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Illinois Schools Still Fattening Pensions

Chicago Tribune analysis says state law hasn’t been a deterrent

05/24/2015

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Top Family-Friendly Museum Exhibits In St. Louis

If your summer family plans include some stay-cation plans, you’re in luck because there are any number of great attractions at the fabulous museums around St. Louis for family friendly outings.

05/12/2015

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Missouri Gov. Nixon Signs $26 billion Spending Plan

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon on Friday signed a $26 billion budget for the next fiscal year that would increase basic aid for public K-12 schools.

05/08/2015

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Thousands of Students Not Receiving MAP Grants Due to Budget Cuts

Illinois Student Assistance Commission official says a small setback for paying for school, can prevent a financially needy student from completing a degree.

04/28/2015

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Obamacare Causing Parkway Schools to Outsource for Subs

Nancy Buchannan, a substitute teacher in the district, says she doesn’t need insurance, and says subs already feel unappreciated by the district.

04/23/2015

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Review of Missouri K-12 Learning Goals Further Strained

A panel of Missouri teachers and parents tasked with reviewing the state’s education standards is so divided that members told the State Board of Education on Monday they have split into two groups.

04/20/2015

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County Health Rankings Contain Good, Bad News

St. Louis, St. Charles and Monroe Counties do well. City of St. Louis does not.

03/25/2015

CHICAGO, IL - NOVEMBER 4: Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner declares victory during his election night gathering while incumbent Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn is yet to concede on November 4, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. Rauner leads by over 170,000 votes with 98 percent reporting. (Photo by John Gress/Getty Images)

Rauner Says His Agenda Will Make Illinois More Competitive

“We must avoid slipping further behind other states in the quality of our children’s education, the capacity of our economy to grow, and our ability to care for our state’s most vulnerable,” Rauner told members of the General Assembly.”

02/04/2015

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Youth-Advocacy Group Will Track Dollars Pledged to Ferguson

Jamala Rogers with Advocates for Youth says they don’t want organizations getting the money to waste it on administrative costs, when it’s supposed to go toward job training, employment opportunities and education.

01/27/2015

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon listens to residents and faith and community leaders as they discuss unrest in the town of Ferguson following the shooting death of Michael Brown during a forum held at Christ the King UCC Church on Aug. 14, 2014 in Florissant, Mo. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Nixon Seeks $50M Increase in Basic School Aid

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon plans to propose a $50 million increase in basic school aid during Wednesday’s State of the State address, but some education groups already have concerns that it won’t be enough to avoid potential cuts.

01/21/2015

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