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Task force recommends St. Louis public schools return to local control … eventually
Jan 19, 6:56 AM: A task force on the future governance of St. Louis’ public schools says control of the district should eventually return to local, democratic oversight, but members struggled to agree on much else.
Missouri legislation brings up school funding concerns
Jan 10, 7:16 AM: With both charter school expansion and vouchers a possibility in this Missouri legislative session, school districts like Palmyra R-1 are keeping a close eye on Jefferson City.
Amid controversy, scant interest shown in top school post
Jan 9, 7:35 AM: Only 10 people applied to become the state’s next top school official, adding a new wrinkle to Gov. Eric Greitens’ muddled attempts to remake education policy in Missouri.
Parents in Missouri can now claim tax deductions for private school tuition
Jan 8, 7:53 AM: Missouri had 110,000 private school students in the 2015-2016 school year, and Illinois had 231,300, according to the National Center for Education Statistics. By Malkus’ estimates, if every private school family took full >
Parents still wary of Normandy schools, despite upgrade in academic standing
Jan 8, 6:35 AM: Last Tuesday was supposed to be a monumental day for Normandy’s public school district. It was kicking off 2018 with a distinction it had not enjoyed in almost five years: It was no longer unaccredited in the eyes of the >
Senate, governor face off over education debacle
Jan 5, 8:17 AM: Rising tension between the Senate and Governor’s Office over the removal of the state’s education commissioner may well reach a boiling point over the next four months.
Republican-led legislature, Gov. Grietens make Charter Schools a priority
Jan 4, 5:50 AM: The Missouri Legislature will convene this week with nearly 300 Senate and 500 House proposals filed for the legislative session.
Only one person so far wants Missouri’s big education job
Jan 3, 6:38 AM: Two weeks after the Missouri Board of Education opened the application process in its search for a new state commissioner of education, only one person has applied for the job.
Are Missouri’s charter schools into the business of segregating students?
Dec 27, 7:07 AM: During a legislative hearing this month, St. Louis NAACP President Adolphus Pruitt said geographic restrictions where Missouri charter schools can exist are the same as the 1916 residential zones created to keep blacks out >
Can Missouri's charter schools be measured by a single number? The debate is on
Dec 26, 8:29 AM: Since 2001, Missouri has allowed charter schools to operate in St. Louis and Kansas City. The independently run, publicly funded schools are founded on the idea that they will pursue education innovations, and that if they >
Kansas City charter school loses sponsorship, two others get probation
Dec 18, 7:25 AM: Low performance levels have led to a Kansas City public charter school losing its current sponsor next year and two others have been put on a one-year probationary period. Dr. Vicky Hughes with the University of Central >
After ousting education commissioner, state board haggles over hiring new leader
Dec 15, 6:01 AM: After months of backroom political maneuvering to oust Missouri’s top education leader, the state board of education wrangled Thursday over how to replace her.
Low-performing Preclarus Mastery Academy charter school to close
Dec 11, 6:20 AM: Receiving a second chance to improve its performance, the Preclarus Mastery Academy charter school will close at the end of the school year because of poor academic outcomes, enrollment decline and strained finances, >
DeLaSalle charter school, facing financial trouble, will undergo ‘right-sizing’
Dec 7, 6:49 AM: The Kansas City charter and alternative school is the only one in Missouri stuck in this financial corner.
Missouri school board to start commissioner search next week after controversial firing
Dec 5, 6:30 AM: Following Friday's firing, the Missouri Board of Education is making plans to meet and start the search for the state's next education commissioner.
City Garden Montessori charter school gets 10-year renewal
Dec 4, 6:16 AM: The state school board renewed on Friday the City Garden Montessori charter school in St. Louis to run for another 10 years.
Appointee sues Greitens after being booted from Missouri school board
Nov 29, 6:02 AM: In a lawsuit filed Tuesday, former state school board member Tim Sumners of Joplin is asking a judge to decide whether the first-year governor broke the law when he removed Sumners from the board this month. >
Biome School offers new environment for learning
Nov 27, 5:39 AM: The Biome is an offshoot of the Youth Learning Center (YLC), a non-profit organization established in 2003. For 14 years, YLC operated summer and afterschool STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) programs >
Superintendents: Communication, leadership needed after attempt to oust Missouri education commissioner
Nov 22, 7:53 AM: Despite being pleased with the outcome of a vote by the Missouri Board of Education that results in the retention of the state's top education official, local school superintendents say they have been left confused and >
Another school board member gets booted by governor over commissioner spat
Nov 21, 5:36 AM: Missouri’s first-year governor hastily withdrew yet another of his appointees to the state’s school board Monday as he attempts to remake the state’s education bureaucracy.



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