Education

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.

A task force is recommending that funding for universities and community colleges in Missouri be based in part on graduation rates and other performance-based criteria.

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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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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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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.

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

MU to recieve research grant

Nov 29, 2011
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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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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.

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

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

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

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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 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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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.

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

MU Head Football Coach Gary Pinkel Arrested for DWI

Nov 17, 2011

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.”

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

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

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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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.

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

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

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

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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.

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

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.

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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