A federal lawsuit filed today by the ACLU alleges that school board elections in Ferguson keep blacks "all but locked out of the political process."
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December 18, 2014
December 17, 2014
The Missouri State Board of Education has selected Margaret Vandeven to be its next state education chief, replacing Chris Nicastro.
December 15, 2014
The special issue highlights school district leaders that are engaging in innovative approaches to improve their schools.
December 01, 2014
Cole County Circuit Court Judge Daniel Green issued the order on Nov. 25 as part of a court case brought by a group of Missourians who are challenging the state's membership in Smarter Balanced.
November 11, 2014
A bill that would allow home-schooled students to play on public school sports teams is likely to re-emerge in the Missouri legislature. Meanwhile, Pennsylvania lawmakers pass a bill ending district-level oversight of home schoolers.
September 22, 2014
A Missouri lawsuit claims that the state's funding of the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium illegally cedes state sovereignty over its K-12 policy.
September 16, 2014
Missouri Commissioner of Education Chris Nicastro says she will resign at the end of the calendar year; meanwhile, Michael Martirano is sworn in as West Virginia's state schools superintendent.
September 11, 2014
Under the bill, school boards can meet in closed session to designate employees as school protection officers, authorized to "carry a concealed firearm or self-defense spray device."
September 10, 2014
"It has become clear that now is not the time to further pursue the Teach Great initiative," a spokeswoman for the campaign said.
August 25, 2014
The school district, which serves about 11,200 students, postponed opening because of the protests following the death of Michael Brown, the 18-year-old black teenager who was shot by a white police officer.