Growing discontent with state testing among school superintendents

A growing list of Missouri school leaders are organizing to push for changes to the way their students are tested, saying the current model is in constant flux and doesn’t provide useful feedback on student learning. The end-of-year exams that have become emblematic to public education are an “archaic and broken process,” said Rockwood School District Superintendent Eric Knost, an outspoken critic of standardized testing.

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Cost Of U.S. Opioid Epidemic Since 2001 Is $1 Trillion And Climbing

The opioid epidemic has cost the U.S. more than a trillion dollars since 2001, according to a new study, and may exceed another $500 billion over the next three years. The report by Altarum, a nonprofit group that studies the health economy, examined CDC mortality data through June of last year. The greatest financial cost of the opioid epidemic, according to the report, is in lost earnings and productivity losses to employers. Early deaths and substance abuse disorders also take a toll on...

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SMS and You News Update 07/03/01

Jul 2, 2001

In the first of a 2 part interview, Don Hendricks talks with Distinguished Professor of History Jim Giglio, about his new book: MUSIAL, FROM STASH TO STAN THE MAN It's Giglio's biography of baseball great Stan Musial

Civic Participation

SMS and You News Update 06/26/01

Jun 25, 2001

SMSU,Drury University and others, have joined forces to study water quality problems in the Ozarks. On this edition of SMS and You, James River BAsin Partnership Director Diana Sheridan talks about the effort.

Safe Use of Pesticides

SMS and You News Update 06/19/01

Jun 18, 2001

The Southwest Missouri Health Education Center is hosting an Algebra Academy for high school seniors, and on this edition of SMS AND YOU, Tim Weyers talks about the academy and the role it plays in the centers mission.

Government Workers

SMS and You News Update 06/12/01

Jun 11, 2001

On this edition of SMS AND YOU, Don Hendricks talks with Stephanie Orman, Associate Director of the Center For Dispute Resolution.

Recreation Opportunities in Springfield

SMS and You News Update 06/05/01

Jun 4, 2001

Steve Robinette is the Director of Acedemic Outreach at SMSU, and on this edition of SMS and You, Robinette talks about his recent visit to Dalian China where SMS has established a branch campus at Liaoning Teachers University.

rountree News Update 06/01/01

May 31, 2001

This is the latest news update from the Rountree School.

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