KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- It took more than 90 rounds, two days and a two-week break, but the Kansas City Spelling Bee finally has a winner.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo.-- Springfield Public Schools will save $10 million by refinancing obligation bonds.
ST. JOSEPH, Mo. --The American College of Technology will move to a new location Mon. Mar. 10.
ST. LOUIS, Mo. -- Gov. Jay Nixon addressed over one-hundred superintendents, administrators, and board members Mar. 8 at the Education Plus Legislative Breakfast.
HUNTSVILLE, Ar.-- One Arkansas school district to asking to waive half of their snow make-up days.
CNN -- Millions of college students are missing out on financial aid for college because they aren't even applying for it.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Arkansas lawmakers approved nearly $22 million in surplus spending Thursday for a variety of projects, but leaving several other efforts unfunded.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- It might be hard to believe, but it's been 16 years since Jared Fogle started his weight loss journey. And now he's helping kids start healthy habits early.
A new study by the Harvard School of Public Health looks at what school kids are eating and how healthy changes in the menu are making a difference.
POINT LOOKOUT, Mo. -- School of the Ozarks will hold a meeting Thursday night for anyone interested in learning more about the addition of K-6 classes. The new grades will be added this fall.
CBSNews -- The College Board plans to overhaul the SAT test in a move to better align the college entrance exam with what students should learn in the classroom.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Springfield Public School District has a new superintendent. As expected the R-12 school board hired Dr. John Jungmann in a unanious vote Tuesday.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - Students at Robberson Elementary School at 1100 East Kearney were evacuated from the building for a short time - at 8:40 a.m. today - after a fire was reported in the school.
WILLARD, Mo. -- The University of Missouri System president will be in Willard today to talk to 7th and 8th grade students about the value of higher education in Missouri.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- There is new leadership at Springfield's Discovery Center.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- The bad weather isn't stopping today's public meetings with Springfield Public Schools finalist to be the next superintendent, although one meeting has a change of location.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- The current winter storm leading into Monday Mar. 3 has prompted area schools to cancel classes.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- The Springfield School Board has set two meeting times for the public with the next superintendent prospect.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo.-- The Elks Lodge in Springfield is giving away prom dresses to benefit those who cannot afford one.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo.--The 48th Annual Drury Jazz Festival has brought competitors from 18 high schools to Springfield to showcase their abilities.
NIXA, Mo. -- It's Pay It Forward Friday! Usually, we'll buy strangers gas or groceries, but this week, we're switching it up. We're paying it forward differently this week. We're at schools in Nixa, and surprising three teachers who have no idea we're here.
REPUBLIC, Mo. - A lockdown has been lifted at Republic schools this morning after a burglary suspect being sought in the vicinity of the middle school was apprehended.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Greenwood Lab school presented a check Wednesday after raising Pennies for Patients.
LONOKE, Ark. -- Safety matters when it comes to your children, no matter how old they are.
CNN -- Two Missouri students went more than 60 rounds Saturday in a spelling bee that had to be called because organizers ran out of words.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo.-- Potential Students can receive assistance in finding financial aid for continuing education at Missouri State University today, Feb. 23.
(CNN) -- Antoinette Tuff's knees tremble as she stares at the black barrel of an AK-47. Her hands shake so much she can't hold a pencil.
SPRINGFIELD, MO. – A cooking competition for scholarships worth nearly half a million dollars was held in Springfield on Friday.
SENECA, Mo.--- The Missouri Ethics Commission is reprimanding the superintendent of Seneca School District.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- After a three month search, the Springfield School District has chosen a Missouri native superintendent as the top finalist for the R-12 superintendent's job.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The House Appropriations Committee on Education has proposed less than half of the $278-million for the foundation formula for K-12 education that Governor Jay Nixon (D) recommended in his budget proposal.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- A proposal that would make it a crime to cause a school to go on lockdown stems from an incident January 16, when a reporter for a St. Louis TV station triggered a lockdown at Kirkwood High School.
JOPLIN, Mo.--Joplin students are excited to see their new high school, rebuilt from the ground up.
