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Students taught by highly qualified teachers more likely to obtain bachelor’s degree, MU study finds

Schools with more teachers who majored in their teaching subject are more likely to have students succeed both short and long term

May 22, 2018

Previous research has shown that teachers play a pivotal role in their students’ academic success—or lack thereof. Now, a researcher at the University of Missouri has found that high school students taught by a string of teachers who majored or minored in a specific teaching subject, instead of a general teaching degree, are more likely to become college graduates. The researcher says that schools can use this new knowledge to find new ways to increase their number of highly qualified teachers and make student success a collective effort.   Full Story
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Farwell appointed chief marketing and communications officer

May 22, 2018

University of Missouri officials announced today the appointment of Kamrhan Farwell as chief marketing and communications officer for both the UM System and MU campus. Farwell’s appointment is effective July 2.  Full Story
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