• Exchange Student

    Exchange students from around the globe got the chance to take a look around at Missouri Southern | KSNF/KODE

    JOPLIN, MO – Even though classes at an area university don’t start for a few more days, many students are already getting settled in for the fall semester. But for one group of students, that’s a much bigger task than most. A student’s first semester in college can be a daunting one, even for people from outside the four state area. Just imagine what that’s like for someone from outside the country. Tuesday was orientation for international students on the campus of MSSU. “We feel like we, we take on a parent role, the way we treat these students, or at least the way I try to treat these students…

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  • Home Schooling

    Decline in Missouri public school enrollment, many parents opting to homeschool | KSNF/KODE

    MISSOURI – Across Missouri, public school enrollment is down more than 28,000 students this fall compared to the 2019-2020 school year. The state has experienced a 3.2{c25493dcd731343503a084f08c3848bd69f9f2f05db01633325a3fd40d9cc7a1} drop between public preschool through 12th grade. This follows annual rate decreases of less than 1{c25493dcd731343503a084f08c3848bd69f9f2f05db01633325a3fd40d9cc7a1} since 2007. Although unclear the reason for the entirety of the decline, many parents have decided to homeschool this year in order to keep their children and family safe. Local mother of two Natashia Hamlet gave her children the option of homeschooling or continuing public school when the pandemic began. They both chose to homeschool. “I gave them a choice and that’s what they wanted to do… My daughter…

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