Missouri public schools and universities will be getting a funding increase under an agreement by legislative budget negotiators.
The legislation would require school districts to implement an evaluation system for teachers and administrators based on student achievement.
In February, the mayor of Chicago announced that all of the city’s kindergartens would become full-day.
“What we’re looking at today are school districts who have no rainy day funds, no money in the bank, the property tax is flat.”
Educators say the youngest students may be lacking important role models because far fewer men teach.
A producer of the rap group Public Enemy is studying music at the University of Missouri-Kansas City while awaiting his induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
When a gunman killed 26 children and staff at a Connecticut grade school, Missouri Rep. Mike Kelley quickly proposed legislation that would allow trained teachers to carry hidden guns into the classroom as a “line of defense” against attackers.
Assistant Professor Bill Allen, who’s teaching the course, said there are several practical uses for drones in journalism.
The growth in low-income students has occurred in all geographic regions of the state.
The current policy allows only school resource officers, who are employed through the Columbia Police Department, to carry weapons on campus.
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