US Gives Directive to Schools on Transgender Bathroom AccessThe directive is in formal guidance being sent to school districts Friday by the departments of Education and Justice.
Illinois Schools Warn of Closures, Layoffs Without BudgetThe challenge facing superintendents is that the epic partisan gridlock that has left the state without a budget for 11 months is spilling over into education.
Illinois Senate Approves $454 Million More for CollegesLawmakers approved the bill on a near unanimous vote and sent the measure to the House, which can take it up as soon as Tuesday when state representatives return to Springfield.
Missouri Lawmakers Undo Veto to Enact School Funding MeasureBipartisan supporters of the change say meeting funding goals outlined without the cap wasn't feasible.
Analysis Adds Fuel to Fight Over Illinois School FundingGov. Rauner is pushing a plan that would increase school funding by providing the full per-pupil amount of state aid to districts for the first time in seven years.
East STL High School Students Join Call For Illinois School Funding ReformSB 231 could come up for a vote in the Illinois Senate before this week is out.
SIU-Edwardsville Students Call For End to Illinois Budget Impasse"We have citizens wondering why support of our future is being held captive."
Illinois Lawmakers Working on $600M Lifeline for CollegesThe House and Senate were expected to vote on it Thursday, but instead adjourned for the night.
National Grade Inflation Trend Hits University of MissouriGrades keep climbing at less selective schools and on elite Ivy League campuses.
Backers Make Final Push for St. Louis Schools Tax HikeThe $27.8 million a year increase would improve safety and salaries, along with early childhood, alternative and character education.
Univ. of Missouri Board to Hold Forums in Search for New PresidentTim Wolfe resigned last November over his alleged mishandling of racial tension on campus.
Missouri Senate Panel Boosts Higher Education FundingA House version passed earlier this month would provide about a $9 million increase.

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