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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

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.

June 03, 2015

Missouri Drops Smarter Balanced Common-Core Exam

A provision of the state education budget signed by Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon would cut off funding for the Smarter Balanced exam and require a new test for the next school year.

April 21, 2015

Rural Missouri Districts Adopt Four-Day Week

The three districts hope to attract and retain teachers and boost teacher professional development by switching to a shortened week.

February 26, 2015

Missouri Judge: Smarter Balanced Consortium is 'Unlawful Interstate Compact'

A Missouri judge wrote that the federally funded testing consortium, which developed tests aligned to Common Core State Standards, was never authorized by the U.S. Congress.

February 12, 2015

Missouri Transfer Bill May Allow Students to Attend Charter and Virtual Schools

Under a measure approved by Missouri's Senate education committee this week, students from "unaccredited" schools could transfer to "accredited" schools in the district or, if no seats are available, attend charter or virtual schools.

February 12, 2015

San Francisco Superintendent Gets 27 Percent Pay Raise

Meanwhile, school board members in the Fort Worth, Texas, and Ferguson, Mo., school districts make plans to hire new school chiefs.

February 09, 2015

Three States to Decline Use of Adaptive Feature in Common-Core Tests

The decision not to use adaptive testing by three states highlights the complexities associated with a feature of the Smarter Balanced assessment.

February 02, 2015

Funding Shortages For Early Education In Illinois, Missouri

Discrepancies between the amounts budgeted for early education and the funds that are actually available mean Illinois and Missouri are both working with less funding in 2015 then they had planned on.

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