SPS throws largest Back to School Bash on Saturday

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (KY3) – Springfield Public Schools (SPS) is holding their largest Back to School Bash at the Springfield Expo Center on Saturday from 9:30 am to 3 pm

Nonprofits such as Convoy of Hope donate many groceries and clothing for this event.

Volunteers unpacking backpacks they will be giving away on Saturday.
Volunteers unpacking backpacks they will be giving away on Saturday.(KY3)

“I think we have about 5,000 bags of groceries here, generally speaking, it’s roughly about two per family,” Jason Bachman, Convoy of Hope Community Engagement Director, said. “I want to say we have about 6,000 socks as well.”

Bachman said providing food and clothing items like this is much needed, especially during this time.

“Prices for working families on fixed incomes trying to hold a couple of jobs, just the food budget for them can be a struggle,” Bachman said.

Stephen Hall, the SPS spokesperson, said now is the perfect time to give back.

“As we

When Kids ‘Used to Carry Guns’ There Were No School Shootings

A Newsmax host seemed to suggest Friday that recent school shootings are the result of students not bringing guns to class, saying that when children did so decades ago there were “no mass shootings” and “no problems.”

Carl Higbie, in an interview with Rep. Greg Steube (R-FL) focusing on the assault weapons ban that passed the house earlier in the day, showed a clip of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) criticizing the methods that “some totally irresponsible people” use to train their young children in firearms usage. Higbie took offense at her remarks.

“I’d say it’s about a hundred years ago, these so-called toddlers and 8-, 9-, 10-year-olds used to carry guns to school as a completely normal thing in a lot of areas of the country–and probably even more recently than a hundred years ago. No mass school shootings, no problems,” Higbie claimed sweepingly, to which Steube agreed.


CBC high school student struck and killed on street near Ted Drewes in St. Louis | Accident-and-incident

ST. LOUIS — A 17-year-old was hit by two vehicles and killed Friday evening while crossing the street near Ted Drewes in the St. Louis Hills neighborhood.

The boy was identified Saturday by police as Matthew Nikolai, of the 5500 block of Daggett Avenue on the Hill. He was taken to a hospital just after 8:15 pm, where he was pronounced dead.

Police said Matthew was crossing Chippewa Street, walking toward Ted Drewes, when he was struck by a pickup going west. He then tumbled into an eastbound lane, where he was hit by a 2014 Ford Fusion driven by an 18-year-old woman.

The driver of the pickup continued heading west after the crash and has not been identified by police. The 18-year-old stopped and is cooperating with the investigation, police said. A stretch of the street was closed east of Jamieson Avenue for several hours as evidence was collected.

Asian students lose in new NYC school admission system

Asian students were the biggest losers under new lottery-style admission rules for public high schools that minimize the importance of good grades — with 30 percent of applicants failing to land any of their top 5 choices, new Department of Education data reveals.

Of the 12,082 Asians applying for freshman seats in city schools in the fall, only 8,484 — or 70 percent — secured one of their top 5 picks. By comparison, 90 percent of black kids and 89 percent of Hispanics — two groups that together totaled more than 45.069 of the 71.349- applicants — scored one of their top 5 choices.

Seventy-six percent of the city’s 9,767 white applicants landed one of their top 5 selections, while another 4,431 students who classified themselves “multi-racial” saw the worst results at only 68%. The citywide average was 83%.

“As you can see, the ones who lost out the most

Senior Citizens To Benefit From Care

Adult EducationNew Delhi, Sep 7 (IANS) India’s Saakshar Bharat grownup literacy programme, which has been named for a UNESCO award, Saturday got here in for reward from South Asian neighbours, especially Afghanistan and Pakistan, with nations calling for the need for regional cooperation in literacy for peace and improvement.

Prestigious Erasmus Mundus scholarships can be found for nicely qualified applicants to the International Master in Adult Education for Social Change. The University of Glasgow is the leading companion within the consortium of universities which have developed this joint Masters programme. Other degree awarding partners include University of Tallinn (Estonia), University of Malta and Open University of Cyprus. Investors are keen for a slice of the market because the payment-paying construction guarantees a daily earnings stream. The sector can also be comparatively resilient to economic ups and downs as parents increasingly prioritise their youngsters’s training.

Dr. Pallam Raju introduced that an applicable …