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More than 40 nominated for state education commissioner (11/21/14)
The deadline to nominate candidates for Missouri Commissioner of Education position ended Friday with more than 40 names submitted. Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education staff will contact nominees, inform them of their nominations and invite them to apply, a news release states...
Who's Next 11/20/14 (11/20/14)
*** Graduates * Southeast Missouri State University has announced its summer 2014 graduates. Todd Aufdenberg, bachelor of science with a major in agribusiness, agriculture industry; Christine Boyle, graduate master's high honors with a master of arts with a major in elementary administration; Tammy Brotherton, graduate master's honors with a master of arts with a major in secondary administration ...
Scott County students win writing contests (11/20/14)
VFW Post 6407 recently held its Voice of Democracy and Patriot's Pen writing contests. The contests were open to all high school students, as well as homeschooled children. Winners move on to district, state and national competition. Voice of Democracy winners from the Scott City School District were Carly Howell, first place; Alexis Jenkins, second place; and Jamie Glastetter, third place. ...
Perry County recognizes American Education Week (11/20/14)
Perryville Mayor Ken Baer proclaimed this week American Education Week in the city. Baer signed the proclamation at the Perry County School District office, where he was joined by superintendent Scott Ireland and students from the district's five schools. ...
Hooked on Science: Newton's tablecloth trick (11/20/14)
Here's an experiment you can try at the Thanksgiving Day dinner table. n Several heavy dishes n Tablecloth without a hem n Square table with an edge STEP 1: Place the tablecloth on the table and then arrange the glass dishes on the tablecloth. STEP 2: Grab the edges of the tablecloth, quickly pull down toward the floor and observe...
Higher education news
Southeast Student Government to hold pledge drive (11/19/14)
Joining universities across the country, the Student Government at Southeast Missouri State University wants students to turn out from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. today to sign pledges against sexual violence. Chief of staff Lydia Ness said the campaign is called "These Hands Don't Hurt."...
Southeast to celebrate International Education Week (11/17/14)
With a view toward fostering cross-cultural understanding, the Office of International Education Services at Southeast Missouri State University will celebrate International Education Week today through Friday. Many events will take place at the University Center...
Deadline nears for presidential applications at Southeast (11/16/14)
Once the Presidential Search and Screening Committee at Southeast Missouri State University narrows down candidates for the school's top job, interviews are expected to be held off-site Feb. 2 and 3, with campus interviews later that month. Committee chairman Doyle Privett said plans are to make an offer to someone during the last week of February or no later than the first week of March...
Governor restores $2M in A+ funding (11/10/14)
Gov. Jay Nixon's release of $2 million for Missouri's A+ Scholarship program could soften the blow of a potential reimbursement reduction. The Missouri Department of Higher Education had said state budget restrictions and growing use of A+ could reduce reimbursement for tuition and fees by up to four credit hours...
Standing ovation (11/10/14)
Members of the Southeast Music Academy's Suzuki Violin Ensemble perform during the Standing Ovation fall faculty recital Sunday in Shuck Music Recital Hall at the River Campus. The 15th annual concert was a fundraiser for the academy, which has provided music lessons to people of all ages in the community since 1985. (Fred Lynch)...
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Class 4 semifinal football - Central vs. St. Charles West

Central defeated St. Charles West 42-21 in the Class 4 semifinal Friday, Nov. 21, 2014 in St. Charles, Missouri.

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Education stories from AP
  • Highlights from report on Newtown school shooter
    Some highlights from Friday's 114-page report from the Connecticut Office of Child Advocate that looked into the history of Newtown school shooter Adam Lanza:
  • Classroom sex abuse case to cost nearly $140M
    LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Once lawyers began digging into Mark Berndt's past, they discovered a three-decade pattern of odd behavior and complaints about the teacher that school administrators either missed or ignored.
  • Report questions role of wealth in Lanza's care
    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) -- A new report asks whether the race and affluence of Adam Lanza's family influenced decisions about how to care for his mental health problems in the years before he committed the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre.
  • $139M deal reached in school sex abuse case
    LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The Los Angeles Unified School District will pay more than $139 million to end remaining litigation involving an elementary school teacher convicted of committing numerous lewd acts on his students, according to the settlement announced Friday.
  • Teacher charged, on leave for dragging student
    STOCKTON, Calif. (AP) -- A Central California physical education teacher has been charged with a misdemeanor and put on leave after he tried to drag a 14-year-old girl across the concrete and into the high school's pool.