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Articles in Education

Chris Nicastro

A Missouri House subcommittee is considering whether to approve more money for student assessment tests under the new Common Core standards. Marshall Griffin reports.

Snowy School Bus

When the temperatures get this low, anyone who drives a diesel engine knows they’ve got to be careful. That’s because when diesel fuel gets down to a certain temperature, the paraffin in it starts to harden, or “gel.”  KSMU’s Jennifer Davidson reports on how this is affecting school buses, snow plows and fire engines.


Tuesday marked the 6th snow day for Springfield Public Schools this academic year.  Some schools in more rural parts of the Ozarks have missed up to ten days of school.  The students may be excited now, but how does this impact their summer vacation? KSMU’s Theresa Bettmann has this update.


Judy Dasovich speaks with Dan Soetaert with the Springfield Urban Agriculture Coalition about the organization's DIRT project.

Election Vote Here Sign

Missouri now has an online tool that allows citizens to register to vote online.  KSMU’s Jennifer Davidson has details.

Assumption Abbey

A group of trappist monks in the rural Ozarks will celebrate Christmas in worship--and by opening their monastery doors to those who may be without families.  KSMU's Jennifer Davidson has this interview with Father Cyprian, who oversees the monastery.


Evangel University says it will lay off 12 staff members at the Springfield school, as part of 25 position reductions effective next year. KSMU’s Scott Harvey reports.

Howitends.org's logo

The Child Abuse and Neglect Collaborative, also known as the CAN collaborative, officially launched their new website today addressing education and prevention of child abuse in the Ozarks.  Howitends.org aims to be a user-friendly resource for parents, children, and professionals, as KSMU’s Shannon Bowers reports.

Health application

The cancellation of insurance policies due to the Affordable Care Act has been a big citicism of the law and left many exploring new health options. KSMU's Scott Harvey reports on how a southwest Missouri family came to the conclusion not to enroll in the health exchange once their current policies end.