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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End of the Legislative Session

SMS and You News Update 05/29/01

May 28, 2001

Ozarks Public Health Institute Director Dalen Duitsman discusses the role the Institute will play in addressing public health issues.

Red Light Running

SMS and You News Update 05/22/01

May 21, 2001

SMSU Biology Professor John Havel talks about on-going research at the Bull Shoals Field Station in Taney County

SMS and You News Update 05/15/01

May 14, 2001

On this edition of SMS and You, Mary Ann Claypool talks about intersession courses available at SMSU.

End of the Legislative Session

SMS and You News Update 05/08/01

May 7, 2001

Part 2 of a conversation about U.S./China relations with Dr. Xuecheng Liu.

Every Kid Counts

rountree News Update 05/01/01

Apr 30, 2001

This is the latest news update from the Rountree School.

SMS and You News Update 05/01/01

Apr 30, 2001

Dr. Xuecheng Liu is one of the world's leading experts on U.S. China relations. While visiting SMSU on April 25th, he spoke about the new U.S. President and the direction of U.S.-China relations.

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