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Education issues in mid-Missouri.
||Exam: UM reveals results of Sasha Menu Courey investigation, Menu Courey's parents react||The University of Missouri System Board of Curators held a press conference Friday afternoon to discuss a report investigating MU's handling of the...||4/14/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Exam: MAC Scholars commemorate Mandelas, Joplin superintendent discusses tornado recovery||The Minority Achievement Committee, or MAC Scholars, is a national program that supports academic achievement and community involvement for minority...||3/31/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Exam: Students learn business strategies from cookies, sharks||We often think of the business world as a world that belongs to adults—adults in suits moving money with the shake of a hand and the dash of a signature...||3/17/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Exam: JCPS uses student-led conferences, CPS superintendent finalists discuss at-risk students||First, KBIA's Hope Kirwan takes us to a classroom in Jefferson City for a new kind of parent-teacher conference—these are led by the students. The...||3/11/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Exam: Students exposed to documentary film through True/False, new MU documentary program||Documentary film has been very prominent in Columbia in the past few weeks. The 11th True/False Film Festival ended Sunday, and a new documentary film...||3/3/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Exam: Davis talks diversity training, Loftin completes first two weeks as chancellor||Former University of Missouri football player Michael Sam came out as gay earlier this month. He came out to his teammates last August—that season, he...||2/18/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||MU donation recognizes student veterans||The University of Missouri has received a major gift donation to fund a scholarship for military veterans. Confidential benefactors donated the $1...||11/14/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||New report shows tuition increases at Missouri colleges among lowest in the nation||The College Board released a report Thursday showing Missouri had the smallest increase in tuition and fees at public four-year institutions in the U.S.||10/25/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||State's unaccredited school districts face dire situation, DESE reports to House committee||A joint House-Senate committee heard testimony Tuesday on the effects of Missouris school transfer law, which allows students from unaccredited K-12||10/2/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||MU anthropologist talks about fieldwork, Russell Elementary students go to university||The MU Department of Anthropology recently hired Napoleon Chagnon, one of the first anthropologists to document the once-isolated Yanomamö (pronounced...||3/20/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||eMINTS program stresses technology and group learning||Classrooms in New Franklin, Missouri got a visit from members of the U.S. Department of Education. Assistant Deputy Secretary for Innovation and Improvement Jim Shelton wanted a firsthand look at the eMINTS approach to education. eMINTS, or "enhancing Missouri’s Instructional Networked Teaching Strategies," is a professional development program created by the University of Missouri. The New Franklin School District implemented the program about 10 years ago. eMINTS promotes inquiry-based learning—students work in groups to solve problems instead of just reading textbooks— as well as an increased focus on using technology. Shelton says he was excited by what he saw in New Franklin: "Oftentimes in my professional career I encounter adults who don’t know how to organize a group activity to get work done. And you see these fifth graders learning those skills at this stage, and frankly doing a lot better job than a lot of adults do. That tells me that we’re going beyond the basic skills of reading, writing and arithmetic and teaching kids the skills they’re going to need for the rest of their lives. " Fifth grade teacher Scott O’Connell’s classroom is filled with evidence of the eMINTS approach. His students huddle around iPads as they research Native American history. The posters with classroom expectations and student writing topics that hang on the wall were created by the students themselves. "Any time they feel like they’re in charge of anything, especially their own learning, they’re going to do a better job and be more responsible and do things more efficiently," says O'Connell. Superintendent David Haggard says while test scores have stayed roughly the same since the district started eMINTS, students have grown in what he calls their “21st Century skills.” "With eMINTS," he says, "what we are seeing is their success beyond high school, and when they get to college they’re able to say ‘OK, I know how to address this problem, I know some of the different tools and the different avenues we can take.’" Shelton says The New Franklin School District serves as a model, working with other districts that want to implement eMINTS strategies.He hopes to see eMINTS and programs like it grow across the country.||9/21/12||Free||View In iTunes|
||Science program to get more room at Columbia College||This week, Columbia College broke ground on a new science building. MU’s Confucius Institute is partnering with a program in the North Callaway school district. Plus, we’ll take you along with a trip through the ‘Mizzou Adventures in Education’ event.||5/7/12||Free||View In iTunes|
||Chinese program taking root at Missouri Military Academy||This week, The special project “The China Connection” tells us about a program at the Missouri Military Academy in Mexico. Plus, an audio postcard that introduces you to a family that’s “like any other,” but at the same time different.||4/30/12||Free||View In iTunes|
||Mid-MO student's internet fame impacts UCM Chinese program||We’ll introduce you to a Mid-Missouri teen who has become famous for her singing… in Chinese. Plus, we’ll talk to the University of Missouri English professor behind the e-book “Is a college education still worth the price?”||4/23/12||Free||View In iTunes|