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Lawmakers look at education funding fix - again

By Dick Aldrich

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – An effort to soften the potential blow of decreased school funding is underway at the State Capitol.

Educating students for a global society

JEFFERSON CITY, Michele Clark, Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education - Preparing students to live and work in an increasingly global society is the focus of an International Education Summit Monday, Jan. 9 in Jefferson City.

MU Researchers find‏ Breast Cancer Survivors benefit from Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction

COLUMBIA, Mo. –Women recently diagnosed with breast cancer have higher survival rates than those diagnosed in previous decades, according to the American Cancer Society. However, survivors continue to face health challenges after their treatments end. Previous research reports as many as 50 percent of breast cancer survivors are depressed.

MU Researchers Find Pet Kidney Injuries Are Similar To Human Kidney Injuries

COLUMBIA, Mo., News Bureau, University of Missouri– When evaluating early kidney injuries in people, doctors monitor blood level increases of creatinine, a waste product of muscle breakdown, to understand the severity of the injury.

East Central College to Go Tobacco-Free in 2013

Union Mo. - East Central College will become tobacco-free, effective January 1, 2013.  District trustees voted Monday, December 5, to implement the policy at all college locations.

Schools invited to fight litter through “No MOre Trash!” contest sponsored by MoDOT and MDC

Peanut the Red Eared Slider; Photo Courtesy Missouri Department of Conservation

East Central College Now Enrolling for Spring Semester

Classes Begin Week of January 9

Cookie Hays, vice president of student development at ECC, encourages individuals who are considering enrolling in college classes to contact East Central as soon as possible to start the registration process since some class sections are filling quickly.

Cunningham Receives Emerson Award

Dr. Bill Cunningham, associate professor of sociology at East Central College, was a 2011 recipient of an Emerson Excellence in Teaching Award. He has taught at ECC since 1993.

Green Ribbon Schools Awards Program Announced

Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education - The Green Ribbon Schools awards program, launched as a pilot this year by the U.S. Department of Education, will recognize public and private schools for taking a comprehensive approach to “greening” their school.

First time all states use same formula to calculate graduation rate - Missouri expected in top third

Missouri News Horizon
-- One out of every five Missouri public school students fail to graduate high school within four years.

ECC College Board of Trustees meeting Nov. 8 approves insurance coverage, purchase of lathes for precision machining program

East Central College will see a reduction in insurance rates for 2012 with a change in providers for health and dental insurance for college employees. Approval came at the Nov. 7 meeting of the college board of trustees.

"Doin' it Right" yesterday with Fredbird and Al Harbosky at Fifth Street Elementary School

Photos by Kyle Quick
Pictured: Fredbird strikes a pose for QNHN

Registration for GED classes at ECC begins this week

East Central College will begin registering students this week for those interested in taking classes to earn their GED.  The college offers day and night classes at six different locations.

Nixon signs "Facebook Fix" into law

On Friday, Tim Sampson with Missouri News Horizon reported that the so-called “Facebook Fix” was signed into law by Nixon, which modifies the rules for student-teacher online communications as defined in the Amy Hestir Student Protection Act, which passed earlier this year. The social media provision in the original bill met outcry from teachers groups, who were concerned about the ambiguity of the language. Nixon added the issue to the agenda for the special session, asking that lawmakers repeal the language from the bill.

The "Facebook Law" saga continues -- MSTA Facebook suit set for court date

Missouri News Horizon
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- A Cole County judge has set Feb. 16 as a hearing date for the Missouri State Teachers’ Association’s lawsuit against the state regarding the electronic communication portion of a bill signed in to law this summer.

Troubles continue for Kansas City Public School System


Missouri News Horizon
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – In another blow to Kansas City Public Schools, which were stripped of their state academic accreditation last month, the district received the second worst rating possible for financial management.

MISSOURI'S BIG INNER-CITY SCHOOLS IN SHAMBLES: State Board of Education strips KC schools of accreditation today

Missouri News Horizon


Cunningham dead set on passing "Facebook law"

Missouri News Horizon
-- For a topic of conversation that has captivated the education community for most of the last two months, the passage of legislation on the “Facebook Fix” in the State Senate was anti climactic.

Discipline policy and fundraising procedures top School Board meeting agenda

The New Haven School Board met at a regularly scheduled meeting on Wednesday, September 14, 2011.  The board reviewed, discussed, and approved various items throughout the meeting.  All board members were present.

Superintendent Kyle Kruse reported that there were no negative comments directed to the school district following the four heat day cancellations.  He expressed his appreciation for the cooperation received from the students, parents, and community and believes that the hottest days are now behind us.

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