Two Missouri Democratic lawmakers are calling for state Education Commissioner Chris Nicastro to step down, saying she has demonstrated a tendency “to abuse power.”
Jay Nixon is proposing to increase scholarships for the state’s top students if they promise to stay in Missouri after graduation day.
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.
At a meeting Tuesday night, Mehlville Board of Education President Mark Stoner says he thinks the models could work well to incentivize teachers.
The Ferguson-Florissant School Board President sent a letter to district families Monday advising them of new developments regarding Superintendent Dr. Art McCoy.
All board members except one voted to place Art McCoy on paid administrative leave last week.The crowd Wednesday demanded his reinstatement and answers to why the decision was made.
Several parents made signs, calling on education officials to “protect our kids” and “support neighborhood schools.”
A new survey shows Missouri school districts are beginning to put into action a set of uniform benchmarks for reading, writing and math.
A committee of 25 teachers, administrators, and parents has considered adding a sixth elementary school or moving grade levels around.
“It’s very expensive,” Thomas-Murray with St. Louis Public Schools says. “We spent over $2 million in homeless transportation last year.”