak at 10:30 a.m. Friday in Memorial Union on the University of Missouri campus.

Gandhi is a professor of history and political science at the University of Illinois and a biographer whose subjects include his grandfather. He's also a former member of India's Parliament and remains active in the global humanitarian group Initiatives of Change.

Education
6:24 pm
Fri April 5, 2013

MU honors students that passed away this year

Dozens of people attended the service on the MU campus in Columbia
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Flags are at half-staff on the MU Campus, as the university pays respect to those that have passed over the past academic year.

The families and friends of nine students gathered with students and faculty in the Memorial Student Union for the annual MU Remembers memorial.

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Education
4:49 pm
Fri April 5, 2013

New Rock Bridge Principal a familiar face

Jennifer Mast
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Columbia Public Schools announced in a press release this afternoon that Jennifer Mast will be the new Principal at Rock Bridge High School at the end of this school year.

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Education
8:25 am
Fri April 5, 2013

Are the kids all right? New data tracks wellbeing of children in Missouri

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A new report that tracks the wellbeing of Missouri children indicates some improvements in infant mortality and teen pregnancy rates, but it also shows an increased number of abused and neglected children in the state.

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Education
9:46 am
Thu April 4, 2013

MU to receive funds for building drought resistant soil

The U.S. Department of Agriculture will announce on Thursday that it will fund a University of Missouri project focused on building drought resiliency through soil health.

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Education
9:15 am
Thu April 4, 2013

School board election results for Southern Boone County School District

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Incumbents Barrett Glascock and Ellen Kesterson were reelected to the school board for the Southern Boone County District on Tuesday. Only two of the seven school board positions were up for election.

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Education
9:21 am
Wed April 3, 2013

"Mega high school" ballot measure defeated in Jefferson City

The Missouri River cuts through Jefferson City and the rest of mid-Missouri.
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Jefferson City residents who opposed a ballot measure for a new so-called “mega high school” are celebrating victory. 

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Education
1:30 pm
Tue April 2, 2013

Kemper Fellowships Award Given to First of Five Teachers

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The presenters of the William T. Kemper Fellowships for Teaching Excellence came to surprise the first of five winning teachers during their lecture on Monday. 

“The Veterinary School and Animal Sciences, we’re kind of stuck on the other side of campus. And sometimes I think no one knows we’re here," Tim Evans, associate professor of toxicology in the MU Campus of Veterinary Medicine said. "Apparently, you found us, so that is good."

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Education
1:03 pm
Tue April 2, 2013

DESE Moving To Fully Implement "Common Core State Standards"

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Originally published on Tue April 2, 2013 2:24 pm

The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) is moving forward with fully implementing new standards in Missouri’s K-12 schools for teaching math, English and language arts.

Spokeswoman Sarah Potter says the new standards are based on those crafted by the Common Core State Standards initiative.

“The standards say what students should know and be able to do by the end of each grade level to be on track for success in college and career,” Potter said.

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Education
9:26 am
Mon April 1, 2013

UCM seeks to boost on-time graduation rate

The University of Central Missouri is taking aggressive steps designed to boost the number of students graduating in four years.

The Warrensburg school will require most incoming freshman to live in residence halls for two years, add academic advisers and encourage students to pick majors earlier. It also will offer tuition breaks for seniors who've taken full class loads their first three years.

The school has dubbed the effort the Learning to a Greater Degree Contract. The changes will take effect this fall.

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Education
9:09 am
Mon April 1, 2013

School safety funding questions emerge on city ballots

Students get out of school at Thorne Elementary School in Jefferson City Public Schools at 3:30 p.m. on March 21, 2013.
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Safety and security on public school grounds has become a prominent issue in several school districts following the recent school shootings in Newtown, Conn. Jefferson City Public Schools, the Hallsville School District, and the Fayette R3 School District are all asking for more tax money to improve school safety.

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Education
4:43 pm
Mon March 25, 2013

MU designated driver program faces budget cuts

The STRIPES program designed to provide a safe ride for MU students on weekends is facing a potential budget cut. According to the Missouri Student Association, the program is set to receive about $10,000 less than what it expected. Because of the cuts in allocation, the STRIPES program is now responsible for its own funding. MSA Director of Student Communications Jimmy Hibsch says that if the budget is cut, STRIPES will have to look for other ways to fundraise, but believes they will not have any trouble in doing so.

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Education
4:42 pm
Wed March 20, 2013

Columbia schools considering gun policy

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A Columbia school district committee is considering a plan to allow two employees to carry guns on school grounds.

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Education
10:02 am
Wed March 20, 2013

MU anthropologist talks about fieldwork, Russell Elementary students go to university

Stella Chegwidden shows off her work of art in “Art Inspired by Music” class on Monday, March 11 in Columbia, Mo. This Russell University course taught students about the intersection of art and music.

The MU Department of Anthropology recently hired Napoleon Chagnon, one of the first anthropologists to document the once-isolated Yanomamö (pronounced Ya-No-Ma-Ma) in South America. His research argued that the Yanomamö tribes fought one another for women, leading to disagreements among his peers. Exam spoke to Chagnon about the isolated tribes and his conflicts with the anthropological community.

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Education
8:43 am
Wed March 20, 2013

Westminster College hosts Maldivian political, environmental icon

Westminster College in Fulton, Mo. is hosting international alum, Shauna Aminath this week. She will share her experiences as a political and environmental icon during her first visit back to the school since 2008.

Aminath has been busy in the five years since her graduation from Westminster. She became an integral component in the election of the first Democratic political party in her home country of the Maldives, an island nation located to the south of India.

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