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Education news and issues in the Ozarks.

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It’s almost flu season, and to help kids stay well, flu vaccines are being offered to students in Springfield Public Schools.

Flu vaccine clinics will be held at 58 school sites in cooperation with Jordan Valley Community Health Center and with help from CoxHealth, Mercy and the Springfield-Greene County Health Department.

Clinics start October 17 and run through November 15.

Michele Skalicky

Drury University hopes its new comprehensive approach to prevent hazing will serve as a model for other colleges and universities.

Do you like growing your own plants, fruits and vegetables? Then the upcoming Greenhouse and High Tunnel Workshop at Missouri State University’s (MSU) Fruit Experiment Station in Mountain Grove might just be for you. 

Scheduled from Oct. 12-13, 2017, the workshop is a joint effort among Missouri State’s Darr College of Agriculture, University of Missouri Cooperative Extension and Lincoln University.

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All this week, we’re investigating civility and what role it plays in our community.

Today, we’re considering the news media:  what role do – or should – journalists play in encouraging civil discourse?  And what’s the state of civility in terms of how journalists themselves are treated?

Let’s tackle that one first by taking a step back and looking through a nationwide lens.

Michele Skalicky

At times it seems that civility is dead.  People are constantly at odds with one another, and shouting matches are all too common, especially online.  Social media is often used as a battleground where people who disagree on various issues fight with words.   People who were once friends no longer talk because their political or other beliefs are different.  

Despite that, there are many things happening in the Ozarks that show civility and attempts to understand one another are, in fact, very much alive.

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