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June 29, 2015

Kansas City Schools Move Toward Accreditation

If the district is successful, they'll have to take the final step without outgoing Superintendent R. Stephen Green, who has steered the district from "the brink of state takeover."

June 26, 2015

Kansas Court Rules Portions of State's New Funding Law Unconstitutional

After Gov. Sam Brownback approved changing to the state's per-pupil K-12 funding formula to a block-grant funding mechanism, some school districts headed to court to block the law.

June 26, 2015

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon Vetoes Student Transfer Bill

This is the second year in a row that the Democratic governor has vetoed an attempt to fix the state's school transfer bill. He said the bill doesn't address the problems the law had created.

June 16, 2015

Missouri Schools and Parents Are Divided on Proposed Fixes to School Transfer Law

Gov. Jay Nixon, who vetoed the legislature's attempt last year to fix the controversial 1993 school transfer law, has until mid-July to act on this year's version.

September 02, 2014

Kansas City District Improves Academic Status, Avoids Student Transfers

The 13,000-student district regains "provisional" accreditation with three straight years of growth on academic measures.

August 07, 2014

Kansas City, Mo., Schools Granted Provisional Accreditation

The district lost its accreditation in 2012 after test scores plummeted. While test scores remain low, the state education commissioner cited improvements in recommending that the district be awarded provisional accreditation.

July 23, 2014

Kansas City District Must Allow Student Transfers For Now, State Board Rules

Missouri state board members declined to grant the 13,000-student district a temporary provisional accreditation status that would have staved off student transfer to other districts.

June 17, 2014

Missouri Takes Over Local School System, Acts to Stem Transfer Costs

Among its first acts in charge of the new Normandy Schools Collaborative, the state board of education cut the amount Normandy will pay for transfer students, and restricted the number of students who will be able to transfer in the future

May 23, 2014

Missouri Governor Pledges to Veto Student-Transfer Bill

Democrat Jay Nixon objects to the measure's proposed voucher program.

May 20, 2014

Missouri Student-Transfer Bill Could Founder On Private-School Vouchers

Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon has signaled that he's not likely to sign the measure that would allow students to use vouchers to transfer to nonsectarian private schools.

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