Missouri Education Commissioner OustedThe Missouri State Board of Education has voted to oust Education Commissioner Margie Vandeven, hours after Republican Gov. Eric Greitens appointed a new member to the board.
Riverview Gardens Improves But Misses Accreditation"We want to commend the district for the progress they have made. But at the end of the examination period, we were not able to firmly establish they'd met all five targets."
St. Louis Schools Improve; Not Enough for Full AccreditationSt. Louis Public Schools have been provisionally accredited since 2007 due to low graduation rates, poor test scores and other factors. A special state-appointed three-member board has overseen its operations since then.
Stenger Proposes Using Children's Services Fund for Normandy StudentsCouncilman Steve Stenger notes that the Children's Service Fund has more than $75 million unallocated funds available.
Missouri Education Officials to Consider NormandyThe Missouri State Board of Education is preparing to weigh the future for St. Louis County's unaccredited Normandy school district.
Bill Addresses Openings on State Education Board Legislation addressing vacancies on the Missouri State Board of Education is awaiting action by Gov. Jay Nixon.
Education Board Seeks Additional Funding For Normandy DistrictNormandy is projected to run out of money in March. Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon and the Missouri Legislature must approve the education budget.
Mo. Education Board President Facing 2 Lawsuits ResignsGov. Jay Nixon announced Friday he accepted the Rev. Stan Archie's resignation. Nixon says the board needs "to have a clear focus without distraction from its mission."
Closure of St. Louis Charter Schools Costs $250KThe Missouri State Board of Education heard a report Tuesday about the shutdown of six schools run by Virginia-based Imagine Schools Inc.
Normandy School District Loses AccreditationUnder Tuesday's decision from the Missouri State Board of Education, the Normandy School District's loss of accreditation takes effect Jan. 1.
Move to Allow Charter Schools StatewideCurrently, charter schools are allowed in only St. Louis city and Kansas City.