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MEDIA ADVISORY: MUPD offers active threat training for campus community

May 22, 2018

The University of Missouri Police Department will host Citizens’ Response to Active Threats (C.R.A.T.) training for all University of Missouri faculty, staff and students. The course, which is based on the Department of Homeland Security’s Run, Hide, Fight Program, takes a comprehensive approach to dealing with active shooter/violent intruder incidents. Participants learn how to react and respond to violent intruders and take an active role in their own survival.  Full Story

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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