education

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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

St. Louis Fire Department chief training officer Doug Randall checks out a small mannequin patient during the unveiling of the St. Louis Fire Department Lifesaving Foundation Simulation Center in St. Louis on January 7, 2015. The Lifesaving Foundation, which provides funding for various emergency medical services in the way of equiptment and training, is unveiling the $500 thousand simulation center for the training of EMT's and paramedics in the St. Louis area. The center contains mannequins that breath, talk, bleed and simulate a real person in a realtime situation with rooms that simulate an explosion, fire or any kind of medical emergency. The center is the first of its kind in the St. Louis region. Photo by Bill Greenblatt/UPI

Life-Like Mannequins Interact with STL First Responders in Training

“Instead of me standing there relating the information to them, they actually have to think their way through and treat the actual mannequin, just like you do in the field,” says EMS supervisor Chris Thompson.

01/09/2015

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Parents Claim Teacher Wouldn’t Allow Son To Read Bible In Class

The parents of 12-year-old Loyal Grandstaff claim their seventh-grader’s fundamental rights were violated when a teacher told him to stop reading the Bible in class.

01/06/2015

Dr. Margie Vandeven (Missouri DESE photo)

Dr. Margie Vandeven Named DESE Commissioner

She has been with the state education department for nine years, recently a deputy commissioner

12/17/2014

U.S. education secretary Arne Duncan (Getty/Andrew Burton)

U.S. Education Secretary Visits Ferguson

Arne Duncan says it’s important that adults listen to children for ideas on change

12/17/2014

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