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Education
5:42 pm
Tue December 6, 2011

Search for UM System President continues

Vice Chancellor for Health Sciences Hal Williamson says the Presidential Search Advisory Committee interviewed a candidate for the post of UM System president. The committee recommends candidates to the Board of Curators, which makes the final decision.
Amrita Jayakumar KBIA

The search for the twenty-third University of Missouri System President continued Tuesday at the Clinton Club in the Mizzou Arena. 

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Exam
2:40 pm
Mon December 5, 2011

Missouri a leader in agriculture education

Dylan Lyle, a junior at Tuscumbia High School, waters rows of hanging and potted plants.
Jessica Naudziunas Harvest Public Media

This week on Exam, we take a look at Agriculture Education in Missouri. Plus, student athletes at Truman State University are being recognized for academic success.

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Education
4:21 pm
Wed November 30, 2011

Columbia Public Schools introduces snow day child supervision

mgrhode1 Flickr

When Columbia parents need to go to work during a snow storm, their child care options are slim. Columbia Public Schools has created a snow-day child care program which will operate on snow days when the city’s main roads are snow-free.

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Education
5:50 pm
Tue November 29, 2011

Blunt announces agricultural research to stay funded

U.S. Senator Roy Blunt says Missouri agricultural research will not see a reduction in funding next year.

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Education
5:17 pm
Tue November 29, 2011

MU to recieve research grant

An example of neutron scattering technology. This instrument is called DANCE (Detector for Advanced Neutron Capture Experiments) and is housed at the Lujan Neutron Scattering Center, Los Alamos National Laboratory.
Robb Kramer Los Alamos National Laboratory

Graduate students at the University of Missouri will have the chance to learn more about neutron scattering, thanks to a $3 million grant from the National Science Foundation.

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Education
3:58 pm
Mon November 28, 2011

Derrik Sweeney gives details on arrest in Cairo

Derrik Sweeney
Photo courtesy of the Sweeney family.

19-year-old Derrik Sweeney is relieved to be home in Jefferson City after being detained for a week in a Cairo holding cell. Sweeney, along with three other Americans, was arrested for allegedly throwing fire bombs at police during a protest in Tahrir Square. Sweeney said they were threatened violently and beaten by Egyptian authorities.

However, Sweeney is now back safely in Jefferson City and spent Sunday night celebrating Thanksgiving with his family.

"Just being at home and seeing familiar things – and of course my family – it’s an overwhelming peace," he said.

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Education
10:18 am
Thu November 24, 2011

Release anticipated today for Derrik Sweeney and two other students

AP: The pending release of three American students arrested in Egypt during protests near Cairo's Tahrir Square is the best Thanksgiving gift, the mother of one of the young men said Thursday.

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Education
5:28 pm
Mon November 21, 2011

MO High School Graduation Rates Released

New data on high school graduation rates have been released.
happyfunpaul Flickr

Preliminary figures were released Monday showing how many Missouri high school students graduated this year.

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Education
5:24 pm
Mon November 21, 2011

MU's Pinkel Speaks to Press About DWI

MU head football coach Gary Pinkel held a press conference with his lawyers this Monday afternoon to apologize for his DWI arrest Wednesday night.

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Education
5:10 pm
Mon November 21, 2011

Shots Fired Call Forces CPS Lockdown

Five Columbia public school buildings were on modified lockdown Monday afternoon in response to shots being fired on south outer Providence Road.

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Education
4:49 pm
Mon November 21, 2011

Exam: November 21, 2011

KBIA

The next generation of nurses are learning how to use iPads on the job. Plus, we’ll have the latest statewide graduation rates.

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Education
5:44 pm
Fri November 18, 2011

Pinkel Pleads Guilty to Class B Misdemeanor

Missouri head football coach Gary Pinkel has pleaded guilty to a Class B misdemeanor charge for driving while intoxicated Wednesday night.

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Education
5:30 pm
Fri November 18, 2011

Columbia College Has New Partnership with Boone Co. Schools

Columbia College
Columbia College

 Columbia College and some Boone Country schools signed an agreement Wednesday that will allow education students to observe and teach classes in any school district in the county.

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Education
6:55 pm
Thu November 17, 2011

Pinkel Gets 1 Week Suspension & Financial Penalites

MU Athletic Director Mike Alden addresses the media Thursday, Nov. 17, 2011 regarding the suspension of football coach Gary Pinkel. On Wednesday night, Nov. 16, Pinkel was arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated.
Karen Mitchell

University of Missouri football Coach Gary Pinkel has been handed a one week suspension without pay, among other punishments after being arrested for a DWI Wednesday night.

