Education

Education news and issues in the Ozarks.

Scott Harvey / KSMU

Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens’ proposed budget invests more in K-12 education while slashing hundreds of million in other areas.

The first budget for the newly sworn-in Republican governor was unveiled before a crowd at the Early Childhood Center in Nixa, where he pledged $5.95 billion in revenue for elementary and secondary education.

“There will be more money through gaming funds, federal funds and state funds into K-12 education. It’s a total increase of 4.1 percent,” said Greitens.  

Claire Kidwell / KSMU

It can be hard for some to be away from home during the holidays. But for Chinese International Students attending Missouri State University, the traditional New Year holiday is brought to them.

MSU is presenting a week of celebration and activities to usher in the Chinese New Year with events such as Peking Opera performances, tea tasting, Taiji (tai chi) classes, dumpling making, and traditional arts and crafts.

Dr. John Jungmann
Scott Harvey / KSMU

The Springfield Public Schools Board of Education has extended Superintendent Dr. John Jungmann’s contract through the 2019-2020 school year.

The announcement on Friday came following the board’s annual review of the district leader, conducted on Tuesday. It’s the third time the board has extended his contract since hiring Jungmann on July 1, 2014.

Fox2 St. Louis

Springfield was front and center at Friday morning’s inauguration ceremony in Washington, D.C. as the Missouri State University Chorale performed before thousands on the National Mall and millions on television.

Just minutes before Donald Trump was sworn in as the nation’s 45th president, the nearly 50-member choir sang “Now We Belong,” whose lyrics embrace a sense of unity. The group has toured throughout the United States, Europe, and South Africa, but Friday’s event came in front of its biggest audience by far.

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