Senior elementary education major Lauren Floyd didn’t always love reading. In fact, there was a time when it was the hardest thing in the world for her. It took a few years for parents and teachers to discover this wasn’t a typical challenge Floyd was facing. “It wasn’t until second grade when my family and teachers discovered that I was struggling with reading because of … [Read more...] about Deciphering the written word
Sophomore Iowa native Elle Ruffridge has certainly made her impact on campus and in women’s basketball. The Lady Bears guard holds multiple high school state records in Iowa and helped lead the Missouri State team to the Sweet 16 this year. How sweet it is “Who would have thought?” Ruffridge said. “We went one in seven for our first eight games. Then we won the conference … [Read more...] about Sophomore basketball star talks success
Only one in ten elementary school teachers are men, according to Education Week. “It’s no lie that male elementary educators are highly needed,” Bryce Wilson, senior elementary education major, said. “I have always thought that male teachers in the elementary setting can make a real impact,” Megan Angel, Wilson’s cooperating teacher at Willard Schools, said. “The … [Read more...] about One in ten or one in a million?
Eminence, Missouri’s population sits at about 600. The poverty rate of Eminence is 23.8 percent. That’s two times the national average. About 75 percent of the school children qualify for free or reduced lunches. But Whitney Randolph, graduate student in the elementary education program at Missouri State University, has a different perspective of Eminence. “Our community … [Read more...] about Bringing the joy of books to a community in need