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Education
5:53 pm
Thu November 17, 2011

New Way to Find MO High School Graduation Rates

Missouri’s Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, or DESE, is changing the way it calculates high school graduation rates.

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Education
10:06 am
Thu November 17, 2011

MU Head Football Coach Gary Pinkel Arrested for DWI

MU Football Coach Gary Pinkel has issued an apology today for what he calls a “lack of judgment,” following his arrest last night by Boone County Sherriff’s deputies on suspicion of Driving While Intoxicated. Meanwhile, MU Chancellor Brady Deaton says the Athletics Department has his support in taking the “appropriate action.”

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Education
4:44 pm
Tue November 15, 2011

Construction to Begin on High School Gymnasiums

Construction is set to begin on gymnasiums at both Hickman and Rockbridge High Schools. 

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Education
8:04 am
Tue November 15, 2011

Curators Discuss Presidential Search

The MU Board of Curator’s Presidential Search Committee held an executive session at University Hall Monday night.

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Education
5:39 pm
Mon November 14, 2011

Area High Schools May See New Gyms

Columbia Public Schools administrators will meet tonight to ask the Board of Education’s approval of an $11.8 million contract to build new gymnasiums at Hickman and Rock Bridge high schools.

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Education
5:19 pm
Mon November 14, 2011

Exam: November 14, 2011

Dreamstime

This week, we check in on a program aiming to combat obesity at an early stage – elementary school. Plus, we chat with the future assistant superintendent for secondary education for Columbia public schools.

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The Two-Way
2:58 pm
Thu November 10, 2011

As Paterno Exits, Rumors Name Urban Meyer As Penn State Successor

With Penn State coach Joe Paterno ousted, rumors are speculating that former Florida coach Urban Meyer will be his replacement. In January, the two shook hands before the Outback Bowl.
Al Messerschmidt Getty Images

Originally published on Thu November 10, 2011 6:12 pm

Could former Florida football coach Urban Meyer be the next head coach at Penn State?

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Education
4:22 pm
Wed November 9, 2011

Truman State University Boasts Third-Most Master's Fulbright Grants

The campus at Truman State.
Ian Monroe Flickr

More Truman State University students have been awarded Fulbright grants this year than all but two other Master’s institutions in the country.

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Education
5:59 pm
Tue November 8, 2011

MU Sells Veterinarian Research Lab

The University of Missouri will receive $43 million in the sale of a veterinarian research lab.

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Intersection
5:35 pm
Mon November 7, 2011

The Parenting Journey

Panelists shared advice on raising children.

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

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Education
4:37 pm
Mon October 31, 2011

Exam: October 31, 2011

This week: Columbia Public Schools is exploring the options for it new school boundaries. Three Columbia high school students win an award meant to honor the best young writers in the country.  And Columbia and the University of Missouri continue to expand their relationship with China.

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Education
5:10 pm
Wed October 26, 2011

Thousands in MO Could Benefit From New Student Loan Plan

The Obama Administration announced today it is moving forward with a program to help students manage their loans.

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Education
3:54 pm
Mon October 24, 2011

Exam: October 24, 2011

This week: The front man for the band Guster leads a discussion on sustainability at MU, DESE is trying to become exempt from No Child Left Behind, and a new scholarship is available for students statewide.

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Education
6:07 pm
Fri October 21, 2011

Missouri Seeks Exemption from No Child Left Behind Act

Missouri’s Department of Elementary and Secondary Education announced Thursday it is pursuing a waiver that would exempt the state from certain requirements of the federal No Child Left Behind Act.

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Education
5:51 pm
Fri October 21, 2011

UM Curators Put MU's Future in Deaton's Hands

The University of Missouri’s Board of Curators met today in Kansas City.

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The Two-Way
12:54 pm
Wed October 19, 2011

Americans' Student Loans Balance Now Exceeds $1 Trillion

Americans now owe more on student loans than they do on credit card debt. Estimates show students graduating this year with about $27,000 in debt.
iStockphoto.com

Originally published on Wed October 19, 2011 1:04 pm

USA Today parses through New York Federal Reserve's latest report (pdf) on Household Debt and Credit and finds that for the first time, this year the amount of student loans will surpass the $100 billion mark and the outstanding balance will exceed $1 trillion.

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