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Kansas City schools remain unaccredited

5:05 PM, Oct 22, 2013

Kansas City schools are remaining unaccredited after Missouri education officials decided to leave the district's status unchanged.

Nixon seeks full funding for Mo. public schools

3:04 PM, Oct 22, 2013

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon says he is working toward full funding for public schools by the time he leaves office in January 2017.

Three winners announced in poster and essay contests

10:09 AM, Oct 22, 2013

Three winners have been announced in September's MOST 529 College Savings Month poster and essay contests.

Illinois high school starts testing students for alcohol

5:31 AM, Oct 22, 2013

A suburban Chicago Catholic high school has begun randomly testing students to see if they've consumed alcohol in the past three months.

Mo. school creating emergency medicine residency

3:12 AM, Oct 22, 2013

The University of Missouri is creating a program to train doctors specializing in emergency medicine.

Study: 15 percent of US youth out of school, work

3:12 AM, Oct 21, 2013

Almost 6 million young people are neither in school nor working, or about 15 percent of those aged 16 to 24.

MU studies cancer-fighting red wine compound

3:08 AM, Oct 21, 2013

A University of Missouri medical researcher is working to use the cancer-fighting compounds found in grape skins and red wine in tumor-killing radiation treatments.

Alton kindergartner walks away from school; parents furious

12:02 AM, Oct 19, 2013

An Alton couple is upset that their son was allowed to leave school on his own this week. They say the five-year-old was found on a street nearly 10 blocks away.

Missouri state rep upset by gay-themed t-shirts at book fair

8:49 AM, Oct 18, 2013

A Missouri state representative says he's upset that two high school students were wearing gay-supportive T-shirts while working at an elementary school book fair.

Teacher tells 4-year-old she can't have a sweet treat in lunch

8:34 AM, Oct 18, 2013

When an Epping, New Hampshire 4-year-old's mother packed candy corn for lunch she thought it would be a good way to get in the Halloween spirit.

Investigation launched after report of students inapropriately touching on school bus

4:33 PM, Oct 17, 2013

Confluence Charter Schools staff is investigating a report of two students inappropriately touching on a school bus.

Students perform, record sexual act in high school cafeteria

4:31 PM, Oct 17, 2013

Two students at Woodstock, Georiga's Etowah High School are facing punishment after performing a sex act in the school cafeteria.

Indiana school pays the price of bullying

11:41 AM, Oct 17, 2013

Indiana school district pays $50,000 to student it failed to protect from bullying.

Security increased at MU student housing complex

8:22 AM, Oct 17, 2013

Stricter security measures are in place at a new housing complex for University of Missouri, after complaints about several large parties at the complex.

Indiana school district pays $50K to student over bullying

8:09 AM, Oct 17, 2013

An Indiana jury has awarded $50,000 in damages to a Pendleton woman who sued her school for failing to protect her from bullies.