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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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If you had a million dollars, what would you do with it? It’s an age-old question that often gets a variety of answers. For Ozarks native David Lewis, millions have been pledged on his behalf to area schools. KSMU’s Julie Greene attended a dedication ceremony Tuesday and has this report.

“It will, of course, affect many students and is already impacting students today at Drury. But the David Lewis gift is one that will also impact generations, and for that, we are extremely grateful,” said Dr. Manuel.

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As the school year begins, many high school seniors are already looking at colleges around the nation, and The Princeton Review’s book, The Best 379 Colleges, has turned some attention to the Ozarks. KSMU’s Anna Thomas reports on how local colleges made the ranks.

The book, The Best 379 Colleges, looks at roughly 15 percent of all four-year schools, and judges them based on academic rigor, and uniquely, surveys each student attending those schools.

David Soto is the co-author of the book.

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