high school

Education
5:10 pm
Mon December 9, 2013

Springfield studying new graduation requirements

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

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Intersection
5:32 pm
Mon June 24, 2013

Reducing high school dropout numbers (rebroadcast)

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Education
4:39 pm
Thu June 6, 2013

Missouri high school graduation rate ranks 8th in the nation

Credit KBIA

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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Agriculture
4:38 pm
Thu June 6, 2013

Picture this: Sustainabilty in action

Lexicon of Sustainability founder Douglas Gayeton photographs Ames High sophomore Will Weber photographing a high tunnel at Berry Patch Farm in Nevada, Iowa.
Credit Amy Mayer / Harvest Public Media

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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Intersection
6:07 pm
Mon April 15, 2013

Reducing high school dropout numbers

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PM Newscasts
6:02 pm
Mon October 1, 2012

Newscast for October 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
Education
4:56 pm
Mon October 1, 2012

Jefferson City building Missouri's first high school academy

Hickman High School classroom
Camille Phillips KBIA

Jefferson City is building Missouri’s first high school academy, where students can pick from a variety of career paths before entering college.

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PM Newscasts
5:54 pm
Mon September 24, 2012

Newscast for September 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
Education
4:22 pm
Mon September 24, 2012

Missouri SAT scores fell amongst high school grads

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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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Intersection
5:44 pm
Mon May 21, 2012

Preventing teen violence

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Politics
9:08 am
Wed February 22, 2012

House committee hears bill allowing transfers to private schools

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

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Science, Health and Technology
2:59 pm
Tue February 21, 2012

High school athletes at risk for concussions

 

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.

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