Higher education cuts may continue in Missouri

Jan 2, 2012

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

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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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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.


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

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

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

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

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


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.”