Missouri Senate Backs Education Funding IncreaseThe Missouri Senate endorsed a budget plan Monday that ensures a funding increase for public education but will require negotiations with the House to hammer out the final specifics.
More Talk on Funding Schools in IllinoisIllinois gives the least amount of state aid to its schools in the nation.
Mo. Budget Passes Senate Appropriations CommitteeSenate Appropriations Chairman Kurt Schaefer, R-Columbia, said this was probably the most difficult budget year ever.
Nixon Restores Missouri's Education FundingSchools in Missouri will receive about $6.8 million that Jay Nixon previously cut.
Charter School Accountability Bill at Standstill The bill would create higher accountability standards for charter schools as well as allowing them to expand to more unaccredited districts.
Gov's New Plan for Mizzou FundingNixon plans to soften his proposed cuts to Missouri's public universities with $40 million from a pending national mortgage settlement.
Mo. Lawmakers try to "Minimize the Hurt" on School FundingThe state is currently $268 million below what is needed to fully fund Missouri's schools.