America Reads program benefits students

Posted March 13, 2015 at 2:45 pm

This is the first in a series about tutoring programs in our area schools.

The America Reads Program is benefiting students in three Maryville schools: both Horace Mann and St. Gregory’s as an after school program and Eugene Field Elementary as a during school program.

This grassroots program was announced in 1997 by President Bill Clinton as a national, bipartisan strategy for improving literacy performance among children. After its inception, funds were added to the work-study program, to allow university students to be paid for tutoring elementary students.

At Northwest Missouri State University, Cathi Schwienebart is the supervisor for the program and is responsible for hiring the work-study tutors and placing them with

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    Youth and the performing arts: MHS Speech and Debate

    Editor’s note: This is the last in a series of articles that feature Nodaway County groups involved in theater, speech and debate.

    Nearly every weekend from mid-October until April, a group of high school students from different backgrounds, interests and social circles all climb aboard a Maryville school bus and travel to tournaments.

    The National Speech and Debate Association team, formerly known as National Forensic League, has seen a lot of

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