Two Missouri Democratic lawmakers are calling for state Education Commissioner Chris Nicastro to step down, saying she has demonstrated a tendency “to abuse power.”
Missouri’s education commissioner provided advice to a group crafting a ballot proposal that would end tenure protections for public school teachers and instead make their employment contingent on student achievement.
A new survey shows Missouri school districts are beginning to put into action a set of uniform benchmarks for reading, writing and math.
Missouri’s Education Department came under criticism Tuesday over its handling of the state’s unaccredited schools.
Rep. Mike Lair, R-Chillicothe, will hear from education officials from across the state in Jefferson City on Tuesday afternoon, including the heads of failing districts in St. Louis.
Missouri Commissioner of Education Chris Nicastro says there are pressing concerns in Normandy given the money being spent on tuition and transportation for the transfer students.
Hancock & Kelley – Thursday, August 1st – Undercover Sex Against Crimes Detective; Lyda Krewson; Student Transfers with Chris Nicastro; and Att’y Jane Dueker
John and Michael talk with Sgt. Adam Kavanaugh, STL County Undercover Crimes Against Children Cop; with STL Alderwoman Lyda Krewson about street performers; with Mo. Commission of Education Chris NiCastro about student transfers; and with Att’y Jane Dueker about services for unsustainable producers in STL.
A top Missouri education official says she will recommend the State Board of Education withdraw a proposal to make sweeping changes in the way how the state accredits its public schools.
Currently, Missouri ranks closer to the middle on most education measures.