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Education
10:57 am
Tue October 9, 2012

Vegetables, vegetables everywhere, but not enough to eat [INFOGRAPHIC]

A student’s tray full of food looks nearly the same as when it was purchased seconds before it is dumped into a trash can during lunch in New Franklin, Mo., Monday, Sept. 24, 2012. School officials are trying new strategies to combat the increase in waste
Chelsea Stuart KBIA

Like the old joke about restaurant complaints (“The food is awful, and the portions are so small!”), kids across the country are complaining their school lunches have too many fruits and vegetables, and they’re leaving lunch hungry.

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Education
5:24 pm
Mon October 8, 2012

New school lunch requirements create waste, hungry kids

A New Franklin School District trashcan steadily fills throughout the lunch period on Monday, Sept. 24, 2012. A majority of the student’s finished trays of food still held untouched servings of fruit and vegetables.
Chelsea Stuart KBIA

Remember those 20 days in 1981 when the Department of Agriculture considered making ketchup a vegetable in school lunches to help save money?  Those days are long gone.  With childhood obesity on the rise, the school lunch program is getting a makeover once again.

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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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Education
12:37 pm
Thu September 20, 2012

eMINTS prompts students to ask questions while learning

Charter Communications representatives say further expansion in Columbia will help increase Internet speeds.
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Classrooms in New Franklin, Mo. got a visit from members of the U.S. Department of Education. Assistant Deputy Secretary for Innovation and Improvement Jim Shelton, who wanted a firsthand look at the eMINTS approach to education.

eMINTS (enhancing Missouri’s Instructional Networked Teaching Strategies) is a professional development program created by the University of Missouri. The New Franklin School District implemented the eMINTS program about 10 years ago. It promotes inquiry-based learning as well as an increased focus on using technology.

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Arts and Culture
11:54 am
Thu February 23, 2012

The 40/40 Project: KBIA visits New Franklin, MO.

KBIA’s Darren Hellwege was surprised by New Franklin. He went out expecting to meet older folks and talk about the town’s interesting history, and the story of how it went from being “Franklin” on the river to “New Franklin” up the hill following a devastating flood.

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