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Tip Thursday: Live Elementary Math Help

A Springfield Public Schools teacher is now offering live, weekly math homework advice to parents through Facebook.  More...
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HiSET

Learn more about Missouri's new high school equivalency exam.    More...
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Calling All High School Seniors

As high school seniors get ready to embark on their next chapter, the Library's LearningExpress Library resource can help them along the journey.  More...
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Help! I've Got Homework!

It's hard to believe that school is already back in session but alas, here it is.  And with it? Homework.    More...
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Goodbye GED, Hello HiSET

The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education is saying goodbye to the GED at the end of 2013. The HiSET is set to take its place.  More...
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Smart Summer Camp

A variety of summer camps and programs are designed to help enrich a child's education, without the child even realizing it. 

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Common Core State Standards

Learn more about the new educational standards being adopted by Springfield Public Schools.  More...
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Teachers are Students Too!

In the rapidly changing world of education, it has never been more important to maintain a wide array of knowledge in order to be successful.  More...
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Pi Day Is Almost Here!

Math teachers everywhere are rejoicing because their favorite math holiday is almost here!  More...
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To Flip or Not To Flip - That is the Question: A New Educational Strategy Sweeps the Nation

 Advancing technology leads to a new and innovative way to teach and learn  More...
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Do the Candidates Get High Marks for Education?

Issues, issues, issues. But what about solutions? Every four years there is a new focus to the priorities in education at the national level.
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Education Connections for Young People

You may not yet have the right to vote, but you do have the right to be involved and engaged in the issues and process. The outcomes may affect you more than you think.  More...
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Technology in Education

 The rapid and constant pace of change in technology is creating opportunities  for both students and educators in today's schools.  More...
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Homeschooling Resources and Information

Have you decided to educate your child at home? There has been an increase in the number of children who are receiving their education in alternate settings, both in Missouri and the nation.  More...
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Missouri Receives Waiver for No Child Left Behind

 On June 29, Missouri joined 39 other states in receiving a flexibilty waiver for meeting certain criteria of NCLB. What does that mean for you and your family?  More...
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Back to School

Some tips to help you get the most out of your remaining summer days while also getting ready to go back to school.  More...
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Community School - A New Approach with a Traditional Goal

As schools work towards meeting and exceeding the Annual Yearly Progress benchmarks, a new concept that plays on an old idea has emerged.   More...
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What's "next" for science standards in school?

As of May 11, the Next Generation Science Standards are available for viewing and comments. These could be adopted for use in classrooms as early as this fall.  More...
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Preparing for the "Big Exam"

April has become known as a testing month in most area public schools. Helping your child to be prepared for these assessments can take on different roles.  More...
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The Future of Global Classrooms

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Charter or Magnet Schools: Education's Answer for the Future?

As Missouri public school districts look for alternatives to meet increasing expectations, some districts are designing schools that fulfill specific educational needs.    More...
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Brainteasers and puzzles for you and your family

Don’t let the winter blues prevent you or your family from learning new skills this winter.   More...
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College Application Chaos!

Helpful hints on completing college and scholarship applications  More...
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Parent Teacher Conferences

It’s that time of year, again. Parents and teachers are coming together to help children succeed in the classroom.  More...
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Sharpen your skills with the Learning Express Library

Preparing for the GED, ACT or workplace skills placement test? Try using the Learning Express Library for free with your library card.  More...
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Feeding the Brain!

 Making sure your student has proper nutrition and hydration will lead to a more positive academic experience.  More...
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Is your child ready for school?

Area public schools have specific requirements for immunizations. These requirements must be met in order for your child to attend school on the first day.
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R.O.A.D. to Success

The Library partners with OACAC and other community agencies to lead first-time college students down the road to success.  More...
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Learn a New Language with the Library's New Online Program

A fun, effective self-study program, Mango Languages, helps you learn up to 34 languages through an online program offered through the Library.
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Putting bin Laden's Death in Context for Young People

With the recent headlines and editorials printing in rapid succession, it can be difficult to help younger people gain an understanding of the events in the Middle East.  More...
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Top 10 by 20: A New Initiative for Missouri Schools

An ambitious effort launched by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education aims to place Missouri schools in the top 10 by 2020.  More...
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Educate Yourself About Cyberbullying

In the recent months, the topic of cyberbullying has entered local conversation and school policies. Parents and community members need to be aware of the potential harms and gain understanding of such actions.
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Waiting for "Superman"

A film demanding educational reform is making waves across the United States.  More...
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Happy New Year, Teachers!

Looking for innovative strategies to energize your classroom? Try Star Wars!  More...
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Test Success!

Utilizing effective study skills can make all the difference in a student's success on tests and ultimately on his or her grades.  More...
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