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Burkina Faso is one of the poorest and least developed countries in the world, with literacy rates at 28.7 percent. To help boost these rates and make education more accessible, a Springfield nonprofit organization called For Burkina recently launched a crowdfunding campaign to fund a three-classroom primary school, which when completed will serve more than 130 children. KSMU’s Julie Greene has more.

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Springfield-based Musgrave Foundation today gifted $120,000 to the Ozarks Food Harvest, which the organization plans to convert to more than $1 million in food for citizens in need.

Bart Brown is the president and CEO of Ozarks Food Harvest.

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Springfield Public Schools Athletic Director Mark Fisher has been selected to the same position at Drury University.

The school made the announcement today. Fisher, who has been with SPS since 2003, will begin his duties at Drury on July 1, 2015.

In a statement, Drury President Dr. David Manuel credited Fisher’s leadership and management qualities and breadth of experience dealing with a wide array of sports and administrations.

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Gifted education is the topic of a two-day gathering in Springfield among Missouri teachers and parents. KSMU’s Anna Thomas has more about the conference at Drury University, which began this morning.

Conducted by the Gifted Association of Missouri, or GAM, the organization works with students who it refers to as having unusual potential.

Robin Lady is the executive vice president.

“Our purpose is to support gifted education programs, teachers, parents, stakeholders, community, but most of all, gifted kids,” Lady said.

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Official 20th day enrollment figures are out for Missouri colleges and universities.  And it’s a mixed bag for local schools compared to fall of 2013.

Last week, we told you that Missouri State University brought in a record number of students this fall.

And Ozarks Technical Community College is reporting its fourth largest enrollment of all time.  But with 14,396 students this fall, that's still a 2.7 percent drop compared to last year. 

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