JOPLIN, Mo.-- Duke Universities talent identification program in Joplin educates students in various areas of study.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo— “Mathletes” from local middle schools tested their skills Feb. 15 at Drury University.
WEBB CITY, Mo.-- Webb City residents had their first visionary planning meetings Thursday to discuss their future.
NEOSHO, MO.--- Several anonymous donors are being refered to as "lunch angels." More than 400 Neosho students had their accounts paid in full for overdue lunch bills.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Thirteen organizations brought nationally-renowned poverty expert doctor Ruby Payne to Springfield this week to discuss some poverty initiatives the City can take.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Missouri State University has a record number of students enrolled for spring semester.
OZARK, Mo. – Ozark High School was put on lockdown Tuesday afternoon after a “student discipline issue,” according to an email from Curtis Chesick, executive director of technology and communications of the Ozark R-VI School District.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Officials of the Springfield public school district will start interviewing candidates for superintendent today.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo.--Ozarks Technical Community College hosts a free FAFSA filing event to help prospective college students seek financial aid.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo.—Ozark Technical Community College held a simulated mass casualty demonstration Feb.8.
NIXA, Mo.-- Nixa students are heating things up in the kitchen with the 2014 Student Iron Chef competition Feb. 8.
CBSNews -- President Obama hailed the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and private companies for committing money and technology to help meet his goal of expanding high-speed broadband access to 99 percent of American students in the next five years.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - The cause of an engine fire that destroyed a Springfield Public Schools bus this morning is undetermined at this time, according to city fire officials.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- A snowier than usual winter is eating into snow days for school districts around southwest Missouri and northern Arkansas. In Springfield, the official last day of classes is being edged back to meet the state's mandatory minimum of class days.
NIXA, Mo. -- School buildings in Nixa are getting a safety upgrade.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- A discussion of a new way for the state to pay part of the costs of higher education has become a discussion of whether the state has too many public colleges and universities.
The approaching winter storm has prompted dozens of school districts in southwest Missouri to cancel classes Tuesday....including Springfield.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Missouri's state scholarship program aimed at keeping its best and brightest high school graduates in state colleges and universities is not doing its job.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The state Chamber of Commerce says Missouri needs to offer more digital learning opportunities to its K-12 students. It released a study last week that makes that case.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo.-- African-American History Month celebrated throughout the month of February features events that highlight the history of African-American heritage.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - A Drury University student who has contracted viral meningitis is currently recovering at his parents’ home and no other cases of the disease have been reported at the school, according to a Drury spokesman.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The Missouri Chamber of Commerce Education Foundation has released a report that it says shows Missouri must offer more digital learning options to K-12 students if it wants to be one of the top 10 states for education by 2020.
CASSVILLE, Mo. – In a visit to Cassville High School in Barry County, Mo., Gov. Jay Nixon says good schools are vital to the state’s ability to compete and create jobs in the global economy.
JOPLIN, Mo .-- The Missouri governor was in Joplin Wednesday to help celebrate the official opening of Soaring Heights Middle School.
JOPLIN, MO.--- The Missouri governor wants to see hundreds of millions of dollars added to K-12 education throughout the state.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Seven area nonprofit agencies were awarded a total of $68,457.40 by the Community Foundation of the Ozarks (CFO) to support pre-school and elementary children.
JOPLIN, MO.--- The Joplin School Board Tuesday discussed the new Joplin High School curriculum and what they want to do with the Duquesne building.
MIAMI, Okla. -- Students in northeast Oklahoma got the chance to attend an educational presentation about fossils and dinosaurs. The event was presented by a man who is a lover of dinosaurs and a discoverer of new species, as well as an Ozarks native.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- For the first time high school juniors in Missouri will be able to take the ACT for free, according to revisions announced by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – With another bitter cold morning, standing in the cold can be dangerous even for just a few minutes, especially for young children. Rick Emling, the Director of Transportation, says his crews make it to each stop on time 97% of the time, but its no easy task when temperatures and wind chills drop below 0.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo.-- Jan. 26 marks the beginning of National School Choice Week in Missouri.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo.--Little Wing of Springfield is opening its doors Jan. 26 to showcase performances from their pre-kindergarten and kindergarten classes.
