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dr Nissa Ingraham receives a hug from Associate Provost Dr. Mike Steiner and Provost Dr. Jamie Hooyman applauds after Ingraham was announced Friday as Northwest’s 2023 Governor’s Award for Excellence in Education recipient. (Photo by Lauren Adams/Northwest Missouri State University) Aug 12, 2022 Northwest Missouri State University honored six Friday individuals as recipients of its … Read more

Missouri legislators load up state’s official calendar with awareness days | Four States News

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — The bill started out as just one word. “Literally adding the word ‘Captain’ to the David Dorn Memorial Highway on Highway (State Route) 180 here in St. Louis County,” said Rep. Shamed Dogan, R-Ballwin. When they named the highway in his honor last year, legislators accidentally left out the title for … Read more

Missouri legislators load up state’s official calendar with awareness days | Local News

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — The bill started out as just one word. “Literally adding the word ‘Captain’ to the David Dorn Memorial Highway on Highway (State Route) 180 here in St. Louis County,” said Rep. Shamed Dogan, R-Ballwin. When they named the highway in his honor last year, legislators accidentally left out the title for … Read more

Legislature close to requiring Missouri schools test for lead

Missouri lawmakers are poised to require schools to test and, potentially, filter drinking water to prevent lead poisoning, making the state one of just a handful that require administrators to meet standards stricter than federal regulations. The state offers grants for schools to pay for water testing, but there is no requirement to test, and … Read more

Grain Valley district bans teachers from posting LGBTQ signs

The Grain Valley school board has decided that teachers must remove signs and cards indicating to students that they are LGBTQ allies. Bigstock The Grain Valley school board has told high school teachers to remove cards and stickers indicating to students that they are LGBTQ allies, a decision that on Monday was met with widespread … Read more

Abortion Training Under Threat for Med Students, Residents | Missouri News

By LINDSEY TANNER, AP Medical Writer Browse any medical dictionary, and before hitting appendectomy and anesthesia, you’ll find abortion. The first two procedures are part of standard physician education. But for many US medical school students and residents who want to learn about abortions, options are scarce. And new restrictions are piling up: Within the … Read more

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Northwest teacher candidates participated in a Wednesday panel discussion with fifth-grade students from Fairmount Elementary School in Independence, Missouri. The fifth graders’ visit to the campus was part of an ongoing partnership with the School of Education. (Northwest Missouri State University photos) April 1, 2022 Forty-two fifth graders and their classroom teachers from Fairmount Elementary … Read more

With Students in Turmoil, US Teachers Train in Mental Health | California News

By JOCELYN GECKER, Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — As Benito Luna-Herrera teaches his 7th grade social studies classes, he is on alert for signs of inner turmoil. And there is so much of it these days. One of his 12-year-old students felt her world was falling apart. Distance learning had increased their friendships. Things … Read more

Editorial Roundup: Missouri | Missouri News

St. Louis Post Dispatch. March 28, 2022. Editorial: As Holocaust teaching expands in Missouri, racial discussion is being muzzled Abill requiring that Missouri teach its school children about the Holocaust is moving through the Legislature with strong bipartisan support. Aren’t these lawmakers worried that this topic is too divisive? Or that it will make kids … Read more

Editorial: As Holocaust teaching expands in Missouri, racial discussion is being muzzled | Editorial

By the Editorial Board A bill requiring that Missouri teach its school children about the Holocaust is moving through the Legislature with strong bipartisan support. Aren’t these lawmakers worried that this topic is too divisive? Or that it will make kids of German ancestry “feel bad about themselves”? Of course, no one is making those … Read more