3:15 pm
Mon November 4, 2013

Diocese seeking new parish, school in Columbia

Credit Kellie Kotraba/ColumbiaFAVS

The Diocese of Jefferson City is planning meetings this week to discuss the possibility of starting a new parish and school in Columbia.

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7:00 am
Sat September 7, 2013

Belief systems impact educator performance, Mizzou researcher finds

MU researcher Noelle Witherspoon-Arnold explores the impact of belief systems in the performance of educators.
Bridgit Bowden KBIA


Belief systems have a role in shaping the performance of teachers and principles – that’s what MU researcher Noelle Witherspoon-Arnold has found. According to Witherspoon-Arnold, educators with strong belief systems are more connected to their work and their students, and they are more likely to be social justice-oriented than educators without strong belief systems. But “belief system” doesn’t always mean religion – and whatever that system is, there are often tensions at play.

We sat down with her to find out more. Answers have been edited for length and clarity. 

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7:46 am
Mon September 2, 2013

Reopened KC school to focus on preschoolers


The Kansas City school district is reopening a closed school as part of an effort to ensure students are prepared for kindergarten.

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9:23 am
Wed April 4, 2012

Voters approve bond measures for school improvements

Columbia voters passed the school bond issue by a margin of 23 percent. This means a twelve cent increase on every 100 dollars a Columbia resident pays in property taxes. School board member Jonathan Sessions says this bond will go towards building a new elementary school and eliminating trailers at the elementary level. School board members attribute the success of the bond issue to the board’s communication with voters.

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1:59 pm
Tue January 17, 2012

Proposal seeks to ban Mo. teacher tenure

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A proposed state constitutional amendment would bar tenure for Missouri's school teachers.

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