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Culture
Taxpayer funds support Springfield, Missouriā€™s Pridefest, where Satanic drag queen will perform for kids and families

Taxpayer-funded organizations in Springfield, Missouri, are supporting this Saturday’s Ozarks Pridefest, which includes a drag queen known for lewd shows. What’s worse, critics say, is how the drag queen performances… Read More

June 9, 2023
Legislation
Prohibitions on transgender athletes, gender transitions signed into Missouri law

(The Center Square) ā€“ Republican Missouri Gov. Mike Parson on Wednesday signed bills into law affecting transgender athletes and creating a moratorium for gender transition treatments for minors. “We support… Read More

June 8, 2023
Public Education
75% of University of Missouri’s freshman class received merit-based scholarships

(The Center Square) ā€“ Approximately 75% of the University of Missouriā€™s 5,000 freshmen in 2022 received some type of merit-based scholarship, the institution reported. The $92.3 million in total scholarships… Read More

June 7, 2023
Public Education
Missouri using federal COVID funds to pay for teacher certification tests

(The Center Square) ā€“ Missouriā€™s Department of Elementary and Secondary Education will pay for educator certification tests with its remaining $500,000 in federal COVID-19 funding. The funds are from the… Read More

June 6, 2023
Public Education
ā€˜God, let me make it there on time.ā€™ School Resource Deputy talks suicidal teen down from water towerĀ 

When law enforcement officers responded to a late-evening call about a teen climbing a water tower, they discovered a suicidal 8th grader near the top who only wanted to talk… Read More

June 1, 2023
Public Education
Nearly two-thirds of pandemic money for Missouri schools spent

(The Center Square) ā€“ Missouri has spent nearly two-thirds of the $4.3 billion in federal pandemic aid the state was awarded for schools, according to data from the U.S. Department… Read More

May 30, 2023
Culture
State legislatures battle over parental rights, gender procedures

(The Center Square) ā€“ State legislatures across the country this year have debated parental rights in reproductive care and gender-related procedures for children. Democratic state lawmakers have sought to protect… Read More

May 30, 2023
Christian Schools
Christian school enrollments continue to rise amid public school decline. Hereā€™s why

Christian schools around the nation are seeing continued growth in enrollment, even as public school attendance continues to drop. According to a recent study, eight out… Read More

May 26, 2023
Culture
10-year-old raises tens of thousands for veterans, hands out free bracelets

A 10-year-old girl from the Ozarks spends much of her time handing out free appreciation bracelets to veterans. In turn, Serenity Henness has raised thousands of dollars for her veteran-based… Read More

May 22, 2023
Culture
Prosecutor supports KCā€™s decision not to enforce state ban on trans treatments for minors ā€“ but she may enforce it herself

The Jackson County prosecutor supports the Kansas City Council in its decision not to enforce an impending state ban on transgender treatments for minors ā€“ and yet hasnā€™t closed the… Read More

May 17, 2023
Homeschools
Homeschool workshop, used curriculum sale to equip parents for next school year

Families interested in homeschooling often cite two challenges in starting: trying to find local resources, as well as choosing curriculum. However, the Midwest Parent Educators (MPE) nonprofit plans… Read More

May 17, 2023
Culture
Kansas City Council committee declares KC a ā€˜safe havenā€™ for transgender treatments, rejecting a state bill protecting minors

Even as the Missouri House Wednesday passedĀ measured restrictionsĀ on transgender treatments for minors, a Kansas City Council committee unanimously passed a resolution promising not to enforce it. The Save Adolescents… Read More

May 10, 2023
Culture
Missouri bills restricting trans treatments for minors and sports participation head to governor

Two bills that would regulate transgender care on minors and prohibit males from competing as girls in sports are headed to the desk of Missouri Gov. Mike Parson. Read More

May 10, 2023
Public Education
Missouri school board member resigns on trans issues, as district test scores plummet

A Missouri school board member has resigned to move out of state, saying she longer feels ā€œsafeā€ as the state Legislature was considering a ban on irreversible transgender medical… Read More

May 10, 2023
Homeschools
As public schools fail to address studentsā€™ needs, more parents turn to alternatives

Katie Mathews knew her stepson, Ryley, was struggling in public school. But she had no idea how much help he needed until he joined their family when he was… Read More

May 8, 2023
Culture
Missouri AGā€™s therapy rule for trans patients temporarily blocked

A Missouri judge blocked an emergency rule by the stateā€™s attorney general that would require people experiencing gender dysphoria to have therapy before starting gender transition medical treatments. Read More

May 3, 2023
Legislation
Criticism over lawmakerā€™s flip-flop on open enrollment continues as Missouri Senate has two weeks to act on House bill

As the fate of a House-passed open enrollment bill is with the Senate, one Missouri lawmaker remains in hot water over his reversal on the issue. Missouri Rep. Read More

May 2, 2023
Culture
Sight & Sound Theatreā€™s biblical performances to celebrate 15 years in Branson this May

Sight & Sound Theatre has been celebrating biblical scripture through many avenues throughout the years and breathes life into each elaborate scene on its stages in Branson, Missouri and Lancaster,… Read More

May 1, 2023
Culture
Watchdog renews call for probe of no-white-males-allowed program at Missouri State University after president claims no wrongdoing

A civil rights organization has renewed its request for an investigation of Missouri State University and its no-white-males-allowedĀ business boot camp, after the MSU president told reporters the institution did… Read More

April 28, 2023
Legislation
MOScholars Day honors first class of ESA students in Missouriā€™s school choice program

Representatives of the first class of Missouri students to benefit from the stateā€™s school choice program visited the Capitol Thursday to be honored and celebrate their educational success. Read More

April 21, 2023