Education

MU engineering researchers fly to Iraq

Jun 5, 2012

Researchers from the MU College of Engineering plan to fly to Iraq on June 17th as part of a new collaboration with the University of Technology in Baghdad.

Columbia School District to receive less funding

Jun 1, 2012
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The Columbia Public School district will receive about $400,000 less funding from the state next year compared to the previous year. The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, or DESE, announced its preliminary allocation plan last week. The estimation is based on the state foundation formula. DESE’s spokesperson Sarah Potter says the state doesn’t have enough money to keep up with the foundation formula, which has been in effect for six years.

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Students planning on living at the Brookside on College apartments this fall might not find themselves too far away.

Lincoln University cuts December commencement for now

May 31, 2012
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December graduates at Lincoln University are going to have to wait another five months before they can walk across the stage. Lincoln is suspending December commencement activities until further notice.

Truman State University Press keeps booking

May 31, 2012
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Despite the announcement of the plan to close the University of Missouri Press, another university press in Missouri is resilient.

The advocacy group, Missouri Preservation announced Wednesday that Boonville’s Central Elementary School was on its Most Endangered Historic Places List for 2012.

Officials of Missouri colleges and universities will gather next week for a day-long conference on issues including finances and academic quality.

The state Coordinating Board for Higher Educations is sponsoring the June 7 meeting in Columbia. It's expected to draw about 100 top administrators and members of governing boards, along with leaders of national organizations.

School districts get annual state aid estimates

May 30, 2012
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The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education has informed each school district in the state of its annual aid estimates.

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The latest U.S. Department of Education figures show Missouri’s average student loan default rates are lower than the national average and institutions paired with the Missouri Department of Higher Education have even lower rates.

Parents with students in the Columbia Public School District may have easier access to their child’s school records in the upcoming school year.

University of Missouri Press to be eliminated

May 24, 2012
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The University of Missouri Press will close. That’s according to a press release issued today by the University of Missouri system. The UM system provides the University of Missouri Press with a $400,000 yearly subsidy, and according to the press release, the Press has been unable to operate without a deficit in recent years.

KSMU's Missy Shelton contributed reporting for this story.

A commencement address from President Barack Obama capped a difficult year for the Joplin High School class of 2012.

An EF-5 tornado struck the southwestern Missouri town a year ago today, killing 161 people and injuring hundreds more. The storm destroyed five school buildings, including the high school. Students attended their senior year classes in a converted big box store.

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Members of the Columbia Board of Education are considering a proposal that would change how student transportation operates within Columbia Public Schools.

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The state of Missouri is providing $2.3 million to help build special rooms at five Joplin schools designed to withstand severe weather.

MU's Tiger Spot gone

May 14, 2012
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More than 10 years after it was created, the Tiger Spot mosaic in front of MU’s Ellis Library was torn apart and hauled away Monday morning.

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The price of student lunches will go up 10 cents starting in the fall of 2012. A 2010 federal requirement says school districts must generate enough revenue to pay for the cost of lunches themselves.

CPS students will pay more for their food

May 11, 2012
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Lunch prices at Columbia Public Schools will rise next year.

Barbara Leonhard, 60, is an instructor in the Intensive English Program and English-language Support Program at MU. In fall of 2008, she met her Chinese student Brandon Du, who practices Tai Chi. Because of their common interests in Tai Chi, they spent a lot of time together. In 2009, Leonhard visited China after being invited by Du’s family.

Jane O’Toole plays more roles in her life than most people around you.

She’s the founder of Xiao Lao Hu (Little Tiger) pre-school; she’s an instructor at the MU Asian Affairs Center; she’s the vice president of Columbia Friends of China; she’s the mom of three kids; she’s also a super Chinese culture fan in her friends’ eyes. In her own words, her life revolves around her passion for China.

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The University of Missouri-Kansas City is considering changing its name to the University of Kansas City.

In China, the United States is widely regarded as the best place to send students who want a quality education. KBIA surveyed MU students who came from China to the United States so that they could attend college at the University of Missouri. They were asked about the difficulty of the application process, what they like and dislike about the university and what they plan to do after they graduate. It was found that almost half of the students came to MU through an agency to help them with the college application process.

Chinese language in North Callaway classrooms

May 7, 2012
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MU’s branch of the Confucius Institute has signed a one-year deal with the North Callaway School district in Kingdom city, Missouri to introduce Kindergarten through 8th grade students to Chinese culture and language.

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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.

Businesses join with Columbia public schools

May 4, 2012
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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. 

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

Columbia Independent School names new director

May 3, 2012

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

"Like any other American family"

May 1, 2012
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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.

Missouri S&T supports same-sex benefits

Apr 30, 2012
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The Missouri University of Science and Technology in Rolla approved a resolution last week supporting employee benefits for same-sex partners.

Chinese program taking root at Missouri Military Academy

Apr 30, 2012
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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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