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Education
7:46 am
Mon September 2, 2013

Reopened KC school to focus on preschoolers

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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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Education
10:00 am
Wed April 24, 2013

Tenure, non tenure: why does it matter at MU?

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Last month, University of Missouri faculty voted to give Non-Tenure Track faculty members the right to vote at Faculty Council meetings and in campus-wide elections. At MU over the past few years, there has been an increase of Non Tenure Track faculty, or NTTs, while the percentage of tenure track members has slowly declined.

But that’s not unique, the New York Times reports in the last few decades colleges across the country have been hiring more NTTs.

To students, concerns about faculty basically have to do with teachers giving them the information they need each day in class to be successful and get a good grade.

To teachers, it is not that simple. They have to figure out the curriculum to teach, what to teach from a class to class basis, as well as taking care of other things the school requires.

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Education
6:24 pm
Fri April 5, 2013

MU honors students that passed away this year

Dozens of people attended the service on the MU campus in Columbia
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Flags are at half-staff on the MU Campus, as the university pays respect to those that have passed over the past academic year.

The families and friends of nine students gathered with students and faculty in the Memorial Student Union for the annual MU Remembers memorial.

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Business
9:16 am
Wed February 29, 2012

New student apartment complex may come to Columbia

Home to thousands of college students, Columbia may see more apartment complexes sprout up around town.
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Plans for more student aimed housing in Columbia are being discussed.

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Education
9:28 am
Thu February 23, 2012

Truman State students to review Nixon higher ed cuts

Gov. Jay Nixon's 2013 budget slashes nearly eight percent from higher education in Missouri.
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Truman State University administrators created a coalition to find ways to adjust to budget cuts earlier this month.  Now, the student member of the coalition, Ryan Nely is forming a similar coalition of all students.

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Education
10:11 am
Tue February 14, 2012

Columbia Board approves school boundaries

The Columbia Board of Education has given final approval to the district’s attendance boundaries.  Tweaked from out of 182 possible scenarios, the Board Monday approved Approach B, which divides Columbia Public School’s Secondary Boundaries into six intermediate schools for grades 6-8 and three high schools for grades 9-12.

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Education
9:32 am
Wed February 1, 2012

MU professor wants to reexamine university spending

The columns of MU covered in snow. A MU professor says the university can restructure how it spends its money.
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As Governor Jay Nixon is proposing a large cut to funding for higher education, MU English Professor Richard Schwartz is encouraging students and universities to reconsider everything their money is going towards.  In his e-book, “Is a College Education Still Worth the Price?,” Schwartz says that universities, like MU, have many services and benefits for students that are driving up student costs.

"Students in general in America live better now than they lived when I went to college and living better costs more," Schwartz said.

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