Missouri hired consultant, the Cities for Education Entrepreneurship Trust, in hopes to revamp struggling school districts.
Missouri education officials are planning a series of public hearings on ideas for helping unaccredited school districts boost student achievement.
Illinois State Board of Education approved a budget request it will send to lawmakers and the governor that asks for education to represent one third of the total state budget.
Mehlville School Board members are considering a proposal that would give raises to teachers when the district meets certain goals.
Missouri is looking for other sources of money for education and health care after experiencing shortfalls in gambling and tobacco revenues.
Gov. Jay Nixon was expected to propose a significant funding increase for Missouri’s public schools when he outlines his budget and policy priorities Tuesday during his annual State of the State address.
CEE-Trust was tapped to come up with a plan last year as a new state law gave the State Board of Education greater powers to intervene in troubled school systems.
Melba Moore, St. Louis City Health Commissioner, said her department wants to do more to education young people about protection.
The state Department of Elementary and Secondary Education has awarded funding to eight schools in St. Louis and four in St. Louis County’s Riverview Gardens School District.
In days gone by, a knock on the door by a teacher or school official used to mean a child was in trouble. Not anymore, at least for parents and students at Clay Elementary School.