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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.

January 15, 2015

Missouri Bill Would Ban Spanking in Public Schools

The state currently allows spankings, and requires each district to set its own policy governing the way they're used in schools. A similar bill, which would also have applied to private schools, failed last year.

January 02, 2015

Inexperienced Teachers More Common in Missouri's Rural Schools, Report Says

More than 15 percent of teachers in the state's rural schools are in their first year of teaching, compared to about 7 percent in more urban, wealthy schools.

December 18, 2014

Ferguson School Board Elections Unfair to Black Candidates, Lawsuit Alleges

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."

December 17, 2014

Staying Close to Home, Missouri Picks Deputy Commissioner as New K-12 Chief

The Missouri State Board of Education has selected Margaret Vandeven to be its next state education chief, replacing Chris Nicastro.

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