Missouri governor signs extension on broadband, water tests for schools

On Thursday morning, Missouri Governor Mike Parson signed HB 1768, a piece of legislation that will extend the current Missouri Broadband Grant Program, set to expire in August 2021, through 2027, according to a news release from the Missouri Governor… more

Free tuition deal through a Kansas City family foundation

A helping hand is within reach for those currently enrolled in or beginning graduate courses at the Henry W. Bloch School of Management at UMKC. The family of the late Henry W. Bloch is offering free tuition for the first… more

In-person classes remain goal to prevent further learning gaps

Reopening schools is key to both the economy and the health of Missourians, Margie Vandeven, director of the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education said. Vandeven says closing schools was necessary in mid-March to help fight the coronavirus but… more

Wyandotte Opens School Districts with Restrictions due to COVID-19

Yesterday Wyandotte County announced new education guidelines, developed by 10 partners including Kansas Public Schools and the Unified Government Public Health Department. Currently in phase three of reopening, specific guidelines for each level of education will differ, providing different options… more

Missouri asked to redirect funding in schools by ACLU

The American Civil Liberties Union of Missouri has written to several school districts throughout the state urging them to remove police officers from schools, according to reporting by the Associated Press. ACLU says money spent on school resource officers should… more

MU tuition increase

The Board of Curators for the University of Missouri system have approved a 2.3 percent tuition increase effective with the fall semester. While structured as an offset to the annual rate of inflation, though, that increase will fall considerably short… more

UMKC School of Medicine plans expansion to St. Joseph in partnership with Mosiac

In a move designed to address a stubborn shortage of physicians in rural areas of the state, the University of Missouri-Kansas City has been given the green light to expand with a satellite campus in St. Joseph. Financed in large part… more

MU and KU enforce mask policy for returning students in the fall

After the decision to continue in-person classes for the fall semester, both the University of Missouri-Columbia and the University of Kansas has announced Thursday that they will be requiring students to wear face masks while indoors in class, according to… more

Young children said to be more immune to COVID-19 than adults

The number of children affected by COVID-19 has shown to be significantly lower than older age groups. In a study conducted by Nature Medicine, there are age-dependent effects in the spread of the virus. “Age disparities in observed cases could… more

Shaky fall semester plans cause students to consider options

Although the worst of COVID-19 appears to be over, many universities are still wary of solidifying fall semester schedules for fear of another outbreak. Many universities who have released fall semester calendars have made it clear that due to COVID-19,… more