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Missouri Education Commissioner Chris Nicastro

Mo. Charter Schools Group Defends Education Commissioner

State Education Commissioner Chris Nicastro is accused of working with groups opposed to public education.

12/18/2013

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Local State Lawmakers Propose School Transfer Overhaul

The four senators, two Democrats and two Republicans, say their legislation makes much-needed modifications.

12/17/2013

Sam Dotson, St. Louis Police Chief

New Police Chief Says He’s Met With School Officials About Shootings

And while no changes will be implemented immediately, Captain Sam Dotson calls the meeting productive.

12/24/2012

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Slay Announces Opening Of New Charter Schools

“All the time I hear parents say, ‘Oh, Mayor, I’d like to stay in the city. I want my child to get into Mallincrodt , or McKinley or Kennard.’”

10/18/2012

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Closure of St. Louis Charter Schools Costs $250K

The Missouri State Board of Education heard a report Tuesday about the shutdown of six schools run by Virginia-based Imagine Schools Inc.

10/16/2012

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon

Nixon to Allow More Charter Schools for Missouri

Gov. Jay Nixon says he will sign legislation allowing charter schools to operate in more areas of Missouri but with greater oversight.

06/27/2012

County schools to limit number of charter students

Missouri Lawmakers Approve Expanding Charter Schools

Supporters argued the state has a responsibility to provide students in failing school districts with an alternative.

05/15/2012

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Mo. Lawmakers into Final Week

Lawmakers have already passed a $24 billion budget and a bill creating a dedicated funding source for veterans nursing homes.

05/14/2012

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Expanding Charter Schools Across Missouri

Education policy issues include public school funding and dealing with the unaccredited St. Louis and Kansas City school districts.

05/03/2012

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NAACP Speaks On St. Louis Charter School Closures

Group leader says affected students should be able to transfer to an accredited district.

04/22/2012

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