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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.
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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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Education
11:24 am
Wed October 19, 2011

Exam: October 17, 2011

This week: a discussion on the possible academic impact of athletic conference realignment. Plus, MU signs an agreement with a University in India to work with nanomedicine and nanotechnology.

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Education
12:00 am
Fri October 14, 2011

Zebra Mussels Confined to Only A Few Bodies of Water

The Department of Conservation says zebra mussels have been present in the Missouri and Osage Rivers and the
Laura Davison (Columbia, Mo.)

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Education
5:01 pm
Mon October 10, 2011

Exam: October 10, 2011

The University of Missouri is studying how to make life easier for student parents. Plus, research shows a Prison GED program has multiple benefits.

Hosted by Ryan Famuliner.

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Education
12:00 am
Fri October 7, 2011

MU Faculty Council Wary of Classroom "Protection Policy"

MU’s Faculty Board met Thursday night to discuss the UM System’s current classroom content protection policies. <!--more-->

By Colin Evans (Columbia, Mo.)

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Education
12:00 am
Wed October 5, 2011

A.T. Still University to Open School of Dentistry

The A.T. Still University Board of Trustees recently approved a $26 million bond issue that will create a dental school on its Kirksville campus.  Here's how university officials and healthcare chief executives hope this new school will improve the state’s current healthcare situation.

By Ryan Schmidt (Columbia, Mo.)

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Education
5:07 pm
Mon October 3, 2011

Exam: October 3, 2011

From left, Khloe and Karli Landis (CQ), 19-month-old twins, investigate a male alpaca on the farm at Mid Missouri Alpacas on Sept. 24, 2011.
Ellen Thommesen Columbia Missourian

This week: students in unaccredited school districts with ambitions for college could find themselves in limbo. Plus, kids get up close and personal with alpacas.

Hosted by Ryan Famuliner.

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Education
12:00 am
Mon October 3, 2011

Drivers Cautioned About Deer Mating Season

The Missouri State Highway Patrol is warning motorists to watch out for deer, as auto-deer collisions occur most often between the months of October and December while deer are more active during their mating season.

By Marshall Griffin (Jefferson City, Mo.)

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Education
12:00 am
Fri September 30, 2011

KC Metropolitain College Recieves $20 Million Grant for Job Training

About 4,000 fewer Missourians were on payrolls last month, compared to August of last year, according to new labor stats.  But Governor Jay Nixon and community colleges across the state hope to better equip those in search of jobs with new skills that will get them employed.

By Elana Gordon (Kansas City, Mo.)

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Education
12:00 am
Wed September 28, 2011

Legislators Examine Unaccredited Schools Enrollment Policy

A group of Missouri lawmakers met Wednesday to look for solutions for a potential mass exodus from three of the state’s unaccredited school districts.

By Marshall Griffin (Jefferson City, Mo.)

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