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Among those affected by the partial government shutdown; local school districts. Several districts have sent plans to FEMA to...
The cold temperatures Sunday and Monday have put a strain on Joplin's school buses. Not all of them have been able to sta...
An Oklahoma Senate committee has passed legislation that would limit federal control over Common Core standards for math and ...
Students at Cecil Floyd Elementary in Joplin saw the results of their hard work Monday (5/18): a mural they created with the ...
The Joplin School District got a call this week about an overcrowded school bus. Five kids voluntarily got off the bus before...
A Zumbathon was held Friday night to raise money for a scholarship fund. The fund is named after Charlotte Hopper, who was di...
Kansas House Republicans have outlined a plan that fully funds aid to poor school districts but ties the money to policy chan...
The Galena School District is working on a few construction projects at the moment. Superintendent Dr. Brian Smith tells News...
It's happened again. US News and World Report ranked Webb City High School the 23rd best school in Missouri in its yearly...
Jasper's school superintendent wants to get to the bottom of charges that a former school employee had sexual contact wit...
Gov. Sam Brownback is preparing to propose the state pick up the additional cost of providing all-day kindergarten in Kansas ...
Students at Lamar's West Elementary and Middle School had to be evacuated around 11:30 this morning. Piper Stewart is Lam...
An attorney for the state has responded to legal attacks on a new Kansas school funding law by saying in court that the state...
Missouri Governor Jay Nixon has signed a $26 billion operating budget for next fiscal year that had been passed by the Le...
A Webb City High School drafting class won a statewide Lego Competition by Paragon Architecture. The class wanted to build so...
The Joplin School Board held a special meeting Wednesday night (5/6). Among the topics covered weresocial media do's and ...
Legislation that prohibits the use of tobacco products at public schools and school events has been signed into law.Governor ...
Last winter, Missouri Governor Jay Nixon toured Reynolds Hall at Missouri Southern State University and used it as an example...
Officials in Springfield say no one was injured when a gun in a student's backpack accidentally discharged in a high scho...
Next fall, the Carthage School District will begin a dual language program..where students in kindergarten or first grade can...
There's a fundraising campaign going on in Webb City. Now through November 7th, the Cardinal Collection is raising money ...
Students in Parsons will soon be required to undergo alcohol breath tests before they're allowed into school dances. The ...
Authorities have released the Springfield man suspected of making threats that led to the lockdown of two colleges, five publ...
An online petition is being circulated asking the Joplin School Board to remove Superintendent CJ Huff. Tina Carl,who posted ...
Like many school districts in Kansas, Galena is bracing for less education money from the state. Galena Superintendent Brian ...
Columbia Elementary School in Joplin will get its tornado safe room--just in a different place. Tuesday night (4/28), the Jop...
The Missouri Auto Dealers Association made a sizable donation to Joplin Schools Monday morning. The auto group raised nearly ...
If you've got O negative or A negative blood, the Community Blood Center of the Ozarks would really like to see you today...
With the Joplin School District planning to borrow 8 million dollars to cover higher than expected costs of building new scho...
A proposal to use part of a federal community development block grant to pay for a child care center was approved by the Jopl...
A state lawmaker has taken an interest in the case of a Carthage High School senior who was suspended last week for having a ...
Joplin High School honored part of its past Sunday (4/26). The entrance to the High School was named Jack Holden Way, in hono...
Joplin School Superintendent Dr. CJ Huff is applying to be Missouri's next state commissioner of education. Huff tells Ne...
The numbers are up this year at Joplin Schools by nearly one percent since this time last year. Before the storm, enrollment ...
Next year's course list at Joplin High School will look very different from this year's. High School Principal Kerry ...
Ground was broken Thursday on a new Carthage School building. The Intermediate Center will host fourth and fifth graders when...
Washburn University and The Missouri University of Science and Technology in Rolla is among a dozen campuses added to the gro...
"Free Shep." That's the social mediahashtag started by supporters of Sawyer Shepherd, a Carthage High School se...
Pittsburg State University is offering a new degree program this fall that no one else in the area has. It's a degree in ...
A Carthage High School senior has been suspended for having a gun on campus. Tuesday morning (3/21), Sawyer Shepherd had gone...
A local college is trying to launch a partnership with a university in Ukraine. Dr. Chris Moos of Missouri Southern State Uni...
A group that wants to build storm shelters in every public school in Oklahoma will begin collecting signatures to place an in...
Former First Lady Laura Bush will be in the area Wednesday night (4/22/15), giving a speech at Pittsburg State University at ...
