SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Missouri State’s Board of governors Executive Committee awarded a contract to DeWitt and Associates, Inc. Wednesday to begin work on nearly $22 million worth of new constructions and renovations on Missouri State University’s athletics and recreational facilities
CNN -- Student loan debt continues to pile up on America's college graduates, topping an average $29,000 per student last year.
HENDERSONVILLE, Tenn. -- It was supposed to be a lesson in social media and online use. A teacher posted a picture on the internet to show her student's how quickly what you put online can spread across the world wide web. Little did she know her lesson would go viral.
LITTLE ROCK -- It's often said that sitting in front of the class ensures a student will do well on tests. Perhaps it's true, because Deborah Rookey not only did well on her A.C.T. - she scored a perfect 36.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- School children at Christian Schools of Springfield will learn today about staying safe around guns.
BOZEMAN, Mont. -- Montana State University has new technology that allows professors to detect plagiarism. The software "Turn It In" was introduced campus wide in the fall of 2012.
The number of children diagnosed with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) continues to climb, according to new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – In an announcement on Monday, Gov. Jay Nixon revealed his plan to enhance Missouri’s Bright Flight scholarship program and encourage more high-achieving students to stay and work in Missouri after graduating from college.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Missouri’s Commissioner of Education says she and the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education did nothing unusual in working with a lobbyist on the development of a ballot initiative.
Today is the 50th anniversary of the assassination of John F Kennedy and there are local events scheduled in the Ozarks to mark the day.
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- The Missouri chapter of a national teachers’ union says the state’s education commissioner went too far in working with lobbyists creating a ballot initiative to eliminate teacher tenure.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Though the meetings for public input on the Springfield Public Schools’ superintendent search is over, there is an online survey for people who still want to share their thoughts.
Experts say using things like Facebook and texting to get a message across could have harmful effects. With the younger generation using cell phones more and more, experts say they may be losing essential skills.
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- The Institute for International Education has counted more than 17,300 students from other countries in Missouri’s forty colleges and universities in the most recent academic year, 2012-2013.
SPRINGFIELD, MO. -- Missouri State University continues to remember the 50th anniversary of President Kennedy's assassination today.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- The Springfield R-12 school board has begun the search for a new superintendent. After hiring a search firm, they now wants to hear from the public about what qualities to look for.
JOPLIN, Mo.-- The Missouri Southern Board of Governors has approved the plans for a new residence hall complex. The three story, six building complex will be located north of Newman Road and east of International Boulevard.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- November is Native American Heritage Month and Missouri State University is taking part in the national observance.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Evangel University hosts a veterans recognition banquet tonight.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – A new report released earlier this week places Missouri 12th in the nation in the number of international students enrolled at colleges and universities.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri Department of Natural Resources has awarded five school districts funding to replace aging school buses with more environmentally friendly versions.
NIXA, Mo. -- Kids in Nixa will learn about heart health today through a cardiac kids program.
NIXA, Mo. – After receiving part of a $41,916 grant, Nixa schools will now be able perform cholesterol screenings on 5th graders.
ROLLA, Mo. -- Rolla police have released video of a crash on I-44 that was narrowly avoided by a quick acting bus driver for Rolla Public Schools. The crash, involving a tractor-trailer, happened in mid-September. Friday, the video was posted to the Rolla Police Department's Facebook page.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- The Department of Defense likes the patriotism displayed at Missouri State University.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- The Springfield R-12 school board has begun the search for a new superintendent. It has hired a search firm and now wants to hear from the public about what qualities to look for.
FORSYTH, Mo. -- Missouri's governor says students at one school in the Ozarks have risen to the state's challenge to improve test scores, graduation rates and A Plus participation.
ANDERSON, Mo. -- A new texting program introduced to McDonald County schools is designed to prevent bullying and other issues.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Wheelchair bodybuilding - it's a sport you might not know a lot about. But today a professional wheelchair body builder will be at Drury University in Springfield.
FORSYTH, Mo. -- Governor Jay Nixon will be in the Ozarks today.
HOLLISTER, Mo. – Superintendent of Hollister R-V School District Tim Taylor announced his resignation on Nov. 4, due to “not seeing eye to eye” with the Board of Education.
