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Education
8:00 am
Fri September 21, 2012

eMINTS program stresses technology and group learning

Students in New Franklin, MO. use technology to complete a research project on Wednesday, September 19. The eMINTS approach stresses learning with technology, so students have access to laptops and iPads.
Kelsey Kupferer KBIA

Classrooms in New Franklin, Missouri got a visit from members of the U.S. Department of Education.

Assistant Deputy Secretary for Innovation and Improvement Jim Shelton wanted a firsthand look at the eMINTS approach to education.

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Arts and Culture
1:22 pm
Fri July 13, 2012

Portrait of a Dreamer: Young Missourians consider a future under Obama's immigration-policy change

Diana Martinez: A self-described "Dreamer" contemplates a future in the United States
Kelsey Kupferer/Lukas Udstuen KBIA

20 year-old Diana Martinez likes to say she was born in Mexico but made in America:

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Education
8:00 am
Wed June 13, 2012

Douglass Park summer lunch program begins

Free park lunches for kids are offered every week day this summer, through August 10th.
Sananda Sahoo KBIA

A program that provides free daily meals to children from low-income families  is under way this week  in Columbia. The Lunch in the Park program fills a need that arises when the school year ends. Many children who receive free and reduced-price meals during the school year may not have access to nutritious meals during the summer.

The program, a partnership between the Health Department and the Volunteer Action Center, can serve more than 100 kids each day. Lunch in the Park also provides entertainment and educational activities.

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