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Scott City names new school superintendent
At the Scott City Chamber of Commerce meeting Wednesday, Scott City School Board president Beth Cox couldn't keep the excitement out of her voice when speaking about the district's new superintendent. Beginning July 1, Brian Lee, high school principal at Diamond School District in Diamond, Missouri, will be taking over as superintendent of the Scott City School District...
Adrian Eftink hired as Oak Ridge superintendent
Adrian Eftink probably won't make any sweeping changes the minute he takes the reins of the Oak Ridge School District. The Oak Ridge school board Wednesday announced it had appointed Eftink, who has been the district's elementary principal for the past 12 years, to replace current superintendent Gerald Landewee when he retires at the end of June...
Cape school board puts $20 million bond issue on ballot
A $20 million bond issue recently approved by the Cape Girardeau School Board will pay for much-needed renovations and expansion, school officials say. The board voted unanimously to place Proposition 1 on the April ballot. While the measure would help pay for a number of basic repair needs across the district, such as heating and cooling, it also will go toward more specific projects at Central Junior High School and the Cape Girardeau Career and Technology Center...
Jackson band to perform in front of hundreds of music teachers
The Jackson Junior High Honor Band will perform for those gathered at the 77th annual Missouri Music Educators Association Conference this afternoon in Osage Beach, Missouri. Conductor Paul Fliege explained that the opportunity is a testament to the dedication and skill of the band...
Hooked on Science: Chemical reaction splash
Use science to create a work of art. n Alka Seltzer n Film canister n Water n Food coloring n 8-by-10-inch white watercolor canvas STEP 1: Pour water into the film canister until it is half full. Change the color of the water by adding food coloring...
Higher education news
Rust Communications teams with university, KFVS to create student media lab
Rust Communications, which owns the Southeast Missourian, has teamed up with Southeast Missouri State University and KFVS12 to create a hands-on laboratory for students in the university's media programs. The 12,000-square-foot Center for Excellence in Mass Media at 325 Broadway will house the university's student newspaper, The Arrow, and its television and video production program...
Southeast names new chairman of Educational Leadership
Southeast Missouri State University has a new chairman in its Department of Educational Leadership and Counseling. Since Jan. 1, Dr. C.P. Gause has been leading the department that offers degree programs in educational administration, school and mental health counseling and higher education administration. He replaced Dr. Ruth Ann Roberts, who was serving as interim director before she retired, according to a news release...
Southeast Missouri State University enrollment climbs again
Editor's Note: This story has been corrected to be more clear about dual credit coursework and an increase in enrollment. Enrollment has increased once again at Southeast Missouri State University, and it's because of a higher number of high school students taking dual-enrollment classes...
Governor proposes modest increase in higher education funding
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- State college and universities say they welcome the $12 million in extra funding Gov. Jay Nixon is seeking in the next budget, but it's not enough to make up for years of underfunding. Some universities said the proposed basic aid increase -- a minimal gain from the current fiscal year's more than $911 million and one of few increases in an otherwise stagnant budget plan -- doesn't compensate for rising costs and could lead to a tuition increase in the 2015-2016 academic year if the Legislature does not provide a higher bump.. ...
Three Rivers College's spring enrollment drops
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- Three Rivers College recorded an enrollment of 3,601 students on the first day of the spring semester -- 175 students fewer than a year ago. "The number of students is down about 5 percent, but this is still 2 percent ahead of the national average decrease," said Dr. Wesley Payne during a Three Rivers College board meeting last week...
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