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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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Nixon Calls For Lengthening Missouri School Year

Nixon said he wants six days added to the state’s academic calendar, a move he said would bring Missouri to the national average of 180 days.

01/11/2013

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Math and English Still a Challenge for Missouri Schools

The current system “is failing to provide an accurate picture of which schools are truly in need of improvement and which are performing well.”

08/05/2011

Mo. school districts prepare for budget cuts

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri school officials are preparing for the possibility of state budget cuts for education.

01/02/2011