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Missouri Education Commissioner Chris Nicastro

Missouri Education Commissioner to Resign

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.

09/15/2014

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Highland School District Teachers Go on Strike

Teachers in a southwestern Illinois’ Highland School District went on strike Thursday, shutting down the schools as part of a labor dispute.

09/11/2014

Dr. Ken Dobbins. Photo: semo.edu.

SEMO President Retiring Next Year

After 24 years at Southeast Missouri State University and the last 16 as president, Dr. Ken Dobbins has announced his retirement.

09/09/2014

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State Report: Normandy District Still Declining

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.

08/29/2014

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Sides Are Drawn on Amendment 3 Teacher Evaluation Bill

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.

08/08/2014

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Normandy Students Challenge Transfer Law

A lawsuit seeking to allow more Normandy School District students to transfer out of the district gets its first hearing this morning.

08/06/2014

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Normandy Plans Job Fair for Teachers

The fair is planned for Thursday at Barack Obama Elementary School, and Saturday at Lucas Crossing Elementary Complex.

07/23/2014

On July 17, the University City School Board voted 5-2 to overturn their previous controversial decision to kick out Normandy transfer students. Photo: KMOX/Michael Calhoun

University City Will Accept Normandy Transfer Students

University City school board members have changed their mind about rejecting transfers students from Normandy.

07/18/2014

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Normandy Parents Sue Over School Transfer Changes

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.

07/15/2014

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