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September 22, 2014

Lawsuit Targets Common-Core Tests as 'Illegal Interstate Compact'

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 Education Chief to Resign; W. Va. Gets New State Superintendent

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

Armed School Employees: Missouri Legislature Overrides Veto on Gun Bill

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

Campaign to Water Down Teacher Tenure in Missouri Waves White Flag

"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

Ferguson-Florissant Schools Open After Two-Week Delay

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.

August 13, 2014

St. Louis-Area District Delays First Day as Community Grapples With Shooting

Updated: Schools in Ferguson, Mo., have delayed the first day of school as the community continues to grapple with a police shooting of an unarmed teen there.

August 13, 2014

Missouri District Delays First Day of School in the Wake of Shooting, Protests

Updated: Schools in Ferguson, Mo., have delayed the first day of school as the community continues to grapple with a police shooting of an unarmed teen there.

August 11, 2014

St. Louis-Area District Cancels First Day of School After Shooting of Teen, Looting

The Jennings school district cancelled school Monday after a night of looting and riots in the area, sparked by a police shooting of an unarmed African-American teen.

August 11, 2014

Riots, School Cancellations, Conversations About Race Follow Police Shooting of Teen

The Jennings school district cancelled school Monday after a night of looting and riots in the area, sparked by a police shooting of an unarmed African-American teen.

July 15, 2014

Armed Teachers 'Will Not Make Schools Safer,' Mo. Governor Says In Veto

Gov. Jay Nixon calls mechanism for arming teachers "simply the wrong approach."

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