Lockwood, Mo. -- The majority of Missouri's children living in poverty are not in preschool.
Authors of a report focused on the first 8 years in a child’s life say not enough Missouri children are in preschool.
Computer-based tests are among the visible changes in Hollister R-V. and other school districts.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education has announced that Missouri students score above average in international comparison.
SPRINGFIELD -- You can help Springfield students get personal care items by dropping your donations in a barrel at a local Wal-Mart.
JOPLIN, Mo.--- For the first time ever, Joplin schools are introducing a new team, archery. Starting this spring, Joplin schools will have an archery team open to all students grades 6th through 12th.
FORSYTH, Mo. – Gov. Jay Nixon will visit Forsyth High School to recognize the district for its academic success. He will also discuss his efforts to ensure all students in Missouri have access to a quality education for preparation to succeed in college and beyond.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Gov. Jay Nixon announced six new investments through the Missouri Start Smart initiative to expand access to early childhood education opportunities so that more Missouri children start kindergarten-ready to succeed in school and beyond.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The Missouri Public Interest Research Group says thousands of students are using the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to settle disputes over student loans.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Since 2010, Drury University has seen an average annual decline in enrollment of six percent per year, causing the school to lose 35 positions.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- John Dickey and Elaine Graham Estes will be inducted into Springfield Public Schools Hall of Fame on Thursday, Oct. 24.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Governor Jay Nixon has told the state’s higher education leaders he will propose a “substantial” increase in higher education funding in his budget plan for fiscal year 2015.
Hard Work U already runs a lab school for high school students. Now it's conducting a survey to determine whether to add elementary and junior high.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Missouri State University students have passed a student fee of $50 per semester, known as the Bear Experience and Recreation (B.E.A.R.) Fee.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Alumni are back in Springfield this weekend for dozens of events to celebrate Homecoming at Missouri State University. The public is invited to most of the celebrations. Details...
OSAGE BEACH, Mo. -- School of the Osage will hold a college fair today.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- State legislators have agreed to hold a special session to address the impending teachers insurance crisis.
The Missouri Department of Education is switching to a new testing system for high school equivalency.
BENTONVILLE, Ark. --Northwest Arkansas Community College is facing some financial fallout from the IRS. The college received a letter last month proposing a penalty for inaccuracies on specific tax forms.
BENTONVILLE, Ark. -- The Bentonville, Arkansas School District is mourning the death of Assistant Band Director Zachary Roddy.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- The process for finding a news superintendent for Springfield Public Schools will begin today.
WEBB CITY, Mo. -- The Webb City R-7 School District expected to have seven storm shelters completed by next fall, but if the government shutdown continues, that deadline will be in jeopardy.
ROLLA, Mo. -- A solar house designed by students at Missouri University of Science and Technology has gotten solid marks in this year’s Solar Decathlon, but finishes 16th in the international competition.
BENTON COUNTY, Ark. – The Benton County Sheriff’s Office is offering inmates a chance to get an education while serving time.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Drury University has announced an offer to defer payment plans for active duty military as a response to the government shutdown.
CBSNews -- Fake accounts for student lending giant Sallie Mae are popping up all over Instagram in an attempt to steal student identities, according to Scambook, a website dedicated to detecting bogus sites and warning consumers about using them.
SARCOXIE, Mo.--- A former Sarcoxie School Board member pleads guilty to child porn charges. John Lewis, 67, pleaded guilty to possession of child porn Wednesday in federal district court.
BOLIVAR, Mo. -- You might notice a few more kids on the sidewalk today. It's International Walk to School Day.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- The U.S. Supreme Court refuses to hear a case involving Springfield public schools.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Third grade students now have a better idea of how Springfield's city government works.
REEDS SPRING, Mo. -- The Missouri Department of Conservation will hold an archery training class today - for public school teachers.
FAIR GROVE, Mo. -- Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon will visit Greene County today.
NIXA, Mo. – Nixa Early Childhood Program is named program of the year for Missouri.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- An afterschool meal program helps to keep kids from going hungry. Now, the YMCA offers a program to help local kids.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- It's homecoming weekend for two universities in the Springfield area.
