Some schools were back in session Wednesday after students reveled in a few snow days due to freezing temperatures and bad road conditions. However, those educational days will not be lost. KSMU’s Anna Thomas has more.
Monday night’s snowfall dumped an additional four inches on top of previous accumulations, with temperatures remaining below the freezing mark. KSMU’s Scott Harvey reports on how MoDOT and the areas it serves are handling the winter surge.
More than 40 states have adopted common core standards for K-12 education in the subjects of math and language arts. Missouri State University’s Southwest Regional Professional Development Center provides resources to help schools and
Trish Goddard, a school improvement specialist at the center, provides more information on the Common Core Standards.
The National Weather Service in Springfield recorded between 6” and 8” of snow over the weekend, with more forecasted to fall tonight. KSMU’s Shane Franklin spoke with Springfield Public Works about how they prepare and respond to winter weather.
Branson Airport officials say they are disappointed and surprised of Southwest Airlines’ announcement that it’ll cease service at the venue next summer. As KSMU’s Scott Harvey reports, the airline’s exit next June will mark just a 15 month stay in Branson.
Nearly 22 million dollars’ worth of renovations on Missouri State University’s athletics and recreational facilities will begin this month. The renovations will include a new student section at the Plaster Sports Complex,a sand volleyball court, field hockey space, and soccer and track fields. KSMU’s Shannon Bowers got some student reactions to these new additions.
The winter storm has led to the cancellation of several blood drives. But the need for blood is constant, meaning area hospitals might soon face a shortage of certain blood types if donations don’t pick up. KSMU's Jennifer Davidson has more.
The U.S. Census Bureau estimates that in Greene Country, about two out of five families with children live in poverty. One organization provides free baby items to low-income families, and right now it's looking for volunteers. KSMU’s Julie Greene has more.
The National Weather service is predicting snow and ice to arrive Thursday. As a result, the Missouri State Highway Patrol predicts deteriorating road conditions. KSMU’s Anna Thomas tells us how drivers should prepare for the slick roads.
After several days’ worth of shopping during Black Friday, Small business Saturday, and Cyber Monday, citizens are now asked to give back. Giving Tuesday encourages volunteerism and donations to local charities. KSMU’s Shannon Bowers has this local perspective.
Beginning Wednesday, the Ozarks Transportation Organization (OTO) opens up a public comment period soliciting feedback about proposed amendments to the Transportation Improvement Plan. Public comments will guide the board’s decision whether to formally adopt those amendments. KSMU’s Theresa Bettmann has the details.
More than 40 states have adopted common core standards for K-12 education in the subjects of math and language arts. Missouri State University’s Southwest Regional Professional Development Center provides resources to help schools and teachers develop curriculum to support the new standards.
Rick Breault, coordinator of programs at the Southwest Regional Professional Development Center, discusses how and why the standards were developed.
Ariana Goddard, a student attending Sarcoxie High School, was recently selected to participate in Carnegie Hall’s 2014 High School Honors Performance Series. As KSMU’s Julie Greene reports, Goddard beat out thousands of applicants from around the world to win a spot in this prestigious program.