State Treasurer Clint Zweifel visited Irving Elementary Monday morning to talk to students about the importance of higher edu...
Democratic leaders in the Oklahoma Senate plan to pitch their tent on the Capitol lawn overnight to welcome rallying teachers...
Pittsburg State University's Kansas Technology Center is getting ready to host its annual Company Day Wednesday. Almost 2...
With the two elementary schools and East Middle School now ready to hold classes, attention now shifts to the construction of...
Governor Mary Fallin says Oklahoma voters should weigh in on what to do about school safety.Fallin on Wednesday suggested tha...
As part of Farmers Insurance "Thank a Million Teachers" program, North Middle School teacher Kalan Hubbard was chos...
When it comes to Common Core, Neosho Superintendent Dan Decker says he's all for it. He tells News Talk KZRG Missouri'...
Neosho's school board is holding off on its budget for the upcoming school year. They're waiting to if Governor Nixon...
A community college president says remedial courses are critical for the progress of thousands of Kansans. Neosho County Comm...
Pittsburg Community Schools will soon be expanding the variety of technical programs offered to the students of Crawford Coun...
It's not just stadiums and buildings at universities that can be named after you or your business in exchange for a gener...
Missouri Governor Jay Nixon wants to spend an additional $278-million on education the next fiscal year, but he may have ...
A bill that makes it easier for children to advance to the fourth grade even if they may not be reading at grade level will b...
For the second straight year, Pittsburg State University's College of Business has been ranked among the mostfamily-frien...
After a high schooler came forward saying he had sex with a Jasper school employee, charges were filed against 42-year-old Ja...
Oklahoma schoolchildren could not be punished for chewing their breakfast pastries into the shape of a gun under a bill intro...
Carthage Middle School is having a Mix and Meet for incoming fifth graders on Wednesday. Principal Scott Ragsdale tells News ...
Two new Joplin School Board members were sworn in at a special ceremony at Joplin High School last night. Jennifer Martucci t...
The Oklahoma State Board of Education is asking the Legislature to approve a $2,500, across-the-board pay raise for Oklah...
The Carthage School District opened its new early childhood education center Monday (1/19). The building at 829 East Fairview...
The Joplin School District celebrated the completion of Joplin High School's new Performing Arts Center with a ribbon cut...
Missouri Southern students are ecstatic about the university's newest apartments scheduled to open in June. The modern de...
Crowder College has announced the three finalists to become the school's next president. Dr. Jim Cummins is Crowder's...
Today marked a milestone in the Joplin School District. For the first time in 29 years, a ribbon cutting ceremony was held fo...
There's still time to Stuff the Bus. Nearly 15,000 area kids are in need of new school supplies every year. Bright Future...
Students at most University of Missouri System schools will see tuition rates increase next year by less than one percent.The...
Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin is calling on state lawmakers to revamp the state's budgeting process.In her State of the S...
Joplin High students with special needs got a special ride to the Prom Saturday night (4/11). About 40 hot rods were gathered...
Some Pittsburg State University students haven't been able to take laboratory classes this semester. Chris Kelly with PSU...
The Joplin School Board met in closed session Monday (2/9) to discuss the School District's response to the state audit. ...
Too much of a tax burden. That's the reason Superintendent David Carriger believes the $30.6 million Columbus school ...
Carthage will have a new school superintendent next school year. Dr. Blaine Henningsen will step down at the end of this scho...
Carl Junction intermediate students learned more about fire safety Wednesday. A smoke house prop was brought to campus and th...
A teacher at Joplin's McAuley Catholic High School has been named the Dioce's teacher of the year. Patrick Bromley te...
A report by a Kansas school board association finds the increase in children receiving free or reduced-price meals is tied to...
337 organizations around Missouri are receiving part of $4.3 million in grant money from the Missouri Arts Council. Pro M...
Joplin High School classes may not start on Monday. That word from Superintendent Dr. CJ Huff at Tuesday night's Joplin S...
Rock stars, astronauts, rainbows, and alligators. You might be wondering what all of those items have in common. Well, they&#...
A candidate criticized by the Joplin School District's Superintendent just days before an election is now a member of the...
For the second straight year, the Joplin School Board President has been voted out of office. Last year, it was Jeff Flowers;...
Today's Joplin School Board election comes with some controversy after Superintendent CJ Huff took to Facebook over the w...
The Joplin School Board has updated its policy on teaching against religion..but there really won't be any change. The Sc...
Joplin High School's new football coach met the press Thursday (2/5).Curtis Jasper will move to Joplin from Westran High ...
