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House panel OKs Missouri student transfer bill (04/24/14)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- A Missouri House committee advanced legislation Wednesday that seeks to overhaul a student transfer law requiring struggling school districts pay for students to attend better-performing nearby schools. But even some who endorsed the lengthy education bill voiced reservations, saying it has faults but that the issue is too important to end the discussion...
Hooked on Science: Notebook spring launcher (04/24/14)
You might take notes or sketch in your notebook, but using a few materials from around the house you can turn a notebook into an amazing science experiment. Plastic spiral notebook Dowel rod STEP 1: Remove the paper from the plastic spiral notebook spring...
Tax cut would have 'major impact,' school officials say (04/21/14)
School district superintendents and state education organizations say districts could stand to lose $223 million if tax cut legislation is fully implemented, according to a Missouri School Boards' Association news release. Senate Bill 509, sponsored by State Sen. ...
Mo. mulls state funds to districts for preschool (04/21/14)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Missouri lawmakers are moving to put more of the state's money where their mouths are in supporting preschool and early childhood programs. Legislation advancing at the state Capitol would allow public schools to begin counting some children attending early childhood education programs toward the basic state funding they receive. ...
Study: Most college students seek spiritual meaning (04/20/14)
For many young people, college is their first experience away from home ... their parents, traditions, customs and churches. Some students stick to their faiths, while others fall away, convert or reconnect. Two of the three were true for Southeast Missouri State University junior James Freeman, who fell away from his nondenominational Christian beliefs and has returned...
Higher education news
'Saturday Night Live' bandleader performs, talks Monday at River Campus (04/22/14)
FRED LYNCH ~ flynch@semissourian.com Saturday Night Live bandleader Leon Pendarvis begins his presentation Monday, April 21, 2014 at the Shuck Music Recital Hall on the River Campus....
'Saturday Night Live' bandleader to hold workshop, lecture today (04/21/14)
Live from Cape Girardeau! It's Saturday Night Live bandleader Leon Pendarvis! The SNL keyboardist is returning to Southeast Missouri State University's River Campus today to share some of his expertise with students. Pendarvis will host a workshop for musical theater students from 1 to 2:30 p.m. followed by a public lecture at the Schuck Music Recital Hall...
SEMO students get advice from theater 'master' (04/14/14)
Students at Southeast Missouri State's River Campus got the chance to perform in front of New York-based director Dennis Courtney during a master class Sunday. Courtney brought more than 30 years of experience in show business and worked one-on-one with students and explained the dynamics of professional theater...
New scholarships at Southeast Missouri State University (04/13/14)
Several endowed scholarships have been established through the Southeast Missouri University Foundation as part of a matching gift program, the Honoring Tradition -- Inspiring Success Comprehensive Campaign, according to news releases from the university...
SEMO theater program accredited (04/10/14)
Southeast Missouri State University has been accredited by the National Association of Schools of Theatre, a designation Dr. Kenneth Stilson said took 13 years to attain. Stilson, professor of theater and dance, said the accreditation is "our stamp that guarantees that when students come to this program, they're going to receive a certain caliber of training and education to prepare them for life after college."...
Recognizing achievement

