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Friday, Sep. 19, 2014
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Scott City district to receive $96,000 (09/18/14)
Chairs for the new performing arts theater/Federal Emergency Management Safe Room, a budget revision and a report of additional funds released by Gov. Jay Nixon were highlighted at the Scott City School Board meeting Wednesday. Superintendent Diann Ulmer said the district is due to receive an additional $96,000 after Nixon's release of $143 million of previously frozen education funding for local school districts and higher education institutions. ...
Students learn about world by studying current events (09/18/14)
With news speeding past everyone -- including students -- high school current-events teachers try to help students keep it in perspective by giving them tools to process the information and form their own opinions. The courses go under various names and fall under various categories, such as social studies, sociology or philosophy, but the purpose is to have a healthy debate on topics of the day from national and international news to happenings closer to home...
Who's neXt 9/18/14 (09/18/14)
Events On Show Me Day, potential students interested in Southeast can visit the campus and see the academic programs and services offered. "Students can find out about Southeast's admission process, meet with faculty from our academic departments, and interact with current Southeast students," director of admissions Lenell Hahn said in a news release...
Hooked on Science: Toothbrush robot (09/18/14)
Build a robot with a few items from around the house. 7.5VDC micro super high-speed motor Toothbrush Double-sided foam tape Wire cutters Button/coin-cell battery Electric tape STEP 1: Using wire cutters, have an adult remove the handle from the toothbrush...
EPIC seeks proposals from secondary schools (09/17/14)
EPIC, or Early Prevention Impacts Community, is recognizing outstanding examples of substance abuse prevention efforts by area secondary schools. EPIC schools for 2014-2015 will be selected based on: n Having written policies and procedures related to alcohol, tobacco and other drug use...
Higher education news
Southeast highlighted in Best Colleges list (09/17/14)
Southeast Missouri State University has been recognized among the best regional universities in the Midwest in the 2015 U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges rankings. Southeast consistently has been ranked by the publication since 1993. The U.S. News rankings are based on graduation and retention rates, assessment of excellence, faculty resources, student selectivity, financial resources, graduation rate performance and alumni giving...
Southeast equestrian team to scrimmage Saturday (09/17/14)
Southeast Missouri State University's equestrian team will have a Red vs. Black scrimmage Saturday. Schooling, or warming up the horses, starts at 1 p.m. They will draw for horses at 1:30 p.m., with the event starting at 2 p.m. The event will be at the Remly Equestrian Center, 366 Remly Lane in Cape Girardeau...
Reimbursements for A+ program might be reduced beginning in January (09/16/14)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Education officials are notifying Missouri community colleges that the state might reduce reimbursements for the A+ scholarship program, which gives high school graduates who meet certain criteria money for two years of classes at community colleges...
Patrick Henry's firsts highlighted at Crader Lecture (09/10/14)
Attorney and politician Patrick Henry, best known for his declaration "give me liberty or give me death," seemed to be first in a lot of things, Dr. Thomas Kidd, professor of history and senior fellow in the Institute for Studies of Religion at Baylor University, said in this year's Crader Lecture...
Southeast Missouri State president Dobbins to retire in 2015 (09/09/14)
Dr. Kenneth Dobbins, who has been president of Southeast Missouri State University since 1999, announced his retirement effective June 30, 2015, during his State of the University Address Monday. Dobbins has guided the institution through milestones in enrollment, academic partnerships, programs and construction. ...
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Kelly vs. Portageville softball

Kelly defeats Portageville 5-2 in softball Thursday evening, Sept. 18, 2014 at Kelly High School.

Special Publications
Education stories from AP
  • UC campus chancellors granted hefty pay raises
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- The University of California Board of Regents is boosting the six-figure salaries of chancellors in the system by as much as 20 percent, part of an effort regents say is aimed at bringing the salaries in line with their counterparts.
  • Hunt for Va. student leads to search warrants
    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) -- Police searching for a University of Virginia student say they have a new person of interest and have issued search warrants for a car and an off-campus apartment in Charlottesville.
  • Experts: Science class can dazzle with less danger
    DENVER (AP) -- A dazzling show of fire and color can make science come alive for young students, but it can also inflict serious and painful injuries, as flash fires in Nevada and Colorado showed this month.
  • After NFL, baseball addresses domestic violence
    The recent spate of high-profile domestic violence cases involving Ray Rice and other NFL players prompted Major League Baseball and the players' union to open talks about the way that sport should deal with such episodes.
  • Facebook CEO wants more students to explore tech
    REDWOOD CITY, Calif. (AP) -- Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg wants to turn more American high school students into well-paid techies -- and even hire some of them to work at his social-media company.