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LIBERTY — Following a national search, William Jewell College selected Joseph Garcia as the vice president of finance and operations and chief financial officer. He began his new role Jan. 6, according a press release.

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In 2020, Missouri’s Department of Elementary and Secondary Education hopes to address the state’s teacher shortage through recruitment and retention efforts that include possibly raising teacher minimum salaries to $32,000, up from $25,000.

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SMITHVILLE — Five Smithville senior band members have been recognized by the Missouri All-State Band as some of the best talent in Missouri. Three of the five — Michael Fletcher on tuba, Eastlyn Koons on clarinet and Will Duncan on saxophone — will perform with the all-state band Wednesday t…

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Kansas State University named Peter Boos, MacKenna Franssens, Josi Frigon, Gerret Prendergast, Kathryn Prendergast, Grace Ross, Mason Stirtz and Jackson Yahne to its Dean's List for achieving a GPA of 3.75 or higher.

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Kansas State University named Sydney Cantrell, JoBeth Hancock, Abby Harmeyer and Rebecca Jenkins to its Dean's List for achieving a GPA of 3.75 or higher.

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Morgan Brown, Chloe Gillespie and Tillie Wheeler, all of of Kearney; and Michael Hallier and Kacie Weidmaier of Holt were named on the Kansas State University Dean's List for achieving a GPA of 3.75 or higher. 

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LIBERTY — Completing construction on a new academic wing over winter break, Liberty North High School is inviting the community to an open house to show off the new space at 1000 NE 104th St.

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KEARNEY — Due to cold weather conditions, schools in the Kearney School District will start two hours late Monday, Jan. 13.

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SMITHVILLE — Eighth-graders and parents are invited to meet the high school staff before entering their freshman year during a parent night from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 15, in the Performing Arts Center, 645 S. Commercial Ave.

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LIBERTY — Beginning for the first time this year, Liberty Public Schools embraced a new curriculum for students to learn about music and film technology. Because of the pilot's success, according to the district, students will now be offered a continuation of the course, music and film techn…

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SMITHVILLE — Horizon Elementary School in Smithville teaches students how to code computers early on in students’ education. Each student was invited to participate in an hour of coding before school let out for winter break in recognition of Computer Science Education Week.

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KEARNEY — Senior Abigail Jensen at Kearney High School is a Commended Student in the 2020 National Merit Scholarship Program. About 34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation are recognized for their exceptional academic promise, states a release. Commended students placed among the top…

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KANSAS CITY — Veteran journalist and TV personality Ed Gordon will be the featured panelist at the Metropolitan Community College Chancellor's Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship Luncheon, to be held Jan. 17, at the Kansas City Marriott Downtown, 200 W. 12th St.

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LIBERTY — For the second time in three years, Liberty students from Alexander Doniphan, Shoal Creek and Kellybrook elementary schools participating in the PEAK program placed in Burns and McDonnell’s Battle of the Brains competition, clutching a $10,000 grant for science, technology, enginee…

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Variety KC in partnership with the Liberty Education Foundation funded a new harness system that promotes inclusion at Discovery Middle School.

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LIBERTY — Personalized Enrichment and the Advancement of Knowledge students from Alexander Doniphan, Kellybrook and Shoal Creek elementary schools clutched $10,000 in grant funds for science, technology, engineering and math education for Liberty Public Schools.