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Oak Park Senior Named National Hispanic Achievement Honoree

Oak Park High School’s Orlando Quintana was recently recognized for academic recognition as part of the College Board’s National Hispanic Recognition Program (NHRP). The College Board’s NHRP program is an academic honor that can be included on college applications. It’s not a scholarship, but colleges do use this program to identify academically exceptional …

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The Back To School Concerns You May Not Know About

Missouri Viewpoints Mike Ferguson

“Missouri Viewpoints” is a weekly non-partisan news, information, public affairs program that is produced by Mike Ferguson. The show is on television and radio throughout Missouri.  The school year is back in full swing and students, parents, teachers and administrators are focused on homework, tests and ball games. They should …

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Staley High School Principal Named MSCA Administrator of the Year

Staley Principal Clark Mershon has been named the Missouri Administrator of the Year by the Missouri School Counselor Association (MSCA). This is awarded to a building administrator who has demonstrated exceptional leadership within the school and has effectively utilized school counselors to help carry out the school’s improvement plan goals …

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North Kansas City High School Senior Part of New Molecule Discovery

North Kansas City High School senior Montserrat Santos worked with UMKC professor Keith Buszek as part of the American Chemical Society, Project C. As part of the work, the two discovered a new molecule. Montserrat will present her findings to a panel at UMKC on Friday September 16, 2016 at …

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Child Behavior Disorder Expert to Give Free Presentation

Next Wednesday, September 21, Learning Disorder expert Dr. Robert Melillo is holding a free presentation for educators and parents at Maple Wood Community College. Dr. Melillo, author of several books including “Disconnected Kids,” will address common neuro behavioral disorders in children, including attention and learning concerns such as ADHD, Dyslexia …

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PARK UNIVERSITY RANKED AMONG BEST IN THE COUNTRY FOR ADULT LEARNERS BY “WASHINGTON MONTHLY”

With more than 20.2 million students age 25 and older attending colleges and universities in the United States — more than 40 percent of all higher education students nationwide — Washington Monthly has ranked, for the first time, a list of the top schools in the country for adult learners. …

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Audit of Missouri Dept. of Higher Education, finds inadequate oversight for $5M in outstanding loans

Audit recommends stronger monitoring, improved communications JEFFERSON CITY, Mo – Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway released an audit of the Missouri Department of Higher Education on Tuesday, August 9, which raises concerns with one of the department’s loan programs. The Advantage Missouri state-run loan program offered forgivable loans to students …

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Northland Church to Hold Free Teacher Supply Giveaway

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Tightening budgets have made it harder than ever for Kansas and Missouri educators to keep their classrooms stocked with the tools they need to do their jobs. A church in Kansas City North is doing its best to help by giving them supplies for free, no …

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State Representative Kevin Corlew: 2016 End of Missouri Legislative Session Review

Missouri State Representative Kevin Corlew

Missouri State Representative Kevin Corlew represents Missouri House district 14. Most of Representative Corlew’s district is in Platte County, but a small portion of it extends into Clay County. This is a combination of his July email newsletters. You’ll find a rundown of bills passed in Jefferson City this year. For more information on our Opinion Section please …

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Chapel Hill Elementary Named Gold Star School

Chapel Hill Elementary (North Kansas City School District) was one of eight public schools, to receive Gold Star recognition by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.  The Gold Star program recognizes public schools that perform at high academic levels or that perform at high levels while serving a …

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