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Editorial: Focus on education to jumpstart Missouri's economy
June 10, 2012

Deciphering economic reports is often an excercise in divinging beauty. The beholder's eye is key to the judgement. Read more here»

Unprecedented higher education meeting in Columbia (AUDIO)
June 7, 2012

More than 100 of the people who lead Missouri’s 23 public colleges and universities are holding an unprecedented meeting today in Columbia, MO. Read more here»

A Gap in College Graduates Leaves Some Cities Behind

The New York Times
May 30, 2012

DAYTON, Ohio — As cities like this one try to reinvent themselves after losing large swaths of their manufacturing sectors, they are discovering that one of the most critical ingredients for a successful transformation — college graduates — is in perilously short supply. Read more here»

Why is Missouri lagging behind economically? Education
March 29, 2012

Imagine if St. Louis didn't rank 76th out of the nation's 100 largest cities in percentage of job growth since the Great Recession in 2007 to the end of last year. Read more here»

Passion for Education Now

Springfield News-Leader
March 7, 2012

First, let’s all give a big “Thank you!” to the folks, foundations and businesses that have given gifts to Missouri State University and Ozarks Technical Community College in recent years. Read more here»

Where the Jobs Are, the Training May Not Be

New York Times
March 1, 2012

As state funding has dwindled, public colleges have raised tuition and are now resorting to even more desperate measures — cutting training for jobs the economy needs most. Read more here»

Missouri needs to make education its top priority

St. Louis Post-Dispatch Editorial
February 27, 2012

For far too long, Missouri's top elected officials have been ignoring six of the most important words in the state constitution. They are in Article III, Section 36: "For the purpose of public education." Read more here »

State Support Slumps Again

Inside Higher Education
January 23, 2012

The news will come as no surprise to the public college administrators and faculty members who've seen their budgets slashed over the past year. But an annual study of state spending on higher education finds that state appropriations for colleges and students sunk by 7.6 percent in 2011-12, the largest such decline in at least a half century. Read more here»