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Springfield's Free And Reduced Lunch Rate Up 7 Percent From A Decade Ago

Welcome back to our Sense of Community series looking at the impact of poverty on education. In this segment, we look at the percentage of free and reduced lunches that kids qualify for in Springfield Public Schools. That's usually seen as an indicator of poverty levels since it's based on household income. Here's a chart provided by SPS listing individual schools in the district and how their rates have changed over the last decade. Children qualify for free or reduced priced meals if their...

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SMS and You News Update 07/24/01

Jul 23, 2001

On this edition of SMS AND YOU, we hear more about Ozarks Public Television at SMSU from Arlen Diamond, Director of the Public Broadcasting Services Unit at SMSU.


SMS and You News Update 07/17/01

Jul 16, 2001

Dr. Arlen Diamond was named to head the new Public Broadcasting Services Unit at Missouri State University. On this edition of SMS AND YOU, Diamond talks about Ozarks Public Television coming to SMS.

SMS and You News Update 07/10/01

Jul 9, 2001

Distinguished Professor of History James Giglio continues his conversation about his research into the life of one of the greatest baseball players of all time, Stan (The Man) Musial.

Literacy and Democracy

SMS and You News Update 07/03/01

Jul 2, 2001

In the first of a 2 part interview, Don Hendricks talks with Distinguished Professor of History Jim Giglio, about his new book: MUSIAL, FROM STASH TO STAN THE MAN It's Giglio's biography of baseball great Stan Musial

Civic Participation

SMS and You News Update 06/26/01

Jun 25, 2001

SMSU,Drury University and others, have joined forces to study water quality problems in the Ozarks. On this edition of SMS and You, James River BAsin Partnership Director Diana Sheridan talks about the effort.

Safe Use of Pesticides

SMS and You News Update 06/19/01

Jun 18, 2001

The Southwest Missouri Health Education Center is hosting an Algebra Academy for high school seniors, and on this edition of SMS AND YOU, Tim Weyers talks about the academy and the role it plays in the centers mission.


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