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Education
4:34 pm
Tue January 31, 2012

Curator confirmation faces deadline

University of Missouri System Flickr

Columbia attorney Craig Van Matre’s spot on the University of Missouri Board of Curators must go up for a vote by the end of the week. But his confirmation faces opposition from Republicans in the Senate. Republican State Senator Kevin Engle, among others, tells KBIA he plans to filibuster Governor Jay Nixon’s choice to fill the seat that was vacated in June.

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Education
10:13 am
Tue January 31, 2012

Millions practice earthquake safety in the Great Central US Shakeout

Earthquake seismogram
Dave Schumaker Flickr

The two-hundredth anniversary of the New Madrid earthquake was recently. The Great Central U.S. Earthquake Consortium is not waiting around for it to happen again. The group is helping set up region-wide readiness programs.

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Education
9:03 am
Tue January 31, 2012

Cuts would be "devastating" says Chancellor Deaton

MU Chancellor Brady Deaton speaking at an event in Columbia.
File KBIA

A proposal to cut state funding to higher education would be devastating, according to MU Chancellor Brady Deaton.

Speaking on KBIA’s Intersection, Deaton said the 12.5% cut to MU’s budget would set the university’s state funding back to 1997 levels, despite having increased student enrollment by 50% in the time since. He says this would come on top of an already low record of state funding to higher education, with Missouri ranking lowest in terms of per capita funding among southeastern states.

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Intersection
6:29 pm
Mon January 30, 2012

Proposed higher education funding cuts

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

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Education
5:29 pm
Thu January 26, 2012

MU looking at student transportation needs

Wabash Station in Columbia
KBIA file photo

The University of Missouri is undertaking a study that will evaluate the transit needs of its students.

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Education
9:39 am
Wed January 25, 2012

MU leaders discuss budget constraints

File photo KBIA

The MU Budget Office held an open meeting Tuesday to discuss the state of the university’s funds. 

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Education
2:43 pm
Mon January 23, 2012

Missouri lawmaker wants to allow recording in MU's classrooms

A digital tape recorder
kino-eye Flickr

A St. Louis-area lawmaker wants to reverse a new University of Missouri policy that limits how students can redistribute recorded classroom lectures.

The Columbia Daily Tribune reports that a bill filed by Republican Representative Paul Curtman of Pacific would allow public college students to freely share audio and video recordings of lectures.

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Education
1:19 pm
Mon January 23, 2012

Future uncertain for Board of Curators nominee

Craig van Matre
University of Missouri System Flickr

The nomination of a Columbia attorney to the University of Missouri Board of Curators remains uncertain as state lawmakers continue to question his gubernatorial appointment.

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Education and Politics
4:50 pm
Fri January 20, 2012

Nixon wants colleges to keep tuition hikes minimal amid cuts

Gov. Jay Nixon
File photo KBIA

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon is urging college administrators to think twice before proposing large tuition increases in response to state budget cuts.

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Education
2:20 pm
Fri January 20, 2012

UM Curator Haggard steps down

The University of Missouri
KBIA file photo

A member of the University of Missouri Board of Curators has stepped down.

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Education
12:37 pm
Thu January 19, 2012

Cheryl B. Schrader is new Missouri S&T Chancellor

Cheryl Schrader
Photo courtesy Boise State University Communications and Marketing

The University of Missouri system has announced its new Chancellor of the Missouri University of Science and Technology.

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Education
1:59 pm
Tue January 17, 2012

Proposal seeks to ban Mo. teacher tenure

Håkan Dahlström Flickr

A proposed state constitutional amendment would bar tenure for Missouri's school teachers.

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Education
11:36 am
Wed January 11, 2012

Ballot measures approved by school board

Chris Belcher, superintendent of Columbia schools
KBIA

A 40-cent tax levy increase and $50 million bond issue have been unanimously approved by Columbia school board members, to go on the April ballot. The move came at last night's school board meeting.

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Intersection
6:31 pm
Mon January 9, 2012

New Columbia school boundaries

Panelists explained how the proposed boundary changes would affect schools in Columbia.

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

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Education
8:58 am
Thu January 5, 2012

Commissioner predicts downplay in higher ed cuts from legislature

The head of Missouri’s Higher Education Department has a good-news prediction for the state’s colleges and universities: a downplay in funding cuts from legislators. By Kirk Wayman in Maryville.

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Education
2:57 pm
Tue January 3, 2012

Mo institutions involved in international educational outcomes

Truman is one of the colleges participating in the initiative
threedollars Flickr

A handful of Missouri colleges and universities are playing a key role in a global effort to assess educational outcomes of students across international boundaries.

