Education - Fulton


Missouri governor approves higher education funding boost

Gov. Jay Nixon has signed a higher education budget that will result in a tuition freeze at public universities.

S. Callaway student is Presidential Scholar semifinalist

Nina McKee, a South Callaway High School senior, has been named one of the rare semifinalists for the 2016 U.S. Presidential Scholars Program.

Nobel Prize winner slated to deliver Westminster address

Renowned Nigerian playwright, poet, author, teacher and political activist Wole Soyinka will be the 2016 commencement speaker at Westminster College in Fulton.

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Weekend event at WWU will feed hungry children

Current, prospective students think of others

Part of the culture at William Woods University is college students helping younger students, and passing that ideal along through the years, according to Mary Ann Beahon, director of university relations.

Education boost, Planned Parenthood cuts in budget

Planned Parenthood will lose state funding while universities, colleges and public schools will see millions of dollars more under a Missouri budget passed Thursday by the Legislature.

Islamic school and community center in Columbia delayed

The future of a planned Islamic school and community center in Columbia is uncertain.

MU graduate students vote to unionize

University of Missouri graduate student workers have overwhelmingly voted to unionize.

Missouri education officials approve new English, math goals

Missouri became the latest state to adopt a new set of education benchmarks to replace the national Common Core standards, ditching the benchmarks Tuesday following conservative backlash.

Missouri Legislature passes bill to cap school funding goal

Missouri lawmakers have passed a measure aimed at reining in the amount of money lawmakers will provide to K-12 schools.

Man pleads guilty to making online threats toward Mizzou

A man charged with posting threats online last year that he would shoot black students and faculty at the University of Missouri's Columbia campus has changed his plea to guilty.

University of Missouri countersues professor in gun lawsuit

The University of Missouri is countersuing a law school professor who has asked a court to invalidate the university's ban on firearms.

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South Callaway students put politics into practice with assignment

Seventh-grade students at South Callaway Middle School sought to understand the role of the U.S. government by creating their own political parties and platforms.

Panel OKs needed skills of University of Missouri chief

A committee leading the search for a new president of the University of Missouri system nagged by racial unrest says candidates must have "a deft command" of communications and public relations.

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Fulton school board reorganizes

After 15 years on Fulton’s Board of Education, Rodney Latty stepped down Wednesday night as the board welcomed the newly elected Verdis Lee Sr. into the fold.

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WWU president named to Ole Miss Hall of Fame

The president of William Woods University, Dr. Jahnae H. Barnett, has been selected for the Hall of Fame at her alma mater.