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Goodwill Excel Center gives adult students a second chance at getting their high school diploma

While Goodwill is known for its thrift stores, Cody Chamberlain remembers Goodwill for something much deeper– the chance to confront a lingering regret. “I’ve just been beating myself up about it. Like why did I quit, why did I quit,” Chamberlain explained. A drop out of Fulton High School in Fulton, MO, Chamberlain has been …

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The Achievement Gap Crisis: Opportunities Decrease for Poor Children

Poverty affects more than a child’s home life; it also affects the behavior of adolescents in many different ways. In Columbia, 16 percent of children 18-and-under are living in impoverished conditions, according to 2018 data collected by Boone County. These numbers are still rising. Rachel Jones, a licensed counselor and Mental Health Director at Burrell …

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Darkroom Records Hosts First Ever ‘Busk 4 Blues’ Competition

Aspiring artists meet every afternoon in a recording studio at Battle High School. This year, however, Darkroom Records, a free recording studio in Columbia Public Schools, is sending artists out of the recording studio and into the community. Darkroom Records introduced their first-ever ‘Busk 4 Blues’ competition. “The ‘Busk 4 Blues’ competition is a chance …

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Aspiring Teachers Intern in Columbia Public Schools

Students in Columbia Public Schools are getting a head start on real-world experience within the teaching industry.  “Fresh out of college, you rarely have anything significant to say in a job interview. No one asks about your accounting class or what grade you got on a group project,” Kaitlyn Tradbucco, founder of Educents by CoLearn, …

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