Makoski for SPS

Foster Change &
Break Barriers to Build Futures for our Kids

SPS R-12 academic achievement continues to decline. We have lost focus of academic rigor, relying heavily on technology, and moving away from textbooks. Parents want a seat at the table to be heard and part of the decision-making process over their children’s education. Our children deserve better, and tomorrow is too late. We must act NOW!

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“We must prioritize in-person learning with traditional teaching methods.”

- Steve Makoski

“We must prioritize in-person learning with traditional teaching methods.”

- Steve Makoski

Steve Makoski

“We must prioritize in-person learning with traditional teaching methods.”

- Steve Makoski

Steve Makoski

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Springfield's Average ACT Score Drops to Lowest Level in 10 Years

By Claudette Riley | Springfield News-Leader | April 26, 2021

ACT scores for Springfield’s Class of 2020 fell below state and national benchmarks and marked the lowest average scores for the district in at least a decade.

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Screen time and children: Negative effects of spending too much time on devices

By Kaitlyn Schumacher | March 3, 2022

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (KY3) – According to the Centers for Disease Control, kids spend up to 7.5 hours a day looking at screens.

All those hours playing games and scrolling the internet can have several negative effects. The impacts include sleep problems, lower grades in school, weight problems, mood problems, poor self-image, and body image issues. In children under two, it can cause developmental delays such as communication skills and fine motor skills.

“For children younger than 18 months, we really need ……..

Employee shortages: How they are affecting SPS teachers and students across the board mentally

KY3 News | November 5, 2021

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