Everything's fine. That's what the Joplin School Board heard Tuesday about this year's audit of the School Distri...
Federal education officials say Oklahoma's public school standards aren't sufficiently preparing students for college...
The next version of the Joplin School Board will take shape after Tuesday's elections. There are six candidates on the ba...
You've heard some of the hosts on News Talk KZRG talk against the new Common Core standards that will be taught in school...
Want to get in a Zumba workout on Saturday? There's a family fun Zumbathon at East Middle School Saturday from 3 to 6pm t...
Oklahoma Congressman James Lankford won Tuesday's Republican primary for US Senate. He'll challenge the winner of a r...
Joplin High School students got an up-close look at what can happen when you drink and drive Thursday (4/2). A mock car wreck...
State universities in Kansas could not increase tuition for two years under a proposal drafted by legislators negotiating ove...
Oklahoma's newly elected Superintendent of Public Instruction is unveiling a new five-year plan to give Oklahoma teachers...
The Joplin School District is losing expected revenue from a Tax Increment Financing district, or TIF, in the Joplin tornado ...
USD 247 Southeast has chosen its new superintendent. Brad Miner, the principal at Royster Middle School in Chanute, has accep...
Joplin School Superintendent Dr. CJ Huff has been offered a new contract to remain as superintendent. Huff tells News Talk KZ...
Voters in Neosho may be voting on a school bond issue next April. Neosho School Superintendent Dan Decker tells News Talk KZR...
The Joplin School District has filed a lawsuit over a $7 million bill for electric work at the new high school and Frankl...
JEFFERSON CITY, MO (AP) - Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has signed legislation intended to protect students' religious expressi...
Missouri Southern State University's Board of Governors voted Friday to hold current in-state and Lion Pride tuition rate...
The overnight rain caused some problems at the Neosho High School gym. Superintendent Dan Decker tells News Talk KZRG a drain...
Students at Irving Elementary in Joplin held their first all-school assembly in their new building today. Principal Nila Vanc...
A conference of schools involved in Bright Futures USA was held this week at Missouri Southern State University in Joplin. Br...
What's going to become of the temporary Mercy Hospital Joplin? It's going to be the home of the Kansas City Universit...
The Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences’ (KCU) College of Osteopathic Medicine, the largest medical scho...
The recent state audit for the Joplin School District found that the District's general fundand capital fund balances hav...
There's going to be a ribbon-cutting in Webb City Tuesday night (1/20). It's for the Cardinal Dome, Webb City High Sc...
Missouri Governor Jay Nixon is asking for $25 million for higher education next fiscal year.But $13 million would be ...
While Monday (August 25) is the first day of school for many in the Joplin School District, September 2nd will be the first d...
Oklahoma freshman running back Joe Mixon, the school's top recruit, has been charged with misdemeanor assault.The charge ...
Tuesday night (3/24), the Joplin School Board voted to spend $500,000 in each of the next three years to lease laptop com...
A campaign video for Joplin School Board President Anne Sharp was shot during a development meeting of Joplin teachers and st...
There's a report from the University of Missouri that finds more people are bitten by dogs during the summer. Lysa Boston...
Kansas legislators have made quick work on brokering a new school funding agreement aimed at satisfying a state Supreme Court...
The Jasper School District has passed a resolution officially opposing Amendment 3 that's on the Missouri ballot in Novem...
For the past three years, students at Southeast Middle School and High School in Cherokee, Kansas celebrated Veterans Day at ...
The Joplin School District is looking for money to pay for its Project Hope program for another year. Project Hope is a colla...
Joplin High and Franklin Tech will not be opening on Monday. Superintendent Dr. CJ Huff cited a couple of reasons for the del...
This winter's cold and snow are causing school calendars in the Four States to stretch. Carl Junction Superintendent Phil...
Kansas education leaders fear a new revenue forecast requiring the state to make $278 million in cuts for the current fis...
The parents of a teenager killed in a drunken driving accident after he left an Ottawa County high school campus have settled...
Crowder College set another record with this year's Festival of Wreaths. Crowder spokeswoman Cindy Brown tells News Talk ...
Missouri is moving forward with testing for the national Common Core educational standards for schoolchildren.The State Board...
Joplin-based Art Feeds has established a chapter in Carthage. Art Feeds uses art therapy to teach children. Art Feeds founder...
Students at Carl Junction Elementary learned the importance of disaster preparedness by the American Red Cross Tuesday. Each ...
Missouri Southern is ahead of the game in securing extra classrooms in the event that they receive a $5.2 million grant f...
