Education

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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Missouri Military Academy in Mexico has long prided itself in creating young leaders, boasting a one hundred percent college acceptance rate for the past decade. This academic year the school has started a Chinese language program, and is considering an exchange program in China.

Future of UM System presidential mansion in doubt

Apr 26, 2012
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A recent inspection found that the University of Missouri System President's house needs approximately $88,000 dollars worth of restoration.

Jefferson City Public Schools is in negotiations with Lincoln University and Linn State Technical College as part of a plan to build a new high school to replace the old facility.

Starting on Thursday, the University of Missouri-St. Louis is hosting a conference on “consilience.”

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An analysis of government data conducted by The Associated Press shows that one in every two new graduates is either unemployed or underemployed. The University of Missouri is encouraging students to use on campus resources to help them secure jobs after graduation.

Lincoln University

In a brief press release Tuesday, the Lincoln University Board of Curators announced that Dr. Carolyn R. Mahoney intends to retire from her position as President of the University on August 15th.

The press release says a search committee for her replacement will be appointed immediately.

According to the University's website, Mahoney has been President since February 2005. She's also a current Commissioner on the Midwestern Higher Education Compact.

Fulton High School to adjust scheduling system

Apr 24, 2012

Fulton High School is changing its scheduling system in an effort to raise graduation rates.  The school says the key lies in increased student-teacher face time.

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A native Missourian’s videos of singing performances have spread rapidly online through the Chinese-speaking community in recent years. Some of her videos have been watched more than a quarter of a million times.

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Westminster College in Fulton is attempting to open a new branch campus in Mesa, Arizona.

Mid-MO student's internet fame impacts UCM Chinese program

Apr 23, 2012
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We’ll introduce you to a Mid-Missouri teen who has become famous for her singing… in Chinese. Plus, we’ll talk to the University of Missouri English professor behind the e-book “Is a college education still worth the price?”

Organ donors honored by MU School of Medicine

Apr 23, 2012
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April is Donate Life Month. Families of organ donors and organ recipients came together at a ceremony of remembrance at the MU School of Medicine this past Friday.

The Missouri Senate has passed bills that would allow for more charter schools in the state and would also allow the state to take over failing school districts more quickly.

Elementary schoolers learning through video game design

Apr 16, 2012
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Benton Elementary School revised its curriculum this year to focus more on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics or STEM fields. One volunteer is picking apart a favorite pastime among his students, video games, to teach them about all these subjects.

Lucas and Kiren are video game designers based in Columbia. They are currently working on a video game called ‘Alphamon Apple’s Adventure’ which they think is going to turn a few heads.

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This week on the show, a club at Benton Elementary teaches math, science and technology to students using video games. Plus, we’ll introduce you to the new principal of Shepard Boulevard Elementary in Columbia.

Flags at MU are at half-staff today in memory of students who passed away during the past year.

 

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon is restoring about $6.8 million that he previously cut from public education because of budget concerns.

Nixon's administration said Tuesday it is providing $5 million for transportation assistance at K-12 schools and $200,000 for fine arts and scholars academies.

Cuts to two scholarship programs also were reversed. The Access Missouri scholarship will get more than $357,000 and nearly $650,000 will go to the A+ Schools program.

MU Law welcomes new dean

Apr 10, 2012
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The University of Missouri has a new dean of its law school after a search that began last summer.

Unaccredited schools in Kansas City and St. Louis could have a huge impact on a number of school districts in each of those metropolitan areas.  Plus, teacher tenure could see changes – and we’ll give you the results of the Columbia school board races we previewed the last couple of weeks.

Columbia's new tax levy to maintain programs and staffing

Apr 9, 2012
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Columbia public schools are $7.5 million dollars richer after voters approved a 40-cent tax levy in Tuesday’s election.

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Joplin residents are getting an extra layer of security in storms thanks to their approval last week of a $62 million school bond issue.

Columbia public schools get a revenue bump

Apr 6, 2012

Columbia public schools are 7-and-a-half million dollars richer after voters approved a 40-cent tax levy in Tuesday’s election.

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Legislation that would require teachers to work more years in a school district before earning tenure has received first-round approval in the Missouri Senate.

The Missouri House of Representatives passed a new bill today (Thursday) granting school districts the choice to put advertisements inside and outside their school buses.  House Bill 1273 would help generate revenue for schools that allow advertising on their buses.

Missouri House members have approved legislation designed to help students go to the school closest to them — even if it is located in a different district.

The State Senate is considering a budget that would increase funding for elementary and secondary schools and hold higher education funding steady. 

ASNE announces move to Columbia

Apr 4, 2012
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The American Society of News Editors announced Tuesday it will move its headquarters from Reston, Va., to the Reynolds Journalism Institute in Columbia. 

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Education would be spared from cuts but fewer state employees would get pay raises under a budget plan put forth by a Missouri Senate committee.

King, Cushing claim Columbia school board seats

Apr 4, 2012

Paul Cushing celebrated his victory at Flat Branch Pub and Brewing with friends and family. He picked up 21 percent of the vote, finishing second to Christine King, who led with 42 percent. Cushing said any of the candidates would have been worthy.

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This week on the show, you’ll hear from a couple of the candidates running for the school board here in Columbia. In Tuesday’s election, voters will pick two of the four candidates, who will each serve three year terms.

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