MARSHFIELD, Mo.-- A public meeting is to be held Jan. 25 to discuss the Common Core State Standards for Educators.
HOLLISTER, Mo. – Hollister R-V School Districts will have a new Superintendent of Schools effective July 1, 2014.
VERONA, Mo. -- An unusually large amount of absences at Verona Elementary, Junior and Senior High schools forced administrators to close for Friday.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- The Missouri fiscal year revenue is falling short for river boat gaming and lottery revenues, which could short change the educational foundation formula funding.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – After the unveiling of the Every Child Promise 10-year plan on Tuesday, the executive committee announced Thursday that it has reached $900,000 in pledges to the three-year pilot phase of the plan.
More low-income children in Missouri are starting the school day with a full tummy and ready to learn.
NORMAN, Okla. – The University of Oklahoma has resumed normal operations after a call of shots fired was made just after 11:15 p.m. on Wednesday and officials deemed it a false alarm.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Missouri Governor Jay Nixon will be in Springfield today to talk about the education funding in his new budget.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Community leaders are making a promise to every child. On Monday, the Every Child Promise 10-year plan was unveiled.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – On Wednesday, Jan. 22, Gov. Nixon will visit Shady Dell Early Childhood Center on 2757 E. Division St. at 10:50 a.m.
JOPLIN, MO.--- Joplin High School and the Franklin Technology Center are well on their way to completion. The construction team say this project is much more difficult than the other schools in the area because of the complexity of the designs.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- A new plan to make sure kids are ready to learn when they enter kindergarten will be unveiled in Springfield today.
PULASKI COUNTY, Mo.-- Pulaski County Sheriff Ronald Long announced a $1000 scholarship offered to aid criminal justice majors in the area.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo.-- Obtaining a high school equivalency degree will cost more according to a local community college.
NIXA, Mo. – Dr. Stephen Kleinsmith, superintendent of schools in Nixa, has extended his contract through the 2016-17 school year after a unanimous decision from the Nixa Public School Board of Education.
LEAD HILL, Ar. -- It's time for students at schools at Lead Hill, AR., to pay the piper for all those fun days in the snow.
LEAD HILL, Ark. -- After missing 10 days of school due to weather, it's time for students in Lead Hill schools to hit the books on a Saturday.
An inside look at one of Joplin's three new schools that have been rebuilt since the May 2011 tornado. The kids are back in school today and getting settled into their brand new schools.
JOPLIN, Mo.--- The new Soaring Heights Elementary School in Joplin was revealed Wednesday afternoon for parents and students. It is one of the new schools constructed after the devastation of the Joplin tornado.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The House Speaker in his opening day address reaffirmed a strong stance against changing Missouri’s school transfer law, but his budget director is going to propose a bill to do just that.
Nixa, Mo. -- Snow causes changes to many of our schedules - especially students! Most schools have had at least six snow days. Today school bus drivers dusted the snow off so kids could dust off their books.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- As with dozens of other school districts in the region, there is no school again today for kids in the Springfield Public School System.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Some lawmakers say the issue of students transferring from failing school districts into better performing districts will be the top issue in the session that begins this week.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo.--Evangel University is anticipating more than 50 new students on campus this week, but its new student orientation activities have been cancelled for Monday, due to the snow and travel conditions. New students include first-time freshmen and transfers.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- School is canceled for Springfield Public Schools students Monday, Jan. 6, due to the extreme temperatures and hazardous road conditions.
CBSNews -- There may be some good news for kids complaining that their school lunches are unappetizing and leave them hungry.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - Ozarks Technical Community College has a new director of Communications and it is a face familiar to viewers of KOLR10.
JOPLIN, Mo -- The rush is on for classes on Monday at three new schools built after the Joplin tornado.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- The first day back to work and school for thousands in Ozarks proved to be tricky after a fresh layer of snow overnight.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Some Missourians have missed their chance this year to get a high school diploma equivalent certificate this year. If they want one, they'll have to start all over next year.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Missouri is getting federal money for a fifth year in a row to finance firm actions designed to get more failing schools up to snuff.