Refugees are compelled to flee their country of birth. They are usually running from life-threatening situations like civil war. Springfield Public School District serves around 1,030 English Language Learners (ELL). These students come from 16 different countries and speak more than 14 languages. A good number of them are refugees. Dr. Kennedy Ongaga, assistant … [Read more...] about Fostering community for refugee families in Springfield
Beckman and Ortman are special education teachers in the Ozark (Mo.) R-VI School District. They earned their bachelor’s and master’s degrees at Missouri State University and were frequent classmates in the College of Education, quickly bonding over a common interest in special education studies. “We were both like-minded, always wanting to know what the best practices are, … [Read more...] about Technology helps alumni improve special education
From the beginning, Reesha Adamson could sense her calling. She wanted to improve the lives of young people. … [Read more...] about Rethinking education: How to engage students who have special needs
Her research has been featured in the 2016 issue of Mind’s Eye! Learn about her research online and in the video below. … [Read more...] about Congratulations to Dr. Reesha Adamson!
Imagine starting a new school year, but instead of excitement there’s an overwhelming sense of anxiety. This is what many migrant students deal with when attending school for the first time in the United States. Missouri State University instructional specialist Claudia Franks recently received a grant continuation for a school in McDonald County that works […] … [Read more...] about Helping migrants learn in southwest Missouri