CBSNews -- Of the many, many words that editors at Oxford Dictionaries review that have newly come into the language lexicon, only one has had enough of an influence in society to make it as 2014's International Word of the Year.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Springfield Public Schools is a vote away from offering healthcare benefits for same sex marriages.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- A 40-page study released Monday highlights strengths and weaknesses of Arkansas schools in preparing to respond to an act of on-campus violence.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – According to a new report, 2.5 million children experience homelessness in one year in the United States, representing one in every 30 children.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- This is National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week. OTC begins a food drive today to support food pantries.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo.-- The Association of International Students at Missouri State University is hosting its 36th Annual International Banquet and Show Nov. 15.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo.-- Celebrate National America Recycles Day at the Discovery Center with free admission all day.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- A longtime Evangel employee and fan of the university was surprised with a special gift Friday.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- A Springfield community came together Friday to commemorate the 1949 Lincoln High School graduating class by dedicating a bench.
LEBANON, Mo. – A Lebanon R-3 school bus was involved in a minor crash Friday afternoon.
NEW YORK -- For the last two years, the cost of public college tuition has posted the smallest increases since the 1970s.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Springfield Public School students can borrow laptops to take home through new laptop loan program.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Students at Hickory Hills Elementary had a special lunch Thursday.
SOUTHWEST Mo. – A recent report says Missouri schools are not safe for most lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) secondary school students.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- A mother who lost her daughter because of bullying wants to help other parents.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – The O’Reilly family announced a naming-level donation Wednesday in support of Missouri State University’s new heath care facility.
WEST PLAINS, Mo. -- In September, Republican lawmakers loosened gun restrictions by passing a bill that allows school districts to designate teachers or administrators to become school protection officers.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Community members across the Ozarks celebrated and honored local veterans for Veterans Day Tuesday.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Dozens of veterans and supporters kicked off Veterans Day events in the Ozarks, with a breakfast at Missouri State University.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo.-- After 90 days of listening to the community, Superintendent John Jungmann will outline his plan for the future of Springfield Public Schools Tuesday night.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo.-- The Missouri State University Band is paying tribute to Veterans with their annual “Musical Salute to Our Veterans” Concert Nov. 9.
TANEY COUNTY, Mo.-- Junior Auxiliary of Taney County is inviting children to shop at “Santa’s Gift House” for the fifth straight year.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.-- Missouri Governor Jay Nixon this week released $2 million for Missouri's A+ program.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Community members considering being part of the Springfield R-12 school board will get their chances starting Monday, Nov. 17.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – One Springfield school will get five computers as part of a program from the U.S. Senate.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Administrators with Springfield Public Schools say enrollment this fall is up for the seventh consecutive year. Middle school enrollment leads the increase.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Missouri voters saw four proposed changes to the state constitution on their ballots. Two were soundly defeated, Amendment 3 the most so.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – The Ozarks Area Community Action Corporation, or OACAC, used a poverty simulator to have participants experience what might be like to live on a limited income.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- The Cherokee Nighthawks Stickball team from Talequah, Oklahoma, showed off their skills in a game of stickball on Missouri State University’s campus Monday afternoon.
REPUBLIC, Mo. -- The Red Cross is out for blood today... for Halloween, of course. They're hosting a blood drive at Republic High School.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – The community brought in over $100,000 in benefit to the 10 branches of the Springfield-Greene County Library District during the 2014 Fall Book Sale from Oct. 21-26 at Remington’s.
CBSNews -- Ever feel guilty about wasting too much time on the Internet? Think of it as a profound existential exploration for a higher purpose: course credit.
SPRINGFIELD, MO. -- Springfield is home to the newest campus of the University of Missouri Kansas School of Pharmacy. It's modeled after the Columbia site, which opened in 2005, and addresses a growing need in the Ozarks.
SPOKANE, Mo. – While visiting Spokane High School in Christian County Wednesday, Gov. Jay Nixon congratulated students, parents and staff for being named in 2013 as a national Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Governor Jay Nixon plans to visit Springfield Wednesday for the ribbon-cutting and dedication of the new UMKC-MSU School of Pharmacy.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- The Springfield community remembered a longtime Missouri State University athletic administrator Tuesday.
ASH GROVE, Mo. – The Ash Grove R-IV elementary and high school were put on a partial lockdown after a potential threat in the area Tuesday morning.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The Department of Education has released the process it will use for finding a new Education Commissioner to take the place of Chris Nicastro, who is retiring.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Working groups trying to come up with new education standards for Missouri schools tell the state Board of Education there are still some disagreements on the best way for them to work.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- This week, the Safe and Sober project is working to reach as many teens as possible with a message of not drinking and driving. This year, middle school students are also getting that message.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Former Navy Seal Eric Greitens will speak at Missouri State University tonight.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Springfield-Greene County libraries will host an event tonight for National Bullying Prevention Month. Tina Meier will speak at the Brentwood Branch.
HARRISON, Ark. - A growing industry across the country is hoping to recruit the next generation of workers.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Thousands of pairs of shoes donated in Springfield will help stomp out hunger around the world.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo -- Mercy Springfield and SBU are teaming up to host the 8th annual homeschool health and science fair today.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Spiders are used mostly for Halloween decorations, but Thursday night the Springfield Nature center wanted to teach the public about them in a family fun event.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- A music producer, professor, and chocolatier now belong in the Springfield Public Schools Hall Of Fame.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - A Springfield mother called for more crossing guards Thursday after her child was hit by a vehicle Wednesday on her walk to school.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – One sorority took on a big goal Wednesday night: educating student about domestic violence.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark.-- Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel announced the creation of a school safety division to train districts for active shooter scenarios.