University of Central Missouri http://kcur.org en President Obama Visits UCM, Lauds College Cost Cut Program http://kcur.org/post/president-obama-visits-ucm-lauds-college-cost-cut-program <p></p><p>A western Missouri-based educational program was the lure to bring President Barack Obama to speak in Warrensburg last week. The President said so, directly, in his address at University of Central Missouri.</p><p></p><p>He&nbsp;described the program as a job creator that speeds education for young people without leaving them saddled with student loan debt upon graduation.</p> Sun, 28 Jul 2013 22:13:53 +0000 Dan Verbeck 41025 at http://kcur.org President Obama Visits UCM, Lauds College Cost Cut Program President Obama Lauds Missouri College Cost Cut Program http://kcur.org/post/president-obama-lauds-missouri-college-cost-cut-program <p></p><p>Speeches on the economy and the middle class in Illinois and Warrensburg, Mo. Wednesday were parts of a plan by President Obama.</p><p>President Obama said in Warrensburg he will take his message to a series of American towns in coming weeks.</p><p>In total, it was not a new theme.&nbsp;</p><p>At University of Central Missouri the President talked of making a college education more affordable.</p><p>He also spoke of building more ladders for people to climb to the middle class, if willing to work for it. He said he would make early childhood education a priority.</p> Thu, 25 Jul 2013 02:53:24 +0000 Dan Verbeck 40803 at http://kcur.org President Obama Lauds Missouri College Cost Cut Program KC Charter School Faces Closure, Families Fight Back http://kcur.org/post/kc-charter-school-faces-closure-families-fight-back <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Fifth grade graduation at Gordon Parks Elementary school this week was an especially emotional event.&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The 13-year old charter school was founded to serve some of the most disadvantaged kids in the Kansas City area, but the school has </span><a href="http://www.kansascity.com/2013/06/26/4315644/gordon-parks-school-to-graduate.html" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">some of the lowest scores of any public or charter school in Kansas City, Mo</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">. &nbsp;</span></p> Mon, 01 Jul 2013 18:48:28 +0000 Sylvia Maria Gross & Payne Roberts 39421 at http://kcur.org KC Charter School Faces Closure, Families Fight Back