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Schools work to place child-abuse hotline posters by Friday deadline (08/27/15)
Missouri school districts are working to post a child-abuse and neglect hotline number in every student restroom in light of new legislation recently signed into law by Gov. Jay Nixon. The act, which goes into effect Friday, requires all public and charter schools to post the hotline in all student restrooms. It also requires signs be posted in a visible location in a public area of the school -- in English and Spanish -- with the toll-free number...
Jackson school district to keep tax rate the same (08/26/15)
The Jackson School Board voted unanimously Tuesday to keep the district's tax rate stable at $3.80 per $100 of assessed valuation for the 2015-2016 school year, marking 10 years since the district has adjusted its rate, officials said. The board approved the rate after a public hearing. The tax rates are set to produce the revenue from the property tax required by the budget for the fiscal year, beginning July 1...
Nixon touts Southeast campus improvements during visit (08/25/15)
Gov. Jay Nixon made a stop Monday at Southeast Missouri State University to discuss how recent efforts from the state will help fund more than $10 million in improvements on campus. The governor's visit coincided with the university's first day of fall classes...
Cape School District keeps tax rate stable (08/25/15)
The Cape Girardeau School District's total tax rate for 2015-2016 will remain at $4.1567 per $100 of assessed valuation, board members voted during a special meeting Monday. Neil Glass, assistant superintendent of administrative services, said the district's total assessed valuation is $633,657,242 -- a 2.3 percent increase over last year...
Assessment scores in Cape schools can't be compared to past years (08/23/15)
While Cape Girardeau School District officials say they are pleased with most scores received from the 2015 Missouri Assessment Program, the data can't be compared to previous years. The test scores, released last week by the state Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, are the first from an assessment given in the spring that was designed to gauge how well students are learning standards fully implemented for the first time last school year. ...
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Cape College Center rolls with the changes (08/30/15)
As the Cape College Center begins its sixth fall semester, leaders involved agree it has a bright future. The center, which is a partnership among Southeast Missouri State University, Three Rivers College and Mineral Area College, was approved by the Missouri Coordinating Board for Higher Education in December 2009, with the first class in June 2010 and the first full semester starting that August. It is in the Cape Girardeau School District's Career and Technology Center...
Southeast enrollment drops for first time since 1994 (08/27/15)
After 20 consecutive years of enrollment growth at Southeast Missouri State University, there is a slight decline in the number of students enrolled this fall, according to totals released by the university. Total fall enrollment at the university was 11,411 as of Tuesday, according to a Southeast news release. The enrollment figure comes second to the university's historic high of 11,580 in fall 2014 and represents a decline of 1.5 percent...
New technical programs coming to Three Rivers (08/27/15)
Three Rivers College is offering new technical programs at its campuses, as well as some of the newer courses soon to be offered that are geared to making people employable in the Bootheel region. The three classes offered at the Career and Technical Center of Poplar Bluff, Missouri, High School are Intro to MIG (metal inert gas), Intro to Shield and Metal Arc (stick welding) and Weld Fabrication, in which students learn measurement, cutting precisely and being able to fabricate small projects accurately.. ...
Nixon touts Southeast campus improvements during visit (08/25/15)
Gov. Jay Nixon made a stop Monday at Southeast Missouri State University to discuss how recent efforts from the state will help fund more than $10 million in improvements on campus. The governor's visit coincided with the university's first day of fall classes...
Southeast president talks about his leadership influences (08/23/15)
Carlos Vargas-Aburto was named the 18th president of Southeast Missouri State University in March after a presidential search that began last year. Vargas officially became university president July 1 and has spent the past few months getting to know Southeast and becoming its leader...
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Jackson Invitational cross country

The Jackson Invitational cross country meet Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015 in Jackson City Park.

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