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Dr. Duane Widhalm, Lebanon R-III

Lebanon R-III is not immune to the challenges that many districts face across the country. Sixty-two percent of its students receive free or reduced-price lunch. There was a time when the district battled low graduation rates. But if you ask Lebanon R-III Superintendent Dr. Duane Widhalm what makes the district and community special to him, it’s simple. Read More

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Susie Rahlmann Sits Down with Students

Susie Rahlmann and education seemed like a perfect match, at least to one person. Growing up in Fredericktown, a small community in southeast Missouri, Rahlmann spent plenty of time around children. Her high school agriculture teacher, Tom Mooney, had an idea where this might lead. “I would see her around little kids,” said Mooney. “They lit Read More

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Teacher Moments – Lucy Shrout & Carol Robertson

A good-sized snake rests under a heat lamp inside a glass tank in Lucy Shrout’s sixth-grade science class. He’s a big hit with the students, even (or especially) when it’s time to feed him a live mouse or two. Lucy says the kids will occasionally handle the ball python and enjoy having him in their Read More