Illinois is Short 600 School Substitutes a Day, Study FindsThe study finds that teachers call in more than 16,500 absences each week.
Audit Shows Standards for Higher Education Program LackingThe performance funding program gives money to schools based on performance in areas such as student success.
Gov. Nixon Makes Final Stop in St. Louis at SLPSMissouri Governor Jay Nixon made a final stop in St. Louis Thursday in his final few days as governor.
Medical Group Requires Up-Front Fees From Illinois WorkersIn addition to OCI's requirement for half the bill up front, the medical group's form adds that the surgery will be canceled should the patient not pay the amount.
St. Louis Public Schools Recommended for Full AccreditationThe district lost its accreditation in 2007 because of poor academic performance and ineffective leadership.
Missouri Gov. Nixon's Term Marked by Budget Cuts, Natural DisastersIn an interview with the Associated Press, Gov. Jay Nixon cites increased funding for education and mental health services and billions of spending cuts that have helped keep the budget in balance as tax revenues declined from a recession.
MU Panel Wants Changes to Tuition ApproachOne of the recommendations directed toward lawmakers was to overhaul a 2007 law prohibiting state schools from raising tuition more than the Consumer Price Index annually.
Appeals Court: College's Drug Tests of All Students IllegalA federal appeals court on Thursday reinstated a judge's 2013 ruling that a central Missouri technical college's mandatory drug testing policy is unconstitutional when applied to all students.
Documents Show Alcohol Issues at University of MissouriFourteen of them are currently on probation, and five of them will be removed from probation effective Friday.
Irish Parish Faces Deadline to Save Grade SchoolParents scramble to raise $250,000 by mid-January
University of Missouri Receives Diversity RecommendationsThe task force suggests establishing an oversight council and establishing incentives for diversity training and education.
Another Year of Financial Uncertainty Looms For IllinoisIllinois hasn't had a full budget since July 1, 2015, the longest a state has gone without a spending plan since at least World War II.

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