OSCEOLA, Mo. -- Osceola Public Schools in St. Clair County, Missouri has canceled classes for Friday because of a water problem.
BRANSON, Mo. -- Zipping around the track wearing goggles to simulate intoxicated driving sends a message about responsibility.
FAIR GROVE, Mo. -- We all remember our childhood classrooms. For some, those rooms were among several in one building.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Three students from Eugene Field Elementary school in Springfield are sharing their love for reading.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- A man who spent more than two decades teaching at Evangel University, will be honored in a unique way today.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- High school students in southwest Missouri are invited to attend a college and career fair tonight.
NIXA, Mo. -- Governor Nixon will return to the Ozarks today to help Nixa High School celebrate its Blue Ribbon Award.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- The warm weather made for a great day to dig in the dirt at one Springfield school.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- A big issue at Springfield Public Schools is keeping children in school and each day, the district deploys attendance advisors to check on children and families.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Olympic gold medalist Anthony Ervin will be at Drury University today. The swimmer won three medals -- two gold and one silver -- at the 2000 Olympics in Sydney.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- A nonprofit hopes to raise awareness about pediatric cancer.
NIXA, Mo. -- The U.S. Secretary of Education has recognized Nixa, Bolivar, Spokane, and Willow Springs high schools as a 2013 National Blue Ribbon School based on its overall academic excellence.
FORSYTH, Mo. -- Computer-based curricula could save the district money and will help the school prepare for standardized tests.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- After nearly three decades of service to the university, MSU Chief of Staff Paul Kincaid says this school year will be his last. In a news release Tuesday, Missouri State University announced Kincaid will officially retire Oct. 1, 2014.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- You might be seeing some extra foot traffic in your neighborhood Saturday.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- The Missouri State University Division Of Student Affairs will celebrate the naming of Bear Boulevard tonight.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Doctor David Manuel was installed as Drury University's 17th president today.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- A new fee is being proposed to upgrade athletic facilities. The rec center was paid for with student fees, and now the student government would like to add another fee they say is necessary.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- The university announced Wednesday that 23,838 students are enrolled. That's 746 more than the previous record set in the fall of 2010.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Drury men sported pumps, stilettos and pink flip-flops on Wednesday for the fifth annual "Walk the Lane in Her Shoes" event to raise awareness of sexual assault and abuse.
JOPLIN, Mo. -- Unexpected challenges at the Joplin High School site are causing some delays in construction.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Brick City is a creative solution to an age old problem, according to Missouri State University President Clif Smart.
ROGERSVILLE, Mo. -- Governor Jay Nixon tips his hat to the Logan-Rogersville School District for its recent academic success.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Former U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft returned to his alma mater Tuesday for a speech before students at Evangel University in Springfield, Missouri.
BENTONVILLE, Ark. -- Bentonville superintendent Michael Poore believes there has been more energy behind the millage election this year, compared to last.
JOPLIN, Mo. -- Dozens of people show their support for the future students of Joplin's new Irving Elementary.
ROGERSVILLE, Mo. -- The Democrat announced Monday he'll visit Logan-Rogersville High School Tuesday to recognize the district's academic achievements.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. --Today is Constitution Day in the United States. On September 17, 1787, the U.S. Constitution was signed by 39 men.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- More than a dozen schools are taking part in a massive food fight in Springfield.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- What if you knew what your soul purpose was in life? One Springfield couple has their answer.
WEST PLAINS, Mo. -- Missouri State University's West Plains campus celebrated its 50th anniversary Monday.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Ashcroft, a Springfield native, will be the keynote speaker on Tuesday during a Constitution Day chapel. Ashcroft has been a regular presenter at the university for more than 35 years, speaking at graduations, homecomings and lectures.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Thirteen Republicans and two Democrats are being dubbed the "flimsy 15" by those upset they didn't vote to overturn Gov. Jay Nixon's veto of House Bill 253.
CARL JUNCTION, Mo. -- An experiment in changing classroom behavior simply by changing seating arrangements, is paying off for one Ozarks school district.