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Meningitis vaccine needed for some Missouri college students (07/02/15)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Students living on Missouri public college campuses now must be vaccinated against bacterial meningitis. A state law requiring the vaccine for those living in on-campus housing took effect Wednesday. Students can seek a religious or medical exemption to the requirement...
Jackson school bus drivers win district safety competition (06/29/15)
For Brenda Harris, a bus driver at the Jackson School District, the best part of her job is helping students have a positive start and end to their school day. "I love that we can give them a little bit of hope for the day, some inspiration for these kids' lives, because we don't know what they go home to at night," she said. ...
Nixon to veto student-transfer bill (06/26/15)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon will veto a bill to revamp the state's system allowing students to transfer from failing schools, two Missouri lawmakers who took a lead in crafting the legislation said Thursday. Republican bill sponsor Rep. David Wood and Senate handler Republican Sen. David Pearce said Nixon's legislative affairs director told them of the governor's plans to ax the proposal...
Years into Common Core, teachers lament lack of materials (06/25/15)
The learning standards were new. The textbooks were not. So curriculum director Tammy Baumann and her team took the books apart, literally. Then they rearranged lessons, filled in holes with outside material and put it all together in what will be the kindergarten-through-second-grade math curriculum in the fall at her district in East Lansing, Michigan...
Some school districts still waiting for end-of-year assessments (06/24/15)
Missouri school officials still are waiting for end-of-the-year assessment results, despite testing consortium Smarter Balanced's promise of a 10-day return. The failure to provide scores in a timely manner for the Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) assessment is another gaffe in a long string of issues over the new test but likely the last, as a funding ban by the Missouri Legislature takes the consortium out of the equation...
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Vargas takes over as Southeast president (07/02/15)
As Carlos Vargas-Aburto neared the end of his first day as Southeast Missouri State University's president on Wednesday, he said each experience so far has reinforced his belief that Southeast is where he should be. Vargas and his wife, Pamela, arrived in Cape Girardeau on Sunday evening. They spent the next two days familiarizing themselves with what the area has to offer, from trying local restaurants to watching barges travel the swollen Mississippi River...
Meningitis vaccine needed for some Missouri college students (07/02/15)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Students living on Missouri public college campuses now must be vaccinated against bacterial meningitis. A state law requiring the vaccine for those living in on-campus housing took effect Wednesday. Students can seek a religious or medical exemption to the requirement...
Southeast College of Nursing adding three programs (06/25/15)
The Southeast Hospital College of Nursing and Health Sciences will offer three additional career options to students beginning in August. Three programs were approved by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools:...
Southeast to offer 'Teaching: Exceptional Child' master's (06/24/15)
A new Master of Arts in Teaching: Exceptional Child program has been approved by Southeast Missouri State University's board of regents and will be offered as an online degree. The program -- through the Department of Elementary, Early and Special Education in the College of Education -- will be designed for those with an undergraduate degree in a related field, such as communication disorders, psychology or child development, but are not certified as a teacher...
Suggestions for diversity education submitted to Southeast regents (06/22/15)
A co-chairwoman of the President's Task Force for Diversity Education at Southeast Missouri State University on Friday presented preliminary recommendations to the university's board of regents for ways to improve diversity education at Southeast. University officials also gave a brief update on the first phase of a Greek housing project...
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