Eight school districts in the Four States have received $10,000 each to buy food for kids to take home on weekends. Neosh...
Another Joplin school has a tornado safe room. Royal Heights Elementary cut the ribbon on its safe room Friday. It will also ...
An annual tradition continues this year, as the Joplin Area Chamber of Commerce prepares to honor local teachers. Kari Beasle...
A mural designed by elementary students in Joplin was unveiled this morning at Eastmorland Elementary School. It was one of A...
A little over a week ago, the Memorial School building was suggested as a new home for the Joplin School District's admin...
St. Mary's Elementary will not have school Tuesday (1/20) due to high levels of illness. The Joplin Area Catholic Schools...
Mercy Hospital Joplin says it will donate more land to the City of Joplin and Joplin School District. The City will get land ...
Over the next three nights, people in USD 247 will be able to meet the finalists to be the District's new school superint...
Tuesday night, the Joplin School Board decided to table a proposal to create a health center at the new Joplin High School. S...
It's crunch time to get everything moved into the new Joplin elementary and middle schools since they open Monday. Furnit...
The Missouri Lottery has provided a larger-than-usual payment to public education because of stronger-than-usual sales.The Lo...
There's an opening on the Joplin School Board. Dawn Sticklen sent a letter of resignation to the Board last week and that...
Thursday was the first day of school in Carl Junction. News Talk KZRG asked Superintendent Dr. Phillip Cook how things were g...
Joplin NALA, Neighborhood Adult Literacy Action, is holding their annual Spell Ball Tuesday at Joplin High School in hopes of...
Kansas is receiving nearly $350,000 in federal grants to help schools serve healthier meals and snacks.The Kansas Departm...
Kansas State Board of Education members want public school students to continue to learn how to write in cursive even in the ...
Opinions vary on a bill that passed the Missouri Legislature in this week's override session. It allows teachers and othe...
The largest teachers' union in Kansas is promising to file a state court lawsuit challenging the Legislature's decisi...
The Joplin School Board approved its budget for the 2014-15 school year Monday night. The budget includes one step pay raises...
The Carthage School District is still bringing in naming rights money for its new early childhood center. Carthage Director o...
The gym at Joplin East Middle School is now called the Harold Thompson Gym. Thompson was a coach, phys ed teacher, athletic d...
The Oklahoma House has approved legislation that authorizes persons with concealed handgun licenses to store their handgun in...
A communication arts teacher at the Joplin High School 9th and 10th grade campus has been arrested. Joplin Police say 32-year...
Neosho voters could be voting in April on a school bond issue to build a new junior high school for grades 7 and 8. Neosho Sc...
Three of five Joplin school buildings destroyed by a tornado more than two years ago have reopened. Classes resumed today at ...
More than 200 opponents of the Common Core education standards for math and English are rallying at the Oklahoma Capitol and ...
One of the new buildings on the Pittsburg State campus will be using solar power. Through a grant from Westar Energy, the new...
One of the colleges at Pittsburg State has received an accreditation that some larger schools don't have. The Kelce Colle...
The libraries at McKinley and West Central Elementary Schools in Joplin will be getting some new books, thanks to a grant fro...
Students in Joplin South Middle School's Family and Consumer Sciences class have made some things for the Ronald McDonald...
A lot of ground is being broken in Webb City these days. The Webb City School District has begun work on three FEMA storm she...
The Joplin Family YMCA is asking you to donate school supplies. Lori Jones, The Y's associate executive director, tells N...
He had a teaching certificate, but never taught at East Newton High School. In August 2011, Daniel Reed pleaded guilty to mak...
Kansas education commissioner Diane DeBacker says she will be sending a ``friendly'' letter to the state Republican P...
Kansas education officials plan to ask for an extension of their waiver from the No Child Left Behind law. The U.S. Departmen...
Missouri Governor Jay Nixon has vetoed legislation allowing specially trained teachers to carry concealed guns in public scho...
Kansas' top prosecutor has announced plans to appeal a district court panel ruling that found the state isn't spendin...
School districts across Kansas are preparing for reductions in state aid, as the state tries to fill gaps in its budget. Fron...
Joplin High School and Franklin Tech have received a temporary certificate of occupancy. This was what the School District ap...
Tomorrow from 9-3, over 70 school districts will be at Pittsburg State University interviewing education graduates for openin...
Buffalo Run Casino presented a check for $15,000 to the Freeman Women's Pavilion Fund Tuesday morning. The fund offer...
