Education

Education news and issues in the Ozarks.

Teaching students how to write is a challenging task. That’s why the Center for Writing in College, Career and Community (CWCCC) at Missouri State University developed the Writing and Thinking Conference to empower teachers to improve student writing.

Held twice a year, the spring 2017 conference is scheduled for March 3. CWCCC director Dr. Keri Franklin sheds more light on the conference and what participants can expect.

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“International exchange is a core value and strength of American higher education,” says Missouri State University President Clif Smart. He's referring to a letter sent by the American Council on Education, which the school has endorsed.

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MSU-West Plains

Missouri State University-West Plains Chancellor Drew Bennett says withholds to the school’s current budget and reductions to the upcoming fiscal year are its largest in over a decade.

Bennett made the comments during a press conference Tuesday, where he said his campus is facing an immediate hold back of over $418,000 and an ongoing cut of $468,000.

Communication Week is a signature event for Missouri State University’s Department of Communication. It focuses on highlighting communication teaching and research, as well as bringing together students, alumni and community members to network.  

This year, the week-long event themed “Make Your Missouri Statement” will take place on campus from Feb. 21-24. 

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Another case of mumps has been confirmed in a Springfield Public Schools student.  The child diagnosed attends Westport Middle School.

The district recently alerted parents that a child attending Carver Middle School was diagnosed with mumps.  Two students who attend Bissett  Elementary were also diagnosed along with a student at Central High School.

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