Missouri state board members declined to grant the 13,000-student district a temporary provisional accreditation status that would have staved off student transfer to other districts.
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July 23, 2014
June 26, 2014
Gov. Jay Nixon delivers on a promise to veto a bill that would have created a voucher program for students who attend unaccredited districts.
May 23, 2014
Democrat Jay Nixon objects to the measure's proposed voucher program.
December 13, 2013
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.
August 05, 2013
A small number of unaccredited districts in Missouri struggle to stay afloat financially as students opt to transfer to nearby accredited school systems.
June 28, 2013
Unaccredited districts and transfers in Missouri.
June 05, 2013
The embattled district shows signs of improvement that could lead to restoring its standing with state education officials.
April 24, 2013
I'm not ready to suggest that we ought to replace high school with a succession of MOOCs, but I can see a place for them, thanks to my smart kid friends. By and large these are kids for whom school curricula are a baseline, hoops to be jumped through and milestones to be checked off on a transcript. Even so-called "college level" programs like AP and IB are more about putting sweat equity into transcripts than feeding their hungry intellects; more work doesn't always mean more thinking.
April 12, 2013
AACTE provides critical feedback on aspects of a set of draft teacher college accreditation standards.
March 18, 2013
I find it encouraging that there are tools to actually assess what we value--critical thinking, problem-solving, writing, engagement and curiosity--and to give us support in valuing what we assess.