Education

Education news and issues in the Ozarks.

Scott Harvey / KSMU

Colleges and universities across the country are closely watching efforts in Congress to pass a major tax overhaul. Both the House and Senate have reportedly reached an agreement in conference committee, and could vote on a final bill next week.

During the holiday season, it’s easy to get carried away with celebrating and spending.

But with 2017 coming to a close in a couple of weeks, this is the time to perform a financial health checkup. Knowing where you stand on your finances before year-end is a smart move to make.

Michele Skalicky

If you walk through the hallways at Westport K-8 on Springfield’s west side, you’ll notice certificates or charts marking students’ progress in mathematics.

It’s part of a software program called DreamBox, which the school started using two years ago. 

Senior Vice President of Learning at DreamBox Learning Dr. Tim Hudson said it's not a "sit and get" program, it's a "think and do" learning experience.

The countdown to Christmas is well underway.

As we shop for presents, decorate our homes and plan gatherings with loved ones, another thing on our to-do list should include how we can give back to our community during the holiday season. 

SPS

Following the Board of Education’s vote to fire Missouri Education Commissioner Margie Vandeven, Springfield Public Schools Superintendent Dr. John Jungmann called Friday “A Sad Day for Education.”

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