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Only one alternative charter high school is still operating in Missouri, prompting supporters to suggest the state change the way it measures progress at a school that serves only students who struggle academically or drop out.

The Star reports DeLaSalle Education Center in Kansas City is the only alternative charter high school among 45 charter schools operating in Kansas City and St. Louis. Only nine of the charter schools are high schools.

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Three years after its high school was destroyed by a tornado, the Joplin school district is preparing to move into a new high school.

Superintendent C.J. Huff said hundreds of volunteers will start moving equipment and supplies into the high school on Monday. Classes are scheduled to begin next Monday.

The school district on Friday received its temporary certificate of occupancy for the school. Huff says inspectors have pinpointed some areas that still need to be addressed and the district is working to get the work finished quickly.

The Springfield school district is discussing how to make high school, particularly the senior year, more challenging for its students.

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Missouri ranks eighth in the nation for high school graduation rates, according to a new national report published by Education Week. The state graduated 80.7 percent of its high school students in 2010, marking the second year Missouri has been in the top 10. Missouri's education commissioner Chris Nicastro says she credits the achievement to local schools’ increased efforts to keep students in school.

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Inside a high tunnel at Berry Patch farm near Nevada, Iowa, strawberry baskets hang overhead and tomato plants stand tall already laden with fruit. Farm manager Lee Matteson picks several zucchini. Then, he stands there, holding the fresh squash while Will Weber, a sophomore environmental science student from Ames High School, takes a series of photographs.  Beside Weber, and holding another impressive-looking camera, Douglas Gayeton also takes pictures—and issues advice and suggestions to Weber.

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Newscast for October 1, 2012

Oct 1, 2012

Regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom, including:

  • Jefferson City building Missouri's first high school academy
  • NRA endorsing Attorney General Chris Koster
  • Washington-based group suing for MU records
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Jefferson City is building Missouri’s first high school academy, where students can pick from a variety of career paths before entering college.

Newscast for September 24, 2012

Sep 24, 2012

Regional news coverage from the KBIA Newsroom, including:

  • Employment on the rise at Lake Regional Health System
  • Missouri SAT scores fall amongst high school graduates
  • Conservative group considers returning support to Akin
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A report shows the SAT college-entrance exam scores of Missouri high school graduates fell this year.

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A House committee heard a bill Tuesday allowing kids from unaccredited school districts to attend non-public schools.

 

Eight hundred and seventy one high school students suffered concussions during last fall, according to a new survey conducted by the Missouri State High School Activities Association. Unsurprisingly, 75 percent of those concussions happened to football players.  State lawmakers made this survey mandatory last year, so there isn’t any previous data with which to compare it.