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Posted Jul 31, 2014 at 7:00 AM

Both the Blue Springs South High School Varsity and Junior Varsity cheerleading squads placed first at the Missouri Cheerleading Coaches Association KC Regional Competition at Liberty High School July 19.

Posted Jul 24, 2014 at 8:21 AM

It was like an audition for “Saturday Night Live” inside Blue Springs High School’s front office Wednesday afternoon. BSHS 2014 graduates and National Speech & Debate Tournament winners demonstrated a bit of their...

Updated Jul 23, 2014 at 12:40 AM

JEFFERSON CITY – Parents and students in the Kansas City School District will have to wait until the final few days before classes begin to learn whether the urban school system will remain unaccredited.The school district had...

Posted Jul 20, 2014 at 8:34 AM

An Independence teacher was treated like royalty this week, walking on Target Field in Minneapolis and being cheered by approximately 41,000 people.Megan Coone, a fourth grade teacher at William Southern Elementary Schoo in the...

Posted Jul 19, 2014 at 8:34 PM

The Independence School District is needing school bus drivers for the 2014-15 school year and no experience is required.Applicants must be 21 years of age and drivers will receive paid training upon hire. Bus drivers will only work on...

Updated Jul 19, 2014 at 12:05 AM

Board receivesGoverance AwardThe Independence Board of Education received the Missouri School Boards’ Association 2014 Governance Team Award. The district was one of 22 districts of the more...

Updated Jul 19, 2014 at 12:04 AM

Fort Hays State UniversityMark E. Roundtree of Blue Springs was among 2,027 students who earned a college degree at Fort Hays State University in the spring 2014 semester. He received a B.F.A. with an emphasis in studio...

Updated Jul 19, 2014 at 12:04 AM

Pratt InstituteAlistaire Lucas of Independence was among more than 1,000 students who made the President’s List at the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York.Located in the cultural hub of New York City, Pratt...

Posted Jul 17, 2014 at 10:37 AM

An exceptional teacher in the Fort Osage School District may have the chance to be recognized by President Barack Obama next year.Allen Winningham, a fourth grade teacher at Cler-Mont Elementary School, was selected as a state finalist for...

Posted Jul 17, 2014 at 9:28 AM

The state of Missouri is trying to move ahead under a school transfer law that has at times stirred deep concerns among local school leaders, a state official said Wednesday.“It creates a lot of problems, and it creates a lot of...

Updated Jul 16, 2014 at 8:13 PM

COLUMBIA, Mo.  — The Missouri Department of Higher Education is planning to expand a state scholarship program to some students who entered the United States without legal permission before they were 16 years old, the department's...

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