Education news and issues in the Ozarks.

Fremont School

As students from one Springfield elementary move to a new school this fall, students from another elementary will move to the vacated building.  Fremont Elementary will relocate to the old Sherwood Elementary, 1813 S. Scenic, for the new school year as Fremont's building undergoes construction.  Sherwood students and staff will move to their new building on S. Golden in August.

The Springfield School District says bus transportation will be provided for all Fremont students to the new site. 

Submitted photo / Community Foundation of the Ozarks

A new program that allows high school juniors and seniors to learn about potential careers through a project-based curriculum is the beneficiary of a substantial Rural Schools Partnership grant.

The $25,000 in funding for the Greater Ozarks Center for Advanced Professional Studies, or GO CAPS, was part of $72,000 total awarded today by Rural Schools Partnership (RSP). The program is part of the Community Foundation of the Ozarks.

Scott Harvey / KSMU

Two months after it released a climate study gauging diversity and inclusion issues on campus, officials at Missouri State University are pushing forward with ways to improve its culture.

The findings showed that, among other things, many students that associated with a minority group did not feel as accepted or connected to the university, and at times experienced verbal exclusion.

“So the first part was getting that material out,” said President Clif Smart.

Pregnancy and the birth of a child are two of the most precious times in life. One resource for expectant mothers and fathers is a doula: a trained caregiver and labor companion who assists in prenatal to postpartum care. Christina Ryder, instructor of sociology at Missouri State University and director of the undergraduate Sociology Research Assistant program (in the CSSPPR), and Dr.

Scott Harvey / KSMU

A bonding package approved by the Missouri Legislature this week means millions in funding for state buildings and higher education repair projects, including at Missouri State University.

“I think it’s the most excited I have been about anything that has happened in our legislature in the past four years,” MSU President Clif Smart said.