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Your school stories: awards and recognition
Theresa Taylor, teacher at Cape Central High School and president of Missouri Business Education Association (MBEA), attended the National Business Education Association Conference. She attended the convention on April 16 -...
Jackson HS Excels at FBLA State Conference 2014 (04/22/14)
Thirty-eight students and both junior high and high school adviser teams from Jackson High School Future Business Leaders of America attended the State Leadership Conference in Columbia, Missouri, on April 13-15, 2014. FBLA is a career and technical student organization for all high school students participating in business programs. ...
McClure Easter Egg Hunt (04/12/14)
On April 12, 2014, the village of McClure held an Easter egg hunt at Shawnee Elementary South.
Cape Central Middle School Sixth Grade Students of the Month (04/10/14)
Cape Central Middle School sixth grade Students of the Month for April: (front row) Makenzie Figliolo, Morgan Hessenkemper, Megan Harding and Jake Coleman; (second row) Charles Hartline, Ivory Alexander, Alex Sanders and Kelandria Campbell; (third row) Tyler Helm, Nicholas Marston, Miguel Suchil and Kobe Gantt. SoutheastHEALTH recognizes the Students of the Month in its role as the Partner in Education for Cape Central Middle School...
Cape Central Middle School Fifth Grade Students of the Month (04/10/14)
Cape Central Middle School fifth grade Students of the Month for April: (front row) Brenden Coleman, Grayson Jones, Alyson Schroeder and Alex Cooper; (second row) Arionna Thomas, Emma McDougal, Hope Stafford and Elijah Wigfall; (third row) Landon Stewart, Te'Anna Burns, Abby Arbeiter and Nathan Caldwell. SoutheastHEALTH recognizes the Students of the Month in its role as the Partner in Education for Cape Central Middle School...
$15,000 in Scholarships Available from Hi-Tech Communications this year (04/10/14)
Graduating seniors may apply for a $500 scholarship by April 15th. Hi-Tech Communications Inc.a regional technology service provider is making available $15,000 annually to award qualifying high school seniors. to receive an application contact Vmosley@hi-techcom.com or call Viney Mosley at 573-450-9415 for more information...
Cape Central's Wind Symphony and Jazz One Band earn multiple awards (04/10/14)
Cape Central High School Wind Symphony and Jazz One band competed at the Heritage Festivals of Music in Chicago this past weekend. CHS Wind Symphony earned Silver and tied for 1st place in class 3A school division. CHS Jazz One Band received the Gold, Outstanding Band Award (which is the highest scoring band), and Adjudicator's Award (which is the judges favorite band). ...
Parker accepted at Indiana University (03/27/14)
Derek Parker has been accepted for graduate study in Human Computer Interaction Design at Indiana University's School of Informatics and Computing for Fall 2014. Derek is a senior at Missouri State University in Springfield MO majoring in Electronic Arts. Derek is the son of Michael and Tiffany Parker of Cape Girardeau and is a 2010 graduate of CHS...
Regional History Day competition (03/20/14)
Olivia Floyd, St. Vincent De Paul 8th gr, participated in the individual exhibit category at the Regional History Day competition held at SEMO on March 14. Hundreds of Southeast MO junior and senior high students participated in this event.
Jackson JV Lady Indians Undefeated Season 21-0 !!!!!!! (03/13/14)
Left to Right: Ashton Gray, Olivia Brown, Abby Hermann, Hannah DeLoach, Nikki Sotak, Rylee Stafford, Randa Norman, Deanna Mirly, Krista Martin, Sam Schniker, Nicole Humphreys Jackson JV Lady Indians finishing off a UNDEFEATED season after a hard fought victory over Desoto. They finish the 2013/2014 Season with a 21-0 record. Congratulations girls!!!...
A Beautiful Sound (03/13/14)
Scott City Elementary School Honor Choir entertains Southeast Cancer Center staff and patients on Thursday morning, March 13, at the Cancer Center.
Hooked on Science experiment videos
Notre Dame vs. Perryville Baseball

The Notre Dame Bulldogs' 11-1 six-inning win over the Perryville Pirates Wednesday, April 23, at Notre Dame Regional High School.

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Education stories from AP
  • Connecticut man charged in Yale hoax threat
    NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) -- A Connecticut man has been charged with making a call during the Thanksgiving holidays in which he falsely claimed an armed man was on the way to shoot up Yale University, police said Wednesday.
  • 4th grader sells pot in northern Colorado
    GREELEY, Colo. (AP) -- School officials in northern Colorado are asking parents to take care with their newly legal recreational marijuana, after fourth graders were caught dealing the drug on an elementary school campus.
  • Emmert supports more efficient, effective NCAA
    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Mark Emmert wants the NCAA to fast-track upgrades for college athletes -- regardless of whether a player union is pushing for them.
  • California bill reignites affirmative action fight
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- Nearly 20 years after California became the first state to ban the use of race and ethnicity in college admissions, a proposal to reinstate affirmative action has sparked a backlash that is forging a new divide in the state's powerful Democratic Party and creating opportunity for conservatives.
  • Embattled Boston U women's coach Greenberg resigns
    BOSTON (AP) -- Boston University women's basketball coach Kelly Greenberg resigned Wednesday about a month after several former players complained that she was so verbally and emotionally abusive that she drove them off the team.