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Education news and issues in the Ozarks.

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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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A program now being offered at Ozarks Technical Community College allows Missourians that receive food stamps to enroll for free in college training and certificate courses.

OTC says it’s one of two community colleges in the state participating in the SkillUP program. It’s piloted by the Missouri Community College Association (MCCA) and the Missouri Department of Social Services, Family Support Division and University of Missouri Extension.

Historian and scholar Dr. Carter G. Woodson is credited for setting the foundation for what we now know as national Black History Month, observed each February.

In 1926, he launched Negro History Week to bring national attention to the contributions of black Americans throughout history. Then in 1976, during the American bicentennial celebration, President Gerald Ford formally established Black History Month. 

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Missouri State University has taken the first steps toward managing an 8.9 percent budget reduction for fiscal year 2018.

On Friday, a day after Gov. Eric Greitens unveiled his proposed state budget, the school’s Board of Governor’s withdrew its tuition freeze.

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Missouri State University is collaborating with Springfield-Greene County Library, University Heights Baptist Church, and the Springfield Art Museum to present "500 Years of Reformations." The Reformations of the sixteenth century radically changed the churches of Western Europe, and later shaped the religious landscape of the Ozarks as well. This series of local events marks the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther’s 95 Theses through an exploration of the history, books, visual arts, and music of the various movements — Protestant and Catholic — that emerged. 

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