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June 26, 2014

Student Transfer Issue Continues To Roil Missouri Districts

Gov. Jay Nixon delivers on a promise to veto a bill that would have created a voucher program for students who attend unaccredited 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 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.

May 19, 2014

In States Replacing Common Core, Teachers Get In on Standards

Missouri may soon be the next state to drop the Common Core State Standards, but that would open up the door for teachers to get involved in the new standards.

May 16, 2014

Stage Set for Two-Year Common-Core Tussle in Missouri

After several attempts by lawmakers to ban the common core outright in Missouri, the state is on the verge of developing a new set of standards over two years.

April 17, 2014

Missouri Bill Would End Corporal Punishment in Schools

The state currently allows spankings, requiring each district to set its own policy for how they are used in schools.

January 14, 2014

Failing Missouri School Districts Would Be Shut Down Under New Proposal

Districts would be dismantled and replaced with a state-run entity that would hand management of individual schools over to nonprofit operators.

December 13, 2013

Kansas City, Mo., Schools Ask Court to Hold Off on Student Transfer Law

The Kansas City school district will ask a court to stop transfers out of the district, mandated by a 1993 law, while the Missouri Board of Education considers a pending request to grant the district provisional accreditation.

December 13, 2013

Bill to Bar Educators From Political Activity Withdrawn by Missouri Senator

The bill had been described by its author, state Sen. Will Kraus, a Republican, as a "starting point" in dealing with the political influence of educators.

November 21, 2013

Group Seeking End to Missouri Teacher Tenure Got Help from K-12 Chief Nicastro

Missouri Education Commissioner Chris Nicastro said she did nothing improper in reviewing and making recommendations about a 2014 ballot initiative's language.

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