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Seven-period school day plan comes under fire
The mood was tense at the Cape Girardeau School Board's regular meeting Monday, as nearly 40 people spoke their opinions on moving the district from an eight-period to a seven-period school day. Of top concern to many students who addressed the board was the loss of opportunities to take electives...
Seven-period day to top agenda at school board meeting
A proposal to switch from an eight-period school day to seven will be the main topic of discussion Monday at the Cape Girardeau School Board's regular meeting. While no action is scheduled to be taken by the board, about 35 teachers, parents and students are signed up to voice opinions and concerns during a public comment period, said superintendent Jim Welker. Each person is allowed three minutes to speak...
One small certification for man ... one great lesson for mankind
When the items arrive to Cape Girardeau, they're escorted by a police officer and stored in a secure vault at a local bank. They're not made of silver or gold, nor are they diamonds. They are, however, considered a national treasure and have traveled a long way from home -- 238,885 miles, to be exact...
Cape may move to seven-period school day
A Cape Girardeau School Board special work session Monday attracted a crowd of teachers, as officials discussed the possibility of moving from an eight-period school day to seven at the junior high and high school. The change could save money for the district, officials said, but one of the top concerns from teachers is the proposal would limit the number of electives and Advanced Placement courses students could take...
Ceremony at Jackson school marks American Education Week
The Jackson School District celebrated the start of American Education Week on Monday with a flag-raising ceremony at West Lane Elementary, where district officials, the mayor and a student also discussed the importance of a quality education. The week, organized by the National Education Association, is an opportunity to celebrate public education and honor those who are making a difference in students' lives...
Higher education news
Missouri Alumni Association to revive Black Alumni Network
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- The University of Missouri Alumni Association is responding to requests and forming a Black Alumni Network. The announcement follows the recent resignation of University System president Tim Wolfe after weeks of student protests over the racial climate on campus. Missouri chancellor R. Bowen Loftin also resigned...
Orchestra, choirs will combine to perform Handel's 'Messiah' selection
The Southeast Missouri Symphony, University Choir and Choral Union will join forces to perform the Christmas portion of Handel's celebrated masterpiece, "Messiah," at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 1 in the Bedell Performance Hall on the River Campus of Southeast Missouri State University...
Southeast selects its new provost
Karl Kunkel, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Pittsburg State University in Pittsburg, Kansas, has been named provost at Southeast Missouri State University, officials announced Wednesday. Through a nationwide search, 110 candidates were reviewed, and Kunkel was one of five finalists who visited Southeast for campus interviews in late October...
Southeast team wins big stock-trading contest
Four students at Southeast Missouri State University won TD Ameritrade's second annual collegiate trading competition, beating 1,600 students from 166 colleges and universities in 44 states. The 2015 thinkorswim Challenge was from Oct. 12 through Nov. 6, and was open to all students at postsecondary education institutions in the United States...
Missouri enlists former protester to lead university system
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Healing a campus riven by student protests over race relations and recent online terror threats isn't just a mandate for interim University of Missouri system president Mike Middleton. It's also deeply embedded in his history. The former law professor spent 18 years as deputy chancellor on the same Columbia campus from which he graduated in 1971 and later received a law degree...
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