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Education
5:29 pm
Mon January 2, 2012

Is enrollment growth good for MU?

MU Chancellor Brady Deaton
Eric Staszczak KBIA

The University of Missouri system has seen record enrollment year after year. But the University’s leaders are keeping an eye on that growth to ensure it’s in the University’s best interest.

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Education
7:30 am
Mon January 2, 2012

Higher education cuts may continue in Missouri

Francis Quadrangle on the MU campus
KBIA

Higher education leaders in Missouri are expecting a dismal year when it comes to state funding.

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Exam
4:00 pm
Mon December 26, 2011

Macon high schooler leads thousands

Blodgett laughs along with her classmates as they play a mock-interview game in her Business Technology class.
Elizabeth Trovall KBIA

This week: The latest on the CPS redistricting process. Plus we’ll introduce you to a high schooler in Macon who has already started ‘climbing the ladder.’

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Education
5:43 pm
Tue December 20, 2011

Committee to recommend Plan B for CPS school boundaries

Provided by Columbia Public Schools

The Committee tasked with putting together a new plan for the boundaries of the Columbia Public School District has decided on its recommendation to the School Board.

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Education
8:59 am
Tue December 20, 2011

Missouri students increase enrollment in language studies

Dreamstime

The number of Missouri students taking foreign languages is on the rise – with enrollment in foreign language classes doubling over the past 20 years. But the increase isn’t being driven by education policy, finds KBIA’s Chris McDaniel in this report.

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Exam
5:04 pm
Mon December 19, 2011

More on the University of Missouri's big changes

New UM President Timothy Wolfe (center) meets with press on Tuesday, Dec. 13 in Columbia, Mo.
Allan Vestal KBIA

This week on the show: we dive in to the two biggest stories at the University of Missouri this year – the new UM system president and the move to the SEC.

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Education
4:09 pm
Wed December 14, 2011

Chancellor Deaton talks specifics on SEC move

MU Chancellor Brady Deaton talks with reporters in Columbia, Mo.
Ryan Famuliner KBIA

More than a month after the move was made official, University of Missouri Chancellor Brady Deaton spent an hour with reporters this afternoon to ‘de-brief’ the move to the Southeastern Conference from the Big 12.

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Education
4:16 pm
Tue December 13, 2011

MU/Rock Bridge son returns home to take UM helm

New UM President Timothy Wolfe (center) meets with press on Tuesday, Dec. 13, with UM Interim President Steve Owens (left) and UM curator Warren Erdman (right).
Allan Vestal/KBIA

After almost a year of searching, the University of Missouri has a new system president.

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Education
10:40 am
Tue December 13, 2011

University of Missouri announces new system president: Timothy M. Wolfe

University of Missouri system Interim President Steve Owens (L), incoming president Timothy Wolfe and curator Warren Erdman (R) take questions following Wolfe's introduction as the system's next leader Tuesday morning, Dec. 13, 2011.
Allan Vestal KBIA

The University of Missouri’s 23rd system president is Timothy M. Wolfe, who is a graduate of MU’s Trulaske School of Business and of Rock Bridge High School in Columbia.

Interim President Steve Owens will remain in the office until Wolfe begins his tenure, in mid-February.

UM curator Warren Erdman introduced Wolfe as a Missourian, saying he “comes back to us now with international and national experience but with a heart that always stayed in Missouri.”

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Exam
6:14 pm
Mon December 12, 2011

Inside Columbia's High Schools

Students work in an AP Calculus class at Hickman high school in Columbia
Camille Phillips KBIA

This week on exam, we take you inside the cultures of Columbia’s high schools.

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Education
10:58 am
Mon December 12, 2011

UM System to announce new president Tuesday

File Photo KBIA

The University of Missouri System will announce its new president Tuesday morning.

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Education
4:46 pm
Fri December 9, 2011

UM System decides on new president

The University of Missouri has chosen its next president and expects to announce its decision next week.

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Education
2:52 pm
Fri December 9, 2011

Performance-based additional funding to be implemeted in 2014

The Coordinating Board of higher education accepted performance-based funding as a formula for future funding increases in higher education.

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Education
10:36 am
Fri December 9, 2011

CPS redistricting hearings bring out numerous concerns

Columbia’s Secondary Enrollment Planning Committee recently completed a series of eight public forums where Columbia residents could gather and share opinions about the redistricting of Columbia Public Schools.

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