Most students at Missouri’s two failing school districts aren’t proficient in Math or English and scored lower on standardized tests than students statewide, data released Monday by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education show.
More than 1,170 Missouri students from two failing school systems in the St. Louis area have been placed in other nearby districts for the upcoming school year, only slightly more than the nearly 1,150 students who switched from the Riverview Gardens and Normandy schools last year, new data show.
The veto likely will mean the end of requiring failing districts to pay for students to transfer to better-performing ones nearby.
Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon will veto a bill to revamp the state’s system allowing students to transfer from failing schools, two Missouri lawmakers who took a lead in crafting the legislation said on Thursday.
A group of St. Louis-area schools are banding together to help two failing districts get back on track, Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon announced Tuesday.
A North St. Louis County man is set to die by lethal injection for stabbing to death his ex-wife’s boyfriend more than 15 years ago.
Missouri’s Attorney General files suit against 13 municipalities in St. Louis County for violations of the Macks Creek law, which prohibits municipalities from getting more than 30 percent of revenue from traffic violations.
Local schools cancel after-school activities ahead of the Ferguson grand jury announcement.
Schools and businesses damaged during unrest in Ferguson and Dellwood in the aftermath of the fatal shooting of Michael Brown are about to get some help.
The number of homeless teens in our area is difficult to determine. Difficult, because while teens are on the street, others do what’s called “couch surf,” or stay with relatives or friends for weeks at a time.