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Missouri Education Commissioner Chris Nicastro said Monday that she plans to resign later this year, ending a tenure during which she repeatedly came under criticism as the state adopted new school accreditation standards and dealt with struggling districts.
Teachers in a southwestern Illinois’ Highland School District went on strike Thursday, shutting down the schools as part of a labor dispute.
After 24 years at Southeast Missouri State University and the last 16 as president, Dr. Ken Dobbins has announced his retirement.
Newly released state data shows the struggling Normandy school district in St. Louis County saw its academic performance drop to the lowest in the state during a tumultuous school year that saw hundreds of its students transfer.
Supporters claim it would protect teachers in layoffs and promotions by tying their pay to student performance, while detractors say a one-size-fits-all approach isn’t best.
A lawsuit seeking to allow more Normandy School District students to transfer out of the district gets its first hearing this morning.
The fair is planned for Thursday at Barack Obama Elementary School, and Saturday at Lucas Crossing Elementary Complex.
University City school board members have changed their mind about rejecting transfers students from Normandy.
A group of Normandy school district parents has filed suit over recent changes to student attendance rules that limit the number of pupils who can transfer to better-performing schools in other districts.