Three new tornado safe rooms will be built in Carl Junction after voters overwhelmingly approved a $16.5 million bond iss...
Community colleges and K-12 education would get larger funding boosts under a House Budget Committee proposal than those reco...
Pittsburg Unified School District 250 and its teachers union have agreed on a one year contract. The agreement was ratified a...
Looking ahead. That's what the Joplin School Board's long range school facilities planning committee is doing. At the...
The Pittsburg School District is looking into claims that an assistant coach on the high school wrestling team injured a 16-y...
The Kansas City Chiefs will continue to spend training camp on the campus of Missouri Western after the school's board of...
The graduating seniors at Joplin High School have made their mark on a school they won't attend. They wrote messages on t...
Republican leaders in the Kansas House are proposing a new measure to satisfy a state Supreme Court ruling to increase fundin...
The Republican-led Missouri Legislature has passed legislation that would task groups of parents and educators with writing n...
The Kansas Supreme Court says the state's current public school funding levels are unconstitutional.In Friday's much-...
A Missouri House panel is moving ahead with a two-tiered budget that makes education funding partly dependent on the strength...
You didn't follow my budget idea; I'll withhold money from Missouri schools. Governor Jay Nixon says he's withhol...
They're down to the last minute. Soaring Heighs Elementary, East Middle School and Irving Elementary in Joplin are all sc...
Southeast Elementary School got some good news Wednesday morning (Nov. 5). USD 247 public information officer Chris Wilson te...
Officials are adding up the costs of damage done by vandals at Neosho High School just days before the start of classes.The d...
The Kansas State Board of Education is proposing a $459 million increase in state spending on public schools, phased in o...
The Columbus school district is in desperate need of some repairs. That's why their asking the voters for $30 million...
A Kansas House committee is poised to revise a plan for increasing aid to poor school districts but has postponed its discuss...
Construction on the new Joplin High School and Franklin Tech is on schedule. That's the update the Joplin School Board he...
A one million dollar gift from the Bicknell Foundation will be used to set up a technical education center in Pittsburg. Teac...
Students at Kelsey Norman Elementary School in Joplin got to learn about colleges and careers Tuesday night. A career fair wa...
Some students at Joplin's Eastmorland Elementary may be trying to tell Santa they don't need a new bike for Christmas...
The Kansas House has approved a bill boosting aid to poor Kansas school districts, clearing the way for negotiations with the...
Missouri Southern State University officials were showing off their campus Wednesday to visitors from Mexico. Alicia Kerber, ...
President Barack Obama is praising a Missouri program that fast-tracks students to low-cost college degrees as a model for th...
Three Pittsburg schools were on lockdown this morning. It happened around 11am as Police searched for suspects in a crime. Pi...
There's going to be a special election Tuesday for the Southeast school district 247. Voters will decide whether to appro...
Missouri's 2014 Legislative session was "the worst six months for public education in recent memory." Those are...
A school district that includes some students from Ferguson, Missouri, is calling off classes Monday and Tuesday, citing pote...
Kansas Governor Sam Brownback's $4.1 billion plan to overhaul public school funding has passed through the Senate.The...
Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin has signed a bill to repeal the Common Core education standards, getting rid of the new guideli...
A new clinic has opened in an unusual location: a school. Mercy held a ribbon cutting Friday (1/16) for its new clinic at Web...
As exciting as snow days are for area students, it's detrimental to the blood supply atCommunity Blood Center of the Ozar...
In the event of severe weather, Webb City's schools are prepared. Local districts are participating in tornado drills and...
Kansas has filed a widely expected appeal of a ruling that found the state isn't spending enough money on its public scho...
The state audit into the Joplin School District found that the District's financial condition has declined in recent year...
Shock. That's been the reaction among fraternities and sororities on the Misssouri Southern campus to a racist video made...
Due to several reports from KZRG listeners about Neosho School District employees being terminated and escorted from their bu...
Freeman Neosho Hospital and the Neosho School District are setting up a partnership to allow students and staff to be seen by...
Missouri Southern Paramedic and EMS students, along with those interested in the field took part in a neat lesson on Landing ...
Will the third time be the charm? Neosho school officials hope so. For the third time, there's a school bond issue this A...
New Kansas Department of Education figures show that public schools would lose a total of $51 million in state aid before...
Carthage has chosen a new school superintendent. Dr. Sean Alan Smith will begin work in Carthage in July. He's currently ...
Tuesday (3/3) is election day in three Oklahoma cities. In Miami and Grove, voters will decide on school bond issues. Miami&#...
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